The Prowler

Harper Lee’s second novel gets students, teachers excited

Harper Lee’s second novel gets students, teachers excited

Emma Smith and Dan Vinson

April 22, 2015

Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE

For fifty-five years, American novelist Harper Lee has captivated readers worldwide with her novel "To Kill a Mockingbird." Now fans of the novel eagerly await its sequel “Go Set a Watchman” due to...

King reveals his hidden ‘fortes’

King reveals his hidden ‘fortes’

April 22, 2015

High school band directors like Scott King juggle many responsibilities, but when they direct four bands like he does, their responsibilities can build to a crescendo. Besides the obvious duties of...

Sophomore ‘takes a crack’ at rock walls in Turkey

Sophomore ‘takes a crack’ at rock walls in Turkey

Taylor Milligan, Staff Writer

April 21, 2015

Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE

As sophomore Billy Porter clung to the limestone walls in Geyikbayiri, Turkey, he had one thought that kept repeating in his mind: pain is mental. “I had to keep tricking myself into thinking that the...

Teens, teachers suggest books for spring reading

Erin McCormick, Staff Writer

April 12, 2015

Filed under FEATURES

As the warmer spring weather approaches so does the desire to sit out in the sun with a good book, but deciding which book to dive into can be a difficult decision.  Here are some books students and teachers recommend. 1. "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein “My favorite book is 'The Art of Racing in the Rain' by Garth Stein because it is full of deep quotes and relatable situations,” freshman Sara ...

Distractions keep teens from good night’s sleep

Distractions keep teens from good night’s sleep

Chandler Cummings-McBride, Staff Writer

April 3, 2015

Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE

Sophomore Caitlyn Patterson heads home after a seven-hour school day to do homework for each of her seven classes. She begins with the subjects she finds most difficult, like Chemistry and Analytic Geometry,...

Students show talent on and off the stage

April 2, 2015

Whether it is displayed or hidden, students at The Mill have a variety of talents that go beyond the classroom. Here are are few students who shared theirs. In addition to this, the annual SMHS talent...

Games liven up winter pep rally

Games liven up winter pep rally

March 5, 2015

Brothers senior Mitch and sophomore Mick Pattison not only look alike, but they also think alike, and it showed through their technique in the wheelbarrow race at this year’s winter pep rally Friday, Feb....

Spearman to direct his last Miss Starr’s Mill pageant

Spearman to direct his last Miss Starr’s Mill pageant

December 28, 2014

With the 14th annual Miss Starr’s Mill pageant less than two weeks away, the contestants, directors and crew members have been hard at work to ensure the event’s success. Emceed by Drama teacher...

Substitute teacher brings history alive with pre-Veterans Day lesson

Substitute teacher brings history alive with pre-Veterans Day lesson

Taylor Milligan, Staff Writer

December 4, 2014

Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE

When World History and AP Euro teacher Rebecca Rickeard’s students found out their teacher was going to be out the day before Veterans Day, they expected a run-of-the-mill substitute. What they got was...