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Anna Dillman

Teen Corner – Life starts to become more complicated once you reach 17

By Anna Dillman, Contributing Writer May 27, 2023

I turned 17 earlier this year. Since then, I’ve felt extra nostalgic. Something about birthdays always does that to me. It also doesn’t help that this is my last year of high school. There constantly...

Aaliyah Lewis

Teen Corner — Looking back on an ‘extraordinary’ high school experience

By Aaliyah Lewis, Contributing Writer May 14, 2023

As I walk across the stage leaving the high school life behind, I hope to remember every single moment for exactly what it was — extraordinary. I hope to remember all 1,461 days as a high school student....

Kayle Duckworth

Proud to be a Harlan Countian for life

By Kayle Duckworth, Contributing Writer January 1, 2023

There are many reasons that make me proud to be from Harlan County. While some make fun of our small community, I would rather live here than anywhere else. Everyone knows everyone here in Harlan County....

Andrew Canterbury

Teen Corner — Proud to be from a small town in Appalachia

By Andrew Canterbury, Contributing Writer November 21, 2022

I am proud to be Appalachian. We have all heard the saying “There’s no place like home” or “Home is where the heart is,” and for a small community like Harlan County that could not be more accurate. Growing...

Harlan County High School senior Matt Lewis signed with the University of the Cumberlands on Thursday to continue his golf and academic career at the University of the Cumberlands. Pictured at the signing ceremony are, from left: HCHS golf coach Greg Lewis, Matt Lewis, Jessica Lewis and University of the Cumberlands golf coach Aaron Watkins.

Lewis becomes first HC golfer to continue in college with decision to sign with Cumberlands

By John Henson, Bear Tracks advisor November 21, 2022

As a senior at James A. Cawood High School in 2008, Aaron Watkins became the final golfer at his school to sign a scholarship to play golf in college with the University of the Cumberlands. Watkins returned...

Gracie Barker

Teen Corner — Memories, and how we process them, make us who we are

By Gracie Barker, Contributing Writer October 24, 2022

How do we get to memory lane? I believe we must expand our minds and look into our hearts. Our hearts create a vivid, emotional side to our memories. When I think of the term “memory lane,” I imagine...

Aaliyah Lewis

Teen Corner – Enjoy each day of being 17 because it goes by too quickly

By Aaliyah Lewis, Contributing Writer September 8, 2022

Being 17 isn’t for the weak. We’re in an era where young adults are being more open and expressing themselves through makeup, music, clothing, and countless other ways. Many things are more acceptable...

Teen Corner - Relish the precious moments instead of wishing them away

Teen Corner – Relish the precious moments instead of wishing them away

By Cianna Martinez, Contributing Writer June 19, 2022

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.” - Dr. Seuss I never really understood what this quote was saying until I grew up a little. I never really understood...

Rachael Fannin

Teen Corner – Conclusion of our high school days coming into focus

By Rachael Fannin, Contributing Writer May 8, 2022

The last chapter we thought was too far to reach is now a step away. Our senior year high school moments became a bittersweet flood we always knew would eventually arrive. The memories full of life...

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