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Middle schoolers expand technology resources

Mallery Zion, Editor

January 14, 2015


Filed under Local, News

The middle school students of the North Kansas City School district are receiving the old MacBook Airs. On Nov. 11, high schools in the NKCSD received the newest version of the MacBook Air and people are questioning the reason. “The district has an agreement going on with Apple as far as how t...

Kansas City, royalty at last

Eli Stenner

January 14, 2015


Filed under Local, News

The Kansas City Royals made the playoffs for the first time in 29 years. Not only is this their first playoff appearance in almost three decades, but it is also their first World Series birth in that same time frame. Not only did the Royals not make the playoffs from 1986 to 2013 it was a very lo...

HOSA jumpstarts medical careers

Emily Noyes, Design editor

October 28, 2014


Filed under News

The students interested in having a career in the medical field are joining together in the new Health Occupation Student Association (HOSA). The club is designed for college and high school students with an interest in healthcare. It is a way for students with likeminded goals to practice and bui...

Recent solar flares proved not harmful by NASA

October 28, 2014


Filed under News

On Sept. 7, the activity level of the sun in its current 11-year cycle peaked with a powerful solar storm. The titanic explosion peaked at 1:48 p.m., covering several times more area than the Earth. X-ray emissions skyrocketed to as high as 193 angstroms (unit of measurement for length in w...

KC Man charged with murder

Mallery Zion, Editor

October 1, 2014


Filed under Local, News

According to Kansas City Police Department (city of Kansas City, Mo.) Brandon Howell, 34, was charged on the 3rd of September for three counts of first degree murder. After officers were dispatched in the area of Woodbridge Lane and Wornall Road, they found five victims. Three of the five...

Robotics swears to secrecy of bot in progress

Robotics swears to secrecy of bot in progress

Amber Murray, Co-copy editor

October 1, 2014


Filed under News, School

Robotics is doubling their teams and efforts to create a bigger, better bot. They have added another section to their team. “We are building up a business side of the team. The business side is accountants, programing staff for the website, fundraising, and marketing,” advisor Joseph Morse said. The...

Changes made statewide for students

Savannah Moore, Co-copy editor

October 1, 2014


Filed under Local, News

Last year, a new statewide mandate came into effect requiring all Missouri high school juniors to take the ACT beginning in 2014. It was decided that the state will pay the admission fee for students to take the test once, but if the student desires to take the test again it is up to them to pay....

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