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Visual Art at Lawson

Visual Art at Lawson

Carla Williams, Staff Writer March 6, 2024

The visual arts are a craft as old as man. Over the years, it has become more than just sculpting and painting. The discipline is just as much a part of modern culture as ever. Visual art can be found...

The Importance of Journalism

The Importance of Journalism

Nathan Smith, Staff Writer March 6, 2024

In James Lawson High School, many students are taught journalism – writing and publishing articles, interviews, or news stories relevant to the world around us.    Journalism allows people...

White Dove

White Dove

Carla Williams, Staff Writer March 6, 2024

Fly, white dove, fly. Fly away from this place of white. Escape from this home that isn’t a home.  Fly away, white dove, fly.    Don’t look back, don't stop. Not even for a...

A Deep Dive into the Navajo Myth of Skinwalkers

A Deep Dive into the Navajo Myth of Skinwalkers

Lennon Freitas, Staff Writer February 22, 2024

I am not one to be superstitious. I don't particularly believe in ghosts or spirits. I'm not too fond of scary movies and, for the most part, turn a blind eye to the idea of outer-world creatures. I rather...

Snapping, Beans?

Snapping, Beans?

Branden Perez, Staff Writer February 22, 2024

Snapping Beans by Lisa Parker (b. 1971) I snapped beans into the silver bowl that sat on the splintering slats of the porchswing between my grandma and me. I was home for the weekend, from...

Take a look to the Fashion Design class!

Take a look to the Fashion Design class!

Emma Di Benedetto, Staff Wrier February 22, 2024

    The Lightning Letter had a good talk with Ms. Girod and one of her students in Lawson’s new fashion design class, and discovered all the activities and projects that this class offers.  This...

James Lawsons First Winter Concert

James Lawson’s First Winter Concert

Monica Felser, Staff Writer December 7, 2023

James Lawson’s first winter concert will be on December 14, and it will be held in the Lawson Performing Arts Center at 6 p.m. This performance will be directed by choir director Tyler Merideth and...

Dont Miss the Upcoming Winter Orchestra Concert

Don’t Miss the Upcoming Winter Orchestra Concert

Emma Di Benedetto, Staff Writer December 7, 2023

The Lightning Letter spoke to Choir Director Tyler Meredith and some of his students about the orchestra this week. The upcoming fine arts concert on December 14 will bring a lot of new stuff and surprises...

Why I Read Banned Books

Why I Read Banned Books

Isabella Clem November 16, 2023

Picking up a new book in the store is a wonderful feeling. For myself 2 years ago, picking up a banned book made my life more interesting. Not only was there the exciting feeling of having something I...

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The ‘A’ in LGBTQIAP+

Becca Hill, Staff Writer November 16, 2023

If you're not aware of what LGBTQIAP+ stands for, I'll lay it out. It's a lot of letters, but they all come out (get it?) to something quite simple. The L stands for lesbian, or someone who's attracted...

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What’s Ableism?

Becca Hill, Guest Writer September 28, 2023

If you're unfamiliar with the term, don't worry. You're not alone. Hopefully, this article will help to explain, whether you're new to the disability community or just wanted to see what's up. Last year...

Last Hillwood Rock Band Concert

Last Hillwood Rock Band Concert

Madysun Victory, Staff Writer May 9, 2023

The last Hillwood rock band concert took place on Thursday, April 20, highlighting the seniors and honoring rock band teacher, Mr. Schuman, who is moving away. “Rock Band is a creative way to...

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