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The Crimson Crier

The Student News Source of Sparkman High School

The Crimson Crier

The Student News Source of Sparkman High School

The Crimson Crier

Neal Elliott

Neal Elliott, Reporter

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Student Reviews Popular Horror Video Game

Student Reviews Popular Horror Video Game

By Neal Elliott, Reporter February 13, 2024

Dead By Daylight is a popular online asymmetrical horror game that has been out for seven years.  The focus of the game is one killer and four survivors. The killer’s main objective is to hunt down...

The Lighting Thief Made Live Action

The Lighting Thief Made Live Action

By Neal Elliott, Reporter January 26, 2024

The new book series adaptation of “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” has been a hit as millions across the nation watch their favorite book come to life. The series follows the books and so it is...

Grading papers, science teacher Scott Coonfare utilizes his planning period. Coonfare left a job in the restaurant industry go become a teacher.

Science Teacher Continues To Find Passion In The Classroom

By Neal Elliott, Reporter January 11, 2024

Science Teacher of the Year Scott Coonfare has only been at the school for two years but he is making strides in both his teaching and his achievements. Before teaching Coonfare was a chef and general...

Senior Expresses Pain with After Experiencing a Broken Ankle

Senior Expresses Pain with After Experiencing a Broken Ankle

By Neal Elliott, Reporter November 29, 2023

A simple task of helping to bring in groceries led to me breaking my ankle in three spots. The break surgery. The story doesn’t end there. It is only the beginning as I am now back in school and using...

Senior Reviews Book That Covers Other Worlds

Senior Reviews Book That Covers Other Worlds

By Neal Elliott, Reporter November 16, 2023

“The Paradise War”, written by Stephen Lawhead, is a Celtic mythology and folklore that focuses on another world. It starts as one might think with a normal start on Earth. Lewis is a Celtic history...

Band performs at one of the Sparkman Football Games.

Early Season Band Recap

By Neal Elliott, Reporter October 18, 2023

Band has been to one competition already this semester and this was their earliest competition ever. Traveling from across the south the band competed under the Bands of America and the competition...

Senior Reviews Action and Adventure Book By Renowned Author

Senior Reviews Action and Adventure Book By Renowned Author

By Neal Elliott, Reporter September 25, 2023

Percy Jackson and the Olympians fans need to rejoice. A standalone novel following the demigod Nico De Angelo and his boyfriend Will Solace in which they travel to the depths of Tartarus and fight evil...

Senior Neal Elliot holds a graduation cord and reflects on his high school years.

Senior Reflects On Last First Day

By Neal Elliott, Reporter August 21, 2023

A senior’s last first day. My last first day. It was honestly very surreal. For the most part, it was like every other first day--new teachers, new classmates, new classes. The only difference was that...

Student Explores How Christmas Differs In Other Countries

By Neal Elliott, Reporter December 16, 2022

Christmas is unique in that it is a Christian holiday with Biblical ties and connections to Jesus Christ. The way people celebrate it or a similar holiday in a different religion is celebrated around the...

T10: The Best Pies

T10: The Best Pies

By Neal Elliott, Reporter December 6, 2022

There are lots of pies with many different flavors and textures. But if I had to pick 10 here is what they would be.   Pumpkin Pie. A classic that everyone knows and loves. The crispy crust...

Pro : Video Games

By Neal Elliott, Reporter November 8, 2022

Video Games are I find to be more fun than board games. Video Games open up my imagination and board games fail to do so. There is also more variety that is offered. Where there are a limited amount of...

Student Describes How Video Games Have Changed Through the Years

Student Describes How Video Games Have Changed Through the Years

By Neal Elliott, Copy Editor November 4, 2022

Video games over the years have changed consistently and drastically. Forty years ago in the ‘80s video games were brand new and eye-ogling. They changed the world and the ways in which people spend...

Band Takes Home Second Place in First Competition of the Year

Band Takes Home Second Place in First Competition of the Year

By Neal Elliott, copy editor November 4, 2022

The band took home second place in the first competition of the year.  With a new director, the band was a little behind in practicing for the competition, causing stress to run high in the practices...

Student Reflects On Halloween Around The World

Student Reflects On Halloween Around The World

By Neal Elliott, Reporter October 27, 2022

Halloween is well known around the U.S. for children who dress up in costumes and then ring doorbells for candy. While the U.S. version is well known, there are some other variants from around the world.  The...

The History Of The School Bus

By Neal Elliott, Copy Editor October 14, 2022

The history of the school bus is extensive. Quite frankly it is a long journey. The school bus that is seen today has not always been so big, sturdy and robust. I actually did not know students took...

First Book In Series Is Surprisingly Good

First Book In Series Is Surprisingly Good

By Neal Elliott, Reporter August 27, 2021

The beginning of the first book of a legendary book series seems a little underwhelming. There’s something interesting about series like these, though. The books usually turn out to be amazing by the...

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