What’s the Point of Daylight Saving Time?

The thought of Daylight Saving Time was first thought up by Benjamin Franklin but wasn’t actually used until World War 2 in Germany to conserve coal. Naturally other nations saw the positive effect and adapted the idea.

The real idea behind daylight saving time is that we are saving energy. An hour of daylight is put into the evening to make the day longer.

It’s not actually about helping out farmers due to contrary to popular belief.

Studies done by the U.S. Department of Transportation in 1975 showed that Daylight Saving Time trims the entire country’s electricity usage by a small but significant amount. This is a main reason people use daylight saving time, so we can save on electricity. Hopefully this article gave you same knowledge on why we mess with our clocks every yea

Daytona Bike Week

Daytona Bike Week started on March 10th and ended on March 19th.  Basically, all Bike Week is is a bunch of motorcycle riders take over the town and it’s a really cool experience.

You can go just about anywhere and there will be a motorcycle in sight.

All of the restaurants are packed with Harley riders and the parking lots are filled with their Harley companions.

If you ever get a chance, go to Daytona for Bike Week.

It’s a really cool thing to witness.

“Give me liberty, or give me death”

Written by Georgia Miller

Patrick was a part of the Second Virginia Convention that took place March 20, 1775 (he didn’t give his whole speech or rant, whatever you want to call it, until three days later). This Convention was meeting at what is now a church, St. John’s Church, instead of the normal place, the capitol Williamsburg. Continue reading “Give me liberty, or give me death”

Chorus LGPE 2017

Written by Olivia Apperson

On March 21st the Lee County 9th Grade Campus Chorus went to the upper campus where they had a large performance group evaluation (LGPE).

They sang three Latin songs and an English song.

The Latin songs were Gloria in Excelsis Deo, Et in Terra Pax, and Alleluia.

The final song they performed was The Turtle Dove by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

The group then went into the chorus room and sight read, reading and performing (music) at sight, without preparation for a judge. Overall the group got all 1’s, which means superior and is the highest score you can get. The lowest score is a 5. It was an honor to be in such a talented group. Great job, chorus!

Logan Review

Written by Jessica Stuckey

*Spoiler Alert*

On March 3, Hugh Jackman’s last Wolverine movie was released. Logan is the final Wolverine movie, and it was surely a great way to go out.

Contrary to most modern superhero movies, Logan is the first R-rated Wolverine movie, taking its place next to Deadpool. The movie has intense, graphic action sequences that show Wolverine’s power in its full glory. The movie isn’t afraid to show the dark side of things either. It shows the toll Logan’s age and powers are taking on him. He’s graying, weak, and isolated, and it’s almost relatable. Unlike other superheroes, Logan doesn’t take a hit and get right back up. It has an impact and it slowly wears on him over time. Continue reading Logan Review

The Beauty of Shamrock Shakes

Spring is here and you know what that means? St. Patrick’s Day may be the first thing you think of well guess what.. there’s something more important than that! McDonalds, every beginning of March, release their signature, limited edition special Shamrock Shake. The shamrock shake is a mint flavored milkshake with optional whipped cream and cherry. The shake is fun light mint colored. This year though, McDonalds has added green sprinkles and a new half chocolate and half mint flavor.

McDonalds describes the Shamrock Shake as: “Creamy, dreamy vanilla soft serve blended with Shamrock Shake syrup. Topped with green sprinkles, delicious whipped topping, and a cherry. Available in Small, Medium, and Large. ”

The shake will be removed at the end of spring, so if you’ve yet to taste one, now is your chance.

Baseball Players’ Mid-Season Point of View

Now that the Lee County Ninth Grade Baseball Team’s season is almost halfway over, I decided I would interview a few players to gain a little insight on how their season has gone so far. Overall, the four players I questioned said that their seasons had gone pretty well so far, but it was interesting to hear them elaborate on their favorite parts or best plays of the season, or why they thought the season has gone so well. Each player answered in unique ways, and stated their opinion in different ways as well. Here they are:

Seth Nelson:

Q: “How do you think the season has gone so far?”

A: “It has been very progressive.”

Q: “How do you think you have done individually?”

A: “I think that my hitting needs to progress, but defensively I have done pretty well.”

Q: “How do you think you have done as a team?”

A: “At the beginning we weren’t doing too well, but we have definitely gotten better together.”

Q: “What is your favorite thing to do at practice?”

A: “Catching drills.”

Q: “What is the best thing you have done this season on the team?”

A: “I hit my first homerun this year with two people on base.”

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Hill Corley:

Q: “How do you think the season has gone so far?”

A: “Fantastic.”

Q: “How do you think you have done individually?”

A: “Good, but I think I can do better.”

Q: “How do you think you have done as a team?”

A: “We have had our ups and downs, but we are slowly on the rise.”

Q: “What is your favorite thing to do at practice?”

“Double fungo.”

Q: “What is the best thing you have done this season on the team?”

A: “I would have to say the way I have pitched.”

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Davidson Mock:

Q: “How do you think the season has gone so far?”

A: “Pretty good.”

Q: “How do you think you have done individually?”

A: “Good I guess, but I could’ve done better.”

Q: “How do you think you have done as a team?”

A: “We’re getting there.”

Q: “What is your favorite thing to do at practice?”

“One eyed cat.”

Q: “What is the best thing you have done this season on the team?”

A: “I would have to say how I’ve done pretty well pitching.”

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Kyle Cloud:

Q: “How do you think the season has gone so far?”

A: “It has had its ups and downs.”

Q: “How do you think you have done individually?”

A: “I think I’ve done okay.”

Q: “How do you think you have done as a team?”

A: “The team has done okay also.”

Q: “What is your favorite thing to do at practice?”

“Double fungo.”

Q: “What is the best thing you have done this season on the team?”

A: “I think I have done well by being there for my teammates.”

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The ninth grade players seemed to have felt pretty good about the season so far, and hopefully will continue to feel good about the rest. Go Trojans!