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Maddie Lohmeyer dives into minds of Roosevelt Elementary School kids

Maddie Lohmeyer dives into minds of Roosevelt Elementary School kids

Hannah Donaldson, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2017


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The USD489 News team has tried to stray from strict, business projects and create a more fun atmosphere for the students, instructor Dan Balman said. He encourages students to not take the class too seriously and use their imagination to create entertaining projects for viewers to watch. Sophomore...

Rouse aims to brighten day with announcements

Rouse aims to brighten day with announcements

Lacey Gregory, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Receptionist Sue Rouse has worked in the office since last January, performing tasks such as answering the phone, helping put in attendance and checking in visitors. “I’m the receptionist so I’m the first face people should see,” Rouse said. “I talk to a lot of parents, vendors and students...

Students, teachers, community members donate blood to save lives

Students, teachers, community members donate blood to save lives

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

November 2, 2017


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As you turn a corner on the road, you notice lights shatter the darkness and blind your eyes. Swerving to avoid the collision, thoughts flash through your head about what will happen to you. The next thing you know, you wake up in a hospital bed and are told you have had several blood transfusions....

DECA chapter raises over $1,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities

DECA chapter raises over $1,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

November 2, 2017


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The Ronald McDonald Houses in Wichita are homes that provide families with severely ill children a place to stay. The houses have been in existence for over 30 years according to http://rmhcwichita.org/. That same site stated that last year, more than 1,700 families were supported because of donations a...

Students purchase Scout Perryman for President merchandise

Students purchase Scout Perryman for President merchandise

Kayli Potter, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2017


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Throughout high school, many fads may come and go. This year, an inside joke between junior friends Scout Perryman, Spencer Wittkorn, Cade Swayne, and Cameron Karlin blew up into possibly this year’s biggest trend. “I was playing a video game and then I said to Spencer, Cameron and Cade ‘Hi,...

Helping Hands takes on coffee shop business

Helping Hands takes on coffee shop business

Lacey Gregory, Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

The addition of the Indian Grounds coffee shop in the library initially started off as an idea generated last year by juniors enrolled in Helping Hands. “It was just a thought,” Instructor Michelle Thacker said. “We put the idea out to administration and they supported it.” Junior Camryn...

DECA makes tie blankets for Ronald McDonald Houses Charities

DECA makes tie blankets for Ronald McDonald Houses Charities

Kayli Potter, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2017


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Juniors Isabelle Braun, Brianna Forinash and Kallie Leiker are in charge of the Ronald McDonald Houses Charity Project in DECA this year, and they're trying some new things. "This is Isabelle , Brianna and my first year with the project, " Leiker said. "The tie blankets are a new thing we're doing this y...

Float building guide allows for students to know what they’re being scored on

Float building guide allows for students to know what they’re being scored on

Kayli Potter, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2017


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For years, Homecoming has rolled around bringing with it class competitions. Each of the classes compete to gain more points than the other classes. This year’s chosen theme for Homecoming was Haunted Homecoming. “Haunted Homecoming, in a way was Halloween and spooky things that make your heart...

Origins of widespread Homecoming celebrations unclear

Origins of widespread Homecoming celebrations unclear

Lacey Gregory, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2017


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With annual Homecoming festivities and all the excitement that comes with them coming to a close, some may be left wondering from where, exactly, the American celebration of Homecoming and its various traditions originates. According to active.com, much debate surrounds the topic of when and where the first Homecoming occurred. One...

DECA chapter collects cans for Community Assistance Center

DECA chapter collects cans for Community Assistance Center

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

October 10, 2017


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DECA members met at Dillions on Hall on Oct. 10. The plan was to head out and collect cans of food for Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat from 5:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event had participation from DECA members as well as Student Council and National Honors Society. “A lot of the groups require...

Movie sites infect student devices with malware

Movie sites infect student devices with malware

Lacey Gregory, Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2017


Filed under News, Technology, Top Stories

Rumors surrounding the passage of viruses to school-issued Surfaces have become increasingly common in the halls and GPS rooms. CCU technician Brian Schauf said that use of illegitimate media streaming websites has led to a rise in Surfaces infected with malware. “It [malware] can prevent you from...

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