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150 years of Noblesville Schools

150 years of Noblesville Schools

August 30, 2019

Your alarm goes off. You press snooze. Fall back asleep. Wake up late. You rush to eat breakfast. Finish forgotten homework, and catch the bus. The frantic morning routine leads up to school, where you h...

Missing faces

Jenna Schweikert, Staff Writer

August 30, 2019

 August 1st, 2019. The first day of a new school year at Noblesville High School, but something isn’t right. You can’t quite nail down what it is, though. You go to say hi your favorite teacher, but...they’re missing.  Some NHS teachers have recently resigned due to better opportunities at surrounding schools. According to associate superintendent Dr. David Mundy, Noblesville Schools has fallen behind surrounding sch...

Immersion for the win

Immersion for the win

August 30, 2019

Two countries, same language. Two different experiences, one similar conclusion. And a lot of homework for America. In the U.S.A., many find it difficult to be a good judge of the life they are choosing t...

Siefert and fourth grader Francielis met and became close friends last summer.

Leap of faith

May 24, 2019

When summer hits, most students try to stay away from school as much as possible. Summer is a break away from teachers, homework, and tests. But Junior Charis Siefert is using her summer to travel to the Freedom Christian School in the Dominican Republic as part of an internship.

Nothing formulaic about it

May 23, 2019

No one-month contracts. No exchanges. And no refunds. Adoption is a lifetime commitment. And if you ask Andy Wilkins, it’s the best deal he ever made. 

Senior Trevor Zavac at a music department concert.

Piano man

May 23, 2019

 “I’m just Trevor Zavac, but I live in 1836.” In reality, Trevor Zavac lives, just as everyone else does, in 2019. But he’s in a unique position. Between the months of April and November, he works as a character at Conner Prairie, where he’s given a new name and a new backstory and told to live as that person.

Bill Ashpaugh is the owner of Cherry Wood Stables. Ashpaugh and his wife moved to Noblesville in 1980 and opened up the stables in 1983. In addition to tending to the horses, Ashpaugh has been able to witness the animal’s unique customs. “What’s funny about all the horses is that the colors all stick together,” Ashpaugh said, pointing to a group of horses in the pasture. “The two grays, they stick together, the two bays, they stick together, the sorrels all stick together. Everybody sticks to their own little clique. It’s just how they are. They’re buddies.”

Horsing around

May 22, 2019

Not everybody can call their backyard a horse stable. Bill Ashpaugh has been running Cherry Wood Stables since 1983. The thirty-acre property is the home to more than thirty horses owned by various locals from all around Hamilton County. For almost four decades, Ashpaugh and his workers have made caring for their horses their top priority. A visit to the massive dusty barn and the growing green pastures of Cherry Wood will seem like a peaceful break from the traditional suburban life we’ve all become accustomed to. The stables can provide an oasis from the chaos of city life.

Dr. McCaffrey and family in Disney World.

McCaffrey’s the man

May 21, 2019

Whether he’s helping students or supervising during lunch duty, a sense of mystery often surrounds Dr. Craig McCaffrey. So find out about the real man behind the title.

Macy Meunier

A day in the life

May 21, 2019

Last fall, after a student reported an instance of racial slurs and threats scribbled onto a bathroom stall at NHS, many students noticed a tension in the Noblesville community around the issue of race. At a school where it’s common to see only one or two students of color in a classroom, this can be a touchy subject for some. Many students say they feel a need to tiptoe around these conversations, unsure of what to say, and cautious about how to handle such a difficult subject—but always aware of it, nonetheless.

Abby Haley encourages her social media following to donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. On her own, she raised almost $80,000.

Making a difference

May 3, 2019

As she walked in, she started to feel nervous. The room was filled with anticipation, while everyone waited for the results. The crowd stood around, talking about whose fundraiser would take the top prize. When everyone finally stepped on stage, the room grew silent, waiting for the result of the last seven weeks. NHS Junior Abby Haley was one of those people in the room, and she wondered if her efforts would vault her into the winner’s circle...

The guitar man

The guitar man

May 2, 2019

He is usually seen outside the guitar, piano, and studio hallway, sometimes brandishing his guitar. He has a friendly smile and an almost boundless knowledge of everything music. Yep, it’s Jay Jasper...

@Kenna Corley

@Kenna Corley

May 1, 2019

Junior Kenna Corley is taking the social media world by storm. Corley is a lifestyle blogger who spends her time building her Instagram platform and personal blog.

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