Getting Pumped For Pumpkins
By Lynn R. & Ashton J.
Photo by DIY Network
Autumn’s favorite fruit: pumpkins! You can do more with them than just setting them on your
front porch for Halloween.
Don’t want to waste the seeds after carving? Use this. https://minimalistbaker.com/how-to-roast-pumpkin-seeds/
Homemade Pumpkin Pie
Of course, you will still have leftover pulp, so here is a homemade pumpkin pie recipe for all that orange goo!
Note: Works better with a pie pumpkin than a carving pumpkin but either is usable.
Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake
This one is for vegans who have a sweet tooth! Create a delicious “cheese” cake with pumpkin spices and pumpkin.
Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus
For those of you who don’t like sweets, this delicious appetizer is perfect for you. Dip anything into it, maybe even your roasted pumpkin seeds?
Pumpkin Swirl Brownies
For those who aren’t very confident in their baking skills to make something complex, good news for you! This recipe is very straightforward and perfect for new bakers!
One of my favorite Italian dishes, especially when you combine it with truffle sauce. Here is a recipe for this Italian delicacy!
Starbucks has already brought back the seasonal and much-awaited Pumpkin Spice Latte as well as a brand new one: the pumpkin cream cold brew.
Dunkin Donuts has released their own autumn menu including the new Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Signature Latte with whipped cream, caramel drizzle, and cinnamon sugar. Then there’s original Pumpkin Flavored Coffees, Apple Cider Donut, Munchkins, Pumpkin Donut and Muffin.
Krispy Kreme is bringing back the classic Pumpkin Spice Cake Doughnut available through Thanksgiving and their own various Pumpkin Spice Lattes.
Steak n Shake is whipping up their own Pumpkin Spice Milkshake for those of you that don’t care for coffee.
Dairy Queen. Love ice cream that much? DQ has a Pumpkin Pie Blizzard with your name on it!
Freddy’s long-anticipated Pumpkin Pie Concrete has returned for the 12th year. It’s made with a slice of pumpkin pie, frozen custard, and cinnamon.
Oct. 26, 10am - 7pm 36th Annual Pumpkinfest in Franklin featuring pumpkin carving, Great Pumpkin photo booth, costume contests, and more! Self-proclaimed Middle Tennessee’s largest family fall festival.
Oct. 4 - Oct. 27 The Glow: A Pumpkin Wonderland features jack-o-lanterns, a pumpkin patch, and carving demonstrations. This will take place in Nashville so if you find yourself in the city don’t forget to check it out! Visit https://glowpumpkin.com/nashville/ to learn more.
Visit http://www.boydspumpkinpatch.com/ for information on the local pumpkin patch. Visit
https://www.yelp.com/search?cflt=pumpkinpatches&find_loc=Clarksville%2C+TN for other pumpkin patches in TN.
The Empower Club
By Leilani Lucas
In 1919, women gained the right to vote. Since then, women have gained more ground for equal rights, and the fight continues today, especially in Rossview High School. Late last year, history teacher Mrs. Stacie Dunn helped students found our first club to fight for equality for all, the Empower club. The club will meet one Monday a month until 3:00, beginning on September 30. Be there if you want to help Rossview’s own fight for equality for all!
What is the purpose of the Empower Club at Rossview High?
“The Empower Club strives to unite the students of Rossview High through their differences, and to provide an opportunity to have free discussion about the treatment of groups or individuals.” - Sierra Milard
When will the Empower Club meet?
“The club has yet to determine dates for when we will meet, however, meetings will be held once a month. Listen to the announcements at the beginning and end of the day for the meeting dates.” - Sierra Milard & Kate Hemphill
What do you do at the Empower Club meetings?
“During the Empower Club meetings, members will discuss how different groups of people are treated in politics, society, etc. Discussions include topics like the wage gap, racial inequalities, racism, etc. A debate could take place, depending on the meeting. A topic would be provided by the officers at the start of the meeting, but the topic could be changed if the majority of members wish to talk about a different subject.”- Sierra Milard, Kate Hemphill
What is one thing the Empower Club has done or plans to do?
“Last year the club collected and donated supplies to a women’s shelter that housed women who had faced abuse. No definite plans have been made, but members wish to continue doing projects like this .”- Kate Hemphill
Who founded the club and when?
“ Empower Club is in its beginning stages, having started in the semester of 2018-2019 by Ashley Song and Alana Sanders.”- Sierra Milard
Who is the current sponsor and officers for the Empower Club?
“The current sponsor is Mrs. Dunn. The Empower Club has two presidents, Ashley Song and Alana Sanders. The vice president is Sierra Milard, the historian is Ashton Jenks, and I am the communications officer.”- Kate Hemphill
What Makes a Good Student?
By Siera Millard
Photo by Daily Sun
Ah...a question that transcends the ages. It is a question that most students, whether or not they realize it, ask themselves. It is what colleges ask...what high school job employers ask...and certainly what parents ask. So what is the answer?
Faculty members at Rossview High School say that a good student tries their best with good habits, and is respectful and multi-faceted.
Dr. Padgett, “To be a “good student” means to try your best. I believe there are certain habits that form a strong student in school. Those are being organized, staying on top of your assignments and turning those assignments into the teacher in [a] timely manner, seeking help from the teacher when needed, checking your grades, attending school regularly, and remaining positive (not giving up) when the learning doesn’t come as easy. I wish I could say there is an “easy” way to being a good student, but it takes hard work every day.”
Ms. Smith, “A good student to me is someone who is respectful. That covers many facets. Knows when to talk, work, be quiet, treats himself and others with respect, and respects the teachers’ efforts in putting together lessons to try his/her hardest for them.”
Mr. Martin, “A good student at Rossview High School is multi-faceted. A good academic student is simply one who scores well in his classes. A good student is one who has excellent academics, as well as great character traits( such as honesty, loyalty, empathy etc).”
Research says that a good - if not outstanding - student can make connections and relations, and has the right mindset to learn. A good student will not focus on the grade, but rather, gaining lifelong knowledge that is remembered beyond the exam. This means taking the learning seriously, without the use of shortcuts and unquestionably without cheating. Cheaters are focused on the grade, learners are focused on remembering. Businessperson Robert Kiyosaki said, “True learning takes energy, passion, and a burning desire.” While this may be true, it may also be said that true learning merely takes the desire to go beyond memorization.
Tony Robbins goes beyond this in his theory that success, in general, is eighty percent psychological and twenty percent strategic. In terms of academics, the key to this is, again, being in the right mindset to learn. It takes a hard-working and dedicated person to push past learning difficulties and confusion on a topic that may not come easily. Thus, a good student has a good work ethic, rather than needing a high IQ.
So what is the true definition of a good student?
There isn’t one. The important question to ask yourself is what kind of student do YOU want to be? Each person’s definition of a good student is different, and what will make you stand out is the desire to define the term yourself.