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  • April 6Project Grad Poker Tournament will be held Saturday, May. 1 at The Venue at Willow Creek at 5 p.m.
  • April 6Project Grad Bingo tournament will be held Saturday Apr. 10 in the high school parking lot from 5-7 p.m.
  • April 6Submissions for the Literary Magazine are due Thursday, Apr. 8 at 11:59 p.m.
  • April 6Modified remote purple day on Friday, Apr. 9
The Frankenstein Bill would allow state funding for private schools.
'Frankenstein' Bill moves through state legislature
Brylie Reese April 21, 2021

The “Frankenstein” Sub House Bill 2119, introduced on Jan. 22, sets out to change the format of funding for private and public schools. The bill will...

Sophomores Jackie Gildo, Annalia Escalante, and Deanna Jones converse during newspaper stay late night.
Kansas Senate passes bill requiring full in-person learning throughout districts
Zoey Pudenz, Managing Editor • March 9, 2021

On Mar. 3, the Kansas Senate passed Senate Bill no. 235 which would require all K-12 schools to have a full in-person and...

High School teacher Stephan Brumbaugh poses with vaccination card which shows receipt of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccine Update: District's staff receives COVID-19 vaccine
RIley Merrick, Staff Writer • March 9, 2021

While trying to get the country back to normal after getting hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, many are turning to the COVID-19...

2020 seniors pose for a photo at prom in june. Project grad hosted a senior only prom last year but allowed outside guests. Photo Courtesy Morgan Haworth
Recent senior only prom decision causes disappointment
Audrey Menzies, Design Editor • March 8, 2021

Covid-19 has taken away many things from the class of 2021 and many were optimistic that prom would not be one of them. However,...

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Moss, a Pot Belly- American Guinea cross, basks in the sun while enjoying a mud bath. Photo by Astin Ramos
It's all in the family: Family maintains home farm to produce fresh foods
Astin Ramos, Photo Editor • April 24, 2021

Homegrown and homemade fruits, vegetables, produce and baked goods are becoming a new way of shopping. Family farms are growing whole foods to be sold...

Chris Brindle poses with a photoshopped red sports car. This photo is one of many that is posted on @iheartbrindle.
Students create fanpage for beloved teacher
Audrey Menzies, Design Editor • April 19, 2021

Social sciences teacher Chris Brindle has been a beloved teacher for 12 years, but something out-of-the-ordinary happened...

Sophomore Kyle Schutte pulls up a music video on YouTube to relax on a Sunday afternoon.
Students find expression in music
Jackie Gildo, Staff Writer • April 18, 2021

When left to isolate, you are given opportunities to find new creative ways for adaptation and coping through circumstances....

Meet the Northern Lights themed 2021 Prom King and Queen candidates.
Meet the 2021 Prom Candidates
Zoey Pudenz, Managing Editor • April 16, 2021

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Pair of Lil Nas X and MSCHF shoes with bible verse and shoe number showing. Photo courtesy of MSCHF.
Lil Nas X releases controversial shoes
Adam Novak, Sports Editor • April 15, 2021

Editors note: Since this story was published MSCHF has withdrawn the shoe completely.  Rapper and singer Lil Nas X has recently released a controversial...

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Zack Snyder's "Justice League" lives up to the hype
Blake Beashore, Editor-in-Chief • March 31, 2021

The original Justice League movie was released in 2017 to poor critical reviews and a disappointed audience. Some of the actors themselves expressed...

According to ESPN, about 96.4 million viewers watched Super Bowl LV.
Poet Amanda Gorman breaks down barriers during Super Bowl performance
Riley Merrick, Staff Writer • February 11, 2021

After reading at both the Super Bowl and Presidential Inauguration, Amanda Gorman is becoming a household name.  The young twenty-two-year-old...

Wonder Woman 1984 scored a 59% on Rotten Tomatoes which is 34% less of the 93% score the first Wonder Woman scored.
Wonder Woman 1984 lacks superhero quality
Madi Welker February 9, 2021

Wonder Woman 1984 was released on HBO Max Dec. 25, 2020. All my friends and family had been raving about how good it was going to be, and how...

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Social media takes up a majority of our time. Read how to reduce time spent on social media. Design by Julie Jones
An ode to social media: Self-esteem wears away as internet usage builds up by day
Julie Jones, Staff Writer • March 24, 2021

Social media has been integrated into almost every aspect of our lives today, and it’s affecting our mental health more than we know.  We live in...

The new hybrid model will go into effect on March 23.
New Schedule Needs Improvement
Annalia Escalante, Staff Writer • March 12, 2021

After many schedule changes this school year, we once again are forced to adapt quickly. Beginning on March 23, students will have the option...

Junior Reagan Montgomery poses for a picture with her dog, Coco.
Pets: Lifelong commitments
Reagan Montgomery, Staff Writer • February 17, 2021

Over the initial quarantine period, there was a massive boom in pet adoptions across the nation. People got dogs, cats, birds, and rodents thinking...

The new learning model will go into effect Monday, Jan. 25.
Back to the Building: New schedule increases in-person learning
Julie Jones, Staff Writer • January 15, 2021

Online school has become the new normal for almost every student across the world. Due to new lessened COVID-19 restrictions via the Wyandotte...

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Varsity Girls Soccer team huddles up before their first game.
Lady Pirates Soccer off to Explosive Start
RIley Merrick, Staff Writer • April 19, 2021

After losing last season to COVID-19, the Lady Pirates soccer team is making a comeback. The team is 6-1 this season and they aren’t planning to slow...

Senior Nate Golubski steps on the mound to throw a pitch. Photo courtesy from Nate Golubski.
Pirates set to kick off their spring season
Ethan Walker March 29, 2021

Spring sports are back this week for the first time since 2019 after they were canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19. Baseball,...

Junior Jaron Briggs locking up on defense against the Bobcats.
Pirates basketball falls short of state
Alex Ivanuska March 25, 2021

This year, Pirates basketball came short of the state tournament after bumping up to 5A. Both boys and girls had won the...

Senior Kyron Fergus bowls at KC Bowl in lane 24. Photo by senior Tony Cobbs.
Boys bowling team concludes their season and take on state
Brylie Reese March 24, 2021

The Pirate’s Bowling team rolls through their season, and state looks right up their alley. The bowling team’s fast-paced...

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