Hilton: Spring break’s not really a break

Kaytlin Hilton, Panther's Tale designer

March 26, 2018

The words “spring break” are often followed with a sigh of relief or even an excited smile and a heel click. For many, this is a time of relaxation, sunscreen and plane tickets. However, for the average high school ...

Drees: Humor only way to handle getting hit by car

Cydney Drees

March 16, 2018

Let me take you back to a night that hit me like a ton of bricks -- or a car. St. Patrick’s day 2017 or the best day of my life. Tomayto, tomahto. It was the beginning of spring break, I was hanging with friends. Me, being a car...

Newbury: Stop glorifying mass shooters

Tyler Newbury, Yearbook staff designer

March 10, 2018

There has been a quickly rising trend of violence in society lately, it seems every week there is a new story about an active shooter of some sort. However, what's truly frightening is the fact that shootings are becoming more ...

Promise Asher: Top 10 song recommendations

Promise Asher

January 18, 2018

  Borderline Vanic Remix-  Tove Styrke No Money - Galantis September - Earth, Wind, & Fire Stolen - Milky Chance Heartache on the Dance Floor - Jon Pardi River - Bishop Briggs I Fall Apart - Po...

Crockett: A heartfelt goodbye to Diana Unkel

Briantae Crockett

January 18, 2018

I woke up around 1 or 2 p.m. on Tuesday with the news that our pianist, Diana Unkel, had died. At first, I didn’t know how to react. It was surprising for me, and I’m sure many others who were close to her felt the...

Promise Asher column: Logan Paul, put down the camera

January 7, 2018

December 31 marked not only the end of 2017, but seemingly the end of popular YouTube star Logan Paul’s career. Paul posted a video of a suicide victim’s body while visiting the Aokigahara forest in Japan -- a place more com...

Unable to drive? It stinks

Olivia Jones

December 7, 2017

To have a restricted license in the state of Kansas, the recipients must be 15 years of age and needs to have held a Kansas learner’s permit for at least a year.  A restricted license allows a young driver to transport the...

Asher: Please, please learn how to drive

Promise Asher

October 12, 2017

OK, I’m going to say it. Derby is home to many different people obtaining a variety of skillsets, talents and abilities. Sadly, however, driving is not one of them. What is such a simple concept has been turned into a lab...

Asher: Navigating the State Fair in 45 minutes

Promise Asher

September 13, 2017

Do you have the attention span of a squirrel? So do I. Forty-five minutes, $7 and a goal to see the entire Kansas state fair. My timer starts and I’m off. First stop, Oz gallery. I stopped. I saw. I moved on. My heart w...

Promise Asher column: Students must wear IDs starting today

August 28, 2017

IDs. Shut up and deal with it. Each student was issued a student identification card and given a lanyard. Administrators and teachers will strictly enforce the rule starting today. It isn't rare for us to adorn our necks w...