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Remembering Alayna

Emilie Kerr, Staff

May 5, 2016


Filed under Feature, People Of Staley

Freshman Alayna Shelley was funny, smart and had a great love for cats. She was born on June 12, 2002, along with her triplet sister and brother, Emma and Jack. She left behind a legacy of love, compassion and bravery. She fought a battle against acute lymphoblastic leukemia from March 10 to Dec....

Alex Wilson

Emilie Kerr, Staff

May 5, 2016


Filed under Feature, People Of Staley

     He was just finding his faith, love, and planning his future when his life was cut short. Sophomore Alexander Wilson died on March 24 in a car crash in Cadwell County, Mo.      “He was a look to the future kind of person,” said his dad Wes Wilson.     ...

Orchestra Performs at Kauffman Center

Orchestra Performs at Kauffman Center

Abbi Atwell, Editor-in-Cheif

February 24, 2016


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The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts provided amazing acoustics on Monday night when the symphonic orchestra performed as part of the William Jewell Festival of Strings. William Jewell College hosted the event and invited five area high school orchestras to perform. The symphonic orchestra performed...

Harris at City Hall

Harris at City Hall

Abbi Atwell, Editor-in-Chief

February 17, 2016


Filed under Feature

Internships offer students real-world experience and the opportunity to discover more about different career fields.  In senior Jacob Harris’ internship, he works for mayor Sly James of Kansas City on data entry, as well as researching facts for the mayor’s speeches and public addresses. “My...

Going for the Gold

Going for the Gold

Adrianna McLean, Reporter

December 18, 2015


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As the new year rolls around, programs all over the United States are accepting applications for summer internships and workshops. Participating in these programs will help students when applying for scholarships and also provide them experience in field of their choice. The theater students are making...

Looking Toward the Future

Looking Toward the Future

Maddy Benda, Reporter

December 2, 2015


Filed under Feature, Lifestyles

In January, 15-year old, Shea Hancock was diagnosed with Desmoplastic Small Round Tumor Cell. This is a rare cancer with only 200 cases reported and a 15 percent survival rate.  Shea went through many rounds of chemotherapy and radiation. Read More »...

Aspiring Engineer

Aspiring Engineer

Adrianna McLean, Reporter

February 9, 2015


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Beating out thousands of other female applicants, senior Nancy Le won the National Center for Women and Information Technology: Aspirations in Computing Award for the Western Missouri and Kansas Division. Applications are accepted from Sept. 15 – Nov. 2 each year. Award recipients are notified in mid...

Fiery Romance: Teacher Finds Love In Flames

Fiery Romance: Teacher Finds Love In Flames

Paige Hawkins, Sports Editor

February 18, 2014


Filed under Feature, Lifestyles

On April 1, 1992, the stars aligned for then-college students Scott Anderson and Susan to come together. After months of finding reasons to run into the “beautiful and sophisticated” Susan, Anderson said he finally got the chance for which he had been waiting. “I heard her fumbling around and...

A Sister’s Impact: Motivation, Happiness, Religion Affected By Her Sister

A Sister’s Impact: Motivation, Happiness, Religion Affected By Her Sister

December 20, 2013


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The life that Sara Keeney leads has impacted her family’s lives and her sister’s life in ways that many people don’t ever experience. “Sara can’t walk and she can’t talk, either,” said junior Mary Keeney. “She’s probably about three and a half feet tall. She’s actually 21, but...

Student-Created App Helps Predict Grades

Student-Created App Helps Predict Grades

Marissa Hubbard, Reporter

October 21, 2013


Filed under Feature

New advancements in technology are giving students a new, easy-access platform to display not only work in the arts, but their own modifications to technology. More than ever, students are taking technology-specific classes, such as computer programming, computer applications, and graphic design. One...

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