Phi’s journey to Derby High one of persistence

Alyssa Lai

April 2, 2020

“Mrs. Phi is really helpful, she helps a lot of kids with their work and she’s so funny,” sophomore Uta Sawamura said. Uy Phi is not only a teacher at Derby High School -- she is also a Vietnamese immigrant, whose jou...

No humor in toxic friendships

Jordan Parcell

March 31, 2020

So I hear you’re in the market for a new friend.  We’re fresh out of the artsy ones and the smart ones, and the last of the token minority friends was recently put on hold. But we do have a new line of friends avai...

TikTok: Where time ceases to exist

Jordan Parcell

March 31, 2020

Ever since it was launched on the international market in September 2017, TikTok has been a favorite pastime (or rather waste of time) of many.  It’s as though the app creates a black hole in which time ceases to exist, and...

Sophomore refocuses energy into making masks for medical personnel

Sara Brown

March 27, 2020

Along with the rest of spring athletes, sophomore Vivian Kalb was disappointed when school activities were halted due to health concerns regarding COVID-19. It meant she would miss out on what she enjoyed most about track – the ...

Students disappointed to miss final weeks of school

Alyssa Lai

March 20, 2020

Gov. Laura Kelly closed all Kansas school for in-person learning on March 17 for the rest of the school year due to COVID-19.  Student’s reactions to the news came flooding in from every social media outlet.  Disappo...

Jillian Wedman: Lots of memories for Class of 2020, despite painful finish

March 18, 2020

On March 17 at 4 p.m. students received a call from USD 260.  I will never forget the heartbreak I felt in that Walmart parking lot. Little did I know that March 12 was the last day of my high school career.  With all...

School year comes to unexpected halt

Jake Hardin

March 18, 2020

Derby seniors walked out of the high school for the last time without even knowing it on March 13. The Class of 2020 still had a calendar with plenty of events to keep them busy with prom, spring sports and, of course, grad...

Bored already with school out? Here’s 35 things to do

Jordan Parcell

March 17, 2020

Derby schools will be closed for the rest of the school year, an announcement that Gov. Laura Kelly made on Tuesday in order to help reduce the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)  School will probably continue in some form, ...

Spring sports practices canceled through March 22

Jake Hardin

March 14, 2020

Rising concerns of the global pandemic COVID-19,  the coronavirus, has resulted in worldwide events delayed, postponed or even canceled. “They’re shutting down events for the NBA and all that, it’s (COVID-19) just spreading...

Derby girls basketball devastated by abrupt end to title bid

Mya Studyvin

March 13, 2020

Confident in their abilities, the Derby girls varsity basketball team was aiming high. They had their sights set on a Class 6A title. In the quarterfinal round on Wednesday against Shawnee Mission Northwest at Koch Arena, th...

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