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Advancements in Adaptive P.E.

Advancements in Adaptive P.E.

Jack Warner

May 13, 2019

The Adaptive Physical Education program got a new addition to their equipment. It’s a tricycle, but it’s not like the ones that may come to mind. This blue machine was classified as an “adult tricycle,” which is fitting because paraprofessional Joey Quigley tested it once it was built.   ...

Girls in Code

Girls in Code

Kayla Pospisil

May 3, 2019

In honor of Computer Science Education Week, organization Code.org created an “Hour of Code” event that was hosted by KC Stem Alliance, in partnership with Cerner and other sponsors. Girls all across the city participated in a Girls in Coding workshop Dec. 5 at Commerce Bank downtown. Eighteen...

FCCLA Stars of STAR

FCCLA Stars of STAR

Kayla Pospisil, Staff

March 8, 2019

For Family Career and Community Leaders of America students, one of the most exciting days of the year was the FCCLA “STAR” events competition that took place at Woods Chapel Church on Tuesday, January 22. Projects from interior design, chapter service project display and fashion construction were...

To Test Or Not To Test

Jack Warner, Staff

February 27, 2019

Is random drug testing enough of a deterrent to prevent students from using drugs? The Smithville School District thinks it could be. On July 18, 2018, a presentation at a Smithville Board of Education meeting proposed the idea of allowing random drug testing within the district.  At the meeting, tomo Drug Testing employee Jo...

Sorry, We’re Closed

Sorry, We’re Closed

Hailey Milliken

February 27, 2019

The United States just went through the longest government shutdown in American history, and another shutdown may happen in the near future. The shutdown started Dec. 22 when President Donald Trump made the decision to partially close the government in an attempt to gain the funding needed to build a...

Dishing Out New Eats

Dishing Out New Eats

Lonyae Coulter, Staff

January 25, 2019

Prostart has been making all kinds of new foods lately. They’re trying out new dishes and preparing for upcoming competitions, all while dealing with a lack of hot water in the classroom. “They will be making bronco fajitas which is a chicken fajita that has sliced peppers and onions and pumpkin...

Organic vs. Conventional

Organic vs. Conventional

Jack Warner, Staff

January 18, 2019

People who shop at grocery stores are likely aware of the revered organic food industry, and probably have varied thoughts on the subject. Whether they think organic food is healthier, more economically friendly, better tasting or a fad, most can agree that organic food is more expensive. Granted, if...

No Meat, No Problem

No Meat, No Problem

Kara Morley, Staff

January 12, 2019

    Being vegan and vegetarian are becoming increasingly popular. Demand for vegan and vegetarian food increased by 987 percent in 2017, according to international delivery service Just Eat. But, some people don’t know the difference between the two. Two students share their diets, restr...

Good Nutrition is Their Mission

Good Nutrition is Their Mission

Alexa Schulte, Editor-in-Chief

December 21, 2018

As a part of a health initiative, the English Language Learning department makes smoothies for the student body. Their goal was to get healthy snacks to students instead of junk food from the vending machines. “The smoothies are something that will maybe hold their hunger a little bit better than...

Gymnasts Defeat Gravity and Signing Day

Gymnasts Defeat Gravity and Signing Day

Alexa Schulte, Editor-in-Chief

December 21, 2018

Two highly ranked gymnasts signed their letter of intent Nov. 14, seniors Evan Manivong and Victor Perez. Manivong signed with the University of Illinois and Perez signed with the University of Minnesota, both Division One schools.   “I was super excited and proud of myself that all my hard...

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