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The student newspaper of Spartanburg Day School.


What High Schools Don't Teach
Cam Srivastava

Presumably, by the time teenagers graduate from high school, they should have learned the necessary fundamentals to be able to handle whatever life throws their way. But what about subjects that will help students navigate life once they leave the day-to-day watchful eyes of parents and teachers? Should schools teach subjects such as cooking for health, coping skills to manage stress, understanding taxes, building wealth, applying for loans, and interviewing for jobs?

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Getting To Know "The Hounds"
Sara Madani, Sam Phillips

“The Hounds” is a band formed by sophomores Finch Webster and Chapman Atkins. Recently, they performed on the Presnell lawn during lunch, and in the past, locations like The Fr8 Yard and RJ Rockers. The genre of songs they typically play is very punk/grunge rock, which matches their energy on stage. After watching them perform at school, we knew we had to do a Q&A with them.

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Dog Personality Quiz
Gracie Keel, Molly Jones

Have you ever wondered what type of furry friend you’d be? Man’s best friend comes in different shapes, sizes, and personalities for us to love. To find out which dog breed you would be like, take our quiz below. Keep track of your answers, and your results will be revealed at the end of the quiz.

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Time To Take Up Arms
Cam Srivastava

Recently, there has been a significant spike in interest from Gen Zers to vote. These young adults have come together and brought national attention to topics important to their generation, such as gun control or climate change. These young people want to make sure that lawmakers are in tune with protecting our most precious resources: our fellow citizens and our planet. 

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The Little Free Food Pantry: An Update
Emily Cobourn, Karine Nguyen

Whether you have been at SDS since 4K or only for a few months, at some point you’ve probably heard of the Free Food Pantry. So, what’s all the hype about? 

Located near First Presbyterian Church on East Kennedy Street, the Food Pantry is a student-led initiative (in the form of a wooden box!) that provides food and hygiene items for the homeless.

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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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