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Luke Kelly

Teen Corner – Good friends make our high school adventure a fun ride

By Luke Kelly, Contributing Writer November 26, 2023

High school is like a wild ride, filled with all sorts of feelings and crazy stuff. Between stressing over homework and dealing with teenage drama, there's one thing that always keeps me smiling: my...

Drucilla Brown

Teen Corner – It’s a mistake to look too far ahead and take life, people for granted

By Drucilla Brown, Contributing Writer November 20, 2023

Never take what you have for granted. My 16 years of life have taught me to never take certain things for granted because one day you’ll wish you hadn’t. My whole childhood I wished for this and that...

Emilia Dunn

Teen Corner – Silence can sometimes be the best response

By Emilia Dunn, Contributing Writer November 20, 2023

Have you ever wanted to say something that was so terribly bad that it was best to just not say anything at all? Sometimes silence is a better answer than anything and in any case that could be, stay...

Abby Sherman

Teen Corner – We could all learn from a child’s perspective on the world

November 5, 2023

To see the world through a child’s eyes. They see everything in vibrant color. Their joy is contagious. They live life free of worry. They are innocent and pure. They are the ones that I consider to...

Haley Blanton

Teen Corner – Childhood disaster still burns brightly in my mind

By Haley Blanton, Contributing Writer October 29, 2023

I was 8 years old, and I still remember the night like it was yesterday — March 5, 2015. It was a cold day for March. We had a bad winter, and it had just snowed the night before, I remember that...

Seth Ramsey

Teen Corner – Fall, with its colors and beauty, is my favorite time of the year

By Seth Ramsey, Contributing Writer October 22, 2023

One of the most enchanting aspects of this time of the year, which I eagerly anticipate and thoroughly enjoy, is the vibrant transformation of nature that unfolds as autumn takes hold. The air becomes...

Ellie Shuler

Teen Corner – There’s no reason we all can’t take the time to be kind

By Ellie Shuler , Contributing Writer October 15, 2023

There are a lot of things that confuse me. From math to chemical compounds, this world that we live in is full of weird, confusing things. However, something that will forever bother me is meanness....

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....

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