Original versions of fairytales

By Rita Nicholson

Rapunzel

In the original version, the prince finds Rapunzel in her tower after hearing her singing. One day, the enchantress who originally hid Rapunzel in the tower finds out about the secret relationship and banishes Rapunzel to the desert. When the prince finds out, he jumps from the tower and lands on rose bushes. He’s blinded by the thorns and blindly wanders the forest until he stumbles upon the desert where Rapunzel now lives in banishment. She has also given birth to twins. Rapunzel’s tears upon seeing the prince cure his blindness, and they all live happily after.


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Tragedy brings compassion to SHS

By Savannah Baird

Student council members collect money on hat day for the Smith family. Photos of the Smith’s house show that bedrooms were tossed around, rooms and objects were charred, and the house got so hot that the metal roofing on porch melted down.

“It all happened within like five minutes. We just ran outside and waited for the fire department,” said Jordy Smith (10).

At roughly five in the morning on March 14, the home of Jordy Smith caught on fire due to a short circuit in the utility room. Jordy’s mother Linda Smith said that she left for work at 2:30 a.m. and then her husband left at about 4:30 a.m. at five she got the call that her home was on fire.  

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Science Olympiad places 4th

By Jillian Smith

Science Olympiad, a mind challenging club, competed on March 2 at Ivy Tech in West Lafayette. Faced with 23 different events, the team placed 4th out of 5 teams. The team had 10 members medal with several students placing in 2nd place.

The students started to prepare on their own for a month before the competition. When it gets later into the season, the team meets and starts collaborating together. Asking questions, building different items, and having your coaches there for help made their team even more successful.

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Review of And the Trees Crept In

By Rita Nicholson

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Silla and Nori can’t catch a break in And the Trees Crept In, written by Dawn Kurtagich. They run away from their mother and abusive stepfather to the manor house, which is where their mother and her sisters grew up, to live with Aunt Cathy. For the first couple of years, everything is great until the trees move closer to their house, Nori starts to play with a strange, creepy man that only she can see, and Aunt Cathy goes to the attic and never comes out.

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