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Election 2020-2021

Election 2020-2021

Destiny Mattingly, Editor + Staff Writer November 3, 2020

This week students participated in a “mock election” giving them a chance to anonymously voice their opinions. Here are the results from the 231 students who voted. President Joe Biden- 55% Donald...

A new net

A new net

Marshall Payton, Staff Writer February 15, 2018

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to end net neutrality on Dec. 14, 2017, a law put in place in 2015 to ensure internet equality. While the FCC assured Americans that the repeal of net...

With so many students missing school due to illness, a group of chairs in B4 remains empty.

Flu epidemic affects students, staff

Kileigh Sailor, Staff writer January 25, 2018

Dozens of staff and students are missing school due to the recent influenza outbreak that experts from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) say is the worst flu outbreak in the continental United States...

Senior Hannah Hernandez, the president of Key Club, holds a box with some the glasses collected.

The eyes of the eclipse

Marshall Payton, Staff Writer August 29, 2017

Key club is collecting used eclipse glasses until Aug. 29 to donate to those in Asia who will be viewing another total eclipse in 2019. “There is an eclipse that is happening over Asia in 2019,...

Graphic by Clayre Barkema

Vaping and E-Cigarettes vs. smoking

Clayre Barkema, Writer March 27, 2017

Ever since they were first introduced in 2006, E-Cigarettes have been marketed to the smoking population as a safer, healthier alternative to smoking. However, it’s hard to tell how much of that...

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day

Anna Sonnenstatter, Writer May 8, 2016

  Today is when people give back to the women who gave birth to them and support them in the things they do, through presenting them cards, flowers or other little gifts. Today is Mother’s Day,...

China taking a step back?

Kaitlyn Minet, News Editor December 29, 2015

China is renewing their one child policy starting Jan. 1. On Saturday [December 26] the country’s lawmakers rubber-stamped the new legislation during a session of the National People’s Congress...

Environmental Action

Amber Murray, Co-copy editor December 16, 2015

Global Warming and climate change have been a heavily discussed topic, however the government has not made many decisions, until now. The agreement was reached on Sunday Dec. 13 in Paris. "The Paris...

Ben Zobrist thanking his fans at the Royals parade on Nov. 3.

KC becomes royal

Hayden Weatherman, Writer December 1, 2015

The Kansas City Royals are World Series champions after defeating the New York Mets, four to one, in a seven game series. Kansas City broke their 30-year World Series championship losing streak. Kansas...

Mali hotel attack

Alyssa Magrone, Copy Editor/A&E Editor November 20, 2015

This morning it was reported that gunmen took dozens hostage at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali Africa, leaving three dead. According to KMBC, the situation began around 7 a.m. when two to three attackers...

Terrorist group attacks Paris

Riley Stephenson and Angela Sluder November 20, 2015

On Friday November 13th, Paris was attacked by ISIS, a terrorist group from Raqqa Syria. According to CNN, there has been an estimated 129 deaths and 352 injured and 99 seriously injured due to this incident. “Despite...

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