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  • December 6Student schedules for second semester will be available on Skyward, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 at 3 p.m.
  • November 25A boys volleyball meeting will take place at 7:30 before school Friday, Dec. 6.
  • November 25Seniors can now place their vote for this year's Prom theme
  • November 21There will be no Project Grad meeting this month due to schedule conflicts

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Students debate when to get drivers licenses

Students debate when to get drivers licenses

Megan Neal, Print Editor

December 4, 2019

For many high school students, driving is a rite of passage that symbolizes freedom and independence. While some students prepare for the drivers test months in advance, some are not as eager as others to begin driving on their own.  Junior Dawnyale Bruce does not currently have a driver's license...

Working Overtime: Cheerleaders take on role in musical, participate at state cheer

Working Overtime: Cheerleaders take on role in musical, participate at state cheer

Morgan Haworth, Print Editor

December 2, 2019

Cheerleaders prepared themselves for a long day of Cheer State and the school musical “Hairspray”. Knowing it was going to be an exhausting day, they prepared for it by drinking tons of water, mentally preparing and getting a good night's sleep.  Junior Taylor Sims knew she needed to prepare ...

The growing pressures of a high school student

The growing pressures of a high school student

Miles Lockridge, Staff Writer

November 26, 2019

Being a 21st-century student can be difficult. With academics, extracurriculars, the future, parents, and even your social life, stress can overwhelm. A stressor is defined as something that causes a state of strain or tension according to the Oxford Dictionary.  “I feel pressured to have good grades beca...

Robotics team brings home Cowtown Throwdown victory

Robotics team brings home Cowtown Throwdown victory

Adam Novak, Staff writer

November 20, 2019

The Robotics team, Team Stealth, coached by Stephan Brumbaugh and Eric Mabie, recently won a competition at the Cowtown Throwdown tournament. The robotics team works only on one robot a year. The team competes in 3 v 3 competitions with various schools competing with, and against them. According to Ma...

Living in the Shadow

Living in the Shadow

Morgan Haworth, Print Editor

November 19, 2019

As the youngest of four, freshman Camden Beebe is used to living in the shadows, but he thinks it’s an opportunity rather than something holding him back. His three older brothers all have significant accomplishments. Cooper, plays football at Kansas State University, Colton graduated from and playe...

The overlooked epidemic of student ADHD

The overlooked epidemic of student ADHD

Zoey Pudenz, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

At five years old, sophomore Reagan Montgomery was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). At the time, she did not realize that she would have to take medication in order to be able to complete everyday tasks and to focus.   “I was very young. I remember thinking I have no clue what thi...

Strict requirements stifle blood donations

Strict requirements stifle blood donations

Morgan Haworth, Print Editor

November 18, 2019

In preparation for giving blood, students drink an abundant amount of water, eat a nutritious breakfast and get plenty of sleep. Participants take their time out to prepare and donate blood, only to get told they can’t. Sophomore Grace Roland was one of the many that wanted to give blood but couldn’t....

Students call for increased environmental awareness

Students call for increased environmental awareness

Tori LaRocca, Journalism Student

November 18, 2019

Earth is struggling to live due to world wide pollution. It’s affecting and changing people not expected.  “I think people don't realize how much pollution and plastic waste is affecting our oceans and everything. You could lose the best thing about Earth right now,” said sophomore Julie Jon...

Fall Musical implements new online ticketing system

Fall Musical implements new online ticketing system

Zoey Pudenz, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

For the 2019 fall musical, the theatre department director Tori Deneault has implemented a new ticketing system. This is an alternative way to buy tickets to the traditional ticket at the door method. The new ticketing system includes early payment and seat reservations for those wishing to attend...

Pushing through the pain: Physical therapy helps reduce injuries and their mental effects

Pushing through the pain: Physical therapy helps reduce injuries and their mental effects

Samantha Trumbo, Journalism Student

November 5, 2019

Jessica Thomas was sitting in the doctor’s office, her palms were sweating, her heart was pounding while she sat there waiting for her results to come back. The doctor came in and gave her the news she wasn’t looking for. “The first thing I thought once I received the news was that I wouldn't be ...

Core class teaches students to handle the struggles of high school

Core class teaches students to handle the struggles of high school

Blake Beashore, Web Editor

October 24, 2019

Schoolwork, drama, stress and anxiety. All of these are things most teenagers experience weekly. As teen suicide rates rise the school decided to take steps to prevent self-harm. The Core class has been added to the freshman curriculum to help teach socio-emotional health and how to see the good in the ...

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