The student online newsmagazine of SHS

The Journal Rewired

The student online newsmagazine of SHS

The Journal Rewired

The student online newsmagazine of SHS

The Journal Rewired

Sophia McKinney

Sophia McKinney, Editor-In-Chief

Hello! Wow, I can’t believe this is my third time writing my staff bio. From an awkward freshman with a cat backpack to a vibrant senior, time has flown by. Looking back I had no idea that the podium in Room 400 would soon be my spot of leadership. It’s an honor to say that I am the Editor-In-Chief of The Journal this school year. Words can’t describe how crazy last school year was with the pandemic and adjusting to a new, temporary lifestyle. Amidst all the chaos, I found inner peace with myself. That’s always been one of my goals. Aside from The Journal, I’ve developed a newly found interest in yoga. I started going to a small, local studio near my house with my mom last year. I felt safe and the love for myself grew tremendously. Who knew that staying in a down dog position could make you feel so content and relaxed. I also enjoy practicing gratitude, something I hope to incorporate this year in The Journal. Every morning and night I write down five things I’m grateful for. I continue this practice by mentally noting things that I appreciate each day whether it be the ladybug on my car to the downpour of rain outside my window. It really is the little things that count. The Journal has so many little parts and the end result is what everyone looks at, but the tight-knit family we create each year beats it all. I’m so excited to work with this amazing group of people and learn more about myself along the way.

All content by Sophia McKinney
Sophiology

Sophiology

May 23, 2022
Journal Address

Journal Address

April 29, 2022
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Sophiology

April 29, 2022
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Sophiology

March 25, 2022
Chin National Day

Chin National Day

February 28, 2022
Sophiology

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February 25, 2022
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Sophiology

January 28, 2022

December 16, 2021
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Sophiology

November 19, 2021
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Sophiology

October 8, 2021
Sophiology

Sophiology

September 10, 2021
Healthier living

Healthier living

January 28, 2021
unior Heidi McMullen draws one of her characters during her lunch period on Sept. 25. McMullen says that drawing calms her nerves.

[Photo] Mindful art

October 8, 2020
Sophomore Aubreyah Green started Buggin Bargain in July of 2019. Green sells vintage clothes of all sizes.

Buggin Bargain

April 14, 2020
Becoming bilingual

Becoming bilingual

February 28, 2020

Accounting for anxiety

February 28, 2020
Talking therapy

Talking therapy

February 11, 2020
Sophomore Jonathan Craddocks mother, Jill Craddock, keeps a scrapbook to commemorate Jonathans Eagle Scout journey.

Soaring to new heights

February 5, 2020
Assistant treasurer Erin Percifield sorts through tickets and money for upcoming sporting events. Percifield became the assistant treasurer at the beginning of this school year.

‘Happy to have her’

January 29, 2020
The official Math Dog of SHS, Ellie, poses at her desk for a picture. She found her home with math teacher Mary Wheeler fourteen years ago.

Math’s best friend

November 15, 2019
Saeed works on the fryer on Nov. 5. He started working at McDonald’s only three months after fleeing Syria and is now a manager at his store.

His American dream

November 15, 2019
Accepting adoption

Accepting adoption

November 15, 2019
Social studies teacher David Luers and EL teacher Amy Peddie talk during a meeting of the anti-racism teachers group on Sept. 26 in Peddies room. They are the leaders of the group.

Discussing diversity

October 22, 2019
Students in English teacher Sam Hanleys G/T class do a poster activity around the classroom. The course content will soon be changed to fit the new pre-A.P. class.

Making the switch

September 2, 2019
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