No mo fro yo

Story by: Emme Longman, staff writer
Photos by: Mackenzie Carpenter, Photography Editor

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The Orange Leaf franchise was recently sued by Patel, an Oklahoma City-based franchise, for about $33 million dollars for not paying their rent lease. The Orange Leafs that are located in shopping malls have to pay the monthly rent of anywhere from $5,000 to $12,000.

The franchise is in court right now, but the Orange Leaf stores in Indiana were not closed for bankruptcy. Three Indiana buildings were closed without warning for “personal reasons.” The corporate office says they plan to reopen in the “very near future.”

“They need to get out of their lawsuit because the joy and happiness of having orange leaf is not justified by not being able to have it,” said Ava Hampton, 9.

orange leafThe closing is unfortunate because Orange Leaf was a place where people could have dessert that had 4 grams of sugar per serving rather than the 7 grams of sugar per serving in ice cream, which is better for people’s health.

Now, all the children who live in Carmel, Fishers, Muncie, and Noblesville will no longer have the flavor of Orange Leaf frozen yogurt close to home.

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The strenuous stress of softball

Story by: Emme Longman, staff writer
Photos by: Zoe Jenkins, staff photographer

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The Lady Marauders JV and Varsity season held tryouts on March 7, 8 and 9.

Since mid-October, the Lady Marauders have had softball workouts, which include lifting weights, batting, and conditioning. Along with school workouts, most girls play on a full-time travel team and meet with a separate batting coach once or twice a week.

“The most stressful thing is doing the right thing and not making a mistake because if you make an error, it feels like you let down your team and it might cost you the game,” said Samantha Bennett, 9.

Most of the stress from softball comes from having to make split-second decisions that could change the game.

“The stress of the game along with the hard work that must be put in is overcome by the love of the game,” says Sydney Gendron, 9.

With a good statistical batting team last year, hopefully this year’s JV and Varsity team can live up to the expectations.