CLAY TURNER – Hoof Prints Staff While Mrs. Buck sat at her desk during what seemed to be a normal day, a bell rang signaling to the students to change classes. As her students got out of their seats and began to walk out of the classroom, another group of students ran into her room. “Mrs. Buck,” one of them said, “turn the news on. Something’s happened. An airplane just flew into one of the World Trade buildings.” [...]
BIANCA GARCIA – Hoof Prints Staff What are we really learning? As students, we go to school eight hours a day for 10 months. In those 10 months, are we learning everything to our full potential? The United States used to be ranked first in education, but now we are not even in the top 10. I think we could fix the situation if we extended the school year. [...]
JILLIAN KEY – Hoof Prints Staff Waiting in the hallway in line for the bathroom. A few people. A lot of nerves. What’s that? Time for drug testing. A few times throughout the year, about four or five students are called to the office to be drug tested. Then, you are required to sign a form showing that you agree to be tested. It is often argued that all students should be tested, instead of just a few. But I disagree. I think that all students do not have to be tested once a year. [...]
COLBY QUALLS – Hoof Prints Editor As Mr. Steve Brummett relaxes at home, he waits. Letters are opened with enthusiasm. It’s not there. E-mails are checked regularly. Nothing. Telephone calls are answered without hesitation. It’s not the right voice. He watches the news in case the unthinkable has happened. Fortunately, his son’s name doesn’t come up. As he paces through the house, an American battle flag reflects through the glass case. Mr. Brummett glances at it and thinks of his son. [...]
MADISON FINCH – Hoof Prints Staff
For years, adults have been trying their luck with lottery tickets. Now, Arkansas proudly sells these tickets for the first time. Not only is this affecting the state, but it is also affecting BIC students.
The Arkansas lottery is awarding qualifying students a scholarship. According to Doris Willyerd, high [...]
KAYLA STACY – Hoof Prints Staff
It’s that time of year that almost everyone dreads, flu season. Unfortunately, this year is worse. There has been a new type of flu, known as H1N1 or swine flu, which has been classified as a global pandemic.
People everywhere are taking precautions, including schools throughout Arkansas. Governor Mike [...]