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‘Bat’tling Obstacles

‘Bat’tling Obstacles

Haylee Roberts, Reporter

December 14, 2016


Filed under Feature, People Of Staley

A dual sport athlete setting out to prove that she is just as good as the rest of her team, freshman Charlie Sheckells faces a challenge that the rest of her team does not. She was born with just one arm, but that doesn’t stop her from playing the sports she loves: softball and basketball.&nbs...

I’m So In Love With Kansas City

I’m So In Love With Kansas City

Mason Hanson, Reporter

December 14, 2016


Filed under Feature

Kansas City is home to a variety of people, from super sports fans to downtown explorers. From artists to thrifters, Kansas City is more than just a city for so many. It’s a way of life.  “I always loved the diversity of Kansas City,” senior Michael DeJesus said.  On...

Senior Awaits Bone Marrow Match

Senior Awaits Bone Marrow Match

Emilie Kerr, Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2016


Filed under Feature, People Of Staley

Just about to start her senior year, Adrianna McLean was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia, a rare bone marrow failure disease. Aplastic Anemia prohibits McLean from doing normal day-to-day activities. She can’t go swimming. She can’t go to school. She can’t go to buffets, and the list goes on. “We...

A Special Drawing Connection

A Special Drawing Connection

December 12, 2016


Filed under Feature, People Of Staley

Since she was 10 years old, freshman Carla LaSala has wanted to be an animator.  It’s always been a hobby for her to develop her love of art while working with her dad, who is also an artist.  Since she was able to hold a brush, LaSala’s dad would do art protects with her and her brother,...

Root Beer Day

Root Beer Day

Haley Perrin, Reporter

December 12, 2016


Filed under Feature

When someone hears “Root Beer Day”, they may think it’s some new national holiday. They’d be wrong. Root Beer Day is Shayla Crumb-Potmesil’s perfect way to get thrown back into the new school year. “We’ve been doing it for five years now,” Crumb-Potmesil said. “We love it.” It...

The Unplugged Teen

The Unplugged Teen

Dawson Parks, Reporter

December 12, 2016


Filed under Feature, People Of Staley

A teenager unplugged. While that is pretty unheard of in 2016, sophomore Skye Hardcastle doesn’t spend her weekends on her iPhone Tweeting and Snapchatting her friends. Her weekends are usually spent hunting or fishing with the men in her family.  Skye started hunting squirrels when she was...

Running Back Ross Earns Thomas A. Simone Award

Running Back Ross Earns Thomas A. Simone Award

Emilie Kerr, Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Feature, News, People Of Staley, Sports

Senior Julian Ross was awarded the 34th Annual Thomas A. Simone award Dec. 6 in the Falcon Fieldhouse. The award is presented every year to the most outstanding high-school football player in the Kansas City Metro area. Some consider this award to be the “Heisman” of the metro area. “Most people don...

Freshman Works to Become Sewing Master

Freshman Works to Become Sewing Master

Megan Hall, Reporter

November 4, 2016


Filed under Feature

After seeing that her aunt needed some help with her home-based business called QteePa2teesboutique, freshman Ashlyn Dohrmann stepped in. She started to learn sewing, and it took Dohrmann about a month before she was up to speed. “In the long run, it was worth the time,” she said. She has...

Private to Public School Transition

Private to Public School Transition

Jen Hulen, Reporter

October 13, 2016


Filed under Feature, News, People Of Staley

Some students go through the struggle of having to switch from private school to public school. This big change can be difficult for some people because of the big differences between the schools. Such as going from wearing uniforms to wearing what you want, different class sizes, etc. Freshman Michael...

Triplets Deal with Illnesses

Triplets Deal with Illnesses

Anastacia Stepp, Reporter

October 13, 2016


Filed under Feature, People Of Staley

Her sister is fighting cancer, her brother almost died from an asthma attack, and she’s a triplet. Freshman Emma Shelley and her family have a lot on their plates. Emma’s brother Jack went into hypovolemic shock and was hospitalized in the middle of the school year in 2012. He was in the hospital...

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