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Students Carve Out Melon Creativity

  Teen cuisine, an elective at McDowell High School, involves students exploring food by cooking everything, ranging from chocolate cream pie to lasagna roll-ups. In Teen Cuisine’s fruit unit, the students held a watermelon carving contest where students had one day to plan and prepare their designs.  Then they carve …

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Creepy and Kooky Addams Family to Take McDowell Stage

The McDowell Center for Performing Arts’ latest production brings the classic, hilarious characters of the Addams Family series to the Little Theatre stage. The show revolves around the off the wall, creepy, kooky, mysterious Addams family as the eldest child, Wednesday (Cara Niebling), is falling in love. Her new fiance, …

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Students Taste Another Country’s Culture

Students in McDowell High School’s foreign flavors class learned through their tastebuds in a recent unit that required each student to research a country’s culture to discover and cook a new dish. Through this project, Breanna Sult, a senior, researched South Korea and found out that when North and South …

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Here’s a Crash Course on Go-Kart Driving

I always figured there was a reason for those pesky height requirements at amusement parks, but I never really understood why until the summer of 2011. Every time I went to Family First Sports Park, which was my second home, I measured myself to see if I was finally tall …

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The Employability of Humanities Majors

Preparing for college can be one of the most stressful times of a student’s life. From selecting a school and finding a roommate, to buying the essentials and crunching numbers—the list goes on. However, nothing can be more stressful than deciding which major to pursue. This choice not only affects …

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Paws with a Purpose: Therapy Dogs Train For Success

Therapy dogs are always on the run. From schools, to hospitals, to courtrooms, to senior centers, these dogs do it all with a shake of their tails. They are patient, loving and well-trained pets whose mission is to help people struggling with illness, depression, anxiety or loneliness. To receive their …

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Hope in the Face of Self-Harm

When someone who self-harms asks for help, some will say, “It’s okay,” or “It’s just a phase, you’ll get over it.” It’s not okay. It’s not just a phase. When a person harms himself, he is experiencing a hardship in his life that he is trying to overcome. Nobullying.com states …

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Students Advise Incoming Freshmen to Get Involved

When freshman Kerrisa Moyer stepped into the halls of McDowell Intermediate High School, she was excited about all the opportunities the school offered, and made sure she got involved right away. She joined Key Club, Center for Performing Arts stage crew, and the MIHS School Store by the time the …

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McDowell TV Segment Promotes Shelter Adoption

There’s no “kitten” around when it comes to animal adoptions at McDowell Intermediate High School; they have a segment on the morning announcements every Friday that features an animal from the A.N.N.A Shelter. Fluffy Friday, as they call it, was created “to get people talking about the studio, but also …

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McDowell Performs ‘The Perfect Musical’

Guys and Dolls is thought of by many in the theater community as the perfect musical.  As Mr. Brent Johnson, director of the show, explained, it is because of how well the music, dance, dialogue, and characters are integrated together to tell the story. It is also the perfect musical …

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