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Chloe Shepherd

Chloe Shepherd, Staff Writer

Hi! My name is Chloe Shepherd. I am a junior. I like fashion, makeup, and movies. This is my first year on the newspaper staff.

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Destroying the Hate, Brick by Brick

Destroying the Hate, Brick by Brick

May 1, 2019

Everyone has heard the phrase, “stick and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Words will never hurt you p but words can hurt you emotionally. It’s common for students to...

Does a Focus on School Athletics Isolate Part of the Student Body?

Does a Focus on School Athletics Isolate Part of the Student Body?

April 15, 2019

School athletics usually increase school spirit. Sporting events allow students to support and cheer on their school. A lot of schools put an emphasis on athletics, maybe to gain school spirit or maybe...

“You’re Not Like Other Girls”

April 11, 2019

You have probably heard someone tell a girl after she has done something cool or amazing be told, “hey, you’re not like other girls!” It’s considered a compliment, right? Well, not exactly. That...

JAG's Outstanding Senior

JAG’s Outstanding Senior

April 5, 2019

Carina Muñoz is a senior at SHS. This school year was Carina’s first time in the JAG program and she is the secretary of the JAG bilingual program. In March, she was able to compete for JAG’s outstanding...

A Planet Full of Plastic

A Planet Full of Plastic

April 1, 2019

The use of plastic has become an everyday occurrence for most people in America and around the world. Plastic production has increased by 44% since 2000. In 2015, 448 million tons of plastic was produced....

Let's Talk About People-First Language

Let’s Talk About People-First Language

March 11, 2019

People-first language, sometimes referred to as person-first language, is a type of a linguistic prescription that puts a person before a disability or diagnosis. The purpose of using people-first language...

Luke Turner's Participation in the Senate Page Program

Luke Turner’s Participation in the Senate Page Program

February 25, 2019

Luke Turner, a junior at SHS, had the great opportunity to participate in the United States Senate Page program. During his time in D.C., he paged for Senator Joe Donnelly and served the Democratic Caucus...

“Prom?”

February 25, 2019

Promposals have become really popular over the past few years. What are promposals? They are proposals from a girl or boy to a prospective prom date. Promposals can range from extravagant to very simple....

The Importance of Aerie

The Importance of Aerie

February 25, 2019

American Eagle has a daughter company, Aerie. Aerie is an athletic wear, swimsuit, and intimate apparel retailer. Aerie markets their clothes to 15-25 year-old women. There is something special about Aerie,...

Polar Plunge

Polar Plunge

February 19, 2019

Last weekend was my first time participating in the Polar Plunge event for Special Olympics Indiana. The Polar Plunge is a fundraising activity. You have a team, usually a county in Indiana, and each member...

Winter Formal 2k19

January 29, 2019

Seymour High School’s winter formal, Dashing Through the Dance, happened last Saturday, January 26th. This year’s dance took place in the auxiliary gym instead of the usual place, the Commons, because...

The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same

The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same

January 17, 2019

As I was walking through the mall the other day, my mom was surprised to see the heavy amount of 60’s-90’s inspired clothing hanging on the racks. It seems like every fashionable store for young adults...

Senior, Sam Schmidt, Wins Lilly Endowment Scholarship

Senior, Sam Schmidt, Wins Lilly Endowment Scholarship

January 9, 2019

Senior at SHS, Sam Schmidt, has won the prestigious Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. The Lilly scholarship is a scholarship granted to two high school students, a boy and a girl, in each Indiana...

Franklin, Indiana's Environmental Concerns

Franklin, Indiana’s Environmental Concerns

December 11, 2018

Franklin, Indiana, about 45 minutes from Seymour, is a fun town to visit, and it is home to a great school, Franklin College. The town has been struggling with a problem, though. A lot of Franklin children...

Movie Review: Dumplin'

Movie Review: Dumplin’

December 11, 2018

Netflix’s original movie, Dumplin’, came out on December 7. The movie is based on the book of the same title. The book was written by young adult writer, Julie Murphy. The movie goes along with the...

Jameela Jamil and Her Activism

Jameela Jamil and Her Activism

December 5, 2018

Actress and activist, Jameela Jamil, stars in the show “Good Place.” Even though she is a great actress, she is more known for her activism and her body-positive message. You can see Jamil across social...

The Impact of Dance Marathon

The Impact of Dance Marathon

December 5, 2018

Games, music, dancing, and fun are all part of Dance Marathon. This past Saturday was the second time I have attended Dance Marathon at the high school. If you don’t know much about Dance Marathon, it...

Special Olympics

Special Olympics

November 9, 2018

Jim Shepherd, my father, has been working with people with disabilities as a behavior specialist since 1988. Along with his day job, he also volunteers as a coach for Special Olympics. He coached Jackson...

Addiction Among Teenagers

November 2, 2018

In our cafeteria, there’s a wall full of celebrities. The purpose of this wall was to show celebrities that have or had battled with addiction, and how we should not be like these people. Some of the...

Apple Dumplings at the Oktoberfest

Apple Dumplings at the Oktoberfest

October 9, 2018

Every year, I have to get at least one item from the Oktoberfest. An apple dumpling is a treat that I get every year. It is seven dollars with ice cream, and you know I had to get the dumpling with ice...

SHS Honors 2018 Hall of Fame Recipients

SHS Honors 2018 Hall of Fame Recipients

September 28, 2018

On the Friday of the big homecoming game, students and staff of Seymour High School got to witness the speeches of the Wall of Fame recipients of 2018. This year’s Wall of Fame recipients are Bradley...

Q-Mix DJ Shares Personality with Perry's Speech Class

Q-Mix DJ Shares Personality with Perry’s Speech Class

September 4, 2018

Every year, Mr. Perry’s speech classes present individual Personality Box Presentations. The presentation consists of five objects that represent and describe the person giving the presentation. So,...

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