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Phoebe Hughel

Phoebe Hughel, Editor

This year I am a senior at Seymour High School. I have been in newspaper for three years and this will be my last year. I plan to go to college for nursing and minoring in journalism. The articles I love to write about are cold cases, feminism, makeup releases, tips, and tricks, as well as reviews.

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Goodbye, SHS

Goodbye, SHS

April 8, 2020

Dear Seymour High School, So many things have happened throughout these four years. I’ve met so many people. I’ve made so many memories. Most importantly, I found myself. I never thought a pandemic...

Quarantine feels

Quarantine feels

April 7, 2020

The definition of quarantine is "impose isolation on (a person, animal, or place); put in quarantine." Currently Indiana, and most of America, is under quarantine. The students and staff of Seymour High...

Truth of healthcare

Truth of healthcare

March 26, 2020

Healthcare is a priority in society. When someone gets sick, they go to the doctor. When someone needs to have surgery, they go to the hospital. When someone gets too old to take care of themselves, they...

Jeffrey Dahmer

Jeffrey Dahmer

February 11, 2020

Jeffrey Dahmer was born on May 21, 1960, and was the first born child to Joyce Annette and Lionel Herbert Dahmer at Evangelical Deaconess Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was described as a happy child...

The exorcism of Emily Rose

The exorcism of Emily Rose

February 5, 2020

Anneliese Michel, also know as Emily Rose, was raised as a strict Catholic. On September 1968, when she was only 16 years old, she encountered her first experience with losing consciousness. That night...

SHSs GSA

SHS’s GSA

January 28, 2020

On January 23, 2020, Seymour High School held their first gay-straight alliance (GSA) meeting. A GSA is a student-led based organization. It is not only for students of the LGBTQ+ community, but it is...

2020 Empowerment

2020 Empowerment

January 20, 2020

On January 17, 2020, the Empowerment club held their first meeting for the year. What happened during this meeting was discussion on goals that they want to accomplish for the semester as well as New Year's...

Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg

October 2, 2019

On August 20, 2018, Greta Thunberg, a 15 years old girl with Asperger's (a developmental disorder characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication, along with...

Victorias Secret recruits transgender model

Victoria’s Secret recruits transgender model

October 1, 2019

On August 3, 2019, Victoria's Secret hired their first transgender model after backlash on November 8, 2018 when Edward Razek (chief marketing officer) said "No. No, I don’t think we should. Because...

SHSs Empowerment Club

SHS’s Empowerment Club

August 21, 2019

On August 22, 2019 SHS will hold its first empowerment club meeting of the year during SRT in room 126. The leader of this club is Senior, Chloe Shepherd. She decided to create this club towards the end...

The story behind Annabelle

The story behind Annabelle

May 9, 2019

In 1970, a mother purchased a Raggedy Ann doll from a hobby store as a birthday present for her daughter Donna. Donna was a soon to be graduate from college with a nursing degree. While she was preparing...

Save the bees

Save the bees

May 9, 2019

Bees are pollinators that are vital for a healthy environment and economy. They help plants grow, breed, and produce the food that humans and animals eat such as: apples, mangoes, kiwi, plums, peaches,...

The Pink Tax

The Pink Tax

April 25, 2019

The pink tax is a phenomenon often attributed as a form of gender-based price discrimination, with the name stemming from the observation that many of the affected products are pink. Pink products are...

The Black Dahlia Murder

The Black Dahlia Murder

April 19, 2019

On January 15, 1947, a mother and her three year-old daughter were going to a shoe repair shop when they came across a vacant lot. At first glance, there was an object that appeared to be a mannequin due...

Women need a mans permission

Women “need” a man’s permission

April 10, 2019

On October 16, 2017, PewSocialTrends posted statistics about the equality of men and women. 69% of the population (around 57% of women and 42% of men) in the U.S. believes the country has not gone through...

Remembering Columbine

Remembering Columbine

April 9, 2019

On April 20, 1999, at 11:19 A.M. America experienced a tragic loss. Two students at Columbine High School (located in Littleton, Colorado), Dylan Klebold (17) and Eric Harris (18) brought guns and bombs...

Chloe Shepherds Empowerment Group

Chloe Shepherd’s Empowerment Group

April 3, 2019

On March 14, 2019, Chloe Shepherd had held the first meeting for her club about empowerment in Magistra's room. Chloe decided to start this group to teach women the power their voice has, and how they...

Cavetown (Robin Skinner)

Cavetown (Robin Skinner)

April 3, 2019

Robin Skinner, who goes under the name Cavetown since 2013, makes music in his bedroom by himself. His dad is a professional flutist (flute player) and director of music at Cambridge University located...

wish you were gay: Billie Eilish

wish you were gay: Billie Eilish

April 1, 2019

On March 4, 2019, Billie Eilish released a song titled "wish you were gay" from her album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? This song came from a personal experience in her life. When she was 14,...

Should reading be an assignment?

Should reading be an assignment?

March 15, 2019

Please fill out my form, here! I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Child Drag Queens

Child Drag Queens

March 14, 2019

Drag Queens have been around for many years. Some people may look at them as freaks while others look at them like they are walking art pieces. Drag Queens are a big part of the LGBT+ community because...

The Momo challenge *TRIGGER WARNING*

March 7, 2019

*The following article contains disturbing images and other suspect infomation. Reader discretion advised.* The Momo Challenge has recently brought a storm on the internet to young children. It is an...

Inside Area 51

Inside Area 51

March 5, 2019

Area 51 has had many conspiracies created over the past 60 years; anything from secret military equipment, to aliens, to UFOs, all spectrums have been covered. This topic has been part of many conspiracies...

How to keep skin looking fresh

How to keep skin looking fresh

February 19, 2019

Many teenagers deal with blackheads, acne, oily skin, and many other skin issues. Some teens try everything to keep their skin clear but nothing works for them. Others, some products can be too expensive...

When To Start Shopping For Prom

When To Start Shopping For Prom

January 11, 2019

On April 26, 2019, Seymour High School will hold its yearly prom for juniors and seniors. For many young women, this is a dream finally come true. Dresses, shoes, purses, jewelry, nails, makeup, hair,...

Dear Phoebe: When do you give a promise ring?

Dear Phoebe: When do you give a promise ring?

January 9, 2019

The definition of a promise ring is "A pre-engagement ring, also known as a friendship ring or promise ring, is a ring given as a gift to a romantic partner to signify a commitment to a monogamous relationship,...

Dear Phoebe

Dear Phoebe

December 19, 2018

I Like this guy and he does not know but I am bigger than most people so I am afraid that he will not like me. Love, Confused Girl Dear Confused Girl, Thank you for reaching out. This response...

Should SHS have a GSA?

Should SHS have a GSA?

December 19, 2018

Many students and staff at Seymour High School do not know what a GSA is. A GSA is a gay-straight alliance. Google's definition for GSA is "a student-run club, typically in a high school or middle school,...

Dear Phoebe: Why am I still single?

Dear Phoebe: Why am I still single?

December 11, 2018

Many people believe that being in high school automatically means you must get in a relationship. This is completely false. Only two percent of high school sweethearts stay together. This shouldn't be...

Dear Juliet

Dear Juliet

December 5, 2018

In Verona, Italy there is a home called Casa di Giulietta (Juliet's house) where the Capuleti family is said to have lived. At this house there is a club called the "Juliet Club" where people who are struggling...

Victorias Secret shows bias on the runway

Victoria’s Secret shows bias on the runway

November 12, 2018

On Thursday, November 8, 2018 Victoria's Secret had their yearly runway show. Edward Razek (chief marketing officer) was interviewed about the Victoria's Secret fashion shows evolving. When asked if Razek...

awfultune I Want to Be Normal

awfultune “I Want to Be Normal”

October 25, 2018

Awfultune is an alternative indie musical artist. He has about 28,690 monthly listeners on Spotify. In February of 2018 he came out with a beautiful album called I Want to Be Normal. The cover art of the...

when the partys over: Billie Eilish

when the party’s over: Billie Eilish

October 25, 2018

October 17, 2018 Billie Eilish released a single titled "when the party's over." The vibes this song gives off is very melancholic. The lyrics to this song hit very deep. Billie is only 16 years old, but...

Selena Peters

Selena Peters

September 18, 2018

Selena Peters is a junior this year at Seymour High School who is incredibly talented in the makeup and fashion department. She is most known for wearing Crocs everyday to school, her amazing outfits,...

The Pop He Faked: Drew Monson

“The Pop He Faked”: Drew Monson

May 24, 2018

January 9, 2018 Drew Monson came out with the album "The Pop he Faked". The album has a total of nine songs all totaling up to be about 30.04 minutes long. I started to listen to the album a few months...

Juniors join the Marines

Juniors join the Marines

May 24, 2018

On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, Juniors Noah Nicholson and Eric Emily swore into the Marines. Junior Thomas Hyland signed up for the Marines May 24, 2018 and will be swearing into the Marines later this June....

Almas Attic: Retirement performance

Alma’s Attic: Retirement performance

April 25, 2018

April 14, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., Dancer's Studio Inc. presented Alma's Attic. This performance was in celebration of Alma Wiley's retirement after 27 years of teaching ballet. The entire show consisted...

Elliott Hughel living his dream

Elliott Hughel living his dream

April 10, 2018

Leader, gamer, nerd, Eagle Scout, and proud Lutheran, Elliott Hughel is on the verge of graduating Seymour High School. He went to Zion for preschool and kindergarten, then he moved to Immanuel for his...

Power Hour becomes Student Resource Time

Power Hour becomes Student Resource Time

March 12, 2018

March 2, 2018, an announcement was made that Power Hour is going to have some changes. After first block, there will be a 30 minute Student Resource Time  (SRT) in each student’s homeroom class. Students...

Leukemia and Lymphoma Penny Wars

Leukemia and Lymphoma Penny Wars

March 12, 2018

On February 12 - 23, 2018, Seymour High School had a penny war, a fundraiser which was hosted by the National Honor Society to raise money for research on Leukemia and Lymphoma.  First place got a pizza...

Truth Behind New Year, New Me

Truth Behind “New Year, New Me”

March 12, 2018

January 1, 2018 marks a new year whether ready or not. Every new year, people decide to make resolutions to become  better. Most of the time these resolutions are practiced for a few weeks, and then they...

Kiss a Pig Fundraiser

Kiss a Pig Fundraiser

March 12, 2018

February 12-16 2018, there was an opportunity to raise money for SHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Seven teachers, and three teacher "couples" were selected to help raise money, and possibly...

School Safety and Drills

March 12, 2018

February 14, 2018, a terrible tragedy occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. At 2:19 p.m., armed 19 year old Nikolas Cruz walked on campus and killed 17 people. This tragedy...

ISTEP+ as Graduation Requirement

ISTEP+ as Graduation Requirement

March 12, 2018

On February 26, 2018 Sophomores and some Juniors at Seymour High School took the ISTEP. The Indiana Department of Education states, "Beginning in 2016-17, the ISTEP+ Grade 10 English/Language Arts and...

Teen Dating Violence

Teen Dating Violence

February 28, 2018

Every year in the month of February, a spotlight is put on teen dating violence. Teen dating violence occurs to one in three teens in the US. This violence does not only consist of physical, it can be...

Practice Positivity

Practice Positivity

January 18, 2018

The definition of positivity is the practice of being or having the tendency to be positive or optimistic in attitude. Being positive is not an easy thing to do or be, but it is something that can help...

Stop the Cyber Bullying

Stop the Cyber Bullying

December 8, 2017

According to https://www.teensafe.com/blog/cyber-bullying-facts-and-statistics/ on October 4, 2016, over 87% of teenagers have witnessed cyber bullying. Social media can be very useful and amazing at times,...

Dancers Studio Presents: The Nutcracker

Dancers Studio Presents: The Nutcracker

December 6, 2017

On December 16th and 17th, 2017 at 2:30, Dancers Studio will be performing The Nutcracker at Columbus North High School. Since 1991, Dancers Studio has performed The Nutcracker every year. Dancers Studio...

Your Life Speaks

Your Life Speaks

November 21, 2017

November 14, 2017 Seymour High School held a convocation called "Your Life Speaks" organized by JAG. This was one of the first convocations that many students enjoyed and took seriously. It may not have...

Remembering Texas

Remembering Texas

November 13, 2017

November 5, 2017 a shooting happened in Sutherland Springs, Texas at a church.  About 50 people were in the church at the time of the shooting. At least 26 have been killed and at least 20 are injured....

Rockin Red Ribbon Week

Rockin’ Red Ribbon Week

October 30, 2017

October 22-28, 2017 Seymour High School celebrated Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon week is a week where students and faculty are educated on drugs and how to say no to them. To raise awareness for the campaign,...

Halfway Through

Halfway Through

October 30, 2017

October 13, 2017, Seymour High School’s first quarter ended. That means that students have gone through nine weeks of school, and are halfway done to completing a semester. Students have been working...

Love for Latin Club

Love for Latin Club

October 30, 2017

The school year of 2017-2018, Seymour High School students had the opportunity to join Latin Club. To join there is a fee of $5, but that is the only cost that will be required for the club. Last year...

Homecoming Court

Homecoming Court

October 30, 2017

September 15, 2017 Seymour High School had Homecoming for football. This was a time everyone came together to celebrate another year of football. This is one of the most attended football games of the...

Dream a Little Dream of Music- Opinion

Dream a Little Dream of Music- Opinion

October 30, 2017

According to Google, July 18, 2017 hip-hop was declared the most popular genre. Hip-hop can be fun to listen to, but has it taken away from music that has been near and dear to so many hearts? The 1950-80's...

Preparing for the Future

Preparing for the Future

October 16, 2017

On October 11, 2017 the sophomores and juniors who chose to do so took the PSAT. PSAT stands for Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test. This is the first year it has been offered as a choice for sophomores....

The Perks of Reading

The Perks of Reading

October 3, 2017

For the month of September at Seymour High School, a total of 3,400 books were checked out. That is about two books per person. Two books per month isn’t a bad amount of reading for a student but not...

Bring Positivity to Students

Bring Positivity to Students

September 15, 2017

At the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year, a classroom was created by Mrs. Weaver in order to post a "thought of the day" to give students a positive outlook. So far 119 students have signed up for...

Love for Class Rings

Love for Class Rings

September 7, 2017

On August 30, 2017 class rings were distributed to students at Seymour High School. Students have been anticipating receiving class rings for the past year. Finally, the announcement was made that class...

Student Overload

August 30, 2017

The student population for 2017-2018 school year at Seymour High School has increased immensely over the past few years. Within two years our school has gained more than 200 students! Currently there are...

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