Midterm elections — including governor’s race — on Tuesday

Mya Studyvin

November 2, 2018

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Mark your calendars and clear your schedules: midterm elections are Tuesday. Voting is a crucial part of upholding our democracy and it’s an easy, simple way to be involved with local politics and sway the election. The t...

Thanksgiving now the focus

Peyten Harris

November 2, 2018

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Now that October has ended and the Halloween decor decreases, people are getting ready for Thanksgiving. For many, Thanksgiving is a time for family to spend time together and feast upon many food options. Derby students...

Drama’s upcoming play utilizes hilarity, chaos

Chloe Brown

October 31, 2018

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Drama will have its production of Noises Off on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m., as well as on Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Senior Jamie Black plays Frederick Fellowes in the play. “He is an actor who gets nosebleeds easily when he hears or thinks a...

Marching band finishes season

Reagan Cowden

October 29, 2018

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The Derby Panther Marching Band went to its final competition of the season at the Kansas Bandmasters Association (KBA) on Oct. 20. The band took fourth in white division in prelims with a score of 75.38 to qualify for fina...

Halloween is near

Alex Flanagan

October 26, 2018

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Creeping up next week on Oct. 31, one of the spookiest holidays is right around the corner. Halloween dates back 2,000 years ago when Celtic festivals of Samhain would mark the new year of the Celts calendar. The Celts wo...

Youth Job Connection helps teens build basic job skills

Sara Brown

October 24, 2018

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What: Youth Job Connection is an eight-week program that teaches young people basic skills that relate to applying and having a job. These topics include communication, teamwork, enthusiasm, networking, problem-solving and critic...

District provides ACT Aspire to freshmen, sophomores on Wednesday

Sara Brown

October 23, 2018

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On Wednesday freshman and sophomores take the ACT Aspire test, while juniors and seniors are excused for the day. There is an early dismissal at 1:25 p.m. and usual bus routes run at this time. Lunch is provided. The ACT A...

Jones wins award at Tallgrass Film Festival

Alley Arthur

October 22, 2018

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Senior Brett Jones won Best Emerging Student Documentary at the Tallgrass Film Festival on Sunday. More than 2,000 films in total were submitted to the festival. They were shown in theaters and venues across Wichita. Jones...

This week at Derby High (Oct. 22)

October 21, 2018

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Monday, Oct. 22 Football: Freshman game vs. Maize at Panther Stadium @ 4 p.m.   JV game vs. Maize at Panther Stadium @ 6 p.m.   Tuesday, Oct. 23 Boys Soccer: First round regionals @ 6:30 p.m.   ...

Futures Fair a prime opportunity for high school students

Corbin Gillihan

October 17, 2018

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Students learn more about opportunities in their future directly from college workers themselves. On Tuesday, students in Kansas high schools were invited to attend the Futures Fair held at Koch Arena in Wichita. “You ca...

Juuls a trend … and a health risk

October 12, 2018

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High school is one of many places trends for teens arise. Whether it’s clothing, a dance, hairstyles, or even the type of phones students have, high school is the place teens hear about what's cool and what's not. Teens ...