English teacher Kyle Dodson chose Deborah Ingerson for Student of the Month based on the support she gives to her peers and the confidence she displays in her work. “Deborah Ingerson is a team player through and through,” Dodson said. “She is always there to support her peers to assist them in becoming the best possible version of themselves. I have always admired her positivity even in the face of struggles. She doesn't let the difficulties of life get to her. Deborah is a walking example of feeling confident enough to lay our baggage at the feet of God, knowing that he can help carry our woes. She is inquisitive, respectful, and motivated. I appreciate all that she stands for.”
Consisting of strategy, empire building, epic battles, and a touch of humor, “The Battle of Polytopia” exhibits everything I expect from a great game. Created by Midjiwan game developers, Polytopia won the “Excellence in Gameplay” award from the International Mobile Gaming Awards in 2017. When starting a game, players select a tribe, number of tribes they face, and the level of difficulty to play on. Each tribe looks different, and starts with a different tech than the others. Each tech comes from the in-game tech tree. For example, the Bardur tribe starts with the “hunting” tech pre-unlocked, allowing them to convert animals within their territory into population to level up cities.
Participating in sports requires dedication through training. Training forms the base of playing a sport. A number of athletes believe that practice after school during the season gives them enough; others, however, train during the off-season to constantly improve.Before rushing into off-season training, people should know that it exists so that athletes do not burn out. A sports blog published on Ohio University’s website offers insight on balancing training when not in a sport. The anonymous writer recommends this because playing a sport for too long without rest, results in losing desire to continue.
Ronnie Peterson expresses a long fed fire for the game of baseball. At the age of five, Peterson’s grandfather encouraged him to take part in T-ball. Now as a senior, Peterson aspires to do his very best to improve as a player.
English teacher Andrea Donaghe nominated sophomore Mackenzie Beckworth as Student of the Month due to Beckworth’s conduct in class as well as the quality of her work. Donaghe states that Beckworth possess a talent for writing and encourages her to take AP Literature her junior year.
Few games have captured my attention as the Kingdom Rush series. These fantasy tower defense games bring creativity and complexity to a simple game format. I will only briefly go over the first 3 installments of the franchise. I’m mainly focusing on the newest installment, Kingdom Rush: Vengeance. Vengeance focuses on the storyline of Vez’nan (the villain from the first Kingdom Rush) finding that after returning from banishment, his old evil fortress had been turned into a carnival. Breaking from traditional games, in Vengeance, you play as Vez'nan’s general as you command the bad guys.
Following its predecessor, The Lego movie 2: The Second Part, follows the “creative” storyline of first The Lego Movie produced by Warner Bros. The movie picks up following the adventures of Emmet Brickowski (Chris Pratt). After defeating Lord Business and his plans to glue the entire universe together, Emmet, his friends, and the city of Bricksburg find themselves under attack from Lego Duplo aliens.
Campus English teacher Kyle Dodson chose Nicole Wagoner as a Student of the Month for February. After asked for a reason he chose Wagoner, Dodson said that her work in class and desire to better herself academically factor into the reason.
Currently, America finds itself torn by opposing views of our leaders. I believe that many people judge our leaders solely on opinions from the media, without hearing the facts and deciding for themselves. I think that these opinions lead to a disrespect of the authority that God places over us.
As one of the most watched sporting events of the year according to History.com, the Super Bowl attracts millions of viewers each year and has only grown in popularity over its 52 championship games. History.com also records that Super Bowl Sunday ranks 2nd in US food consumption with Thanksgiving at 1st.