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Being a Bama Fan in Clemson Country
Ellie Toler

You know that feeling when you put a location into your reliable GPS, but it takes you somewhere completely foreign compared to your desired destination? Or when you get to that one question on a math test where it seems like nothing that you’ve ever learned could be used to solve the problem? I experienced something similar on January 7, 2019, when a zombie apocalypse took over the Crimson Tide and I was engulfed in a sea of braggadocious orange and painstaking purple.

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What's in a PR?
Ben Freedman and Molly Sherard

Q: What is a personal record (PR)?

A: Ligon Chewning- A personal record is getting the best time you have ever gotten.


Q: What does it mean to achieve a PR?

A: William Owens- It means recording a faster time than you have ever recorded previously in a certain event.

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Spartanburg Day School’s Most Popular College Choices
Molly Sherard

Every year, graduating seniors at SDS receive their caps and gowns and gather in the courtyard for their long-awaited graduation ceremony. After saying their goodbyes in June, they move on to attend a wide variety of reputable colleges and universities all over the country. Of these colleges, there are several that are lucky enough to receive Day School students every year! Three of the Day School’s most popular college choices are Wofford, Sewanee, and Clemson.


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Little Free Food Pantry
Ellie Toler

The Little Free Food Pantry of Spartanburg was the idea of Anne Dobson. She began noticing  homeless people congregated in Richardson Park downtown and near her church, First Presbyterian. She sympathized greatly with them and knew that she wanted to do something for other people struggling with similar situations. Her solution: a food pantry that would provide homeless members of Spartanburg with regular access to non-perishable food items.

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How to get kicked out of physics
Gordon Elnagar

Getting kicked out of physics class or laughing at others getting kicked out of physics class is a signature remembrance for many Upper Schoolers at SDS. Some occasionally get kicked out, some get kicked out frequently and have surpassed that. But who is the best of them all? Who has surpassed everyone in getting kicked out the most?

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Government shutdown explained
Emma Hay and Gordon Elnagar

There has been a lot of talk in the news and on social media about the government shutdown and funding for “the wall” on the border between the United States and Mexico. Although most of us are aware that there is a shutdown, the process that leads to a government shutdown may not be clear to everyone.

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First page of the PDF file: astronaut-astronomy-cosmos-21561
Susannah Lyon

It may come as a surprise to some that the diet of the average astronaut is more than the crunchy freeze dried ice cream we all ate as kids. Astronauts must eat a balanced diet in order to complete their celestial duties and perform to the best of their abilities; a diet consisting solely of ice cream isn’t going to cut it.

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Review: Le Spice
Ellie Toler

I don’t know about you, but I was incredibly disappointed to hear that Dottie’s Toffee was leaving their downtown location on the corner of Main and Broad St. However, I’m always looking for new lunch spots in Spartanburg, so when I heard that Le Spice was moving into this space, I was excited to check it out.

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What's going down in the Dent
Caroline Wall

To many, the Dent Center is a refuge among the deluge of schoolwork on campus; to others, it may just be the place we convene in the mornings before classes. As the former type, I want to enlighten the latter on what’s going on behind the doors of the art rooms, the reason the chairs are always rearranged in the gallery, and the indiscernible melodies that emerge from the end of the hall.

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