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An insight into students and staff’s facial hair from around the school.
THAT'S SO RANDOM: FACIAL HAIR
Ethan Cartier, News Editor • April 11, 2024

Facial hair is an important part of many people’s day, from waking up in the morning and trimming it to seeing it in the mirror when brushing teeth. Powell High School [PHS] has seen a number of immaculate beards, mustaches, and other facial pieces over the years, showing how important they can be...

Sophomore Tyler Wenzel plays Brawl Stars in Mrs. Lenita Moore’s class.
GAME ON OR GAME OVER?
Myah Rakness, Prowl Reporter • April 11, 2024

The average teenager spends an average of 8-12 hours playing video games per week. That is about 520 hours a year. With all of that time spent playing games, how does that affect students' grades and the amount of time they use to do their homework and school work? “Video games derive attention...

The Erocne Jazz choir sings for the last time in the 2024 season in front of a select audience Mar. 26.
SINGING THEIR HEARTS OUT FOR A YOUNGER CROWD
Emma Johnson, Editor-in-Chief • April 9, 2024

The usual audience for the Powell High School Jazz Choir generally consists of parents, siblings, and interested members of the public. However, for a special afternoon, the select spectators of this audition-only group were Powell Middle School. On Mar. 5, the PHS Erocne Jazz Choir members performed...

Sophomores explore the different booths at the Northwest College Career Fair.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE?
Nyah Johnson, Prowl Reporter • April 5, 2024

Recently, for the sophomores at PHS, counselors have been introducing and taking steps in leading students towards their future plans. At the career fair on April 3, these questions could finally be answered.  Most have been asked the commonly repeated question, “What do you want to be when you...

PHS students capture winning spots in the American Dream essay contest.
COWBOY ETHICS AND “WHAT IT MEANS TO ME”
Rue Godsey, Prowl Reporter • March 18, 2024

Participating in a writing competition can be an exciting experience that elevates a person’s writing skills to new levels. The competitive aspect of the event can inspire writers to experiment with new ideas and narrative styles. The American Dream contest is run by the Boys and Girls Club of Central...

Online Course Registration page offers new courses, such as Modern Media and Literature.
NEW ENGLISH CLASSES
Cecilia Villalobos, Prowl Reporter • March 18, 2024

Powell High School kicks off the next school year with the introduction of new English courses, focusing on modern media and technical writing to help prepare students for the world outside of high school. The teachers that will be teaching the two new courses will be English teachers Mrs. JoEllen...

Mr. Myers proudly displays the layer of dust covering his unharmed stapler.
STAPLER SNATCHING SPREE
Melissa Merritt, Prowl Reporter • March 18, 2024

Tragedy has struck for many PHS educators and their office supplies recently. Within a few short weeks, many staplers mysteriously disappeared with no hope of return.  The first reported incident occurred in Spanish teacher Brandon Preator’s room. A student had asked to borrow his stapler, but...

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Junior Dusty Carter takes his rest off on the sideline after the most recent play.
FOOTBALL FEVER GALLERY
Emma Johnson, Editor in Chief • April 18, 2024

Sophomore Luci Dees gazes up, while participating in the cheer moves.
STUDENT SECTION GALLERY
Emma Johnson, Editor-In-Chief • April 18, 2024

A collection of photos taken by Emma Johnson starting September 2023 to February 2024.    

The annual tournament brings heartbreak and suspense
BROKEN BRACKETS
Toby Sessions, Sports Editor • April 11, 2024

March Madness is an NCAA Division One basketball tournament held annually in March. The tournament is single-elimination with 68 teams participating. This contest is widely known to have people filling out brackets, predicting what teams will move on, and who wins it all. At Powell High School [PHS],...

Senior Aubree Fisher works with her group.
BUBBLE GUPPIES IRL
Melissa Merritt, Prowl Reporter • April 11, 2024

Many of us remember going swimming as the most rewarding and anticipated field trip of the year. This year, Westside Elementary School students took multiple trips to the pool to be taught and coached by Powell High School students. Swimming is an important life skill, and while programs like USA...

All of the boxers pose with a certificate and medal following the fights.
LIL TYKES FIGHT
Nalani Jordan, Prowl Reporter • April 11, 2024

Blaring walk-out songs filled the gymnasium. The smell of fresh popcorn wafted through the air. Chatter from the crowd was almost non-existent, as the onlookers were too focused on the intense matches. On Monday, Mar. 25, Post 26 Big Horn Basin Boxing Club hosted the first kid’s fight night at the...

Players work on their ground strokes as Coach Preator assists them throughout the drill.
LOVE MEANS NOTHING
Sophie Czirr, Prowl Reporter • April 11, 2024

Love might not mean anything in the game of tennis, but that doesn’t stop Powell High School’s tennis players from being excited about the spring tennis season of 2024.  The beginning of the spring season essentially kicks off the fall season for these players. The objective of starting in the...

The 2023-2024 Wrestling team stands together for one last time, after winning their fourth place title at the State Championship in Casper the first week in March.
PANTHERS STRIVE AT STATE
Katie Morrison, Opinion Editor • March 18, 2024

As the Panther Wrestling Team looks back on their season, it was a memorable one; filled with success, laughter, and a great state finish.  “Ya know, it was a good season for us,” Head Wrestling Coach and History Teacher Mr. Nick Fulton said. “My guys and girls showed a lot of growth throughout...

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Meet the Staff
Hagen Bradish
Hagen Bradish
Prowl Reporter
Hagen Bradish is currently sophomore at PHS. She spends most of her time listening to music, hanging out with friends (and cousin), and watching or playing sports. As sporty as she claims to be, Hagen’s time is usually spent joking around in cheer. Hagen is very open minded and is always looking for a new challenge, even though she’ll probably end up complaining
Abby Eaton
Abby Eaton
Prowl Reporter
Abigail Eaton is currently a senior. She finds the most joy when she is with her horse, Hottie, who she also calls the love of her life. She also loves all things outdoors like hiking, fishing, swimming, and everything in between. Even when doing these things you probably will find her with one Airpod in at all times, since she is always listening to some kind of music.
Gracielou Parker
Gracielou Parker
Prowl Reporter
Gracielou Parker is a sophomore at Powell High School who spends her days on her phone or avoiding socializing with others. The only time she appears out of hiding is during lunch and pre-ap English, but she will say a friendly hello if she sees a classmate.

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Involved with community service, Kik Hayano started a community garden in Powell.
KIK HAYANO - AD'MIT'TED
Jimmy Dees, Associate Editor • April 23, 2024

Senior Kiyoko ‘Kik’ Hayano is a student to be celebrated. Throughout her high school career, she has been extremely involved with different communities in PHS, excelling...

The easiest cheesecake youll ever make.
COOKIE OF THE MONTH: CHERRY CHEESECAKE COOKIES
Ashlee Jacobsen, Prowl Reporter • April 12, 2024

Though many people enjoy cheesecake, it can be very time-consuming to make yourself. For a change of pace, you can try these scrumptious cherry cheesecake cookies.  These...

Some of Powell High Schools cheer seniors pose with their coaches.
GO GO GET ‘EM
Brenna Henderson, Prowl Reporter • April 10, 2024

Powell High School gives students the opportunity to choose extracurricular activities to pursue, and cheerleading is one of them. PHS’s cheer season has come to an end,...

Katie Morrison smiles after being awarded Chapter Sweetheart.
A WEEK OF GROWTH
Curtis Muecke, Prowl Reporter • March 18, 2024

76 years ago, the directors of the National FFA Foundation started the tradition of FFA week. Here at Powell High School, this is a tradition that students still embrace. FFA...

The jazz band practices for its performance.
YA LIKE JAZZ?
Nyah Johnson, Prowl Reporter • March 18, 2024

On Feb. 27th, the PHS jazz band performed at the annual Northwest College Jazz Festival. This festival is an all-day, non-competitive convention that gives students and...

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Powell Highschool choir students rehearse their pieces in preparation for Pre-Festival.
CAN YOU HEAR ME?
Norah Startin, Prowl Reporter • April 11, 2024

Powell High School offers two choir classes for our students to enroll in. The number of both of these classes has grown to be too large and chaotic for students coming in.  Powell High School’s...

The sun goes down meaning curfews will come into play.
THE RATE OF STAYING OUT LATE
Kate Williams, Prowl Reporter • April 11, 2024

Whether having to stay out late or get home early, many high school students experience the worry of making curfew. Most high schoolers would say that curfews are restricting, but there are both pros and...

A great way to prepare for the ACT is by checking out one of these ACT prep books from the school library.
TRUTH BEHIND THE ACT
Brighton Streeter, Prowl Reporter • April 9, 2024

On Mar. 26, the halls of Powell High School were nearly vacant. Only sophomores and freshmen wandered the desolate corridors. All the juniors were taking the American College Test (ACT) and many of them...

Powell High School’s mousepads are busted.
MOUSPAD MALFUNCTIONS
Brighton Streeter, Prowl Reporter • March 18, 2024

Recently, a school-wide crisis has ensued. School laptops seem to be having a variety of malfunctions. Students are disgruntled about the situation as it slows progress on assignments, and in some cases...

Shrek hanging from the flag pole, watching the students work.
AN UNINVITED VISITOR
Isaac Dunsey, Prowl Reporter • March 18, 2024

Once upon a time, in a Spanish class far far away, there was an unwanted visitor.  The unwanted visitor is the ogre Shrek. He is a familiar guest, but many have wondered if the teacher, Señor Preator,...

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