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 “For The Love of Kansas City,” created by artist Mollie Hanselman, was inspired by the Kansas City skyline. Her design used simple primary colors and shapes. “I hope that because of how simple the shapes are and elementary the color scheme is that they become in tune with their inner child and are able to see the world through them,” Hanselman said.

Hearts Around KC

Artists Create Hearts Displayed In Metro Area
Fallyn Kowalski, Reporter, Columnist May 20, 2022

   In a city-wide art display, 154 five-foot hearts were placed all around the Kansas City metro for the Parade of Hearts, featuring local artists.       Artists were given creative freedom...

Hand-Me-Down Advice

Hand-Me-Down Advice

Seniors Write Letters To Their Freshman Siblings
May 20, 2022

Dear Faith,       After six years we’re finally in the same school again! Even if I don’t always tell you, I enjoy seeing you during the day, talking with you, and yes, driving you to school...

Top Photographer: Portrait Edition

Top Photographer: Portrait Edition

Intro-Level Journalism Students Compete For Title
May 1, 2022

Journalism 1 classes finished up their portrait photography unit, and they were challenged to get the best fashion or sports portrait. Here's what they came up with. You can find the photographer's...

Nikki Johnson, 12

Internship Cements Student’s Law Enforcement Aspirations

Senior Intern Works With Sheriff's Department
Elyse Bredfeldt, Copy Editor, Reporter April 29, 2022

While there are many true crime enthusiasts, only a small percentage have first-hand experience with the investigative process. Senior Nikki Johnson started an internship with the Clay County Sheriff's...

Teachers Share Top 5 Favorite Movies

Teachers Share Top 5 Favorite Movies

Alexandra Mackey and Jacey McGraw March 3, 2022

ELA teacher Reilly Maloney-Hilgenbrinck “A League of Their Own”: This is my comfort movie. It was a family favorite, and I can quote every line. “The Greatest Showman”: This is my favorite because...

Camera Roll Exposure: What’s Your Last Photo? (Part 3)

Camera Roll Exposure: What’s Your Last Photo? (Part 3)

Students Share Last Photo On Camera Roll
Maggie Gum, Reporter February 26, 2022

                  Ana Williamson, 10 Why did you take this photo? “Because my cat was laying in a really cute position.” What stood out...

Faculty Shares Favorite Books

Faculty Shares Favorite Books

Izabella Berger, Reporter February 25, 2022

“Pride and Prejudice,” by Jane Austin “I am a ‘Pride and Prejudice’ nerd. My computer is covered with ‘Pride and Prejudice’ stickers. Elizabeth Bennet is amazing. She’s funny and...

Camera Roll Exposure: Whats Your Last Photo? (Part 2)

Camera Roll Exposure: What’s Your Last Photo? (Part 2)

Students Share Last Photo On Camera Roll
Ava Curtis, Reporter February 23, 2022

              Lydia Scott, 10                     Maddy Aydogan, 9                       Lina...

Performing with the Emeralds at the Homecoming game against North Kansas City High School Sept. 24, senior Sofia Cascone and junior Isabella Cascone shake their pom-poms. The Cascones have danced as a duo for 15 years, but their time will be coming to a close as Sofia graduates. “I’m going to be really sad,” Isabella said. “It’s something we’ve been able to do together and share a passion together.

Sisters Reflect On Years Competing Together

Dancing Duo Finishing Up Last Year Together
Elyse Bredfeldt, Reporter, Copy Editor February 16, 2022

     While some siblings compete in sports alongside each other, many are not as successful as junior Isabella Cascone and senior Sofia Cascone have been.       Head...

Influencers Negatively Influencing Teens Health

Influencers Negatively Influencing Teens’ Health

Kids Compare Selves To Those They Interact With Online
Saylor Statler, Reporter February 9, 2022

     When people are bored they tend to scroll on their phones. Oftentimes, teens idolize influencers  -- wanting to look or act like them. With the increase of teens and children on...

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