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  • Sunscreen should be summer staple

    Sunscreen should be summer staple

    Camille Herren, Managing Editor

    May 23, 2016

    As summer begins, people head to the pool, the beach and the outdoors for fun. Soaking up the sun and getting a warm glow can be a blast but a danger hides in summer’s beauty—skin cancer. When she was a teenager, AP Biology teacher Leslie Machen would bake in the sun and get severe sun burns. Now as an adult, she feels that she is facing the... READ MORE »»

    Sunscreen should be the number one thing packed when heading to the beach.

  • Softball wins state championship

    Softball wins state championship

    Griffin Gonterman, Sports Editor

    May 23, 2016

    The softball team went undefeated over the weekend to win the 2016 Alabama High School Athletic Association's state softball championship. The team defeated Auburn and Vestavia Hills to make it to the final game where they face Spain Park. The team won 9-2. It was the sixth championship for the school. "I'm so proud of these girls. They believed... READ MORE »»

    The softball team went undefeated to win the state championship in Montgomery this weekend.

    Scott Lowe

  • Lit mag adviser shares passion and lit mag process

    Lit mag adviser shares passion and lit mag process

    Kaylyn Jones, Web Editor

    May 20, 2016

    The purposes of Silhouette are to showcase Sparkman High School’s collection of creative endeavors, to inspire others to explore diverse methods of expressions and to preserve featured works for prosterity. Most people do not think a high school literary magazine would have this kind of mission statement. Many do not see it as an artistic outl... READ MORE »»

  • Student believes earth is flat

    Student believes earth is flat

    Sidney Al-Dijaili, Lifestyles Editor

    May 20, 2016

    Though he lives in a city known for its enormous involvement with NASA, junior Lance Lindner stands confidently behind ideas that contradict what NASA has taught people all over the world for decades. Lindner is strongly believes that the Earth is flat despite the fact that scholars and scientists proved  it to be a sphere for centuries. Lindner... READ MORE »»

  • Miller signs with Edward Waters College

    Miller signs with Edward Waters College

    Sydney Goggans, A&E Editor

    May 19, 2016

    Senior Brandon Miller signed with Edwards Water College on April 16 to play basketball. He was signed on the weekend they flew him out to the campus for a visit. “They flew me out to Jacksonville, they paid for everything and then I played with the team. I did well and they said they really wanted me and for me to come in the fall,” Miller... READ MORE »»

    Senior Brandon Miller teaches coach Jamie Coggins how to dab. Miller will play basketball at Edward Waters College in the fall.

    Erin Coggins


Movement shows importance of sustainable energy

McKenzie Ashmore, Opinion Editor

Energy Alabama in Huntsville recently kicked off a movement in efforts to convert Alabama to 100 percent sustainable energy. The local team of Energy Alabama presented...  Read More »

May 18, 2016 • 0 comments

  • Students participate in Crestwood disaster drill May 16, 2016
  • Political tug-of-war: the new school series May 5, 2016
  • Nineteenth ranking makes for proud student body May 4, 2016

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Alabama governor endorses trump

Griffin Gonterman, Sports Editor

Gov. Robert Bentley recently endorsed Donald Trump but do not flip out just yet. Back in February Bentley brutally criticized Trump and decided to endorse John Kasich, an outs...  Read More »

May 18, 2016 • 0 comments

  • Summer jobs for students May 18, 2016
  • Transgender bathrooms cause controversy in schools May 17, 2016
  • Universities develop new program for students across campus May 17, 2016

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Bonaroo survival guide

Madison Harding, Photo Editor

  Music festivals have been gaining popularity as the millennial generation raises to age standards. Teenagers are flocking to the new fad with the intention of m...  Read More »

May 18, 2016 • 0 comments

  • The Comeback Kids: new movies May 18, 2016
  • Reader eagerly awaits for new Harry Potter novel, hopes for new magic May 17, 2016
  • Four Unique Vacations for the Family May 17, 2016

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Softball heads to state playoffs

Jada Dutchess, Reporter

With a record of 46-16, the Sparkman softball team advances to the state finals which are held in Montgomery. Senior Bailey Mayes could not be more excited. “The most...  Read More »

May 19, 2016 • 0 comments

  • Senior selected for athlete of the year May 18, 2016
  • Track Team Sweeps State May 17, 2016
  • Volleyball tryouts go on despite lack of coach May 5, 2016

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Brothers move across the world

Ania Stover, News Editor

Moving can cause lots of stress, especially when one is moving to a new country and leaving everything familiar behind. Brothers junior Landon Baker and sophomore Evan Baker are both s...  Read More »

May 19, 2016 • 1 comment

  • Senior wins gold medal CNC scholarship May 5, 2016
  • Meeting Jenna: another adoptee May 4, 2016
  • Teachers can learn from students too April 1, 2016

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The Student News Source of Sparkman High School
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