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 neutrality was to increase competition among companies to drive internet costs down, many citizens are conc...

Flu epidemic affects students, staff

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

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 since 2014. While the flu season starts in early November, the effects of this spread only ...

The eyes of the eclipse

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

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, so the glasses that we didn’t use or that were recycled should be able to go to someone instead of wasting them,” senior Key ...

Vaping and E-Cigarettes vs. smoking

Graphic by Clayre Barkema

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 is true and how much of that is marketing lies. According the the World Health Organization (WHO), the...

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, which is celebrated all over the world. “Throughout your whole entire life, your mom is the...

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 Standing Committee, which governs the country’s laws, reported the state-run Xinhua news agency to...

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 agreement establishes the enduring framework the world needs to solve the climate crisis," President...

KC becomes royal

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

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 City was 18 games above .500 with a record of 52-34 at the All Star break. After the break...

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 entered the hotel with AK-47 rifles and fired gunshots. There is conflicting information of...

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 the bloodshed Parisians are taking to the streets with a simple message for the te...

Swimming to freedom

Emily Elliott and Jocelin Egeland

October 27, 2015

Refugees Hesham Modamani and Feras Abukhalil swam five miles from the Turkish coastal city of Cesma to Germany to free themselves from the horrors in his home, Syria. During the five mile journey, the two acquaintances created unforgettable memories and gave people back at home hope for a way out. The...

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