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Athletics Director, David Zuberer, gives his closing remarks after all the students have signed.
Family members take photos of all the players standing together before the signing ceremony begins.
Family members take photos of all the players standing together before the signing ceremony begins.

duPont Manual Highschool holds a ceremony  for students signing National Letters of Intent. The National Letter of Intent (NLI) is a document used to indicate a student athlete’s commitment to participating National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

 

Brian Hobbs laughs and converses with friends before the ceremony begins.
Brian Hobbs laughs and converses with friends before the ceremony begins.
Patrick Frentz makes his speech after signing to play soccer at Presbyterian College.
Patrick Frentz makes his speech after signing to play soccer at Presbyterian College.
Hannah Kingsbury signs her letter of intent to play field hockey at Ohio University while her parents look over her as she signs.
Hannah Kingsbury signs her letter of intent to play field hockey at Ohio University while her parents look over her as she signs.
Dishan Romine signs his letter of intent to play football at the Naval Academy.
Dishan Romine signs his letter of intent to play football at the Naval Academy.
MacKenzie Zimmer smiles at her family before she signs her letter of intent to play soccer at Georgetown College.
MacKenzie Zimmer smiles at her family before she signs her letter of intent to play soccer at Georgetown College.

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$4.15. Drivers were shocked when they first saw this price advertised at gas stations around the city. Two years ago in 2010 people were outraged about having to pay $2.81 for a gallon of gas. That sure seems like a bargain now. 

However, there a several ways to make your gas budget stretch a little further. You can sign up for rewards programs at the gas stations you frequently fill up at. By being a Kroger Plus card holder you can gain points every time you fill up or buy grocery to redeem later for 10, 20, 30 cents, even up to a dollar off per gallon. Sign up for a Speedy Rewards Card at Speedway gas stations and each time you purchase gas or items from the convenience store points are added to your account. You can redeem these points for savings on gas, free beverages and gift cards. Most recently, Thornton’s gas stations have started FREEquency Rewards, through which you can earn points by purchasing gas and items from their convenience stores. Thornton’s also offers text alerts to let you know when prices are getting ready to rise or fall. 

To find the lowest gas prices in town, hit up GasBuddy.com where you can search for prices by state, county and city for everywhere in the US and Canada.

Also, here are five tips to stretch your gas tank:
1. Try to drive the speed limit. Traveling at 55 mph give you up to 21% better mileage when compared to mileage you get from driving 65 mph or 70 mph.
2. Keep windows closed when driving at high speeds. Open windows cause air drag and can reduce your mileage by 10%.
3. Buy gasoline during coolest time of day – early morning or late evening is best because gasoline is densest. Gas pumps measure volumes of gasoline, not the density of fuel concentration. 
4. Don’t frequently start and stop your engine. Idling for one minute consumes the same amount of gas as starting the engine. 
5. Use cruise control on the interstate to keep your car driving at a constant speed, which will save gas.  




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Last Monday, Nov. 21, Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA) discussed the possibility of giving teachers “safety triangles” to display in their classrooms, temporarily in room 305.

These triangles symbolize a safe spot for students. It tells students who are having trouble that they can talk to that teacher. GSA President Kelsey McKim (12) is attempting to implement the idea after hearing about it a journalism convention. Issues arose as the group discussed this idea further.

There was some concern among the advisers and members of GSA that those who opposed their views would misconstrue GSA’s safety triangles as a political statement—which would make them inappropriate for posting around school. “As a teacher, I can’t say I do or do not support certain candidates… However, I can wear a sticker that says I support education. As long as it’s a general sign for safety, it should be fine. Some teachers even have ‘no harassment’ signs. You have to phrase it properly and be inclusive,” Ms. McKim said.

“I think it’s a really good idea because some students can’t go home and talk to other people about this. Teachers can help students by letting them know that there is always someone to talk to,” GSA treasurer Maura Hayse (10) said. 

Sophomore at duPont Manual. Interested in newspaper, yearbook, and multimedia.



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This November, Gay-Straight Alliance will host two events: a clothes swap on November 1 and Mix-It-Up Day at lunch on November 15.

Clothes-swap participants will each bring in gently used, unwanted clothes and swap them for someone else’s clothes. 

On Mix-It-Up Day, a national event, participants will be assigned seats with new people at lunch, at tables set aside in the freshman cafeteria. The goal of the event is to get students talking to people they wouldn’t otherwise talk to.

“It’s a nice way for people to transition into school more easily, whether they came from another school, or they’re freshmen,” GSA member Brevyn Fleming (10) said. “We’re really open and we try to mak everyone feel welcome.”

GSA is also hoping to plan more events for its members. “This year we have more people than last year. We can plan bigger events,” GSA president Brenden McKim (12) said. “We’re hoping to attend a Gay-Straight Alliance convention like we did last year. Last year there were a lot of schools and it was a lot of fun.”

A recent activity GSA members participated in was painting a sign for Red/White Week. “Last Thursday, the club stayed after and painted this sign. I expected it to be somewhere off in the corner, but it was in center hall. It felt like a place of honor,” McKim said. The sign read, ‘Ram pride: because no one looks good in bulldog.’”

 



Sophomore at duPont Manual. Interested in newspaper, yearbook, and multimedia.



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All students interested in running for Student Senate can get the application here.

The Student Senate is a group of representatives from every magnet that meet every week to discuss the issues facing the student body. The members then bring their ideas to the Site Based Decision Making Council (SBDM).

Last year’s Senate successful in installing the “Central Flyer” hub in the Senior cafeteria where administrators could post important messages to the student body.  Another accomplishment of the Student Senate was a new rule that made all teachers in the same course give out the same summer assigments, and required that the assignments would have to count as a part of the first six weeks’ grade in that class.

The deadline to sign up for Student Senate will be this friday, August 19.

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Morehead State University (MSU) will be holding their annual Diversity Day on Saturday, April 2nd to introduce all high school students and their families to the campus life, academic programs, and student services at MSU.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. guests will get to hear MSU minority students’ testimonies, explore University facilities and speak with the faculty, including the admission representatives. Diversity Day will also expose students to MSU’s commitment to recruiting and retaining a diverse and unique student population, as stated on the website.

“I think this day will serve as a great way to allow high school students to know that no matter the ethnicity or uniqueness of a person, there is a school out there for everyone,” said Kristina Johns (11) of Louisville Male High School.

Bus transportation from Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati to and from MSU will be provided. For more information on where to sign up, check out the website: http://www.moreheadstate.edu/content_template.aspx?id=1185

Morgan Loy