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Theater Department Expands to Connect the Student Body

Theater Department Expands to Connect the Student Body

Bryttany Holovach, Multi-Media Editor

December 18, 2015


Filed under Lifestyles

The theater department has expanded outreach to students outside of theater, cabinet positions and productions to better connect the theater department to the whole school, according to theater teacher Danielle Trebus. “I just want the theater department to be strong and have the right philosophy,”...

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 »...

Homecoming Around the World

Homecoming Around the World

Emilie Kerr, Reporter

October 2, 2015


Filed under Lifestyles

There is a new twist on old homecoming traditions. The annual parade will be held at a later time in hopes that more community members will attend. Leadership is encouraging different clubs and activities to make floats and posters to show off their individuality with the goal of bigger and better celebrations...

Summer Concerts in Kansas City

Alayna Lopez, Reporter

May 21, 2015


Filed under Lifestyles

  This upcoming summer has lots of great bands like “One Direction “and “21 Pilots” coming to Kansas City for live shows. “Going to concerts is a different way to enjoy the music. It’s just a way to connect with the singers and the other fans,” said sophomore Alex...

2015 Summer Music Suggestions

Sean Fender, Reporter

May 19, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyles

With less than a week left of school, some students are looking forward the activities in the summer. Here are music suggestions for the summer of 2015. #000000 & #FFFFFF—The Neighbourhood   “The Neighbourhood,” though not a big band, can be known because of their hit single “Sweater Weather.” The bluesy-...

My Brother, Adam

Hafsa Hussein, Reporter

February 9, 2015


Filed under Lifestyles, Opinion

In the many years I knew my brother, one thing he had always been was bright and happy. Always smiling when he walked into a room, always excited about life and always just so exuberant. It is not the fact that he has passed away that has us mourning, because we will all, some day, return to our creator...

Behind the Scenes of Fall Musical “Guys and Dolls”

Adrianna McLean, Reporter

December 20, 2014


Filed under Entertainment

Students and staff have been working hard to help with the musical, “Guys and Dolls.” The Stagecraft class had a big part in helping with the show. “It feels great to be to be helping with the set,” said junior Anthony Lliams. “We will be working up until the performance date.” The ...

Student Musicians Prepare for Kansas City Metro All-Districts

Student Musicians Prepare for Kansas City Metro All-Districts

Bryttany Holovach, Multimedia Editor

December 2, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyles

Seven students have been selected for the Kansas City Metro All-District Orchestra. They auditioned with hundreds of other students from around the metro area; it is a huge accomplishment for the students to have been selected according to orchestra teacher James Freise. After success in auditions, preparation...

Seasonal Treats for Autumn

Seasonal Treats for Autumn

Sean Fender and Paige Hawkins

October 15, 2014


Filed under Entertainment

Now that autumn is here, that means pumpkin spice is too. Desserts have hit the shelves, bakeries, and coffee shops as well. There are many traditional pumpkin flavored items, but also things that you wouldn’t expect to be pumpkin flavored. Some local convince stores and restaurants are starting to...

Teachers Try to Improve Classroom Environment with Pets

Teachers Try to Improve Classroom Environment with Pets

Hafsa Hussein, Reporter

October 15, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles

In previous years, some teachers had pets in science classes. This school year has come with an increase in the number of class pets. “I’ve just recently got a turtle from a student. I also got a new snake, Thomas, after Eric, my previous one, died last year,” said Biology teacher Matt Nevels....

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