• 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


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 a community where the amount of likes a picture gets...

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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 to return to school full time for the rest of the year. The...

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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 they would give them something to take care of and something...

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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 county health department, students will be allowed to return...

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According to Mayo Clinic,  alcohol use disorder can be mild, moderate, or severe based on amount of symptoms.

Alcoholism: More than just the Drink in Hand

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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Wearing a mask has proven to reduce the risk of transmitted infection.

Why aren’t we taking more precautions?

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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Social sciences teacher Matthew Reitemeier speaks to afternoon cohort class while maintaining social distancing.

Teachers, Administration persevere despite virtual challenges

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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New iPhone 12 relives iPhone 4 and 5 days with original square shape.

iPhone 12 worth the upgrade?

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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KSHSAA canceled the 2020 State Basketball Tournament on March 12. Allowing the tournament to only surpass the quarterfinal round.

COVID-19 Takes Away Lifelong Memories

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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Covid-19 forced students to stay indoors and participate in e-learning.

When the World Stops: This is bigger than us

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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