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Fatal Accident on I-65 Leaves One Man Dead, One Phone in Critical Condition

By Maria Echols
Officers responded to a 911 call late Saturday afternoon from a good Samaritan at the scene of a fiery crash. Allegedly, teen driver, Richard “Dick” Wad, was driving southbound on Alabama I-65 in his new, white Ford Mustang when he received a message alert from his Snapchat account.

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There Are No Clubs

By Donovan Hughes
In a shocking turn of events, the SGA has announced that for this term, there will be no clubs.
Initial reactions to this decision were confusion, and all reactions afterwards were also confusion. Questions were raised as to whether or not this came about as a result of no

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The Senior Class Espressos Their True Selves

By Sara Devine
With college and scholarship application deadlines approaching at an exponentially faster rate, you might start to notice the seniors acting just a little bit stranger than normal. In November, the low-key coffee addictions could be satisfied with one or two cups of caf coffee, but as February deadlines

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How the Election Will Affect Your Caf Food

By Donovan Hughes
This has been one of the scariest elections in all of American history. Two of the most hated people in the country went head-to-head for the position of President of the United States. If you’re like most Americans, there was only one question on your mind throughout this

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8 Shows to Watch Over the Break

By Donovan Hughes
It’s almost that time of year! Classes are coming to a close, and a break is just on the horizon. But a common problem at ASMS is adapting back to home life over the break. What are you supposed to do without your best buddies just feet

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Student Wakes Up During Second Period and Doesn’t Realize it’s Saturday

By Donovan Hughes
This past weekend, a student stumbled into consciousness entirely unaware of her surroundings. She let the cool of the morning overtake her for a moment. The feeling of not being in a class writing down notes calmed her mind. She slowly got out of bed and took a

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10 Ways to Keep From Procrastinating

By Donovan Hughes
If there’s one thing that brings us all together at ASMS, it’s the practice of procrastination. Whether you’re trying to avoid thinking about your exams coming up in a few weeks, or just trying to see how many boiled eggs can be stuffed in a pickle jar, at

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Reports Show That You Are Procrastinating

By Donovan Hughes
In a recent study done by Wirefire’s top research team, 30 students were tested while doing exactly whatever you’re doing right now. The results were simply dumbfounding.
“We found that in every student tested while they were doing exactly what the reader is doing, they were simultaneously procrastinating from

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The Breadless Side of ASMS

By Alex White
The average student at ASMS can find bread quite easily at ASMS. Sometimes, it may seem like bread can be found everywhere. But, contrary to popular belief, this is not really the case. In fact, after careful reflection, I realized there are a few select places on campus

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Students Nearly Get Out of Class

By Donovan Hughes
Early in the morning, in the hall outside the first period class, one could only hear the excited chirping of students as the clock struck 8:01 a.m.
“Maybe she’s not here,” said one excited incoming, “there’s no way she’s showing up this late.”
The thrilled students sat

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Waking Up Five Minutes Before Class is Sweeping the Campus

By Donovan Hughes
We’re 5 weeks into school already, and that means it’s time for students to start the normal morning commute to class. Remember the days of getting up at a bright and early 6:30, ready to take on the world after a warm shower and a full listen to

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Student Discovers New Way to Hide Phone

By Donovan Hughes
ASMS resident Raine Gordon claims that he has found a ground-breaking way to hide his phone in class.
“It’s crazy,” said Gordon, “I can’t believe nobody else had thought of this before!”
He states his plan is absolutely, one-hundred percent foolproof. What is this all-new alternative to hiding your phone

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8 Things to Try While Waiting in the Caf Line

By Jediael Fraser
Fall term has come once again, and with it has come, as planned, a large influx of incoming students. The ASMS cafeteria staff has been bringing their A-game by providing all-around good food and more options, namely the mouth-wateringly gooey goodness of their chocolate chip cookies. However, due

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Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar: Confirmed Black Supremacists

By Dominique Williams
Two of the most influential black artists are proven to be black supremacists. Beyoncé Knowles and Kendrick Lamar both have had controversial events to prove that they are indeed for black power. The suspicions were first confirmed after Beyoncé performance at the 50th Super Bowl, where she proudly

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Starbucks to Raise Prices Even Higher: Heartbroken Teenage Girls Everywhere

 
By Emily Andrews
Starbucks, a well-known supplier of overpriced and unnecessarily fancy coffees, announced Monday, February 16th that they would be raising the cost of their drinks higher than ever before. Upon making this announcement, hundreds of thousands of basic teenage girls created a major uproar on Twitter and Instagram. The

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Student Limelight: Roy Pankey

By Roy Pankey
I waited in a red, velour chair admiring the polished silverware skillfully placed on the clothed table. I looked at my wristwatch. The second hand was just moments from bringing in the new hour. As soon as it struck 10:00 a.m., I looked towards the entrance. With impeccable

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Inside the Inside the Inside of the College Admissions Process

“Shrouded in mystery, the college admissions process often leaves students and parents puzzled as to why some gain admittance while others receive the dreaded rejection letter.” – Time Magazine
YALE UNIVERSITY
At Yale University, one of the most selective colleges in the world, admissions decisions are actually pretty straightforward, says Angela Kanali,

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Beyoncé’s New Beyhive

By: Ja’Nea James
ASMS, can you handle this? The award winning hit singer is not on the run anymore. Beyoncé, born in Houston, Texas, lead singer of the former girl group Destiny’s Child, and America’s version of royalty wants to take a break from the limelight. She has decided to

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Simply the Best

By Jeronne Carter
The state of Alabama is a hotbed for athletes. Every year, hundreds of high school seniors from our glorious state are courted by top athletic programs. Similarly, Alabama is rich in top Division 1 Science Olympiad prospects, with the Alabama School Math and Science’s being the Mecca for

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Get Lit

By Bryanna Meredith
DISCLAIMER: As always, we’re very thankful for our cafeteria and its management. But this wouldn’t be WireFire if we didn’t poke fun just a little.
As many have noticed, things have changed since the student body has come back from the brink of extinction (also known as the

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Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

By Bryanna Meredith
The month of May is Zombie Awareness Month, and in honor of that, I’m here to educate you on how you can prepare for the quickly approaching zombie apocalypse – also known as the period at the end of the school year, where the stress from AP tests

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Graze it

By: Jeronne Carter
April 20th is a time of immense celebration for a myriad of people, not only across the country but also across the world. We at ASMS also enjoy 4/20. 4/20 is commonly known as National Weed Day.
Although being widely celebrated, 4/20 has drawn the ire from a lot

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Saban is a Dragon

By: Jeronne Carter
The Alabama School of Mathematics and Science is one of the top schools academically in the nation. It regularly produces National Merit Finalists and sends its pupils to top notch schools. Unfortunately for the Dragons, the success in the classroom has not transitioned into success in the field

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ASMS Student Sits in Room for 2 Weeks Straight, Accomplishes Nothing

By Chris Mowery
Here at the Alabama School of Math and Science, students pride themselves on being hard workers and overachievers, but one student does exactly the opposite.
“I mean, I wouldn’t say I pride myself. I’m just like, doing me you know?” said Garrett Stienfield, ASMS student.
Stienfield is what other ASMS

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5 Cures for Boredom

By: Sung-Hoon Park
Have you ever felt like you had absolutely nothing to do and were bored out your mind? If you somehow answered yes to this question while living at the Alabama School of Math and Science, try out these five simple things to give yourself amusement and rid yourself

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Top 10 Worst Roommates

By Bryanna Meredith
Everyone here at ASMS has to deal with roommates, and all but the very fortunate few have had their share of problems (some more so than others). If you’re feeling bad about your roommate situation, here are ten roommates that are (hopefully) worse than yours.
 

The One Who ‘”Borrows”

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The Chaotic Coffee Shortage

By Amanda Peterson
BREAKING NEWS! At the beginning of this week, ASMS students have come to find that nearby stores are no longer selling coffee. On top of this, Cream and Sugar and Starbucks have closed their doors because of the American coffee strike-taking place all throughout the country. This has

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A Guide to Sleeping in Boys’ Dorm

By Chris Mowery
 This is a guide to getting to sleep in the Boys’ Dorm. While it is halfway through the year, teachers have been noticing (mostly males) people with baggy eyes and pajamas on. These same kids are the ones with the most absences and late arrivals. Because of this,

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Alabama School of Math and Science spends 500 dollars to bring Snow to Campus

By Chris Mowery
The Alabama School of Math and Science has taken to Christmas in a new, radical way this coming season. Every year the school partitions some of their budget for Christmas decorations; however, this year they wanted to do a little bit more. Five hundred dollars was given to

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Steam Garbage

By Bryanna Meredith
It seems that the cafeteria is at it again.
This year the cafeteria has drastically improved the taste of their food, but it looks like old habits die hard. The cafeteria has replaced their tasty chicken fingers, tacos, and beef stew for a new concoction:
“Steam Garbage.”
Maybe this is a

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Three Acts to Try at Open Mic Night

By Roy Pankey
The Student Government Association here at ASMS recently hosted Open Mic Night, which always attracts a large crowd of students looking to procrastinate doing their homework. Although the latest affair was scheduled for a night whose temperatures suggested renaming the event to Frozen Mic Night, students showed up,

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