Teaching as a Career: A pathway for future educators

Emma Kleinschmidt

February 22, 2019

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Teaching As a Career is a new pathway to Derby High School as of this year. Freshman English teacher Natalie Kerr has taken on the task of preparing these students for their future roles as teachers. Not only are the students b...

Kansas provides ACT free to juniors

Grace Reich

February 21, 2019

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On Wednesday, the juniors took the ACT, which was provided for free by the state. For many of the juniors, they often don’t study for the first time they take it. Junior Jillian Wedman said she studied two months be...

Video: Panther’s Corner 2/13/19

Jillian Wedman

February 13, 2019

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Unkel, Mason named National Merit finalists

Kendal Meyer

February 13, 2019

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Every year, 1.6 million students take the PSAT. They can earn the recognition of being named National Merit semifinalist, then have the opportunity to be named National Merit finalist. Seniors Katrina Mason and Malayna Unkel were...

Pantherettes, Mantherettes rock to the ’80s

Alyssa Baker

February 11, 2019

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As 80’s throwback music blares and students, parents, and faculty look on, the Mantherettes perform alongside the Pantherettes at the pep assembly on Feb. 8. The team that dances alongside the Pantherettes, comprising...

Foreign exchange student suggests traveling as much as possible

Maria Magi

February 8, 2019

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Coming here from Europe, I was somewhat shocked over the fact that many Americans never have left their own country. I don’t blame them -- America is a great country that the citizens should feel proud of. It has every typ...

Winter sports signings today

Breanna Mehringer

February 6, 2019

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Signing day is a day many athletes get excited about. Today's that day.   At 2:30 in the G hall lobby, 10 athletes will sign with colleges.  Tyler Farmer, Highland baseball Ronnie Washington, Bethany football Isaac...

Review: Super Bowl halftime show was tired

Taelyn Huntley

February 5, 2019

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It is a true mystery why the 39 year-old singer, Adam Levine, and his band, Maroon 5, performed at the 2019 Super Bowl. The band of around 24 years would really be the last band that you’d expect to be performing at the ha...

Deciding on schedule for next year’s good time to plan future

Alex Flanagan

February 1, 2019

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As the semester is starting to go by fast, it’s time to think about the classes you would want to take next year. Filling out schedules can be annoying sometimes, especially if you don’t know what you want. If you’r...

Marching band’s mattress fundraiser set for Saturday

Madison Hoag

January 29, 2019

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The Panther Marching Band is having its annual mattress fundraiser on Saturday in the band room at Derby High. This is the biggest fundraiser the band does. It brings in thousands of dollars that they use to pay for their...