Although I originally struggled to read and had a minor obsession with the color black, my love for both the written and visual arts began at an early age. I spent elementary school reading under blankets and desks. Middle school was dedicated to writing a sci-fi “epic” and drawing superheroes. Now as a junior at CCS, when not writing for the SSO or The Chronicle, I can be found with a good book in one hand and a hot cup of tea in the other. I am Maddie Singleton and I’m proud to be working with such a talented team here at, the Spartan Standard—CCS’s first online news source.