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Prom candidate Q&A

Prom candidate Q&A

April 20, 2018

Juniors and seniors are preparing to attend Prom 2018 this Saturday, April 21, at Arrowhead Stadium. Nine seniors will be presented to the attendees as prom candidates, having been nominated at last Friday's...

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...

Beyond expectations

Beyond expectations

November 1, 2017

7 questions for the 2017 Homecoming court

7 questions for the 2017 Homecoming court

September 15, 2017

The 2017 homecoming court was announced during third block lunches in the cafeteria on Sept. 13. Nominated for homecoming queen are seniors Lily Abdulla, Harper Ross, Heaven Sanders, Skylar Seitz, Kashe...

Views for the eclipse

Views for the eclipse

August 29, 2017

Elizabeth Payton The eclipse on Aug. 21 was a once in a lifetime moment for staff and students. For some though, it was not only about the eclipse but about where to get the best view. The eclipse was observed on the footb...

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