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The Unplugged Teen

The Unplugged Teen

Dawson Parks, Reporter

December 12, 2016

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

Senior Julian Ross was interviewed after being awarded the Thomas A. Simone award in the falcon fieldhouse on Dec. 6 2016.  This is considered the Heisman Award of high school football and Ross was the first football player from Staley to win this award.

Emilie Kerr, Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2016

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

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

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

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...

Tragedy Inspires a Champion

The team holds up the championship golden volleyball and begin to fathom their achievement, as they receive a bid to the national championship.

Allison Brinton, Reporter

October 13, 2016

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

     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

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

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

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...

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