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Art provides silver lining during pandemic

Sophomore Athena Leskovics discovered her artistic ability during the pandemic

Athena Leskovics, Staff Writer

September 19, 2020

Quarantine or painting class? COVID-19 opened up a lot of free time for teens. When we were mandated to quarantine and stay home, many students were upset. We were used to going out and hanging with our friends on the weekends and going out to eat. This was now not an option. It was difficult to...

Early starts, challenges … but headed back from Costa Rica

Early starts, challenges ... but headed back from Costa Rica

Annie Shih, News Editor

September 5, 2020

Do you know those days where you wake up at 5:20 a.m. for school and feel energized?  Yeah, me neither.  Due to time zones, I have to wake up at this time on the weekdays. Sometimes, a cup of coffee helps, but thankfully, I had a busy summer where I had the chance to get used to waking up ea...

Learning from home effective, but left feeling isolated

Learning from home effective, but left feeling isolated

Caris Weinberg, Co-Feature Editor

September 5, 2020

Distance learning is not how I expected to spend my first couple weeks of senior year.  I expected to be reunited with all of my friends, see my teachers for the first time in five months, drive to school for the first time, have senior privileges, and overall enjoy the start of my last year at Stra...

Give me some of that ‘Old Man Music’ any time

Give me some of that 'Old Man Music' any time

Knox Cleveland, Gazebo Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

When I play music with my friends or in a public space the feedback isn’t always what I wish it was. Many times I get responses like “dude what is this old man music?” or “turn this garbage off”.  Through the years my friends have tried to get me to “hop on the new wave” of hip-hop a...

Hold the mayo, ketchup, mustard …

Hold the mayo, ketchup, mustard ...

Ashley Parel, Gazebo Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

My eating habits are definitely quite bland compared to most people. What many don’t know about me is my deep hatred for any type of condiments, whether it’s ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, or ranch. My least favorite condiment would definitely have to be ketchup. When I tell people  I despise ketch...

Sweet 16: The perks of being able to drive

Sweet 16: The perks of being able to drive

Anna Mincey, Gazebo Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

Being able to drive is very freeing. I got my car, an Acura RDX,  in January, a month before my 16th birthday.  I was very surprised, because it was just a random Saturday. My aunt and cousin came over to our house to drop off some food, and we were all talking in my living room. My grandmother c...

You can call me Caroline. Or Jelly Bean. Or Deuce …

You can call me Caroline. Or Jelly Bean. Or Deuce ...

Caroline Sutherland, Gazebo Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

I have quite a few nicknames that are special to me. The first is Jelly Bean. I know, it is kind of odd but there is a story behind it. On Easter Sunday when I was about 3 years old, my parents could not find me anywhere. They looked for hours.  My parents did not know if something bad had happened to me and ...

Family farm chance to disconnect, appreciate nature

Family farm chance to disconnect, appreciate nature

Clarke Jones, Gazebo Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

My family farm property has been a part of my life for many years. For as long as I can remember, my family and I would take trips to the farm. The property is located in Louisville, Georgia, which used to be the capital of Georgia. My family and I are one of the few members of the property. It is formally...

Working for local eye doctor opened my eyes

Working for local eye doctor opened my eyes

Madeline Davis, Gazebo Co-Presentation Editor

May 2, 2020

This summer, I had my first job. I worked with my grandmother who works for a local eye doctor.  I worked with her in the contact lens/ glasses department.  I answered phone calls, called patients back, filed records, and helped pack up and move from the office on First Street near the Navicent Med...

Growing up with a love of music

Growing up with a love of music

Athena Leskovics, Gazebo Staff Writer

May 1, 2020

What do you play? I play Spotify. Music is an essential part of my daily routine. I love music so much, I always have it playing, when I am in the shower, while I am studying, and even when I go to sleep.  My parents were always playing music when I was younger and as I got older I began to develop my own mu...

Coming up short

Coming up short

Caris Weinberg, Gazebo Co-Presentation Editor

April 26, 2020

I have never been taller than any of my classmates. I am 5-foot-1. Only if I wear my 5- inch heels, I could come close.  “I never realize how short you are” is never new to hear. Another one is, “How tall are you?” I have never been bothered by these questions. I hear a lot of short jokes ...

Jobs give high school students ‘sense of responsibility’

Jobs give high school students 'sense of responsibility'

Helen Pope, Gazebo Staff Writer

April 25, 2020

High school students should have jobs. Although most have very busy schedules and participate in multiple sports, having a job as a teenager is a great lesson and a way to spend your time.  Having a job while in high school teaches students time management, obedience, as well as responsibility. Having...

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