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Sweet Freedom: Cranberry white chocolate cookies

Sweet Freedom: Cranberry white chocolate cookies

Maddie Hays

December 24, 2013


Filed under Opinion

As the Christmas lights flicker along the streets, ovens have been hard at work to deliver sweet, delicious holiday treats. Every year, my family swaps holiday sweets with neighbors. Excitement fills the air as the doorbell rings and another plate of desserts enters our home. By Christmas Eve, the...

Student-athletes should be tested for drugs

Student-athletes should be tested for drugs

Lauren Klapper

December 20, 2013


Filed under From the sidelines, Opinion

Drug testing is done in many college and professional sports. The NCAA requires year-round testing for athletes. In addition, colleges and universities can do their own school-sponsored testing. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency  controls most of the testing for professional sports. When athletes test...

Students face a split decision

Students face a split decision

Alyssa Sullivan

December 13, 2013


Filed under First Mate’s Opinion, Opinion

It’s awful to be split between two activities that you love, and having to choose which one is more important. It’s even worse when you have to face the sponsors of those activities, and tell one of them that their activity is “less important” to you, even if you enjoy both activities equally. For...

Sweet Freedom: Apple pie

Sweet Freedom: Apple pie

Maddie Hays

November 27, 2013


Filed under Opinion

When I sink my teeth into my grandma’s heavenly apple pie, I am completely transformed. I become that little girl who dances and sings around the house for no reason, tries her best to be just like her older brothers and shoots her basketball a billion times until she finally makes it in the hoop....

Senioritis strikes students again this time of year

Senioritis strikes students again this time of year

Hope Grable

November 19, 2013


Filed under First Mate’s Opinion, Opinion

Senioritis is real. As a freshman, the beginning of high school was exciting. Everything was new. It was a completely different atmosphere from middle school, and I could not wait to experience it all. Then came sophomore year. Being older than the freshmen, I questioned if I acted like them the...

Behind the scenes: Newspaper edition

Behind the scenes: Newspaper edition

Hope Grable

October 9, 2013


Filed under First Mate’s Opinion, Opinion

When the newspaper is released, lots of people are excited, ready to look at the pictures and read the stories. Others could care less, and as soon as they receive the paper, they recycle it. Our job, as a newspaper staff, is to make sure the newspaper is interesting, informative and sometimes funny....

Clubs bring enthusiasm to students

Clubs bring enthusiasm to students

Maddie Hays

September 12, 2013


Filed under Opinion

August and September are the months of enthusiasm for most clubs. This is the time when club members throw out ideas in masses. They all agree that they have magnificent ideas,  and how this is going to be the best year they have had. And yet, every year, clubs fall into the unfailing funk, which lands...

Fair-weather options arrive with spring

Fair-weather options arrive with spring

Alyssa Sullivan

April 5, 2013


Filed under First Mate’s Opinion

Although there was snow on the ground just over a week ago, spring is here, and with spring comes the time to get outside and go places. Places such as Worlds of Fun, the Kansas City Zoo and Schlitterbahn are making changes to their parks in preparation for their opening weekends. Worlds of Fun is...

Seminar length: Longer?

Sean Pahls

April 5, 2013


Filed under Opinion

In just a single year of school, students spend upwards of 1,000 hours in school. With that much time at a school’s disposal, the goal is always to maximize every moment. The school schedule has changed several times in the last decade. Some changes have been massive such as block schedule, to much...

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