• January 7Information regarding new learning model can be found in Friday's email blast
  • January 7Hybrid students will return in-person part time starting Monday, Jan. 25
  • January 7Project Grad parent meeting via Google Meet Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 7 P.M.
  • January 7Spring athletes should be in contact with their coach for lifting schedule


Back to the Building: New schedule increases in-person learning

The new learning model will go into effect Monday, Jan. 25.
Julie Jones 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 county health department, students will be allowed to return...

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Alcoholism: More than just the Drink in Hand

According to Mayo Clinic,  alcohol use disorder can be mild, moderate, or severe based on amount of symptoms.
Audrey Menzies, Design Editor December 14, 2020

In movies, TV shows, and everyday life, the consumption of alcohol is talked about in this cool and almost romanticized way. For many teenagers, what they see in the media and the actions of their peers...

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Why aren’t we taking more precautions?

Wearing a mask has proven to reduce the risk of transmitted infection.
Madi Welker December 4, 2020

COVID-19 is the talk of the town these days. We have all been affected by the pandemic, some more than others. Whether it’s the school being canceled, you or a relative test positive, or even stores...

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Teachers, Administration persevere despite virtual challenges

Social sciences teacher Matthew Reitemeier speaks to afternoon cohort class while maintaining social distancing.
Blake Beashore, Editor-in-Chief December 4, 2020

As students continue to struggle with the transition to online learning, an understated struggle is being taken on by teachers and administrators. As students, saying this school year has been tough is...

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iPhone 12 worth the upgrade?

New iPhone 12 relives iPhone 4 and 5 days with original square shape.
Riley Merrick, Staff Writer November 17, 2020

Hopes were high for the new iPhone 12 which dropped on Oct. 23. The new features of the iPhone 12 made people very interested in what this new phone was capable of. Those new features include 5G speed,...

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Trial and Error of Online School

Trial and Error of Online School
Adam Novak, Sports Editor April 6, 2020

One effect that COVID-19 has had on students is having to switch to online school. For a majority of students, this was their first experience with online school. Many had to get Chromebooks from the school...

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COVID-19 Takes Away Lifelong Memories

KSHSAA canceled the 2020 State Basketball Tournament on March 12. Allowing the tournament to only surpass the quarterfinal round.
Tyren Shelley, Staff Writer April 3, 2020

I was two games away from being a 2 time State Champion. I wasn’t able to get my second ring. I didn’t miss out on a ring because we lost, I didn’t get it because of COVID-19. We had already won...

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When the World Stops: This is bigger than us

Covid-19 forced students to stay indoors and participate in e-learning.
Caroline Zimmerman, Staff Writer March 24, 2020

I woke up on Wednesday morning hoping that the events of Tuesday, March 17 were just a dream. Realizing that they weren’t was a true nightmare. Governor Laura Kelly shut down Kansas schools for...

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STAFF EDITORIAL: Strict rules from KSHSAA prevent athletes from performing efficiently

STAFF EDITORIAL: Strict rules from KSHSAA prevent athletes from performing efficiently
staff editorial March 20, 2020

Kansas State High School Activities Association is an organization that oversees interscholastic competition at a high school level, and their rules are getting outrageous. KSHSAA may think their rules...

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Administration employs new drop policy

Junior Olivia Hilty participates in a lab in Principles of Biomedical Science, one of the career pathway classes.
Audrey Menzies, Design Editor February 19, 2020

For years, students have been able to pick up classes without fear of completely being locked in. This year, however, is different. PHS counselors announced during the scheduling process that once a student...

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Bring Us to the Digital Age with iPads

IPads provide the best option for student devices, as they have the most value and versatility for the educational purposes.
Staff Editorial January 31, 2020

Administration is considering the introduction of a one to one technology policy for the students. One to one is the practice of every student having a piece of technology for schoolwork. If the one to...

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Change starts with you

Wildfires are one of the many effects of climate change on wildlife.
With the earth burning, and the climate changing nothing will change unless we do
Staff Editorial January 22, 2020

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. This age-old phrase is becoming more real than ever. To keep our earth clean people need to take this elementary phrase more seriously. Some people may believe that they do not...

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