The Prowler

Tik Tok is one of the most popular social media streaming apps today. The influence it has on music is undeniable, but it’s also helping spread positivity.

Tik Tok’s take over

May 22, 2020

It is hard to avoid the influence the fairly new social media app Tik Tok has on high school, middle school, and college students.  There is no deny...

Real Talk

Real Talk

Sophia Bender and Caleb Hicks

April 13, 2020

This is “Real Talk.” Former Staff Writer Sophia Bender and her friend Caleb Hicks sit down to talk about historical accuracies, or lack thereof, in today’s media. Often times, movie and TV writers and producers fail to get their facts ...

Graduating high school and college should be something that makes students feel accomplished and ecstatic for their now brighter future. Sadly, many also begin to realize the years of debt that they have accumulated. A free college education will ensure that these graduates have a truly positive future ahead of them.

Opinion: College tuition points to hypocrisy of ‘the land of opportunity’

April 9, 2020

For as long as I can remember, I have heard, seen, or read about the insanity that is college tuition.  My first memory regarding this topic happene...

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, schools have diverted to digital learning. This online learning does not solve students’ problems in these terrifying times.

Opinion: Schools need to reconsider focus of digital learning

April 3, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 chaos, schools have had to shut down along with the rest of the world. Schools have diverted to exclusively online learning,...

Multiple flags hoisted across an empty public space. The Coronavirus outbreak has led to situations that people of the current generation could never have imagined. However, there are many reasons to believe in what we are doing is for the best. Our American pride is more evident now than it has been in a long time.

Opinion: United we sit

April 1, 2020

Nobody could have ever predicted the situation that we are living in now. Everybody is forced to their homes, multiple states are already on lockdown,...

Starr’s Mill seniors are beginning to face the reality that they are missing many of their last chances in high school. Senior Chloe Spradlin reflects on the lost time of her second semester due to the coronavirus.

An open letter from a second semester senior

March 21, 2020

So this whole quarantine situation... it sucks. Bad, like, super bad. Despite how much we’ve complained about school and not wanting to be there, I...

Students need to realize that even if they did not get accepted into UGA or other dream schools of theirs their senior year, it in no way limits their possibility of going there in the near future. It is not where you begin college that matters, but where you finish it.

Opinion: It’s not where you start, but where you finish

March 20, 2020

It is now mid-March, and seniors who have been anxiously waiting for responses from schools like the University of Georgia are now finally receiving their...

While having certain inappropriate websites and words blocked from the Chromebooks is both necessary and understandable, some of these blocks are much too generalized and directly affect students and teachers with their education.

Opinion: Blockages on Chromebooks go too far

March 17, 2020

For the past two years, students all over Fayette County have been given Chromebooks to take to school. This was an incredible opportunity — students of all...

For the past five years, Fayette County has used Blackboard Learn as their learning management system. To begin the 2020-21 school year, the county will switch to Schoology. This change seemingly occurs for the sake of change, and will be a step back for the progression of the schools.

Opinion: Bye bye Blackboard

March 13, 2020

As students get excited about summer coming up, the school board is getting excited about what the next school year is going to bring. This 2019-2020 ...