Seeking Scholarships

Written by: Bailey Kamp College admission applications have passed and it is now time for scholarship applications. If a student doesn’t get their tuition covered by a sport or a merit scholarship, chances are they will have to apply for multiple scholarships as well as finical aid to help pay for college. The big question is where to start and how to know which ones they qualify for. Hopefully this article will clear some of those questions up. A good place to start to look for scholarships is the Hancock County Community Foundation website. Every…

Closing in on a winning season

Written by: Kaylin McMurray As their season wraps up, the New Palestine High School girls basketball team is finishing up one of the best seasons the team has had in the last few years. With losing records in the 2012-13 and the 2013-14 seasons, the Dragons might have their first winning record since the 2011-12 season. The Dragons played the Decatur Central on Saturday Jan. 26. The Dragons fell to the Hawks 41-35 in a disappointing loss. The girls were up 35-32 in the last five minutes and gave up 9 points to Decatur. This…

Pros of eLearning

Written by: Jesse Carpenter Many students in the CSCSHC community are experiencing the new eLearning days when weather doesn't permit an actual school day. While many people dislike the idea of eLearning days, there are quite a few advantages to it. First of all, the teachers are instructed to limit their eLearning assignments to assignments that should not take much longer than 20 minutes to complete. What's even more, historically speaking, the students have been given a full extra week to turn in their eLearning assignments, so what's the point? Essentially, it simply feels like…

Winter Percussion

written by: Olivia Ware 2015’s winter percussion is kicking off its new season, and its members are preparing to be the best they can. Their first competition is coming up in a few weeks, and they are doing everything they can to make sure they are ready. “I think we are getting prepared and trying as hard as we can. We practice every Monday and Wednesday from 3-6, and Saturdays are camp days, so they last from 9-4,” sophomore Evan Cade said. The winter percussion has just gotten finished with their other practices; now they…

Color combos

Written by: Asha McCarty   It is a simple known fact that some colors work well together, and others clash awfully with another. Here you will find what NPHS students have to say about what colors to pair up and what to never put together, and what colors they would want NPHS to represent if they could change the school’s colors. “Coral and yellow go well, and I want them to be the school colors. As far as colors that really don't go well together, brown and anything else really looks nasty,” said sophomore Sarah…

Keeping up with the resolutions

Written by: Dharma Rodgers “New Year, New Me.” “I’m going to lose 20 pounds this year.” “I’m going to eat better this year.” “I’m going to get up early in the morning” “I’m going to get straight A’s.” Everybody makes new years resolutions, but how often do they actually keep up with them? If you spend very much time on Twitter, you find that a lot of people can’t stand the resolutions that sound anything like “new year, new me.” “I have new years resolutions, first off I wanted to text my friends a lot…

Cons of Elearning

written by: Olivia Ware This year, the Southern Hancock school corporation has been given a wonderful opportunity to try something new. New Palestine has been selected as one of the communities that have the chance to do Elearning. This allows the schools to not make up snow days; the students just do a day of school work at home. “Teachers think it will not take that long, but it is actually longer,” junior Danielle Rittenberry said. On average, a student spends 3-4 hours on homework, but with Elearning, it may take all day. This could…

Roomies for Resties

Written by: Bailey Kamp Finding a roommate is one of the hardest and quite possibly the most fun part about getting ready for college. There are several methods people use to find “the one”. Finding a roommate is basically a high stakes dating game. Some people will decide to room with someone they know from high school. Maybe even their best friend. If you are going to do this maybe you should live together in one room for a couple days to make sure you are compatible roommates. Just because you are best friends with…

How to save a life

Written by: Asha McCarty   NPHS’s annual blood drive was Wednesday, the 28th. Student council hosts two blood drives annually, and today has been expected to have lots donors. The blood drive was from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Later in the year, there will be a second blood drive that is a competition among the country schools to see who can raise the most blood. “We have a greater need for blood donations to what we’d actually contribute, so it’s important for people to volunteer to give blood. It saves lives,” explained Mark Fuson,…