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Griffins soar into the world

Griffins soar into the world

May 14, 2018

A heart for medicine In a few seconds of silence, senior Rana Ekilah stands anxiously holding her mother’s hand. She scrolls through her phone looking to see if she made it into her dream college program....

Senior profiles

Senior profiles

May 14, 2018

Arfon Abdi Involved in: Gold Medallion, Key Club, Medical internships, Muslim Student Association By Jason Hopkins In Kansas City alone, there are more than 30 well-equipped hospitals available for c...

Bullock earns spot on 2018 All-State Journalism Team

Bullock earns spot on 2018 All-State Journalism Team

May 4, 2018

Junior Katie Bullock was selected as one of 10 students to represent the state of Missouri on the 2018 All-State Journalism Team. The Team recognizes those students who have proven themselves to be indi...

Truth be told

Truth be told

February 8, 2018

After more than 50 sexual-assault allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein, after former Olympic gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to between 40 and 175 years in jail for molesting...

Ending the candlelight vigils

Ending the candlelight vigils

February 7, 2018

Kansas city and candlelight vigils “I believe in you.” “You are important.” “Everyone matters.” On the sidewalk outside of Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, these are the messages on the signs held by ...

Disentangling depression

Disentangling depression

January 10, 2018

With 350 million people worldwide dealing with depression - including 16 million Americans - it has become a worldwide problem according to the World Health Organization. Senior Anna Braman has struggled...

This land is our land

This land is our land

January 4, 2018

Foreign-born immigrants make up 13.5 percent of America’s population according to the 2016 Current Population Survey. These over 43.3 million people and their 41 million American born children come from around the world, bringing with them hundreds of different cultural trad...

In the home of the hopeful

In the home of the hopeful

December 17, 2017

In the 2016 presidential election, less than 46 percent of millennials turned out to vote. That number was even less for local elections. But in a society where youth are often disengaged from t...

Today’s uniqueness, tomorrow’s acceptance

Today’s uniqueness, tomorrow’s acceptance

December 15, 2017

Members of the LGBTQ+ community going to see the 2018 World Cup game in Russia were warned this month about governmental retaliation for showing affection toward each...

Not black and white

Not black and white

December 14, 2017

Government officials across the country are ripping down Confederate statues while protesters object, believing this action is destroying American history. NFL players kneel...

The image of Islam

The image of Islam

December 13, 2017

Religion is a major component of many students’ lives. It inspires them to attend church, to fast and to serve their communities. But around the country, religion has recently been use...

Optimism is key

Optimism is key

November 1, 2017

After school, freshman Matthew Dakon can be seen racing laps around the D Quad at speeds of up to six mph. Dakon suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) which is a disease that limits his mobility and causes diffic...

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