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Emma Lankford

Emma Lankford, Staff Reporter

Emma Lankford is a freshman with the Harrisonburg High School Newsstreak. This is her first year with the newspaper, and she is a staff reporter. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, camping, hiking, reading, napping, adventuring, and netflixing.  

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Senior Emma Lankford has two kittens named Cosmo and Luna, here they are sleeping on her bed. She adopted from the owner of the Lady Jane, who was fostering them from the Cat's Cradle.

[Photo] The secret lives of student pets

September 25, 2020

Senior Emma Lankford has two kittens named Cosmo and Luna, here they are sleeping on her bed. She adopted from the owner of the Lady Jane, who was fostering them from the Cat's Cradle. "They were rescued...

Lankford also built a new fire pit from stone and put rocks covering the floor of it.

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September 25, 2020

Lankford also built a new fire pit from stone and put rocks covering the floor of it.

In addition to the pond, Lankford created boxes that varied in size to hold different types of plants.

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September 25, 2020

In addition to the pond, Lankford created boxes that varied in size to hold different types of plants.

Lankford drains the pond in order to clean out debris and rebuild the pond.

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September 25, 2020

Lankford drains the pond in order to clean out debris and rebuild the pond.

Lankford's finished pond is now free of rocks, sticks, and excess algae.

[Photo] Lankford finds time to start outdoor projects

May 24, 2020

Lankford's finished pond is now free of rocks, sticks, and excess algae.

Lankford planted new flowers and removed the  sheet covering the ground to protect it from a previous frost warning.

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May 24, 2020

Lankford planted new flowers and removed the sheet covering the ground to protect it from a previous frost warning.

Junior Emma Lankford is able to spend more time working on outdoor projects with her time in quarantine. Her first project was fixing their outdoor pond.

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May 24, 2020

Junior Emma Lankford is able to spend more time working on outdoor projects with her time in quarantine. Her first project was fixing their outdoor pond.

The McIntires serve paella during the event.

World language paella dinner raises money for exchange program

May 17, 2018

On Saturday, May 5, the students in the Salamanca exchange program hosted a fundraiser in the high school’s cafeteria. They served paella, which consists mainly of rice, beans, meat and different types...

The writer's various plants sit on display.

Six reasons why plants make the best friends

April 26, 2018

From a young age, I have always had the privilege of having both a backyard garden and potted plants inside my house. Now, even a few years later, this is still the case. The only difference is that I...

Bluestone student stands with one of the prototypes along with freshman Maddie Shanholtz.

[Photo] STEM students take prototypes to Bluestone kindergarteners

April 20, 2018

Bluestone student stands with one of the prototypes along with freshman Maddie Shanholtz.

Students use sports to relieve stress

Students use sports to relieve stress

April 6, 2018

At some point in life, everyone has been stressed about one thing or another. However, the difference is in how that stress is dealt with. For some, this method is taking pills to provide relaxation, but...

Track team competes at Gary Bugg Invitational

April 3, 2018

In the afternoon of Mar. 19, the outdoor track team took on their first meet of the season. Titled the “Gary Bugg Coed Classic”, ten local teams traveled to HHS to compete. Named for Gary Bugg,...

Freshman Sydney Shaver jumps into the pit during the long jump competition.

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April 3, 2018

Freshman Sydney Shaver jumps into the pit during the long jump competition.

Freshman Sydney Shaver competes in long jump.

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April 3, 2018

Freshman Sydney Shaver competes in long jump.

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April 3, 2018

Sophomore Sarah Deloney competes in the 4x800m co-ed relay.

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April 3, 2018

Sophomore Sarah Deloney competes in the 4x800m co-ed relay.

Junior Samantha Little competes in pole vault.

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April 3, 2018

Junior Samantha Little competes in pole vault.

Freshman Mia Constantin runs in the 4x800m co-ed relay.

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April 3, 2018

Freshman Mia Constantin runs in the 4x800m co-ed relay.

Senior Isaiah King runs in the co-ed 4x800m relay.

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April 3, 2018

Senior Isaiah King runs in the co-ed 4x800m relay.

Freshman Eli Pinedo runs his leg in a relay.

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April 3, 2018

Freshman Eli Pinedo runs his leg in a relay.

Freshman David Beck runs in the co-ed medley relay.

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April 3, 2018

Freshman David Beck runs in the co-ed medley relay.

Sharrer poses with a life-size Elf on the Shelf doll.

Sharrer utilizes writing passion at Christmas company Elf on the Shelf

March 16, 2018

At the southern branch of the North Pole, Emily Sharrer writes about Santa, elves and reindeer all year long. In August 2014, Sharrer moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where she began her career with Elf on the...

Nan Callahan and her husband, Tyler, attend a Sports Backer event with their dog. Callahan was working the event, Dominion Energy Rock.

Callahan works media social media, exposed to new challenges

March 14, 2018

Every day, Nan Turner-Callahan strives to make her community more active. After receiving her masters degree at the VCU Center for Sports Leadership, Turner-Callahan began her career working with a company...

Teachers visit students' homes for conferences

Teachers visit students’ homes for conferences

March 3, 2018

A few times a year, Harrisonburg City Schools close for parent-teacher conference day. While most of these are held at the student’s respective school, it has recently become an option to have a conference...

A groundhog, much like the one that predicts the forecast of winter every Feb. 2, stands in a field.

Groundhogs cannot predict the weather

February 9, 2018

Every year on Feb. 2, a groundhog named Phil in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania emerges from his slumber to provide a weather forecast. This is decided based on the visibility of Phil’s shadow upon waking...

Senior Jane Wyatt competes in the 100 meter breaststroke.

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January 10, 2018

Senior Jane Wyatt competes in the 100 meter breaststroke.

Junior James Henderson competes in the 100 meter breaststroke.

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January 10, 2018

Junior James Henderson competes in the 100 meter breaststroke.

Junior Samantha Little finishes the 100 meter backstroke race.

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January 10, 2018

Junior Samantha Little finishes the 100 meter backstroke race.

Freshman Isabel Campillo competes in the 100 meter backstroke.

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January 10, 2018

Freshman Isabel Campillo competes in the 100 meter backstroke.

Junior Christa Cole finishes the final lap of the 400 meter freestyle.

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January 10, 2018

Junior Christa Cole finishes the final lap of the 400 meter freestyle.

Christa Cole pushes off the wall in the 200 meter freestyle.

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January 10, 2018

Christa Cole pushes off the wall in the 200 meter freestyle.

Christa Cole comes into the wall to begin the final lap of her 400 meter freestyle.

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January 10, 2018

Christa Cole comes into the wall to begin the final lap of her 400 meter freestyle.

Christa Cole competes in the 400 meter freestyle.

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January 10, 2018

Christa Cole competes in the 400 meter freestyle.

Christa Cole competes in the 400 meter freestyle.

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January 10, 2018

Christa Cole competes in the 400 meter freestyle.

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January 10, 2018

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January 10, 2018

Disney movies give life lessons

Disney movies give life lessons

December 12, 2017

For 94 years, Disney movies have captured the hearts of audiences across the world. These movies, while targeted at children, can communicate important values for people of all ages. Disney creates a world...

[Video] Girls’ soccer conditioning begins to prepare athletes for spring

December 8, 2017

Women interested in playing on the girls' soccer team hone their athletic abilities and soccer skills at a preseason conditioning session held in the multipurpose room.

The Lankford family takes part in a game of Mario Kart

Mario Kart has scientific benefits

November 3, 2017

When many people think of Mario Kart, they do not look much deeper than hurling turtle shells at their opponents. However, when examined further, it can be concluded that playing Mario Kart can assist...

Socks and Sleeping

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November 3, 2017

After testing the sock theory for herself, Emma Lankford still disagrees with wearing socks to bed.

Socks suffocate feet

October 24, 2017

For as long as I can remember, I have never worn socks to sleep. The feeling of restricting your toes by suffocating them in wool has simply never been appealing to me. However, I’ve noticed that a...

Arabic teacher Israa Alhassani teaches foreign language students about Arabian culture.

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October 24, 2017

Arabic teacher Israa Alhassani teaches foreign language students about Arabian culture.

Freshman Gretchen Maune reads about the culture of Nicaragua.

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October 24, 2017

Freshman Gretchen Maune reads about the culture of Nicaragua.

Foreign language students try Creole coffee.

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October 24, 2017

Foreign language students try Creole coffee.

French teacher Sally Young educates students about Creole culture.

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October 24, 2017

French teacher Sally Young educates students about Creole culture.

Language teacher Marcos Quintana informs students about states with Spanish names and their meanings.

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October 24, 2017

Language teacher Marcos Quintana informs students about states with Spanish names and their meanings.

Junior Andi Fox reads about different aspects of Central American culture.

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October 24, 2017

Junior Andi Fox reads about different aspects of Central American culture.

Arabic teacher Israa Alhassani teaches foreign language students about Arabian culture.

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October 24, 2017

Arabic teacher Israa Alhassani teaches foreign language students about Arabian culture.

Spanish teacher Henry Garcia gives a presentation on Colombia to foreign language students.

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October 24, 2017

Spanish teacher Henry Garcia gives a presentation on Colombia to foreign language students.

Foreign language students read travel itineraries for different trips to Central American countries with language teacher Philip Yutzy.

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October 24, 2017

Foreign language students read travel itineraries for different trips to Central American countries with language teacher Philip Yutzy.

Foreign language students have fun with masks found in Creole cultures.

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October 24, 2017

Foreign language students have fun with masks found in Creole cultures.

Foreign language students display a cake with a Puerto Rican flag.

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October 24, 2017

Foreign language students display a cake with a Puerto Rican flag.

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[Photo] Ron Bowers

September 12, 2017

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