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…Baby One More Time: Looking Back: Gen Z’s obsession with nostalgia explained by Addie Rae Allen

Cami-dresses, lingerie shirts, layered hair with chunky-dyed strands. Sound familiar? The trends of today are not novel in any way, but rather reminiscent of past fashion. These trends have been documented as cyclic — however, the cycle has been shrinking. This isn’t a coincidence, it’s a science.  Trends usually recur in 20 year periods; the…

The End Of An Era: Nation Ford says goodbye to Assistant Principal Pam Pittman by Carly Jacobson & Aiden Witkopf

“There she was — this beautiful, athletic girl who walked down the halls like she owned them.” She still does, but next year, Assistant Principal Pam Pittman will be enjoying retirement. After 13 years, Nation Ford is saying goodbye. Mrs. Pittman was raised in Fort Mill and attended Fort Mill High School. She played volleyball,…

‘Ghost Games’ With No Fans Impact Athlete Performance by Mine Karatas

 From loud, ear-splitting stadiums to pin-dropping silence. The absence of fans this past year has been an unusual transition. Most athletes accustomed to the roaring fans say they get them fueled and going. Competing in an empty, cavernous stadium can be tough for players, but quarentining has become a concept in the day to day…

Fuel for Fire: The most dangerous thing in your house may surprise you

The washer and dryer can be some of the most dangerous household appliances.  More than 81% of the population has a washing machine or dryer in their household, and more than 15,000 house fires a year are caused by washers and dryers. Luckily, they are easy to prevent.  Every dryer has a lint filter, which…

The Art of Procrastination

The wave of relief after completing a school assignment it’s due can give a sense of accomplishment. However, following the rush of adrenaline, the fatigue from pulling an all-nighter to draft a “great” essay kicks in.  Though a student may feel like she is the only one who puts off assignments, hundreds of students at…

COVID-19 Affects Extracurriculars by Addie Rae Allen

On Wednesdays, Fridays, and every other Saturday, Emma Bennett (‘23) gets home around 4:15, eats a quick meal, and goes straight to work at Whit’s Frozen Custard.  “My shift is 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. [on weekdays], so I usually get home around 10 p.m. – 10:15 p.m.,” Emma explains. “If it is a virtual…

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