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Avery Ragon

Avery Ragon, Staff Writer

Hi, I am Avery Ragon! I am currently a junior at Seymour High School.  I play tennis and I am also a manger for the boys tennis team. This is my first year writing for the newspaper, and I am very excited to get more involved with the school.

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At Home Workouts

At Home Workouts

May 11, 2020

Running It is always a good idea to run before your workout. Running can be both mentally and physically challenging, but that is what makes it so beneficial.  Running gives sore muscles time to recover. ...

Dear SHS…

April 24, 2020

Dear SHS, It's crazy to think that I only have one more year. Coming into my freshman year, I was absolutely terrified. I came from a small school with only nine classmates, and I would...

5 Things to do While in Quarantine

5 Things to do While in Quarantine

March 27, 2020

Believe it or not, there are other things to do besides watching the news and dwelling over COVID-19.  It is rare for everything to stop, and for everyone to get a break from their stressful tasks. ...

What to Know About the SAT and ACT

What to Know About the SAT and ACT

March 4, 2020

What is the difference between the SAT and the ACT? The main difference between the SAT and the ACT is that the ACT has a science section.  The SAT does incorporate science, but through other sections. Should...

Love is in the Air

Love is in the Air

February 20, 2020

Today's society is full of celebrity relationships such as, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds; David and Victoria Beckham;  Chrissy Teigen and John Legend.  Are these relationships examples of true love?...

Spanish Teacher Becomes New Tennis Coach

Spanish Teacher Becomes New Tennis Coach

February 11, 2020

When word that the previous girls tennis coach, Jan Fenton, was leaving, players were nervous about what their future in tennis would hold.  The owls waited for months in curiosity of who their new coach...

Tobacco Law Changed

Tobacco Law Changed

January 30, 2020

The age adults can purchase tobacco products has been raised.  President Trump signed the new age into law as a part of a "sweeping spending bill."  It is now illegal for cigarettes, cigars, and e-cigarettes...

Fires in Australia

Fires in Australia

January 16, 2020

Australia usually has fires during the summer season due to hot and dry weather.  Usually natural causes are to blame, but fires can also be started intentionally. Australia is experiencing one of their...

Pros and Cons to New Final Schedule

Pros and Cons to New Final Schedule

December 18, 2019

The 2018-19 school year brought about a new change to Seymour High School. For most students the final exam schedule was going to be changed for the worst. Much stress has been put onto students who are...

We Danced the Night Away

We Danced the Night Away

December 2, 2019

Dance Marathon first started in 1991 at Indiana University when a student wanted to honor his friend who had died from AIDS.  Now, more than 250 colleges and high schools participate nationwide. Our...

End to a Great Season

End to a Great Season

October 14, 2019

This year the boys tennis team had one of the best seasons in school history.  The Owls only lost three times, two times to Jeffersonville, and once to Columbus North in the Regional Championship.  Their...

2019 O'fest Popular Foods

2019 O’fest Popular Foods

October 10, 2019

Class of 2020 Pommes Frites "Every year at the Oktoberfest, I go to the Enter His Courts booth to buy some pommes frites, or French fries. They are fried in oil and lightly salted before being served...

The Future of Puerto Rico

The Future of Puerto Rico

October 7, 2019

Nearly two months ago, Wanda Vázquez was sworn in as Puerto Rico's Governor.  One of the main issues the Governor is focusing on, is reconstructing after Hurricane Maria.  Maria was a category 5 hurricane,...

Owls and Braves go Head to Head for Homecoming

September 13, 2019

This year Homecoming falls on September 27, 2019 against Brownstown. The themes for this year are... Monday- Decade Tuesday- Twin Day Wednesday- Frat Thursday-  Tie-dye Thursday Friday-...

Owls Hit the Road to Waldron

Owls Hit the Road to Waldron

August 21, 2019

On Monday night the boys tennis team headed to Waldron to take on the Mohawks.  The Owls beat Waldron last season 5-0, so they expected to do the same.  This year the Owls won 4-1 with Vincent Camboulas...

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