The Flyer

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Sam Barton
My name is Sam Barton. I’m sure you’ve heard of me. As two-time Editor-in-Chief of The Flyer, I am the uncontested king of Greater Kettering’s High School Journalism community. Other great people of a comparable status as I include: Kim Jong Il of North Korea, Vladimir Putin of Russia, and Jake Shook of People with Crushes on Members of Panic at the Disco.

So yeah, I’m kind of a big deal. People know me.

My staffers, to me, are peasants. They tend to my every need whilst I sit atop my throne of office supplies and copier paper. They also operate small tenant farms, cultivating oats and barley to be sold to wayward travelers. When it behooves me, I make them fight to the death for my entertainment.

As King, I oversee the land, enforcing our strict  dress code of cut off T’s, pastel LL Bean corduroys and sombreros. The sentence for violating this dress code is either computer cleaning or eternal exile (for some reason, everyone chooses exile. Like for real, though, what the heck?). Sometimes when my staffers really annoy me, I throw them into the pit of doom. It’s inhabited by this disgusting, malicious beast who rips out people’s hearts with his bare hands; we also call him Jake. Sometimes we make him edit stories.

How do you like them apples?

Not sure if you’ve picked up on this yet, but I have some sarcastic tendencies. But in all sincerity, I love The Flyer. It has been extremely rewarding, and I can say with certainty that I am a better person because of it.

Sam Barton, Editor-in-Chief

Jan 26, 2015
Standardized testing pushes lunches to 4th period (Story/Media)
Jan 14, 2015
Despite the wailing from some whites, affirmative action is necessary and fair (Story)
Nov 30, 2014
Kettering wrestles with complex issues surrounding 10 bomb threats since May (Story)
Nov 25, 2014
State stupidity makes it hard for schools to implement new educational standards (Story)
Oct 24, 2014
District scrambles to adapt to new graduation and testing requirements (Story)
May 23, 2014
Fairmont commencement speakers urge the Class of 2014 to make the most of their time (Story)
May 23, 2014
2014 Commencement (Story/Media)
May 16, 2014
Bomb threat forces Fairmont evacuation, but police find nothing in search (Story/Media)
May 16, 2014
Latin students earn recognition that would make Caesar proud (Media)
Mar 26, 2014
UD and its fans bask in the limelight of the basketball team’s success (Media)
Mar 11, 2014
The E-cigarette fad among teens presents challenges for administrators and legislators (Story/Media)
Jan 14, 2014
Washington, Illinois, tornado wreckage (Story/Media)
Jan 08, 2014
The media’s political bias breeds ignorance instead of clarity (Story)
Oct 07, 2013
Fairmont defeats the Elks (again) in Spirit Chain competition (Story)
Sep 27, 2013
A.L.I.C.E. training prepares Fairmont staff to respond to an active shooter (Story/Media)
Sep 27, 2013
Security updates can be explained in two words: Sandy Hook (Story)
Sep 18, 2013
Fairmont v. Alter Gallery (Media)
May 23, 2013
Fairmont seniors graduate with pride on May 22, 2013 (Story/Media)
Apr 03, 2013
Boys’ Volleyball has makings for another good season (Story/Media)
Mar 25, 2013
United States immigration policy comes into focus (Story)
Feb 25, 2013
Computer Animation Team advance to State (Story)
Feb 18, 2013
Online classes offer students flexibility, new challenges (Story/Media)
Feb 18, 2013
One week in a vegetarian’s shoes … and the shoes look pretty tasty! (Story)
Jan 23, 2013
Spirit Chain funds make a difference for kids and veterans (Story)
Nov 20, 2012
No Shave November: The most important month of the year (Story)
Nov 18, 2012
The divide between public and private schools isn’t so big (Story/Media)
Oct 23, 2012
Spirit Chain win is just the start, say USB’s Grogan and Hindi (Story/Media)
Oct 03, 2012
Fairmont blood drive to be held (Story)
The school newsmagazine of Kettering Fairmont High School.
Sam Barton