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How “Green” Are We?

Looking into how the school stays sustainable
Hailey Milliken January 30, 2020

With climate change protests, plastic bag regulations and metal straws being on the rise, the environment is a relevant topic more than ever. For students, being environmentally friendly can affect nearly...

Under Surveillance

Under Surveillance

Hailey Milliken January 28, 2020

Having your every move being watched may sound threatening and dangerous out of context, but this is just a reality that has been created for today’s teens. With current technology, parents have the...

What Keeps Us Up at Night

What Keeps Us Up at Night

Taking a deeper look into the sleeping habits of teens
Hailey Milliken January 28, 2020

Putting sleep on the back burner until the early morning is an all too familiar scene for teenagers nowadays. Their sleep schedule is in competition with a variety of outside factors, whether it be an...

After earning a perfect score on the ACT, junior Nicholas Kanatzer poses for his wrestling coach Elisha Bears. This was the first time he took the test since 7th grade. “The scholarships were a big part of it, but also I knew I was capable of getting a high score, so I of course wanted to try my best,” said Kanatzer.

Achievement on the ACT

Makenzie Hooton May 21, 2019

It is not every day that someone earns a perfect score on the ACT. Only 0.195% of all test takers earn a composite score of 36 on the ACT in 2017, according to ACT. To put that in perspective, that was...

At this year’s Regionals, sophomore Nasi Wright, freshman Casey Dodge, Staley alumni Emily Taylor and Staley Unified Partner Addy Bahn smile with their medals for the Unified 4x1 Relay Raceon Apr. 27 at Lees Summit Highschool. Dodge competed in softball, track and bowling this year. When asked what she felt to win the medal, “Happy.” said Dodge.

Special Olympics

Makanani Grace May 17, 2019

The Special Olympics is an international organization founded in 1968 that provides opportunity for disabled athletes 9 years old and up to participate in sports that are adapted to their needs. Students...

Reduce, Reuse, Reimagine

Reduce, Reuse, Reimagine

Autumn Adams May 13, 2019

In the early morning hours of April 28th, eight members from Staley Art Club met up to begin work on a new initiative project to make the campus cleaner.  The project was headed by art...

The Leader of the environmental club is Sophomore Oliva Hutchcraft. She wanted to start the club to help the environment.  “I want people to learn about why being environmentally friendly is important and how to help others and themselves to be eco-friendlier while helping the community,” said Hutchcraft.

Bringing the Green

Sara Almansouri May 13, 2019

In the 2019-2020 school year many new clubs are arising like an environmental club run by sophomore Olivia Hutchcraft. The environmental club is more of an awareness club and how to take steps to make...

In the hallway on May 2, senior Josh Roush rides the new tricycle. It was not the senior’s first time on a tricycle. “[Roush] just nailed it,” said to Rohlfing.

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...

Girls from Staley pose in front the “#GirlsInTechKC” wall wearing T-shirts from the event. “I’m so glad that we went, it was a great experience,” says sophomore Sophia Jordan. The eighteen girls, all from different grades, worked alongside each other throughout the day.

Girls in Code

Kayla Pospisil May 3, 2019

In honor of Computer Science Education Week, organization created an “Hour of Code” event that was hosted by KC Stem Alliance, in partnership with Cerner and other sponsors. Girls all across...

FCCLA participants at their first competition of the year got to take part in various competing activities, from interior design to fashion construction. All grades, from freshmen to seniors were able to participate. “It was a good turnout for everyone, especially the freshmen, because it was their first time doing it,” says senior competitor, Lonyae Coulter. Photo taken by Christian Winn, FCCLA sponsor.


FCCLA Star Events Competition
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...

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