20 Things to do this Summer

  1. Take 1000 Pictures
  2. Make Something
  3. Go on a Date
  4. Go Somewhere New
  5. Eat Something Different
  6. Girls/Guys Night
  7. Go to the Walking Bridge
  8. Pull an All-Nighter
  9. Camp out with Friends
  10. Admit Something
  11. Treat Yourself
  12. Meet New People
  13. Do Something Nice Everyday
  14. Go to Waterfront Wednesday
  15. Start a Collection
  16. Do Something Different to your Bedroom
  17. Eat Some Ice Cream
  18. Star Gaze
  19. HAVE FUN
  20. And most importantly, do your best to #LiveLikeJacob


Lauryn’s steps to a perfect prom

Prom is just three weeks away, May 13th, and not everyone knows how to prepare. There are simple things to do that everyone knows, but there are also steps to take that aren’t considered as early as they should be. Here are some steps to help prepare for prom.


Step One –

It’s promposing season. Step one to preparing for prom is figuring out who you are going with. Even though most girls have already got a dress, guys need to find their date before getting a tux in order to color coordinate. Getting a date can be easy for those in a relationship but could be more complicated for those who aren’t. Keep in mind that going with a group of friends isn’t a bad thing because by the time prom starts everyone is dancing together anyways.


Step Two –

Like I said, there are many girls that have already fallen in love with a dress and bought it but for those who haven’t, the time is now. There are a lot of places that sell prom dresses and alterations usually take around a week or two so getting the dress in advance is a good call. KC Bridal, Regis, B Loved, David’s Bridal, and plenty of other places have a large variety of prom dresses to choose from and are decently close to Clarksville. Men’s Wearhouse is located on Veterans Parkway and is a go to for tuxes right now.


Step Three –

Other than the dress and the tux,there are other things to buy in order to prepare for prom. Buying tickets is very important because obviously you can’t get in without paying for them. Prom tickets go up in price the closer prom gets so when it comes to buying them, the sooner the better. Shoes, jewelry and possibly a clutch to carry personal items are all items girls usually buy for prom. Corsages are part of the prom tradition, which are the flowers worn on the girl’s wrist. Boutonnieres are worn by the boys on the front of their tux. These can be ordered from any flower arrangement shop.

Step Four –

Planning out the day of prom is very important especially for the girls. Hair and makeup takes a long time to perfect and setting appointments for these are good. Setting a time to take pictures somewhere should be done in advance to make sure there is time to get ready and be there on time. Most people go out to dinner before prom. Senior Benett McEwen offered advice to the juniors about prom, he said “don’t eat too much before prom or during prom because there will be tons of food at after prom”. There are quite a few local restaurants that sponsored after prom like b-dubs, Cheddars, Chick-fil-a, and a lot more.
These helpful steps will allow someone to pick a dress, a date, and dinner. Prom is an important experience of high school. It is full of friends and memories, good or bad, that everyone wants to look back on. Don’t miss out on the chance of a lifetime at prom 2017.


Picture taken by Caitlyn Wright

Tuesday, the boys basketball team took on the Eastern Musketeers in the first round of sectionals. Many students came out to support the team and participated in the white out theme. The students cheered from warm-ups to the end of the game and it pumped the boys up to success.

Junior Murphy McEwen lead the team with 15 points followed by Christian Stewart with 14. “It didn’t really matter to me that I was the leading scorer I just did what my team needed me to do,” McEwen said. The team hopes to have a better defense during the game tonight to help insure a win.

The boys ended the game with the final score of 60-49 putting Clarksville in the second round of sectionals taking place today at Crawford County. The teams will face off during the second game of the night starting at 7:30 pm.

The student section plans on brightening up the gym with their school spirit by wearing all neon. So be sure to get together a bright outfit and get a ride to the game today! Students without transportation have the option of taking the fan bus to the game after paying a dollar and filling out the proper paperwork.
Good luck to the boys basketball team!!

New Year, New Students

New Year’s Eve has always been known as the time for people to start over or work on becoming a better version of themselves. Many Clarksville students have set goals for themselves this year. Some students have already reached their goals while others have already given up on the image of the better person they had in their head.

Most students interviewed said that they plan on losing weight or getting fit this year and have already signed up for gym memberships in order to achieve their goals. Over nine seniors have joined LAC and with others signing up for  Planet Fitness in order to get their workouts in. Eating healthy is an important part of losing weight as well and students have began doing this as well in order to slim down to the weight of their choice.

Another popular resolution mentioned was to be a better athlete or just get better at the sport they play. No matter what sport played, practice makes perfect so becoming a better athlete starts there. Along with losing weight, self motivation has a lot to do with it. Practicing what needs to be improved in order to be more successful and having a happy coach and team starts with self motivation.

Senior Alex Taylor’s New Year’s resolution was to make a three-point shot during a basketball game. His goal was quickly accomplished during the boys varsity City Championship game held at Providence High School on Friday, Jan. 6. “It was a relief  for me to already accomplish my goal so early in the year. Now I can focus on achieving bigger and better goals,” Taylor said.

Something most students plan on doing this year is bettering themselves as students and working harder to get better grades. Showing up to school on time and everyday, completing every assignment and focusing more in class are all tasks students plan to work on in order to have a better second semester.

Getting over a fear is a goal that can be hard to face. Freshman Jasmine Borden plans on facing her fear of performing on stage this year. “I want to get over my stage fright. I plan on doing this as I perform in Bonnie and Clyde next week. I feel confident in the show and in myself so I’m really hoping that this will be the stopping point to my stage fright,” Borden said.

Setting goals is very common around New Years but it depends on the person and how they go about reaching their goals and sticking with it. Stay motivated and stay positive. If someone decides 2017 will be their year, it will be. If Alex Taylor can accomplish his New Year’s resolution within a week, anyone can do anything within a year.