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At the Homecoming dance Sept. 23, 2017, more than 700 student showed up. It was the biggest turnout in school history. “The ‘Cupid Shuffle’ dance was my favorite because everyone was able to dance to it. I also liked this year’s dance better than last year’s because there was more participation,” said sophomore Cole Chambers.

To The Moon & Back

Jack Warner, Staff October 11, 2017

Homecoming was a highly anticipated event. Student Council worked from the start of the school year to well after the dance was over Sept. 23, and it had the biggest dance turnout in school history. This...

Filming for her next hype video at the pep rally on Sept. 20, junior Pierson Beaulieu records the students yelling a chant.  She  normally recorded the student section, cheerleaders, Emeralds and players during games. “I hope to make more videos for other sports,” said Beaulieu.

What’s All The Hype?

Alexa Schulte, Staff October 11, 2017

Hype videos are quickly becoming popular, and junior Pierson Beaulieu has been creating them for each varsity football game. Each game has a theme for the student section, and her videos try to match each...

On Sept. 28, head coach Phil Lite gives the team a post-practice talk. It was the day before a game, and the players had just gotten done with walk throughs. “He’s a good speaker, and he just gets us ready to play. He’s a coach on the field but like a friend off the field,” said varsity quarterback senior John Raybourn. Photo by Leidy Venegas

High ‘Lite” of The Week

Dawson Parks, Staff October 11, 2017

Award winning varsity football head coach Philip Lite won the K.C. Chiefs coach of the week award.  Lite won the award after leading his team to 22-15 win against the undefeated Fort Osage high...

National Award Winning Baton Twirler

Makenzie Hooton, Staff September 27, 2017

Down on the football field, among the band and the Diamonds, is sophomore Averi Clement. She’s not there to play an instrument or toss a flag; Clement is a baton twirler-- the only one in the school. Clement...

Hallways are empty because of the no travel policy during falcon time.

Students Question the Late Falcon Time Release

Dawson Parks, Staff September 27, 2017

Students have 30 minutes of Falcon Time to get help from teachers, meet with clubs, do homework and have free time. Students are normally allowed to go get help from any teacher and be in any classroom,...

During Falcon Time on Sept. 6, seniors Tina Pham and Milkise Yassin are working together on their Research and Exhibition classwork. Pham is currently in the Research Methods class getting ready for her exhibition next semester, and Yassin is preparing for her exhibition that will be presented at the end of the semester. “It’s a lot of work, but I know it will be beneficial for future presentations and college classes,” said Pham.

Is Gold Medallion Worth It?

Leidy Venegas, Editor-in-Chief September 19, 2017

A gold medallion, gold stoll, and gold diploma cover is awarded to students on graduation night who have successfully completed the Gold Medallion honors diploma program. The Gold Medallion honors diploma...

On Sept. 15 in AP Art, junior Karson Davis works on one of her breadth projects. The class consists of 24 college level projects. “I decided to take AP Studio Art because I wanted to be challenged and I wanted to see recognizable improvement in my art,” said Davis.

AP Art Grows up

Emilie Kerr, Staff September 19, 2017

There is a district-wide push for students to enroll into Advanced Placement classes. The programs have grown, but for the AP Art students, that means they are going to grow out of their traditional venue. Since...

The Emeralds are praying before performing at the home football game against North Kansas City on Aug. 25. Each person in the group puts a foot in the middle to clear their minds and pray. “It’s our make it or break it moment. It’s the moment where we unite as a team so we can execute our dance successfully on the field,” said sophomore Grace Siegfried.

Fall Sports Team’s Traditions

Jack Warner, Staff September 13, 2017

     Fall sports are in full swing, and so is the team bonding. Each group has different traditions that help them create a family-like bond.      Before the Friday night...

In March of 2016, the Spanish modern language class took the last trip to Spain. This year a new group of students will be traveling to Peru in March of 2018.

Behind the Scenes of Traveling Abroad

Haylee Roberts, Multi-Media Editor September 13, 2017

     Traveling is a learning experience, and students get to indulge themselves in another culture when they travel abroad with their classmates. Much planning and many small details...

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