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Superlatives are the worst

Welcome to our last issue of the semester—our annual Best/Worst issue, where we rank various aspects of the year, our school, and life with various superlatives. This issue is meant to be a fun, light-hearted wrap up to the year and give the students a

The Real Monsters

I went to my second real haunted house this year. It took a little convincing, but I went. And, as it turns out, haunted houses are not that scary. Well, compared to scary movies anyway. And movies are not as scary as books. And the scariest

Thinking of you

After we send this issue off to the printer, I will be heading home to pack my bags for Louisville, Kentucky. This is the third year that editors from The Sentry have the amazing opportunity to attend the Associated Collegiate Press College Media Convention. At

What’s next?

I’ve been a student for about 18 years. And I don’t really remember the few years before I started preschool; so, as far as my mind is concerned, I’ve been a student my whole life. But in May, if all goes according to plan, I

Bragging rights

“Are you working somewhere while you’re in school?” Michelle, my partner Hunter’s aunt, asks me. “Yeah. I work for my school’s newspaper,” I respond. Hunter’s mom adds onto the conversation, “She doesn’t just ‘work for the paper,’ she’s the editor of the paper!” “Heh heh,

When it rains…

If anything, this crazy disaster of a summer has taught me some important life lessons: Plans sometimes have to change, money will be lost, everyone dies, and even the most innocent can suffer. I won’t go too much into it, but as you may have

Pencil Shavings

Most people would probably put The Office’s Michael Scott on the very bottom of a list of people to be compared to. He’s selfish, ignorant, offensive, and pretty much the definition of secondhand embarrassment. But I still don’t mind being compared to him. Just to

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Don’t get mad at the weather people

Meteorologists deserve some credit Weather forecasters have a hard job. They use the latest technology, science, and math to predict the unpredictable forces of nature. People look to meteorologists for wardrobe guidance every morning, and forecasters save lives by warning cities of impending natural disasters.

Pencil Shavings

As I was walking around the dog park with my pups, I saw a man searching the ground in the middle of the field—grocery bags overflowing from his pockets, a large bag of poop hanging from one hand, and an inverted bag covering his other

Pencil Shavings

This semester has been keeping me busy—very busy. With creating a weekly newspaper, taking classes packed with assignments, and caring for two big fur babies, one of my biggest fears is having to miss a day due to an accident or illness. And last week,