Month: January 2017

He said yes: Guys and girls share thoughts on the first annual Sadie Hawkins dance

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By: Eva Dorn, Online Editor

By now everyone at school either knows what a Sadie Hawkins dance is or that we are having one soon. But how do people really feel about the whole idea of girls asking guys to the dance?  Several students shared their thoughts on the upcoming Sadie Hawkins dance.

“I like that the roles are reversed, and girls get the opportunity to be creative and ask the boys,”  senior Brady Hamilton said.

Many have similar thoughts as Hamilton about girls asking the boys. Senior Marshae Dabney had the same feelings.

“I feel like it would be nice for girls to get out of their comfort zones and ask guys out,” Dabney said.

Contrary to Dabney and Hamilton, junior Olivia Caplan and sophomore Sydney Williams think there are some drawbacks to the switch.

“It’s a good idea, but I feel guys will reject girls to prove a point that girls reject guys,” Williams said.

“Dances, in my opinion, are kind of stupid. They look cool on TV shows that are focused on high school, but honestly this idea sounds dumb,” Caplan said.

The girls have voiced their opinions on the dance, but how do the boys really feel about being asked out?

Junior Andy Liscio, is one of the many James River boys who feels that girls should go for it, and ask the boys out.

“Girls need to man up and ask someone,” Liscio said.

Junior John Morley believes that getting the girls to ask the guys out is a great idea.

“The girls ask the guys. It’s always a surprise; there’s nothing better,” Morley said.
People may disagree about the roles being reversed, but there is one thing we know for sure: it will be interesting to see how it all plays out. The first annual JRHS Sadie Hawkins dance will on Saturday, February 4th at 7:30. Tickets will be on sale in the open commons until Friday, February 3rd.

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Scholarships available to seniors

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By: Dylan Lepore, Staff Writer

With college applications ending and the acceptance process under way, seniors need scholarships to help pay for the rising prices of college.. Every month the counseling office releases a “newsletter” called The James River Ripple that shows all the scholarships that are still available.

Just to name a few, there is the biweekly Sun Trust off to college scholarship, the ROTC scholarship, the Coca-Cola scholarship, and more coming each and every month.

The Ripple is always available on the James River website and in the counseling office for seniors only. If the scholarship application requires a transcript use Parchment to send it and sign it off on the pink form (again in the counseling) for the desk aids to send it off.
These and more are also on various websites like FastWeb and Collegenet.

Do Something club entertains faculty’s kids

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By: Corinne Minnick, News Editor
The Do Something Club will be hosting the annual faculty night on Friday, January 27th at 7:15 p.m. While teachers and faculty enjoy the boys varsity basketball game against Cosby, the members of the Do Something club will be entertaining their kids. They plan to have indoor games, crafts, and activities like relay races held in the open commons. The club encourages faculty to bring their children to the game and benefit from a well deserved break.

Talent show coming soon

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By: Eva Dorn, Online Editor
Get your acts to together! The talent show is coming soon. Auditions for the JRHS Talent Show are on Wednesday, January 25th and Thursday, January 26th. The talent show will be on Thursday, February 2nd. There will be prizes to be announced for the best acts.