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New Winterfest Coming in 2017

New Winterfest Coming in 2017

Jen Hulen, Reporter

December 14, 2016

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

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

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

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...

Paying for College

Paying for College

November 30, 2016

As senior year approaches, the reality of heading off to college begins to settle in. Students who go away to college start to worry about the debt they will soon put themselves in. A good way to help is to start applying for scholarships. “Finding the right and suitable scholarship can be tricky...

Miss Staley

Jen Hulen, Reporter

November 18, 2016

     Brains? Check! Poise? Check! The ability to perform under pressure? Check! These are some of the requirements for the soon-to-be-crowned Miss Staley and Miss Junior Staley.      The new Miss Staley pageant, held in the Performing Arts Center on Dec. 1, will showcase...

The Indy Experience

The Indy Experience

Haylee Roberts, Reporter

November 17, 2016

     Journalism students traveled to Indianapolis, Ind., to compete at the Journalism Education Association/ National Scholastic Press Association national journalism convention Nov. 9-13. This convention allowed the students to socialize with others who have the same interests and improve...

New Apple Releases

New Apple Releases

Alexis Howard, Reporter

October 19, 2016

Apple announced the release of the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus on Sept. 7. Along with the announcement of the IPhone 7, iOS10 was released. The look and release of these two products caused controversy with buyers. Some like the new look and design, and some like the old look of the iPhone. Before the official...

Private to Public School Transition

Private to Public School Transition

Jen Hulen, Reporter

October 13, 2016

Some students go through the struggle of having to switch from private school to public school. This big change can be difficult for some people because of the big differences between the schools. Such as going from wearing uniforms to wearing what you want, different class sizes, etc. Freshman Michael...

Surprise! You’re Top 5

Surprise! You’re Top 5

Maddy Benda, Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2016

     Homecoming is an exciting time for high schoolers, mainly for senior girls. The honor of being nominated for homecoming queen is dream that is sparked for many their freshman year. On Sept.18, the top five homecoming candidates were announced by student council president senior Tim Lawson ov...

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