The Race to the Starting Line: Raiders Tryouts

By Atevejauna Gibson and Rebecca Hildreth On August 9th and 10th,  thirty-four JROTC students from Putnam County High School gathered after school to see if they had what it takes to be a Raider. Each day the JROTC students pushed themselves to their mental and physical capacities; however, they knew only twenty-four students would make... Continue Reading →

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Next in Line ’18

By:Harley Blankenship As a junior myself it is somewhat scary seeing all of my clique leaving high school. I know we will see each other all summer and that they are barely going down the road to college, but it is mind blowing. Watching the people I have grown with go through our PCHS doors... Continue Reading →

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“24 HOUR GAS”

By: Harley Blankenship '18 Racism, homo-phobia, poor-vs-rich, and physical images of one another, are all factors that hold humanity at a halt. "WE as People Stand Together on the Same Ground As ONE" - that is what the headlines on 'FOX NEWS' should be. But instead all we hear are stories of a black guy... Continue Reading →

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Girls, need a confidence boost?

By: Simone Gibson '19 Why is it so tough being a woman sometimes?  Nowadays women suffer from a number of different things in society. One of them main problems we face today is that we have to deal with gender inequality and being less the worth of a man. Which is totally unfair.  However, has... Continue Reading →

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Lions, Tigers, Finals…OH MY!

By Harley Blankenship, PCHS '18 "It was a dark and stormy day." Isn't that how all horror stories start? But this is no horror story containing masked murderers. This is judgement week, and these are bubble sheets of doom. Finals: the tests that determine our intelligence and advancement onto the next chapter of our lives.... Continue Reading →

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Senior Samantha Rawls: From Eagle to Cougar

by Jada Burke, PCHS '18 On May 18th, Putnam County High School Senior, Samantha Rawls, officially signed to further her cheerleading career with Columbus State University’s all-girl competitive squad. Samantha has dedicated her time cheering since she was in sixth grade and is so excited for her future as a Columbus State Cougar. During her... Continue Reading →

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Everything Everything Book Review

By: Ansley Evans, PCHS '20 If you knew love could kill you, what would you do just to experience it? The world outside of the thin glass window that belongs to the home of Madeline Whittier is filled with threats, viruses, and bacteria. The book Everything Everything, written by Nicola Yoon, has everything you need…... Continue Reading →

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The All American Boys

by Simone Gibson, PCHS '19 Today, in the 21st century certain people in this country are still discriminated against because the color of their skin and the way they dress. Which is totally unfair. After all this country we have been through race somehow still manages to be a problem. In the outstanding  book All... Continue Reading →

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A Recap of a “Heck of a Day”

Amaya Banks ‘18 “To me there are three things everyone should do every day. Number one is laugh. Numbers two is think—spend some time in thought. Number three, you should have your emotions move you to tears. If you laugh, think, and cry, that’s a heck of a day”  – Jim Valvano, North Carolina's Men's... Continue Reading →

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Finals Week Hacks

by Caroline Bottchen, PCHS '17 Do you need all the help you can get when it comes to finals? You've come to the right place. Below, you can find all the hacks and tricks you'll need to get through your finals week. 1. Cut the Music Your brain can't focus while blasting your music during... Continue Reading →

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Say YES to Success

by Destiny Kieu, PCHS '18 When I was a freshman, my biology class was right across from the healthcare classroom. I remember peaking in the window to observe what the upperclassmen were doing. They were all dressed in scrubs every Monday and performed skills that they would have to learn and use. I told myself... Continue Reading →

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DIY Treats to Beat the Georgia Heat

by Jada Burke, PCHS '18 Have you ever been sitting outside sweating buckets because its SO hot outside, and you know there’s only one thing that could truly cool you down? A popsicle. So you go and look in the freezer to find there’re no popsicles at all! OH NOOOO! Well, I’ve got you covered,... Continue Reading →

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PCHS Library Goes Rogue

by Caroline Bottchen, PCHS '17 PCHS Librarian, Summer Rhodes, has transformed the library from a place where students can read, watch Netflix, and work on their college classes to a more interactive space. The new and improved library is still undergoing many changes, but some of the newest features include stress coloring, fuse bead art,... Continue Reading →

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Prom Recap: Prom 2017 the prom of Y[OUR] dreams…

Prom was held on April 22nd, 2017, at Putnam County High School. The prom committee consisted of Leanne Moncrief, Junior Class Sponsor, and the Junior Class Officers lead by Jada Burke, Class President. This year's theme was Once Upon A Dream, which consisted of enchanted floral and whimsical greenery for decoration throughout the gym which was used... Continue Reading →

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Coach Mark Silva: A Dad That Wears Many Hats

by Caroline Bottchen, PCHS '17 Coach. Role-Model. Father. Motivator. Encourager. Mentor. Mark Silva has worn all of these hats and more for the past seven years. On Wednesday, April 26th, the Putnam County Boys Soccer Team recognized Coach Mark Silva for all his contributions and expertise throughout the 8 years he has been coaching for... Continue Reading →

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The Best Dress for FREE

By Harley Blankenship, PCHS '18 Prom has come and gone now, but the pain from the preparation is far from faded. Prom was fun, yes, but the days leading up to the biggest school event of the year were the exact opposite. This mostly refers to the ladies-now I'm not saying guys did not go... Continue Reading →

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Escaping the Pull of Your Ordinary Orbit

This year Putnam County High School is flying high above all the other schools in the state. By introducing a new and innovative way of learning the field of aviation, Putnam County High School established a drone class. This course allows students to get nationally certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). While requiring a... Continue Reading →

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That Blueberry Muffin Recipe

By: Ansley Evans '20 We all have that go-to recipe or that one recipe we are looking for. My go-to breakfast recipe is blueberry muffins. It is a simple and delicious recipe. You can make this recipe with a few simple ingredients and it takes no time at all. All you will need is... Ingredients:... Continue Reading →

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