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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...

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...

Teen Corner - Coming to grips with graduation for the Class of 2022

Teen Corner – Coming to grips with graduation for the Class of 2022

By Sharon Woodbury, Contributing Writer April 17, 2022

As I stood in the Harlan County High School library last week with many of my friends getting ready to take cap and gown pictures, I realized these two truths. Graduation time is almost here. Our...

Teen Corner - The endless cycle called life

Teen Corner – The endless cycle called life

By Cianna Martinez, Contributing Writer March 30, 2022

There are many things I think of at the end of the night. The thoughts I think of while staring at the ceiling are countless, but the ones that occupy my mind the most are life and death. People always...

Rachael Fannin

Teen Corner — Reflections on a moment in time as a high school senior

By Rachael Fannin, Contributing Writer February 13, 2022

It is 1:07 p.m. High school students are racing the clock to get their work or exams done. Middle school students are trying to be patient to get home and play, and parents are either at work, the grocery...

Lindsey Browning

Appalachian students can find success through their ingenuity

By Lindsey Browning, Contributing Writer December 9, 2021

Appalachia is deep-rooted in tradition and history. The people of Appalachia have a unique culture that is a blend of European, Native American and African cultures. Much of our lives are centered around...

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