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Three Heartland Lutheran High School students pulled a catapult sling back as far as they could, with a pumpkin loaded at the end of it Tuesday morning. The pumpkin flew through the air, 131 feet, over the pick-up and the trailer holding their catapult.

As fall has entered the picture, it has seemed as though everything is changing. The time is changing, the weather is changing, even people are changing. Obviously, the reasons behind the colder weather and the lack of leaves on the trees are pretty self-explanatory. However, if you really t…

About 160 kids gathered on stage in the Northwest High School auditorium Monday morning, dancing as the curtain opened behind them. As music blared overhead, kids of all ages rehearsed the show they’ve worked on as part of a three-day workshop this week.

A challenging time for the Centura volleyball team took place when we lost the conference finals game last year. I felt a crushing, burdensome weight on my shoulders, as if the loss was all my fault. The crowd was disheartened, the team’s morale was low, and the coaches lectured us about our…

Since I can remember, writing has always been a passion for me. I grew up in an Arkansas town known for its tourist hot spots and natural landmarks. It was there that I attended a small private school, holding on average between eight to 12 of my classmates per grade level. As you could imag…

There comes a time in every caterpillar’s life when they must become a butterfly. As a young girl, I was fascinated by how a squirming, meager worm could transform into an elegant insect with intricate wings. Never once had I considered the awkward cocoon stage — the odd-shaped, discolored w…