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Running for Running Water

Running for Running Water

Kyla Gaines, Reporter

February 7, 2017


Filed under News, People Of Staley

     While 26.2 might be an odd number to most, to junior Chloe Childerston it is the exact number of miles she ran to provide running water for children in Africa. On Oct. 15, she ran her first full marathon equaling 26.2 miles, or 42K.  Although she doesn’t run cross country or...

Election 2016

Election 2016

Jessica Jordan, Multi-media Editor

February 7, 2017


Filed under News

The looming 2016 election has caused controversy because the race is so close, and there are so many undecided voters. Many voters said they are undecided because they dislike and distrust the candidates, and they believe they are unfit to be president. Many voters are planning to vote Independent...

Movement for Meditation

Movement for Meditation

Leidy Venegas, Staff

February 5, 2017


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Meditation has been proven to help reduce anxiety and stress, and that is the main reason Spanish teacher Anna Maki- Birchler wants to start offering allschool meditating sessions. Students who are unaware of how to deal with anxiety and stress could find a way to deal with it through the practice...

Remembering Alayna

Remembering Alayna

February 1, 2017


Filed under News, People Of Staley

Freshman Alayna Shelley was funny, smart and had a great love for cats. She was born on June 12, 2002, along with her triplet sister and brother, Emma and Jack. She left behind a legacy of love, compassion and bravery. She fought a battle against acute lymphoblastic leukemia from March 10 to Dec....

#StrongerTogether KC

#StrongerTogether KC

Jessica Jordan

February 1, 2017


Filed under News

Kansas City united with the nation and the world in the Women’s March on Washington to stand up for the rights of all women on Jan. 21. Several local news sources reported that there were 10,000 people in attendance, and police chief Darryl Forté confirmed there were more than 5,000 people in...

New Cross Country Course Under Construction

New Cross Country Course Under Construction

Hannah Zank, Reporter

December 20, 2016


Filed under News, Sports

With cross country ending in the fall, Coach Elisha Bears and seniors Casey Flynn and Tyler Collins have been working to build a course to use for practice and meets. “When the idea was first mentioned to the team, Tyler and I stepped up and started helping with the preparations,” said Flynn. Bears...

New Winterfest Coming in 2017

New Winterfest Coming in 2017

Jen Hulen, Reporter

December 14, 2016


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Worlds of Fun is usually open from April to October and has Halloween Haunt starting in mid-September to close out the year. But this upcoming season, Worlds of Fun will be open during winter of 2017 for a new “Winter Fest.”  It will contain holiday lights, live entertainment and different...

Giving for the Greater Good

Giving for the Greater Good

Hannah Zank, Reporter

December 14, 2016


Filed under News

Students volunteered in the 2016 fall Blood Drive Nov. 16 in the Flex Auditorium. This event was hosted by the American Red Cross and run by students in Leadership class. With one donation, there is a possibility that someone’s blood could help save up to three lives. The amount of blood American...

Students Find Clubs to Fit Their Interest

Students Find Clubs to Fit Their Interest

Alexis Howard, Reporter

December 12, 2016


Filed under News

There are school clubs for every interest, from language clubs to those which allow students to meet other people who share the same interests as them. The cards and strategy game club is run by art teacher, Manabu Takahashi. It’s for anyone interested in card games, there’s no requirements to...

Running Back Ross Earns Thomas A. Simone Award

Running Back Ross Earns Thomas A. Simone Award

Emilie Kerr, Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Feature, News, People Of Staley, Sports

Senior Julian Ross was awarded the 34th Annual Thomas A. Simone award Dec. 6 in the Falcon Fieldhouse. The award is presented every year to the most outstanding high-school football player in the Kansas City Metro area. Some consider this award to be the “Heisman” of the metro area. “Most people don...

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