Thursday, February 20, 2020

Situational Awareness by Noah Justice

Situational Awareness
photo by Noah Justice 

There are many valuable skills to be learned when transitioning from the sheltered days of youth into the harsh reality that is the real world. Each skill is valuable in its own way. Budgeting will keep you sheltered, cooking will keep you fed, and taxes will keep you out of prison. There is, however, a life skill that is rarely discussed. That skill is situational awareness and it is the one 
that will keep you alive. 
By definition situational awareness is the understanding of the factors of one’s environment with
regards to time or space, what the factors mean, and the possible consequences of these factors.
This skill is essential for understanding surroundings and how you need to interact with it in a safe
and thoughtful manner. 

Tips for situational awareness

  • Predict possible events that can take place based on existing factors in your surroundings

  • Have faith in your basic instincts

  • Be aware of the amount of time that has passed

  • Prioritize your focus 

  • Read others proximity, hands, and eyes

These small attention to detail will provide you with the skills to keep your composure in dangerous
events and stay safe in dangerous areas such as parking garages, alleyways and unsafe

Friday, February 14, 2020

Twice as Nice Prom Dresses by Abbigail Price

Twice as Nice
photo by Abbigail Price
Twice as Nice is a service organization that sponsors a prom resale program. Used prom
dresses are sold to students at a discounted price. Their goal is to supply students with cheap
prom dresses, in hopes that more students attend prom. Funds raised go towards Mooresville
charities.  “As this is a nonprofit organization, it is really about providing students with the
opportunity to attend prom versus raising funds,” Mrs. Jennifer Brunette said. Jennifer Brunette
was twice as Nice’s old sponsor. Mrs. Lepore will be taking over this year. Dresses will go on
sale Saturday, February 22 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Dresses will cost $20.00. If a student returns
the dress after prom, they get a $10.00 voucher for next year’s dress. Any MHS student is eligible
to buy a dress.