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To Test Or Not To Test

Local School District Explores Random Drug Testing Option
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...

Sorry, We're Closed

Sorry, We’re Closed

Government Shutdown Affects Local Families
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...

Prepping his appetizer dish of scallops wrapped in bacon with pomegranate sauce Nov. 15, is senior Cam Tate who is in his first year on the competition team. The Prostart competition team was practicing and perfecting their recipes that they will later use at state competition in the spring.

Dishing Out New Eats

Prostart Students Utilize New Skills
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...

Organic vs. Conventional

Organic vs. Conventional

Finding The Ups and Downs of Eating Naturally
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...

Graphics by: Racheal Mueller

No Meat, No Problem

Students Chose Vegan, Vegetarian Diets
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....

At the concession stand, junior Hashim Abu prepares smoothies with ELL teacher Travis Mauzey Nov.16. Abu manages the money raised and paperwork for the smoothie production.

Good Nutrition is Their Mission

ELL Serves Healthy Smoothies
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...

Highly ranked gymnasts’ seniors Victor Perez and Evan Manivong sign their letters of intent on Nov. 14 in the Performing Arts Center. Manivong signed to the University of Illinois and Perez signed to the University of Minnesota. “I was happy that it was finally signing day. I had been waiting for that moment for a while,” said Manivong. Photo by Lexi Valdez

Gymnasts Defeat Gravity and Signing Day

Two Gymnast Sign Their Letter of Intent
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,...

Free College Credit For Being Bilingual

Earning the Seal of Biliteracy
Lonyae Coulter, Staff November 15, 2018

Students in the North Kansas City District now have the opportunity to earn an award called the Seal of Biliteracy. The Seal of Biliteracy is an award that recognizes graduating seniors who has reached...

After winning third place as a team at cross country state Nov. 3, runners juniors Murphy Corum, Nathan Nguyen, senior Preston Wheeler, juniors Luke Winkler, Jack Warner, Collin Riggins, sophomores Dawson Walker and Drew Sallman stand while wearing their new medals. This was the first time since 1983 that a North Kansas City School District school made it to the podium at state.

Party Like It’s 1983

Boys Cross Country Places Third At State
Alexa Schulte, StaleyNews Editor-In-Chief November 6, 2018

The boys cross-country team placed third at the Class 4 State competition this past weekend. The last time a team in the North Kansas City School District made it to the winners’ podium was 1983. “I...

At the top of the fifth inning, senior Alanna Vawter pitches against Liberty High School in the sectional game Oct. 17. Vawter was on the team all four years with a personal record of 19-4 her last season. “Obviously there was a lot on the line this time. It’s one of those games that you kind of wish you could take back a couple pitches here or there, but that’s part of the game,” said Vawter.

Mixin’ Up the Match Ups

Athletes Reflect On Conference Change
Hailey Milliken October 27, 2018

As of fall of the 2018-2019 school year, the Missouri State High School Activities Association reclassified each Suburban Conference, and the school athletics has moved up from the Suburban White Conference...

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