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Be a light in someone's life

You and I both have the ability to be the happiness in someone's life. We have lips that can turn into a smile and a voice that can become a compliment. We have a soul that can burn like a candle when everyone around us feels like they are in the dark. As Matthew 5:14-16 says, "14 You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to ...

May 01, 2018 | Jessica Reynolds, NCHS C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


Column: The final frontier

Camden Military Academy (CMA) ... the final frontier. Sure, I'm referencing Star Trek, but it's hard to make a good opener. I suppose I should start by just saying who I am and why you should keep reading.

April 24, 2018 | William Larson, CMA C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


Video games can be rewarding

Video games get a lot of flack, and it's no wonder why. They keep youth glued to screens and inactive, spending hours a day indoors. The subject matter of video games is not always pure. There are tons of violent games out there, and younger kids could easily be exposed to material they don't need to see. And of course, there's the argument that video games turn kids into violent citizens.

March 16, 2018 | By Anna Mock, CHS C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


The light at the end of the tunnel

It is hard to believe that I have fewer than 100 days left in my senior year. The excitement is getting very real as I begin to pay dues for graduation cords, go prom dress shopping, and work on graduation invitations. I have begun to tackle these tasks with my newly found free time. With only two early morning classes separating me and my free time every day, there's been plenty of time to figure out what I truly enjoy spending my time doing.

March 13, 2018 | By Hanna Griggs, L-EHS C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


High School Column: The pressures of being in school

It is really difficult being a teen these days. In my opinion, some of the most challenging problems teens face today are bullying, academic pressure, peer pressure, social media issues, and deciding on a future.

February 23, 2018 | By Mikael Barker, CMA C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


Ukulele is a supreme instrument in many rights

First off, accessibility. Ukulele is neither a difficult nor daunting instrument to learn to play. A total newbie can be strumming along to a song in a matter of 30 minutes. The instrument is painless as well; the gentle nylon strings are nice on the fingers, especially compared to the rougher strings of a guitar or bass. Being a bass guitarist and having to haul around amps and cords and the huge instrument itself, the ukulele is a relaxing break from all of this. One doesn't even need a strap to play it standing up; most ukes fit snugly ...

February 16, 2018 | By Anna Mock, CHS C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


High School Column: Content to the end

For the past three years, this time of the year has remained a hectic one. It is time for one of my favorite school events, Miss L-E. This means after-school practices, getting my nails and hair done, spray tans, and a lot of fun craziness. The part of competition I value most in Miss L-E is the interview and on-stage question. In the past, I prepared for questions such as, "how can one person make a difference in society?" or, "what is the most important issue facing this generation?" I had never given much weight to the questions, because I ...

February 09, 2018 | By Hanna Griggs, L-EHS C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


New Year, better me

It is finally 2018! It took us a while to get here, but we finally made it.

January 26, 2018 | By Jessica Reynolds, North Central High School C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


We all need to change our ways of thinking

We're conditioned from birth to believe that there are good people and that there are bad people and that humans are black and white, good and evil. What I've found couldn't be further from the truth.

January 19, 2018 | By Anna Mock, Camden High School C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


Looking to the future, remembering the past

As I am about to start the second semester of my senior year, I have come to the realization that time is truly flying. So many changes seemed to take place right under my nose. I pass the new elementary schools being built and I am excited for the young students that will experience the modern schools. However, I feel a disconnect, as a piece of my childhood is being permanently altered. I imagine what it will be like in 10 years when no one can really remember what the old school was like. This is also true when I ...

January 16, 2018 | By Hanna Griggs, Lugoff-Elgin High School C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


My freshman to senior years at CMA

High school is tough; boarding school is tough; but a military school is even tougher, especially if you're going in as a freshman and you've never even been in public high school where things are quite different. Honestly, my decision to go to a military school didn't come about overnight, and I -- not my parents -- made this choice. It was the result of my brother attending Camden Military Academy the year before I arrived.

January 16, 2018 | By Matthew Rush, Camden Military Academy C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


Thankful for you

Thanksgiving is a time to rejoice and a moment you showcase everything you are thankful for. Usually, I would talk about my high school career at North Central High, but I want this to be a little different. You all probably say thank you every day, or at least you should, but on Thanksgiving you need to really think about what you have and who you have to be thankful for. You should be grateful for the people who encourage you, lead and direct you on the right path, and for the ones who have your back no matter what ...

November 24, 2017 | By Jessica Reynolds, North Central High School C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


Fear of change no stranger but still not welcome

I've experienced major change before.

November 17, 2017 | By Anna Mock, Camden High School C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


CMA develops sense of brotherhood

Brotherhood [bruhth -er-hoo d] - the belief that all people should act with warmth and equality toward one another, regardless of differences in nationality, creed or ethnicity.

November 17, 2017 | By John Furlow, Camden Military Academy C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


SCSPA never fails to impress

October is not just the gateway month to the holiday season, but also means the return of the S.C. Scholastic Press Association Conference (SCSPA). This annual event is hosted at University of South Carolinas' (USC) Russell House. High school students from around the state gather to share their journalistic work and, ultimately, compete for awards. Attendees are invited to participate in classes ranging all the way from photography to writing -- and even social media. It is the one time of the year when high school journalists can compare, share, and learn from USC's journalism staff.

October 13, 2017 | By Hanna Griggs, Lugoff-Elgin High School C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


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I often get questions or laughs about my dog

My dog, Wren, is a Chug, a rather funny-looking mixture of a Pug and Chihuahua. She has a brownish coat and a tail that curls ...

May 18, 2018 | By Anna Mock, CHS C-I high school columnist | High School Columns


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