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  • October 9Seniors Scott Ladish and Elle Blake crowned homecoming king and queen

  • September 26The homecoming dance will be held 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 7

  • September 26The homecoming game will take place Oct. 6 against Bishop Ward

  • September 18The PSAT will be held Wednesday, Oct. 11 from P1 to P2.

Career Day expected to prepare students and their futures

Isaia Wilcoxen, Print Editor-in-Chief

October 16, 2017


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All throughout high school students are questioned about their future and college plans and for many, those are not decided. However, Career Day allows students to explore different colleges and careers to help navigate their options. Career day will be Thursday, Oct. 19, which will be a half day f...

Debaters see the other side as they host annual tournament

Debaters see the other side as they host annual tournament

Trey Trumbo, Sports Editor

October 12, 2017


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Instead of dressing up and arguing their cases, debaters spent the day Oct. 7 in T-shirts and jeans working behind the scenes at their annual home tournament. Many students, teachers, parents and volunteers helped organize and execute the tournament. Olathe Northwest took first in sweeps, which is...

John fills in for science teacher Eric Mabie

Drew Englis, Co-Business Manager

October 11, 2017


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Shawna John may be a one-and-done teacher. She is filling in for chemistry teacher Eric Mabie, who is deployed through this school year.  Previously, John was an analytical environmental chemist. She was in charge of testing wastewater samples for cities and industries to ensure they were compliant w...

Seniors recognized as National Merit Scholars

Seniors recognized as National Merit Scholars

Lauren Textor, Web Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2017


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During the homecoming football game Oct. 7, three seniors were recognized as commended National Merit Scholars. Lily Butler, Michael Gentry and Kara Evans were honored for scoring in the top 3 percent on the PSAT during their junior year.

Junior starts clean water initiative with help of international organization

Junior starts clean water initiative with help of international organization

Hannah Haworth, Co-Web Editor

October 5, 2017


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Junior Lauren Textor has partnered with the world's largest youth water organization to build a well in a developing country. The Thirst Project has completed over 1,900 projects to supply clean, safe water to locations across the globe. While woman and children spend six to eight hours...

Symposiums open to students

Hannah Haworth, Co-Web Editor

October 5, 2017


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There will be a Latinx Symposium and a Black Leadership Symposium Oct. 24 and Nov. 14 respectively. Applications for the Latinx symposium are due Oct. 6 and applications for the Black Symposium are due Oct. 27. For more information, contact resource room teacher Tasha Harris.

Homecoming dance to be Oct. 7

Lauren Textor, Web Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2017


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The homecoming dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Oct. 7 in the commons. The cost to enter is $10 per person at the door. Students do not need a date to attend, but they must be eligible and have a student ID to enter. In order to bring an out-of-school guest, students must pick up the form in the...

FAFSA application opens Oct. 1

FAFSA application opens Oct. 1

Taylor Green, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


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The FAFSA application opens Oct. 1. FAFSA stands for the Free Application for Student Aid. If a student is planning to attend college at any point from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 they will need to fill the FAFSA application out. Seniors will fill the application out to receive an estimate of the financial ...

Homecoming spirit days reflect Dude, Be Nice initiative

Colton Lloyd, Co-Business Manager

September 27, 2017


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Homecoming spirit week is right around the corner and the spirit days have been announced. Monday: Dude, be a Fan (Wear your favorite sports team apparel, jerseys, hats, ect.) Tuesday: Dude, be a Parent (Dress up as an adult) Wednesday: Dude, be Chill (Wear pajamas or comfortable clothes) ...

Cheer team manages without coach

Cheer team manages without coach

Isley Ford, Staff Writer

September 26, 2017


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The cheer team has made many adjustments over the past few years, from doubling last year to getting a new coach two years ago. Coach Megan O’Boyle recently had a baby and went on maternity leave, and the team now has a new assistant coach. Erin Forrest is stepping in to help the cheer time while O’Bo...

Homecoming candidates for king and queen announced

Lauren Textor, Web Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2017


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Congratulations to the following seniors for being nominated as Homecoming candidates by their classmates. Queen Candidates: Rachel Bertrand Elle Blake Cara Bruce Chardae Easley Kara Evans   King Candidates: Tyler Ash Ryan Bach Josh Brown Derek Kariuki Scott ...

College fairs and ACT prep available for interested students

Lauren Textor, Web Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2017


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The Shawnee Mission College Clinic will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Shawnee Mission East High School. It is a free event open to the public, but registration is required. For more information, visit www.shawneemissioncollegeclinic.com. There will be an evening session of the National College...

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