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  • May 19Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony, Kansas Expocentre; 7:00 pm

  • May 18This Generation (TG) Farewell, Auditorium; 7:00 - 9:00 pm

  • May 16NHS Meeting, Auditorium; 7:15 - 7:50 am

  • May 15V Softball @ Regional Softball Tournament (WR-Host), WRHS 58th Street Field; 2:00 - 7:00 pm

  • May 15StuCo Meeting, Audtiorium; 7:30 - 7:55 am

The Idea of Growing Up too Fast

Marta Johnston, Writer

May 9, 2019


Filed under Staff Opinions

As the school year comes to a close, those graduating look ahead to what their future may hold. Many look forward to college or a new job. In the same way as they begin a new portion of their life, they leave another part behind. The idea of being independent and apart from those who raised us is common...

Current Environmental Issues

Current Environmental Issues

Jordyn Seamans, Writer

May 9, 2019


Filed under Staff Opinions

The environment is always changing and the human race needs to be more aware and open to helping improve the world we live in. These are some of the major problems we are facing right now. The first problem we see is habitat destruction, which leads to the loss of much biodiversity. Biodiversity is typicall...

The Haunting of Hill House Review

The Haunting of Hill House Review

Lauren Miller, Writer

May 6, 2019


Filed under Reviews

There is a question that we all must ask ourselves when faced with a horror TV show, book, or film: Why am I putting myself through this? The answer is simple. In our search for entertainment, we turn towards anything that will bring a reaction out of us, whether it be joy, heartbreak, or fear. The N...

Why do we Celebrate May Day?

Gwen Clark, Writer

May 2, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinions

Everyone knows about the holiday of May Day, but most people have no idea what it signifies. The holiday is celebrated on May 1 each year. There are two meanings behind the holiday. May Day is actually a celebration of season change, as well as a day set aside to celebrate workers’ rights. The holi...

How to Make the Most of Your Senior Year

How to Make the Most of Your Senior Year

Emily Burris, Online Editor

April 30, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Staff Opinions

Senior year is a bittersweet time full of lasts, as well as so many firsts. The year is spent figuring out what the next step is, while trying to hang on to everything that has been the last four years. Here is a list of things every senior should do their senior year. Go to everything - Being involved is one ...

Technology in Classrooms

Marta Johnston, Writer

April 23, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinions

Technological advancements being made have undoubtedly helped our society in many ways and have caused increased efficiency in many areas of life. Due to the benefits of tools such as computers, many schools have become much more technologically advanced for the sake of productivity. But while the ...

Preventing Waste in the Oceans

Lauren Miller, Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinions

Every minute, the equivalent of a garbage truck of plastic enters the ocean. This equates to between 4.8 and 12.7 million tons a year. This is an enormous amount of plastic that all sorts of animals are forced to wade through every day. While we might live far away from the ocean, its health has an im...

How to Finish the School Year Strong

Gwen Clark, Writer

April 12, 2019


Filed under Staff Opinions

As spring begins, seniors aren’t the only students who are ready to finish the school year and start summer. It is easy to become distracted and unmotivated in classes as the semester comes to an end. On the first days of school, most students are positive and determined. It is important to keep that mi...

Blindspot Review

Jordyn Seamans, Writer

April 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Blindspot first aired on Sept. 21, 2015, it currently is on season four. I’ll try to not give too much away, but here is enough to get you intrigued. When a woman (Jaimie Alexander) with no memory of who she is or how she got there is discovered naked in New York's Times Square, the conspicuous ...

People Need to Participate in Politics

Laney Frydendall, Writer

April 2, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinions

Political Participation is something that is needed. It helps our government understand what the people want and it allows the people to make sure the government is doing what they should be. Many places in the world don’t give their citizens a say in what goes on in their country, but Americans do...

How to Find the Right College

Major Copeland, Writer

April 2, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinions

In the eyes of some, college is the next step to get one closer to entering the world and finding a job. Finally being an adult. Even though this is the case there is difficulty when choosing which college to attend and what major to pursue. Recently, news has surfaced that over 50 people have us...

How Necessary is College?

Bri Wilson, Writer

April 2, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinions

How necessary is college? This is an age old question that never really comes up with a solid response. While a college education seems more important than ever to some people, to others it seems the exact opposite. In the past, any kind of post-secondary education would be enough to ensure some kind o...

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