Weather and Sports: Mother Nature Does Not Like Softball

Staff Writer: Hannah Stickle Woodstock softball season is here! The softball season started this month, and we could not be happier! After scorching summer training and rained out practices, the games have officially started. Despite the weather complications this year our season is off to a great start!   Summer Weather  We have had remarkably interesting weather this year! Ranging from 98 degrees all the way down to the […]

Fantasy Football Tips and Who/What Will Help You Succeed

Staff Writer: Connor Conkell  Fantasy Football season is coming up soon, right after the preseason is over. If you haven’t already formed a league with friends, or even drafted your team already, it is not too late to trade or draft your team. Here are some sleepers that you might want, or some of the top picks you could possibly […]

Movie Review: The Green Knight

Staff Writer: Blake Hopster Sir Gawain and The Green Knight is an extremely influential 14th-century Arthurian tale that was written by an unknown author. It is a story about Sir Gawain, who is a knight of the round table, and his acceptance of a dangerous game on Christmas Day from the Green Knight. It has been adapted into novels by prestigious authors such as J.R.R. […]

Atlanta Serial Killer: Revelations and Rumors

Staff Writer: Angelo Colon-Moreno  On social media, word spreads like wildfire. Rumors spread just as much. The recent accusations of a serial killer in Georgia’s own Atlanta lends to this truth.  On July 28, in Piedmont Park, a woman was found brutally murdered beside her dog, a gruesome sight indeed. Authorities were eager to find her killer.   Curiously, on the same date, another victim was found dead in Yellow River Park. […]

The Effects Social Media on Teens

Staff Writer: Ansley Kurth The photos below are probably what every post or story you see on Instagram looks like on social media. Their stomach tucked in so much they can’t breathe. Their back arched so much that you can see their ribs and their arms extended so much that every muscle is being pulled. Their chin reached up so […]

How to Stop the Fast Fashion Cycle

Staff Writer: Amanda Lloyd Thanks to social media, society is constantly evolving. It shouldn’t be a surprise that fashion trends are changing rapidly as well.   In early July, the “coconut girl” aesthetic was trending. This fashion trend lasted for around two weeks before people started calling it tacky and outdated.   But why are trends going in and out so quickly now? Apps like TikTok and Shein.   TikTok became […]

A New Opportunity

Staff Writer: Emme Ganster From a small farming community in South Dakota to Friday night lights in Atlanta, Coach Hoff’s life has been a journey fueled by his passion for life and for the game of football. Last spring, this journey led Hoff to accept a position as Woodstock High School’s new football coach. Troy Hoff […]

The Green Knight: A Review

Staff Writer: Blake Hopster  Sir Gawain and The Green Knight is an extremely influential 14th-century Arthurian tale that was written by an unknown author. A story about Sir Gawain, who is a knight of the round table, and his acceptance of a dangerous game on Christmas Day from the Green Knight. It has been adapted into novels by prestigious authors such as J. […]

Dangerous Wildfires in Seven States

Staff Writer: Yareli Del Valle Thousands have been forced to leave their homes prior to the wildfires in seven western states. The areas the wildfires are taking place in are California, Nevada, Oregon, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. These states are currently under air quality alerts due to thick smoke covering communities. The smoke is […]

Africa Has Less Covid-19 Deaths than Other Countries; How Come?

Staff Writer: Victoria Carter Compared to the rest of the world, Sub-Saharan Africa has seemingly been less affected the pandemic than other countries. Why is that? Even though northern Africa has seen a major growth in the pandemic over time, the people are still wondering why southern Africa seems to have less of a distress […]