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Managing Editor, Rachel Hesse, making cookies for the winter paper and enjoying spending time with family in the process.

The Importance Of Cooking

Rachel Hesse, Managing Editor March 23, 2021

The kitchen, a place both feared and loved by many, is the heart of most all cooking. It also bears one of the most rewarding fruits of labor, food. Food is what gives human beings the energy to run, move,...

Durant High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse team is built on friendship and team bonding

Girls Lacrosse Team Credits Success To Teamwork

Lily Belcher, Editor In Chief March 19, 2021

Durant High School’s girls lacrosse team began their season on February 16, winning 16-3, but the season began long before with tryouts on January 25 and the practices leading up to their first game...

The federal minimum wage increase is causing arguments between democrats and republicans.

Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems

Democrats say more pay for workers, Republicans say more problems for small businesses
Ayla Yebba, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

Americans with low incomes are ecstatically waiting for the arrival of the expected $7.75 hourly wage increase to $15.00 an hour. Although a large percentage of Americans are eager to have this new found...

Why The Designated Hitter Should Be Part Of The AL And NL Lineups

Lily Belcher, Editor In Chief March 16, 2021

During the 2020 season, MLB had the opportunity to implement new protocols in a major league setting, one of which was a universal designated hitter. The debate between the National and American leagues...

Durant Girls Flag Football Team at the Bucs Preseason Classic Tournament

Tampa Bay Buccaneers and NFL Lead Way for Girls Flag Football

Allie Sigl, Design Editor March 12, 2021

Athletes sprint down the field as the quarterback scrambles in the pocket, looking for an open receiver. Those on the sidelines hold their breaths as the ball spirals through the air before landing itself...

Many Americans wonder why President Joe Biden hasnt held a press conference yet.

What’s Up Joe? Almost 50 Days Into His Term And Still No Press Conference.

Ayla Yebba, Staff Writer March 11, 2021

Citizens across America have been debating a newly controversial topic with regards to President Joe Biden. He has not had a  press conference since he was elected President in the 2020 election. USA...

The Flash Season 6 & 7 Review

Mason Gourley, Multimedia Editor March 10, 2021

The Flash is a “different” type of show. With the fastest man on the planet, nobody could stop him, or so they say. Summary The Flash season 6 finale ended with Eva McCulloch (also known as Mirror...

Students suffer through mental health on their own when schools fail to see their students as people rather than academic statistics

The Hidden Epidemic

Allie Sigl, Design Editor March 9, 2021

As if the coronavirus pandemic was not enough, along with it comes another startling, hidden epidemic that has affected millions across the country. Although more indistinguishable from its parent disease,...

(From Left to Right) Seniors Amber Thomas, Gayla Joyce, and Kareyana Williams passed out ribbons and bracelets to promote inclusion at Durant High School on March 3

Durant High School Students Participate In Spread The Word To End The Word Day

Lily Belcher, Editor In Chief March 5, 2021

At the beginning of March, Durant High School students and faculty participated in Florida’s Special Olympics’ “Spread the Word to End the Word” Day. Durant National Honor Society and the Exceptional...

Durant Baseball Coach Ulysses Valdes on the field against Plant City

Baseball Coach Ulysses Valdes Earns His 200th Win As Durant High School’s Coach

Lily Belcher, Editor In Chief March 2, 2021

The Durant High School Varsity baseball team took the field just as the sun dipped below the right field wall. The stadium lights turned on and the Durant Cougar’s starting pitcher, junior right hander...

“To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” Series Comes to an End

Allie Sigl, Design Editor February 22, 2021

Since it was first realized in the summer of 2018, the To All The Boys I've Loved Before series has proved to be a success, now considered one of Netflix's "most viewed original films ever." Based...

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