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Tragedy Inspires a Champion

Tragedy Inspires a Champion

Allison Brinton, Reporter

October 13, 2016


Filed under Feature, People Of Staley

Growing up with a backdrop of shorelines and sandbars was the reality for freshman Meghan McElwee – who lived in sunny Florida. McElwee said living in Florida was like a dream, but that dream came to an end when she was 4, and her grandfather developed cancer. Her family made the decision to move to...

Dealing with Disease

Dealing with Disease

Alexis Day, Reporter

October 7, 2016


Filed under Feature, People Of Staley

     Five pills in the morning, two pills at night.      Five pills in the morning, two pills at night.      Five pills in the morning, two pills at night. Many older people have these kinds of things going through their head every single day, but freshman Kylie Collins has to worry...

Waiting to Heal

Waiting to Heal

Jenny Le, Reporter

October 7, 2016


Filed under Feature, People Of Staley

Some people who participate in a sport called Eventing have a special bond with an animal needed for the sport -- a horse. In fourth grade through her freshman year, sophomore Samantha Fogg had a partnership with a horse named Wishful Thinking, but now she has a close bond with a horse named Arrow. “It...

KC to Korea

KC to Korea

Carolyn Dickerson, Reporter

October 5, 2016


Filed under Feature, People Of Staley

Monster addict, hair dyer and now a black belt in taekwondo. Sophomore Alex P’Pool is a small girl who may seem sweet and would never hurt anyone, though when faced with danger, she is quick to defend herself. P’Pool was invited to go to a taekwondo world championship in Korea in July of 2014. “I...

Living the Military Life

Living the Military Life

Macy Nixon, Reporter

October 5, 2016


Filed under Feature, People Of Staley

Some people don’t really think about what it’s like to have a family member in the army -- especially what it’s like to be a military child. Freshman Rami LeRoy knows what it’s like.  Her dad Robert was in the U.S. Army for 21 years, finally retiring in 2013. He was deployed many times, using...

Transition to the Digital Era

Transition to the Digital Era

Samantha Fogg, Reporter

October 5, 2016


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After eight years using a regular pencil and paper for drawing, in fifth grade, freshman Jenny Le decided to try something different. Inspired by digital speed paints via YouTube in 2012, Le switched over to digital art and used a program called Paint Tool Sai. The tablet that she used was a gift from...

Back to Your Roots

Back to Your Roots

Ashley Mayberry, Reporter

October 5, 2016


Filed under Feature, People Of Staley

Originating from San Jose, Costa Rica, Gabby Knox and her family traveled back this summer, visiting her dad's side of the family. “It might be sunny and warm, but you literally experience each season every day,” Knox said. Knox said she saw miles of mountains, vast seas, and beaches. “Costa...

A Passionate Decision

A Passionate Decision

Sara Morgan, Reporter

September 20, 2016


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From beauty and fashion to makeup, sophomore Maddie Phillips has her passions and future goals for success. Since she was young, Phillips has been inspired by music, which has helped her through difficult situations.  Phillips wants to be an inspiration to others, to inspire people through the world...

Rugby Player Suffers Major Knee Injury

Rugby Player Suffers Major Knee Injury

Christopher Spry

May 19, 2016


Filed under Feature, Lifestyles, People Of Staley

Rugby is a high paced, intense sport, and junior Vanessa Mahan has played rugby for four years. “I originally played for Park Hill, then I helped start a team for our school district so I could have my own team, and now I play on NKC School district team, KC United and Midwest all-star team,”...

A Summer at Stanford

A Summer at Stanford

Rita Sargent

May 19, 2016


Filed under Feature, Lifestyles, People Of Staley

High school is a time where students try and figure out what they want to be when they grow up. Some people aren’t as concerned as others, but for sophomore Skyler Clark, she’s got it figured out. This summer, Clark is going to a creative writing program at Stanford University in California. “I...

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