Author Archives: Megan Paradowski


Ready, set, teach!


Although classes are typically taught by teachers, there is one class that allows the students to be in charge. Run by Jennifer Gosselin, Ready Set Teach instructs students on how to become teachers. “[Ready Set Teach] is an opportunity to learn what teachers do and a chance to work in the classroom with students,” Gosselin said. There are four students currently enrolled in the class, and they meet every day during first and second period. “I like it because you can experience teaching hands on before you go into college, so you know if it’s something you really want to […]

February 18, 2015

Creative outlets lacking in school system


Creativity is an essential life skill. I enjoy being different through creativity and individuality. However, I feel that the only times I explore creativity are outside of school. After 3:45 p.m., I am free to experience originality in certain aspects of my life, but more specifically, dance. On the dance floor, I am infinite. I find paths through the space around me through the endless possibilities of movement. My body moves without limitation. Nothing constricts or restrains me. At school, on the other hand, I am tested over writing that is intended to be subjective. Instead of forming my own […]

January 22, 2015


The Story of Cougar Spirit


Getting Started Last year, Eagle Sports Editor Larry Bowen wrote a criticizing article entitled “Be classy, Cougar Raggies.” The story detailed “offensive” fan behavior taking place during baseball playoff games. The article intentioned for shame sparked a school spirit legacy that only continues to grow. “My friends and I would come to the baseball games, and we would be really loud just to get in the heads of the other players,” junior Colby Bachmann said. Bachmann had a large part in starting the Cougar Raggies trend. He and his friends were called to the office after the article was published. […]

November 24, 2014