This year has been an exciting one for the world of basketball. Countless upsets and numerous cinderella story teams have accompanied this year’s month long battle to become the number one team in the nation. These qualities were no more evident anywhere else than the “Final Four” this year. On one side of the bracket, you had South Carolina and Gonzaga. Both teams have been out of the spotlight for a very long time. Infact, this was South Carolina’s first ever Final Four appearance. These two teams slugged it out with the Bulldogs finally pulling out a win of 77-73 in standard regulation time. On the opposite side of the bracket, you had Oregon facing the number one seed North Carolina. This game was close throughout, but the ducks finally fell to the superior Tar Heels with a score of 77-76 in the final seconds of the game. We are now left with the only two teams left standing from this month of madness, and the tipoff time to see who will be named number one is set for Monday April 3rd in Phoenix, Arizona. These two number one seeds are sure to produce a very close, very exciting championship game.
Everyone around the Pope County area knows about the Bona Dea alligators. Mr. Pace, a biology teacher, was asked questions to see what he had to say about the alligators. He said, “No, I have not seen the alligators, but I do believe that they could be real. I mean, I don’t see why they wouldn’t be. The climate is great year around. I just don’t understand how they survive in the winter, but I do think that they could possibly have an underwater cave or a cave out of the water away from the trails that they could be staying in. The only alligators that I have seen in Arkansas is down south by Old Post, Bayou Bartholomew, Lake Village, and a couple more bayous down south. Obviously someone has seen them, and they are real because there are signs up around the trails.” The Game and Fish Commission says that the alligators are real, and a few of them are somewhere around eleven feet long.
The senior class of 2017 has elected Mrs. Donna Vanhoose to be the graduation speaker. This is her very first speech for Atkins High School seniors.
In asking Mrs. Vanhoose how she feels about giving her speech, she says, “I am honored that the seniors have elected me to give their parting speech.” In her speech, she wants to keep it short, sweet, and hit on the major themes of how great the class of 2017 was during their last year at Atkins High School. Mrs. Vanhoose is excited for all of the graduating seniors and says the students will be greatly missed.
The internet requires fifty million horsepower to keep running in its current state. There is no telling how they clean up after that mess. The creator of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth.
Before the creation of the internet, which is like a roller coaster, there was something that was slower than an old lady at a crosswalk. This was called dial up. Dial up is somewhat of a pain to people mainly because it takes almost a whole day just to connect to the internet.
Two rock legends made their star studded appearance in Verizon Arena on April 23rd. The show began with an exciting opener from the legendary Joe Walsh. This rock and roll hall of fame inductee was the opener for the night, and he took the stage in an extraordinary fashion. His musical repertoire extended from the very beginning of his career with the esteemed band, The Eagles, to his more recent releases. Songs, such as “Rocky Mountain Way," "Turn to Stone,” and “Life Has Been Good” were just a few of the songs that were reverberating off of the walls during his performance. After Joe finished his hour long set, the main act for the night proceeded to take the stage. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, a fellow rock and roll hall of famer, took the stage in spectacular fashion with “Last Dance With
At the end of the 2017 school year, all seniors are getting ready to start college and to then get their dream jobs.
Some of the seniors are thinking of becoming video game designers, doctors, teachers, nurses, CNAs, lawyers, professors, etc. In these professions, seniors try to go with what they love, but oftentimes it’s for the money.
In Arkansas, there are puppy mills that keep dogs in defined areas and breed them in order to sell the puppies to local pet shops.
In puppy mills, dogs are allowed 38 inches or 10 square feet of cage for each individual dog. The dogs will live in these cages for the rest of their life. The puppy mills, where cages are stacked upon one another, leave the animals trapped in mud and feces. The dogs have mud in their hair, are not very social, can get rotted and infected teeth. These mistreated animals can also become malnourished, aggressive, and develop both short and long term issues.
November 18 2016
Most people think that building a website is hard; in reality, however, it is fairly easy as long as you know a how to use the proper resources. Building a website from the ground up is extremely hard, but if you use a program or website that gives you templates and other building options, it is not that difficult.
In the cell phone world, everyone wants the new upgrade of the next iPhone or Samsung. People also argue on which brand is better.
In dealing with the issues, people look at the pros and cons of the situation. The pros of having a Samsung is that it has plenty of storage, doesn’t need an email to start it up but needs an email if somebody wants to get into their account, takes nice pictures, is water resistant, a fingerprint ID, and multiple windows.
It’s no secret that energy drinks are popular for staying awake among many groups of people all over the world. They come in a variety of different flavors and sizes, and there are many popular brands. Energy drinks are full of sugars and carbohydrates, but what do all of those ingredients do to the body?
The Atkins High School Sr. High coaches, Coach Tanner and Coach Burk, have been preparing the boys for their first game. The coaches have been pushing them to work hard every practice and strive to do their best.
They have practice for 45 minutes during eighth period, and an hour and 15 minutes after school. Coach Burk was asked who his the strongest players are and he stated “all of them have their own abilities and talents that they bring to the team.”
Their first game was supposed to be November 7, but due to football starting playoffs November 9 some of the basketball players are in football and they wouldn’t have a full team to compete. Hoping the boys will have a good season as they play the Waldron Bulldogs on November 14.
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