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Megan Puckett
Megan Puckett
Writer, Opinion Section Editor

Hi! My name is Megan Puckett. I am a senior at Central Hardin. This is my first year on the newspaper staff and I can't wait to share all the amazing things in our community with you. I hope to inspire a bit of positivity in every aspect of my writing. Writing...

Freshmen to be Attending Bruin Academy Next School Year
Cici Hicks, Writer • April 16, 2024

“It was a disappointment to many upcoming freshmen that our high school experience would be so different than anticipated.”  This is what rising freshman Lacey Barnes, an 8th grader at West Hardin, had to say about...

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NBC4 Washingtons YouTube video cover reveals when tragedy struck Baltimores Francis Key Scott Bridge. The cargo ship is seen colliding into the bridges column moments after reporting a mayday.
Baltimore's Key Bridge Collapses Causing State Emergency
Brooklyn Suarez, Writer • March 28, 2024

Tuesday morning, whispers from students and staff caught my attention about a bridge in Baltimore collapsing. In my mind, I pictured a small little park bridge crumbling and maybe a few people being dropped only a foot into...

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The 2024 Egg Head Fundraiser Flyer. Infographic credited to Emily Wortham.
Begging for An Egging
Hanna Grass, Writer/Co-Editor-in-Chief • March 4, 2024

Whether it's in honor of Easter Egg hunts and Cadbury Cream Filled treats or out of an innocent desire to get revenge on some of Central Hardin’s staff members, the annual Egg Head Fundraiser is here for another round of...

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A Canva design showing the difference in peoples thoughts about home and school.
Is Home or School Your Escape?
Emily Tester, Writer/Opinion Editor • February 28, 2024

For many students, home is their escape after a long, dreary day at school. They get home to their beds and the comforting smell of their own...

The well-known pair, Travis Reed and Chewy work in the cafeteria during PowerHour. Travis is wearing a shirt the cheerleaders collaborated with him on to celebrate Chewy (Apr. 11).
Travis & Chewy
Emily Tester, Writer/Opinion Editor • April 16, 2024

Travis Reed and Chewy are very well known around the building of Central Hardin High School. The pair is almost always together. This coming November will be Travis’ seventh year at Central while Chewy...

Science and Math teacher Charles Pearsall, teaching his astronomy class about terrestrial planets. Photo courtesy of Lindy Barnes
The Sisk of Science
Adaya Duvall, Writer • April 9, 2024
Spratt and her family after her last radiation treatment. Courtesy of Tiffany Spratt
Founded In Faith
Alayna Edblom, Writer/Entertainment Editor • March 27, 2024
The ‘Lady Bruin’ Lacrosse Team readying up for a match by collaboratively raising their lacrosse sticks in a team huddle. Photo courtesy of senior lacrosse player Alexis Anderson.
The Sticks May Soon be Set in Stone
Hanna Grass, Writer/Co-Editor-in-Chief • March 18, 2024

Pop in your mouth guard, snatch a long-handled netted stick, and lock in…it’s time to play the fastest game to be played on two feet: lacrosse. First...

Photo obtained from @centralhardinswim on Instagram
Winter 2023-2024 Sports Recaps
Syra Lundergan, Writer/Managing Editor • March 8, 2024
Senior Jeffery McMahan advancing on the Freeman Lake disc golf course. This is a standard disc golf basket that is considered a hole. Photo courtesy of Jeffery McMahan.
Putting Into Popularity
Syra Lundergan, Writer/Managing Editor • February 27, 2024
An athlete getting checked on by a doctor. 
Scoring For Points Instead of Lives
Emily Tester, Writer/Opinion Editor • February 6, 2024
Courtesy of Tim Pierce at THE HILL NEWS.
Responding to the Violent Hate Crime Committed Against 16-year-old Oklahoma Student Nex Benedict
Hanna Grass, Writer/Co-Editor-in-Chief • February 23, 2024

Growing up, I was taught to never use the word “hate,” as it was overtly negative and a “strong word.” I was raised to not, under any...

It is common practice for sororities and fraternities to shower their new members in Greek merch on bid day.
'Going Greek' Explained
February 16, 2024

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