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While lying in the sun at the Kansas City Zoo Dec. 5, the lions groom one another.

Innovation, Discoveries Set K.C. Zoo Apart

Interspecies Fostering, Elephant Blood Pressure Cuff Among Zoo Innovations
Lauren Moore, Reporter January 16, 2022
While Kansas City Zoo guests know about the polar bears, African elephants and penguins, they may be unaware of the innovations taking place behind the scenes.
In the existing kitchen, FACS teacher Rachel Mitchell works with students in Prostart 1 Oct. 25.

New Kitchen To Advance Culinary Program

Teacher Made Wish List For New Classroom
Lily Carmichael, Reporter January 16, 2022

     Since the school opened, there has been a thriving, award-winning culinary program, allowing students to work in a professional-grade kitchen and prepare to pursue culinary arts as...

Influencers Negatively Influencing Teens Health

Influencers Negatively Influencing Teens’ Health

Kids Compare Selves To Those They Interact With Online
Saylor Statler, Reporter January 16, 2022

     When people are bored they tend to scroll on their phones. Oftentimes, teens idolize influencers  -- wanting to look or act like them. With the increase of teens and children on...

Yearbook editor senior Selena Escutia works on a photo Dec. 8 for the Diversity Week spread in the yearbook.

Go Behind Scenes Of Legacy Staff

Staff Starts Book In Summer, Finishes In May
Ashley Jones, Reporter January 16, 2022

     Legacy yearbook is a student-run publication class led by two student editors: senior Selena Escutia and junior Sophia Miles. The staff starts the book before the school year begins...

Culinary students work Dec. 10.

Culinary Programs Mentor Future Chefs

Skills Range From Home Cooking To Culinary Careers
Brooke Parker, Reporter January 16, 2022

     While culinary careers have long been appealing to students, they may not know about the variety of programs offered to them. From Foods 1 and International Foods to ProStart competition...

Classes Compete To Bring Diapers For Babies In Need

Classes Compete To Bring Diapers For Babies In Need

Student Runs Diaper Drive Through NHS
Cassie Ford, Editor In Chief January 10, 2022

     While diapers are a necessity, they are not always affordable. Local charity Happy Bottoms found that 20% of Kansas City families they surveyed took out a payday loan in order to purchase...

City Council Votes 10-2 For New School Mask Mandate

City Council Votes 10-2 For New School Mask Mandate

Mayor Trying To Avoid Virtual School
Cassie Ford, Editor In Chief January 6, 2022

     By a 10-2 vote today, the Kansas City City Council approved bringing back the mask mandate in K-12 schools as COVID-19 cases increase in the city. The new mandate will...

School Lunch: Is 22 Minutes Enough?

School Lunch: Is 22 Minutes Enough?

Lunch Shifts Created Based On Bell Schedule
Mariah Wilson, Reporter December 28, 2021

    With long lines and a busy cafeteria, students say they need more time for lunch, but their time in the cafeteria is limited. With each of the five school lunch shifts being 22...

Construction continued on the new gym at Staley High School Dec. 10.

Ahead Of Schedule, Third Gym Ready For Students

New Gym Was Expected To Open After School Year
Joseph Smith, Reporter December 18, 2021

     What could the school do with more space? A brand new basketball court and two batting cages worth of space, to be exact. With the new addition of a third gym, this is the elephant...

District Plans Ahead To Keep Up With Population Boom

District Plans Ahead To Keep Up With Population Boom

Nearly 2,000 New Students Enroll Annually
Reagan Schulz, Reporter December 17, 2021

     In the last two school years, the student population in the North Kansas City School District has grown rapidly, and to keep up with that growth, plans and projects are on...

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