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Dump Trump or Hill No?

Dump Trump or Hill No?

Christopher Spry, Reporter

February 7, 2017


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     The presidential election has caused tremendous tension between republicans and democrats, and many Americans are unhappy with the options they have for candidates. Republican candidate Donald Trump is running against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Both of the candidates are...

Why Did I March?

Why Did I March?

Tracey Wasinger, Special Education Teacher

February 4, 2017


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To the student body, Why Did I March? On Saturday, Jan. 21, people from around the world came together to remind us of our duty to humanity. Our duty to pass on a better world to our children. It wasn’t about just one person, though there were those in attendance who may have felt that way. For...

If I Could Sum Up the March

Ramsey Haley, Student

February 4, 2017


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Our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country. About 10,000 people showed up for the Women’s March on Washington in Kansas City to send a strong but peaceful message to the president that women’s rights are human rights. The love that was swarming around us all was so welcoming...

Mental Health Acceptance

Staff

February 4, 2017


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In 2016, 49 percent of teens were diagnosed with a mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Mental illnesses are defined as disorders that affect someone’s mood, thinking and behavior, such as depression, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder, among others. Although...

Does Class Size Really Matter?

Does Class Size Really Matter?

Mason Hanson, Reporter

January 4, 2017


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Does class size matter? That’s a common question that teachers, parents, and students ask, many of whom agree that having too many students in class affects the outcome of students learning and that classes with fewer students have higher test scores. Missouri’s state legislators, along with 39...

The Future Of Transportation

The Future Of Transportation

January 1, 2017


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Picture the commute of the future: You live in San Francisco, Calif, but work 383 miles away in Los Angeles. After your morning latte, you click on a smartphone app to summon your digital chauffeur. An autonomous car shows up at your front door two minutes later to drive you to a Hyperloop station in...

Instas vs Finstas

Instas vs Finstas

December 12, 2016


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Most of us know someone with more than one Instagram account. People have private accounts and public accounts. The private accounts are also referred to as “Finsta” which means fake Instagram. Those are used to post pictures for their closest and most selected friends to see.  Typically,...

Fair Weather Royals Fans

Fair Weather Royals Fans

Jessica Jordan, Multi-Media Editor

December 12, 2016


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A fair-weather fan is someone who only shows up to support when the team is doing well.  In 2014, the Royals were two runs away from a World Series championship, and that caught a lot of people’s attention. The next season, they came back with a message, calling it “unfinished business”...

Miss Staley

Miss Staley

Talon Staff

November 22, 2016


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     The newest fundraising plan from the freshman and sophomore classes is a female scholarship pageant, Miss Staley. You might assume this pageant will be the female version of Mr. Falcon, comical and not serious, but you’d be wrong. Miss Staley is being called a scholarship pageant,...

The Case for Recess in High School

The Case for Recess in High School

Maddy Benda, Editor-in-Chief

October 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Some of my greatest childhood memories came from recess.  Playing on the playground in kindergarten, jump rope in third grade and soccer in fifth grade, just being with your friends at recess and not having to worry about school made the day go by a little easier. Luckily for me, I went to a private...

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