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Transition to the Digital Era

Transition to the Digital Era

Samantha Fogg, Reporter

October 5, 2016

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

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

Photo Illustration by Sara Morgan

Sara Morgan, Reporter

September 20, 2016

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

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

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...

Remembering Alayna

Emilie Kerr, Staff

May 5, 2016

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

     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

Junior Emily Beahm performs with the symphonic orchestra on Feb. 8 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The orchestra performed as a part of the first annual William Jewel Festival of Strings. “I thought that it was really exciting to play there because the sound was very different from anywhere we’d played before,” Beahm said. “It was a unique experience for all of us.”

Abbi Atwell, Editor-in-Cheif

February 24, 2016

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

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

(From left to right) Sophomore Caleb Geniuk, sophomore Ava Delsimme, senior Mycah Williams, junior Timothy Lawson 
(Back) Junior Jacob Cooley

Adrianna McLean, Reporter

December 18, 2015

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...

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