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  • November 14ACT bootcamp starts Dec.2 and signups are due by Nov.30

  • November 14No backpacks will be allowed in the serving line of the cafeteria after Thanksgiving break.

  • November 13Legally Blonde auditions are Nov. 27 and Nov. 28. Sign ups are outside of F112

  • November 8Indy Aviation will meet Nov.14, from 3 p.m. to 3.45 p.m. in D215

  • October 24If you plan to ride the late bus please sign up before 8th period

  • October 10Seniors: Check the spelling and accuracy of your name on the counseling window!

Graduation Venue Stampedes Controversy

Graduation Venue Stampedes Controversy

April 21, 2017

Seniors crawling their way to the finish line, parents panicking trying to put together graduation parties, many exciting ideas of future plans for the graduates fill the air. Graduation is just around...

Watching Franklin Grow

Watching Franklin Grow

April 10, 2017

In 2005 I remember walking from my church to the Mellow Mushroom in downtown Franklin. It's a quick walk- less than a city block. I remember being able to jay-walk across the street where ever you wanted...

Fun in the Sun is Not All Fun

Jack Hebert, Staff Writer

March 16, 2017

Filed under Opinion

We all love to go outside, especially when Spring arrives and the weather is nice. There is nothing quite like the warm feeling of the bright sun on your skin. Most of us don't even think twice about going out in the sun to have fun, not worrying about protection from the sun's rays. While the sun does a lot of good for our bodies, its UV rays can harm us in potentially lethal ways. As Spring Break is closely approaching,...

The Stress of Endless Backstage Life

Amelia Scott, Staff Writer

March 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Imagine leaving your house around six in the morning, knowing full well that you wont come back home until after nine that night. A 16-hour day waits ahead of you, one full of school, dancing, stress, and lots and lots of singing. As assistant stage manager this is what I face every day during a show, well, me and everyone else involved. Being apart of theatre is a crazy and stressful experience, you forget what sleep is,...

Welcome to Nashville (ish)!

Madison Haddix, Staff Writer

March 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The President has had a few rallies the past few weeks. The next one will take place in Downtown Nashville on Wednesday. Of course, IndyNation always has opinions, so I asked some Indy students about what they thought of President Trump visiting Nashville. It was kind of surprising that no one much cared. Somewhere glad that he was “making an effort” to reach out. But most just wanted to kind of ignore it - Trump was a ...

Moonlight Shines at the Oscars

Josh Werhane, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017

Filed under Opinion

At the 89th annual Oscars, February 26, La La Land--the movie that has been at the forefront of everyone’s mind since its release--won the Oscar for Best Picture...and then it didn’t. When it was announced that La La Land won best picture, many that were involved in the film filed onto the stage, elated, but, as a few speeches were made, the news broke that there had been a mistake: it had not, in fact, been chosen ...

Energy Drinks: Energy Kick or Quick Crash?

Ben Hart, Staff Writer

February 27, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Energy drinks have been a source of controversy over the past couple of years; leading to multiple debates about whether or not they provide energy to the drinker or just lead to a crash that ultimately ends in the person being more tired than before. Many sources such as the caffeine informer say that although the ingredients are mostly natural and are used in many stimulants such as caffeine and vitamin b12, they use...

Trump Starts Strong with Many Executive Orders

Joe Holdheide and Ben Hart

February 6, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Picture courtesy of ABC News President Donald Trump's first month in office has been a chaotic one with the passing of new legislation and presidential orders that were put into effect almost immediately after he was sworn in just a couple weeks ago. Through the turmoil, Trump has received many criticisms over his new acts as president and is seen as though he is acting irrational and not thinking about the consequences...

New Years Resolution Gone Bad

Ben Hart, Staff Writer

January 17, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The New Year is a time to reflect on the past year and to think about the things we may have done well or things that might have gone horribly wrong.  But even though we might have failed in the past we look to the future to form better habits and make better decisions. Most people think of New Years Resolutions as a goal that they aspire to stick to throughout the coming year. Yet that's not the case for most people....

La La Land Lights Up Movie Screens Across The Country

La La Land Lights Up Movie Screens Across The Country

January 12, 2017

La La Land packs the theaters with movie goers ages 15-80 regularly; after seeing it it’s no surprise that the movie is this successful. The movie has something for everyone of all interests and ages. ...

My Personal Driving Endeavors

Noah Litton, Editor

December 14, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Sitting in my car as the blue and red flashing lights follow me, my stomach dropped to the floor. There is no worse feeling than getting pulled over or getting into any sort of traffic accident. When getting behind a wheel you need to be mentally locked in to your surroundings without distractions. I have struggled with being a safe driver over the past few years, and let me tell you, the struggle is real, and driver safe...

The Cost of College is Crazy…Right?

Sarah Zakaria, Contributor

December 13, 2016

Filed under Opinion

College. A seven letter word that we all dread. What's the big deal about college anyways? Nowadays employers aren't looking just for degrees, they want experience. And businesses are more likely to hire someone who has years of experience in the field than a newly-graduated college student with a degree. Even with this knowledge, college tuition ranges from an average of $10,000 a year to $32,000 a year. On top of...

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