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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...

Deciding your future, a column by Kaylee Renno

This group portrait monument by Adelade Johnson was carved from marble and placed in the United States Capitol building.  The carving is of the  pioneers of the woman suffrage movement, which won women the right to vote in 1920.  It was sculpted from an 8-ton block of marble in Carrara, Italy. The monument features portrait busts of three movement leaders: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Lucretia Mott.  The fourth space is reserved for our future first woman president. Photo by Shannon Le Grand.
Kaylee Renno, Staff Writer March 1, 2020

What do the Democratic candidates have to do with your future? Well, anyone of the Democratic candidates could become president. The candidate you vote for matters, since they could make decisions that...

The push for AP

The push for AP
Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer November 2, 2019

The Advanced Placement (AP) system is, without a doubt, an opportune way for students to potentially earn free college credit before they even graduate high school, and with North Kansas City...

Side effects may vary

Side effects may vary
Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer February 26, 2019

It was over two decades ago that Dr. Andrew Wakefield, a former gastroenterologist from England, formally published his study that implied a potential link between specific vaccines and developmental regression...

The Law of Attraction

The Law of Attraction
Nia Scaggs, Copy Editor November 7, 2018

Wouldn’t you like to have anything you’ve ever wanted in life? Well, then the Law of Attraction [LOA] may be the right thing for you. It is super simple, and all you need is your brain and a good...

The brain blues

The brain blues
Autumn Dewalt, Staff Writer October 21, 2018

People with depression often feel like there is nothing in the world that can make the pain go away. It’s a normal occurrence for individuals to get a whiff of depression during their teenage years,...

5 reasons you should watch “Star Trek”

5 reasons you should watch
Raymond Leone, Contributing writer October 20, 2018

The message. The Star Trek saga is a glimpse into humanity’s future. In the show, we don’t end up destroying ourselves and our world, despite the third World War that occurs. Star Trek shows humanity...

When I was eight

Marshall Payton, Staff Writer May 21, 2018

“I loved to go on road trips with my uncles and aunts.” -Elaudy Abreau   “I loved dressing like a boy, but also wanted to live the life of a Bratz doll.” -Miah Ashley   “Every...

Senior Quotes

Senior Jackson Mattingly wears a plastic griffin's mask as he stands on the senior wall at the Aug. 18 varsity football game against Park Hill South at the North Kansas City District Stadium.
Jessica Glaszczak, Print Managing Editor May 18, 2018

A “If you’re pretty, boys will do your homework.” - Miah Ashley B “Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I trust your commands. — Psalm 119:66.” - Clayre Barkema “You can’t...

To my best friend

Jessica Glaszczak, Print Managing Editor May 17, 2018

“Angela, Mary, Heaven and Jacob. I love you all.” -Elaudy Abreau   “Shoutout to Brooklyn for taking my side and supporting me in everything even when I'm wrong 99 percent of the time;...

Dear Teachers

Jessica Glaszczak, Print Managing Editor May 15, 2018

"Mrs. McKerracher, for all the stress and annotations we had to do :)." -Elaudy Abreu   "I would like to give a shout out to Mrs. Rosario for always being the adult I can come to talk to...

Dear seniors

Jessica Glaszczak, Print Managing Editor May 15, 2018

Teachers and staff were asked to give advice and/or shoutouts to the seniors. The first quote under every name  is advice to the senior class as a whole, and the second quote below every name is a shoutout...

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