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It’s just Blk water

It’s just Blk water

Brenden Hensley

October 1, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Blk water is a craze that’s been sweeping tumblr dashboards across the nation. It is a mineral-based water that tastes just like water, but it is black. Why is this a thing? Why would people buy this? The Californian hipster influence gave blk its rise as well as non-purposeful promotion from Kylie...

Sweet Freedom: Strawberry Shortcake Cake

Sweet Freedom: Strawberry Shortcake Cake

September 18, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Summer is approaching its final days, which calls for a celebration of those times spent laying by the pool or relaxing on a pontoon. Whether you're ready for those crisp football games under the Friday night lights, or still reminiscing the dog days of summer, this dessert is calling your name. With...

Summer Treats

Summer Treats

Abbey Morris

May 22, 2014


Filed under Opinion

With the hot summer days approaching fast,  people are always looking for a nice cool treat to refresh themselves while out in the sun. Here are just a couple of ideas of foods to cool you down while out by the pool. One really easy, delicious and nutritious snack that is always a crowd pleaser is...

Sweet Freedom: Blackberry Cobbler with Lemon Cream Cheese Whipped Cream

Sweet Freedom: Blackberry Cobbler with Lemon Cream Cheese Whipped Cream

Maddie Hays

May 18, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Summer is here! Well, almost. As the final week of school is upon the student body, many are at a breaking point. At times, junior year has made me want to crawl in a hole, move to China or drop out. I may sound crazy or this might seem like an exaggeration, but I'm sure everybody in my AP U.S....

Kansas City becoming tourist destination

Kansas City  becoming tourist  destination

Maddie Hays

May 5, 2014


Filed under First Mate’s Opinion

If one wanted to go grocery shopping or pick up a quick bite to eat 15 years ago, he or she would have to drive outside the Piper district to get what was needed. There was no such thing as spending a Saturday night watching the local independent baseball team play, battling race-weekend traffic or...

High school more than just days in the halls

High school more than just days in the halls

Alyssa Sullivan

May 5, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Four years ago, the class of 2014 took the high school by storm. Some would argue that these years have been “short,” others that they have been “long,” but regardless, these four years have brought about many a great memory and many a challenge. Sure, it is possible to go and add up how many...

Sweet Freedom: Carrot Cake

Sweet Freedom: Carrot Cake

Maddie Hays

April 23, 2014


Filed under Opinion

If you've never had carrot cake, I know what you're thinking. "Who puts carrots in a cake? Are you insane?" Once you've taken that first bite of this heavenly dessert, you'll understand my affectionate feelings toward this cake. To put it in simpler terms, if I was on my death bed and only had...

Consider substantial consequences

Consider substantial consequences

Hope Grable

March 6, 2014


Filed under Opinion

The harsh reality of adolescence in today’s society is riddled with drugs and alcohol. According to the American Academy of Childhood and Adolescent Psychiatry, “Experimentation with alcohol and drugs during adolescence is common. Unfortunately, teenagers often don’t see the link between their...

Sweet Freedom: Crack

Sweet Freedom: Crack

Maddie Hays

March 5, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Crack. It may not be the most pleasant and sophisticated name in the world, but, man, it's good. I have attempted to give this sinful treat a different name, but "Crack" has just stuck. This is one of the most versatile desserts I make. The first time I made "Crack," I used country music singer...

Limit the lip-locking

Limit the lip-locking

Mikala Sullivan

February 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

High school is a melting pot of relationships. Freshmen with seniors. Seniors with sophomores. Sophomores with freshmen. Freshmen with juniors, and juniors with sophomores. The halls are filled with kids moving in packs, freshmen herding themselves in the middle of the hallway, and those traveling...

Through the cold, we will march on

Through the cold, we will march on

Alyssa Sullivan

January 29, 2014


Filed under First Mate’s Opinion

I had the trip of a lifetime Jan. 20-23. Not because it was to a remote or exotic location. Not because it went smoothly, with no bumps in the road. Not because I got to fly first class on a jet or see one of the Seven Wonders of the World. When I went to Washington, D.C., for the March for Life with...

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