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Eighth Grade Orientation


By Bayley Patterson–EIC

Kimpton eighth graders and their parents gathered in the auditorium for a brief meeting followed by a round table of questions as they strolled through the commons and upper gym questioning teachers and advisors about the many clubs and activities of which the high school offers.

From about 6:30 until 7:30, the commons area and the gym were flooded with many eager students wanting to know about programs offered at the high school.

Students were able to visit tables representing the core classes, electives, and career programs offered.  Many students and their guardians were able to meet teachers and advisors and coaches to ask questions specific to their content area.

Orientation night offers incoming freshmen the opportunity to see some of what the high school is all about before they begin planning their schedules for next year.

Scheduling for the high school will begin next week.  Students and parents can find the program course of study here.


Student Council hosts annual winter spirit week

Every year, Stow student council holds a spirit week before winter break. Because of the exam schedule, it will be held a little earlier. On Monday, the theme is pajamas. Tuesday’s theme is flannel day. Holiday sock day is Wednesday’s theme. Lastly, Thursday’s theme is ugly sweater day.

Student Council held a poll on twitter asking for feedback on what spirit days were wanted by students. The choices were: flannel day, awkward family photo day, holiday/winter hat day and holiday sock day. Flannel day and holiday sock day won.

“My favorite spirit day is and always will be pajama day,” junior Courtney Graham said.

Exams are held Friday, next Monday and Tuesday, causing spirit week to be shortened.

Students and staff are encouraged to participate.

Hudson haunted house opened for another year of scares

Hudson Haunted House is a very popular haunted house in Summit County. The workers do not get paid to work. It is strictly just volunteer. Admission is $10, everyone under 48 inches is $5, $1 admission from 11pm to 12am (Friday and Saturday nights only), and $5 military discount.

Each room has different whores to it, clowns, the undead, a special “Black Hole” room, and dropping spiders. Each room has about 4-6 workers ready to scare the customers. The rooms are separated by black walls and going around each 90 degree turn leads to a new horror.

However, there are some downsides to the haunted house. It takes only 5-10 minutes to get through. Since the workers are not paid, it can lead to some problems. Sophomore Kayleigh Kubalek went through the house on Friday the 14th. As she was going through one of the rooms a worker reached out to touch her and she exclaimed “Don’t touch me.” The worker she yelled at then reached out and pulled Kubalek’s hair. If you do not want to be touched then do not go to Hudson’s Haunted House.

Overall it is an okay haunted house, but if you aren’t easily scared and do not want to be touched then choose another haunted house to visit.