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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...

Lathan Sawyer Cornett

What being Appalachian means to me 


By Lathan Sawyer Cornett, Contributing Writer November 21, 2021

Being Appalachian is a strange concept. It means being a part of a culture that is made up of all races. It means being a part of a culture of hardship, religion and community. It means living...

Abby Wacks

What does normal mean to you?

By Abby Wacks, Contributing Writer November 7, 2021

I asked my entire fifth-period class what normal means to each of them, and they responded with answers such as “football players," "cheerleaders," "rich kids," "average," "no such thing,” etc. We...

Honesty Thomas

Search for ’normal’ can become an impossible quest

By Honesty Thomas, Contributing Writer September 26, 2021

What does it mean to be normal? If you asked me to give you a definition of normal, I would say an average person who does average things. The definition on Google of normal is “conforming to a standard;...

Hannah Day

Life isn’t as easy as we thought it would be at 17

By Hannah Day, Contributing Writer September 13, 2021

Going into my freshman year, I thought “I can’t wait to do what the seniors do.” They drive to school; they know everyone and everyone likes them. I always thought they had nothing to worry about,...

Honesty Thomas

Covid experience taught me plenty about myself

By Honesty Thomas, Contributing Writer September 1, 2021

If at the beginning of sophomore year you would’ve told me we were going to be in a global pandemic by the end of the year and it was going to change my life forever, I would’ve called you a psychopath. What...

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