Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, formally known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, England, announced on Jan. 8 that they will step down from their roles as senior members of the British royal family. The couple’s move to step down is informally known as “Megxit,” the nickname that branched from “Brexit,” or the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. This news shocked the UK as well as many other countries, as the couple plans to divide their time between Britain and North America. The news came as a great surprise to the royal family, and plans have been hastily formed to assist the two in leaving their positions for a new life as normal citizens. Keep Reading
Since it is officially fall, it is time to celebrate all aspects that make the season so special. It is the little aspects, from snacks to scents to drinks, that make the season so highly anticipated. The high school was sent out a six-question survey to help find out what everyone enjoys most about fall and the survey helped remind students about what to look forward to now that fall is here.
The student body was first asked about favorite fall scents, and 39 percent of students voted for pumpkin spice. One of those responses was from sophomore Mackenzie Madison. When asked why she thinks everyone loves pumpkin spice, she said, “When I think of fall, one of the first things that come to mind would be pumpkin spice.” The first question had a clear winner, but the next question about favorite Halloween movies had answers that were almost tied. The winner, beating “Halloweentown” by one vote, was “Ghostbusters.” Junior Reid Cameron said, “‘Ghostbusters’ was my favorite movie growing up, and it is a classic that I still love.” This was a shocking result considering “Hallowentown” is a movie series our generation grew up watching, but like Cameron said, “Ghostbusters” is a timeless movie that will forever be a favorite.
The next question was about favorite seasonal fall candies, and this resulted in a close toss-up between candy corn and Pumpkin Reese’s. However, the winner ending up being Pumpkin Reese’s. Just like fall candies, seasonal snacks are sold for a small portion of the year, so once they come, they are gone. The high school student’s favorite snack, winning by a landslide, was pumpkin bread. When asked which pumpkin bread she preferred, homemade or store-bought, senior Avery Beall said, “Homemade pumpkin bread is better because it’s fresher than store-bought and homemade everything is better.”
After enjoying the Great Atlantan Snowstorm of December 2017, Wesleyan students were dreaming of a “White Christmas.” High school students had the opportunity to fulfill dreams of east-coast snow when they hit the slopes of Winterplace Ski Resort on the Christian Life Ski Retreat.