Band, orchestra, choir students chosen for district ensemble

Kendal Meyer

November 12, 2019

On Nov. 2, students in the band, orchestra and choir programs had the opportunity to audition for their district ensemble. The students listed below were chosen to participate in the concert on Dec. 7 Band Senior Chloe...

College coming FAFSA than you think

Mya Studyvin

November 9, 2019

With graduation seven months away, seniors have begun applying for colleges and scholarships.  Filling out a FAFSA application should be at the top of their priority list, according to counselor Joaquin Zapata. “I te...

Trade school’s an option, too

Olivia Jones

November 8, 2019

More and more people are beginning to find that traditional four-year colleges are not for everyone.  Trade school enrollment has become more prominent in college selection. People wanting to advance their more technica...

Michael Johnson thrilled at first scoring opportunity

Callie Knudson

November 8, 2019

Senior Michael Johnson scored his first career touchdown during the game against Wichita North on Nov. 1 in the first round of the playoffs. “Honestly, I didn’t expect my name to get called until late in the fourth quart...

Jones: Call me black

Olivia Jones

November 7, 2019

When most refer to the black people they use the phrase African-American — to be polite — but is that the correct way to refer to black people? No one wants to say anything racially offensive, but would you call a white p...

Parcell: Truth about Marching Band

Jordan Parcell

November 7, 2019

Band kids are most often characterized as whiny and obsessed with talking about how difficult it is to be a member of the marching band.  So how hard is it really? Let’s start at the beginning of the season, which actu...

Results of Battle of the Bands competition announced Friday

Klaudia Manis

November 7, 2019

Battle of the Bands — a competition hosted by Catch It Kansas — is on to its final round of voting.  The competition, which started in September, consists of weekly voting between two bands and their performances. “All (...

Three-year grads cut out 1,000 school hours

Jackson Davis

November 7, 2019

Students will spend about 1,000 hours a year in school.  For juniors graduating early, they knock their high school number down to 3,000 hours.  “I just didn’t want to be at school any longer than I wanted to, and I knew I was s...

Debilitating debt: why scholarships are beneficial

Klaudia Manis

November 7, 2019

College-bound students often rely on scholarships to pay tuition fees — but many of these students remain uninformed. “They talk a lot about student debt these days, so if someone is willing to help you and you’re wil...

AP classes benefit students, GPA

Mya Studyvin

November 6, 2019

For upperclassmen, one of the easiest ways to increase one’s GPA and earn college credit is through taking Advanced Placement classes. AP classes, which have weighted grades, work at a faster pace and have a more rigorous curr...

ACT, SAT necessary for college

Klaudia Manis and Adrian Simmons

November 6, 2019

From fear and stress to boredom and not being prepared, the dread of taking college entrance exams is normal for most students. Students planning to go to college must take the ACT or SAT. They can also take the PSAT or the ...

Starting college application process time-consuming, but necessary

Jillian Wedman

November 6, 2019

Fall is much more than warm food and spooky socks for graduating seniors. Fall season is college application season. Senior Kaylee Baker has had her heart set on Kansas University since she was a little kid.  “So i...

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