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Brewin’ spirit

The Cardinal Brew team brews up coffee and smiles as they deliver to teachers around the building

In room 275, a new coffee establishment is taking SHS by surprise. 

The Cardinal Brew, started by the Special Education department after winter break, is the newest program for students with exceptional needs to deliver coffee to teachers. Students deliver to educators every Tuesday and Thursday, and for them, it has turned into a new coffee shop. 

“They were excited about being able to deliver coffee to a teacher, or hot cocoa to a teacher, because they knew that would make the teacher happy. So they’re okay with the social interaction,” Special Education teacher Amy Honeycutt said. “But they were nervous about ‘How do we read the form?,” ‘How do we make essentially an order form on paper and deliver it and take money?,’ and sell punch cards, or work the punch cards or make the coffee,”

The students went through a trial run before winter break in the first semester at a smaller scale. After coming back, order forms where teachers could fill out what they want delivered were sent out to teachers. Coffee and hot chocolate costs $1 per drink, but teachers can buy a punch card for $20.

“We have consistently (gotten) … either 13 or 14 cups,” Honeycutt said. “Sometimes it’s hot cocoa, sometimes it’s coffee.”

The process of making the drinks goes far beyond just a coffee pot. While hot chocolate is just made with water and cocoa powder, the coffee is made with a percolator.

While the students love to deliver to teachers, according to Honeycutt, Cardinal Brew does more beyond that. Special Education teacher Jennifer Karushis and Honeycutt thought that this would help the students practice with skills for employment. 

“(My favorite part is) making the coffee,” senior Haus Siam said. 

Though they are technically working, the baristas seem to enjoy the business they are running. In the near future, Honeycutt hopes to continue it. 

 

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Darcy Leber, Photos Editor
Hi, my name is Darcy and this is my second year on The Journal as photos editor! My first year on The Journal was such an incredible experience, I can’t wait to see what this year brings. I am a senior and have been at Southport my whole life. Besides being on The Journal, I play softball and have played since I was a kid. I am also super into music. My favorite song right now is “Cool About It” by boygenius. Anyone who knows me knows that I am an avid concert attender, and will be forever. I started going to concerts when I was 5. The most recent concert I’ve been to was Dominic Fike. My favorite concerts I’ve been to this year was the Re:Set series where I saw LCD Soundsystem, Steve Lacy and boygenius. My favorite genre of music is indie-rock or alternative. This includes my favorite band of all time, Wallows. I’ve seen them live twice, as well as met them twice. When I’m not listening to music, I am sitting around watching TV or a good movie. The TV show I am watching right now is “The O.C.” and my favorite movie of all time is “The Princess Bride.” My summer consisted of being with my best friend, Lauren and traveling to see concerts. My favorite pastime is being with my friends, no matter what we are doing. I hope you all enjoy the amazing pictures I’m going to take, because I know I will enjoy taking them!
Salem Ortega-Morales, Photographer
Hi! It’s Salem again for the second year in a row, writing another staff bio. I won’t be writing any stories, but instead, I’ll be a full-time photographer (with the exception of writing captions). This year I’ll be a junior, and I could not be more excited to return. Unlike last year, I don’t have my hair dyed anymore and I’m no longer a writer. Photography is something I gravitate more and more everyday, and will continue to do so for the rest of my life. Although I’ll miss writing (only a little), I can’t wait to start a new era. This past year, I’ve met so many people on The Journal who have helped me grow and branch out as an aspiring photojournalist. Despite changing my whole position, not much about me is different from last year. I’m still a Steve Lacy, Tyler the Creator, Arctic Monkeys and The Cure fan. I still have my two cats, and we added one more to the family over the summer. Besides all that, I can’t wait to bring you all this year’s photos, and I’m so glad to have the opportunity of being one of the ones to do so.

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