• Senior takes recognition for Kansas Next Step’s award

    Senior takes recognition for Kansas Next Step’s award

    Hannah Baxter, Staff Reporter

    January 23, 2015

    This year, senior Kristina Herl was awarded Kansas Next Step’s Goal by Principal Martin Straub. With some hard work and dedication, she was pleased yet surprised. “Next Step’s Goal is to help connect students with their success and recognize they work they do,” Herl said. Winning the award not only gave Herl satisfaction, but some prizes as well. “I was given $100, which I am putting into my projects funds so I can send out more... READ MORE »»

  • FFA chapter travels for Denver Stock Show

    FFA chapter travels for Denver Stock Show

    Madison Crees, Staff Reporter

    January 22, 2015

    This past weekend, junior and senior members of the FFA chapter travelled to Denver for the annual Denver Stock Show. The Denver Stock Show is the National Western Stock Show where animals are led around a show ring while a judge determines which animal is better looking and places them accordingly. “We predominately watched cattle in Denver,” senior Cheyenne Schwab said. “We got to visit the Denver Museum of Natural History, walk around... READ MORE »»

  • Three compete in poetry recitation contest

    Three compete in poetry recitation contest

    Brianna Mathias, Co-Editor

    January 20, 2015

    Three people competed in this year’s Poetry Out Loud competition on Jan. 19 in the lecture hall. Junior Brianna Mathias won the competition and will advance to the district wide tournament at Quinter on Feb. 6. Mathias, sophomore Rachelle Lumpkins and junior Elizabeth Emerson each recited two poems for the competition. English teacher Kathy Wagoner was in charge of the competition. The two judges were Dr. Lexey Bartlett, an English Professor... READ MORE »»

  • Seniors express feelings towards last semester of high school

    Seniors express feelings towards last semester of high school

    Kara Brooks, Staff Reporter

    January 16, 2015

    Growing up, many students have often heard high school is supposed to be the “best time of their lives”. For the 2015 seniors, the best time of their lives is almost over. Senior Kristyn Hodny thinks this semester being her last one of high school is bittersweet. “I’m excited for next year, but want it to be over,” Hodny said. “When it is over, I know I’ll be sad. We have a strong class, and we are a good... READ MORE »»

  • Students want change in school

    Students want change in school

    Rachael Arthur, Staff Reporter

    January 16, 2015

    On average, students spend at least seven hours in school, going to class, walking in the halls, and going to lunch. And for some in extracurricular activities, they may spend even more time in school. With students spending an extensive amount of time in school, it’s no surprise that they will form their own opinions about it.   Restrictions on what students are able to do are part of the school system, and some students, like junior Flaubert... READ MORE »»

News

Counseling Secretary talks about her day

Counseling Secretary talks about her day

Jacey Schaffer, Staff Reporter

Our counseling secretary Paula Manteuffel will have been working here for fifteen years this coming July, having started working for district 489 in 1997 at Kennedy Middle...  Read More »

January 23, 2015 • 0 comments

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Sports

Boys basketball defeated by Garden City

Sarah Rooney, Staff Reporter

The boys basketball team admitted its second defeat of the season to Garden City, losing 58-46 on Jan. 16. The Indians now have a 7-2 record on the year. Ending the first...  Read More »

January 21, 2015 • 0 comments

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Opinion

Things that work in a relationship

Things that work in a relationship

Rachael Arthur, Staff Reporter

Several students have boyfriends or girlfriends, and their motives behind why they do are versatile. Some may date because they’re getting to know someone that’s attractive....  Read More »

January 23, 2015 • 0 comments

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Feature

Seniors express feelings towards last semester of high school

Seniors express feelings towards last semester of high school

Kara Brooks, Staff Reporter

Growing up, many students have often heard high school is supposed to be the “best time of their lives”. For the 2015 seniors, the best time...  Read More »

January 16, 2015 • 0 comments

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A&E

Interesting facts

Brianna Mathias, Co-Editor

The USDA allows the term "wyngsz" for wing-like chicken products that contain no wing meat. Johnny Cash's "A Boy Named Sue" was written by Shel Silverstein. The Southern...  Read More »

January 9, 2015 • 0 comments

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