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Thoughts on Two Late Arrivals

Anna Dawald, Contributor

March 19, 2018

Time to get up. It is the alarm clock ringing at 7:30 a.m., on late arrival Tuesday, and again on Thursday. How do students and teachers feel about the new schedule? Is it helping their sleep? The issue of the two late arrivals has been discussed among students at length. “I look forward to late ...


Will Haas, Contributor

March 18, 2018

In today’s world, procrastination is a big problem in schools. Students have procrastinated more than ever, and that needs to be stopped. Some high school students have some answers from their point of view, but Lisa Haas, 52, who went to high school decades ago has her personal answer. “My m...

It’s Time to Step Up

It’s Time to Step Up

Mikaela Schmitt, Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2018

Thee fight for equality in all walks of life, it seems, is never ending. Each era contains unique movements that embody society at that moment in history. In 2018, another wave of the women’s movement, among others, characterizes the social issues pressing on many minds. In the past, women mobilized...

A Woman’s World

A Woman’s World

Hannah Cole, Reporter

February 22, 2018

This past President's Day weekend, the Jewish youth group, known as BBYO, held an international convention in Orlando, Florida. BBYO welcomed over 3,000 Jewish teens from all over the world. Throughout the convention, many celebrities gave speeches, performed and greeted the teens. There...

March For Our Lives

Lauren Prehn, Reporter

February 21, 2018

On Feb. 14, a mass shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 people and wounded over a dozen. Like many mass shootings in the past decade, the shooter, Nikolas Cruz, used an AR-15 semi-automatic style weapon. A fairly easy gun to purchase, the AR-15 has no wait...

Valentines Day: Single or Taken

Mel Koenrer, Reporter

February 16, 2018

A dreaded day of the year for those without a significant other has arrived in an untimely manner, per usual, as a reminder that again on the day celebrating love, the solitaire have lack thereof. Movies have been made, books have been read and music has dedicated itself to this one holiday that singles...

Time’s Up for Woody Allen

Hannah Cole, Reporter

January 16, 2018

The Time’s Up initiative has been sweeping the nation. Celebrities, activists and ordinary people are coming together to support women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted in the workplace. Last week during the Golden Globes, the prominence of this movement was clear. Almost every single celebrity...

Finals, Finally

Jaden E. Webster, Reporter

December 18, 2017

Finals are quickly approaching and classes have started to review a semester’s worth of learning. However, most students dread taking finals and spend long nights studying concepts they learned three months ago. Students may complain about their finals and the possibility of failing the test may haunt...

The Question of Gun Control

Rachel Pickett, Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2017

Drake Breuckmann is a senior. He participates in Forensics and is the vice president of membership for DECA. Breuckmann plans on attending University of Kansas or University of Missouri following his senior year to pursue a degree in business. The cons of Gun Control:  Every time a mass shoo...

Should the Government Pay for College

Kolbie Christensen, Contributor

December 4, 2017

Imagine walking down the street and almost every person has a chain tied around their ankle. All are struggling to walk, the chain dragging and scraping the pavement. They can’t go far because if they do, the chain pulls them straight back to where they started. The clanking of the chains on the concrete...

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