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  • March 19Summer Drivers Education Enrollment, Auditorium; 5:30-7:30 pm

  • March 19Girls Dive Meet @ Emporia HS; 4 pm

  • March 192019-2020 Cheer Tryout Clinic; 3:15-5:30 pm

  • March 192019-2020 Concert Band Auditions, Band Room; 3:05-4 pm

  • March 192019-2020 Concert Band Auditions, Band Room; 7 - 7:50 am

Boys are State Bound

Emily Burris, Online Editor

March 4, 2019


Filed under Boys Basketball, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

For the first time since 2011, the Jr. Blues Boys Basketball team is headed to Wichita for the 6A State Tournament. Finishing Sub-State with a 20-1 record the boys will be the top seed in the tournament. To put this into perspective, one of the 12 varsity players has competed in a high school state tourname...

The Last of Us Review

The Last of Us Review

Lauren Miller, Writer

February 19, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Reviews, Showcase

It is amazing how fictional stories can have such an impact on us--sparking emotions that are often hidden deep inside. The Last of Us is one such game that manages to produce a heart-wrenching, tear-inducing reaction from audiences, and deservedly so. The game was first released for PS3 on June 14, 2013. I...

Grease Cast List

Emily Burris, Online Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Danny: Zach Easley Sandy: Alex Williams Rizzo: Gracie Braden Kenickie: David Lowry Frenchy: Briana Hightower Marty: Lauren K. Smith Jan: Lauren Pryor Doody: Grant Unruh Roger: Bailey Frederickson Sonny: Casey Schenk Patty: Reagan Hardesty Cha-Cha: Maite Sagastizabal Si...

Benefits to Learning Music

Benefits to Learning Music

Major Copeland, Writer

February 4, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Staff Opinions

Since the beginning of time, music has been an outlet for many. 40,000 years ago the first instrument was played. It was a flute made from bird bones. It is thought that early humans would play the bone flute at the ends of long days when sitting around the fire. Some may believe that instruments are too ti...

Pocket Points to be used as an Incentive in Classrooms

Pocket Points to be used as an Incentive in Classrooms

Gwen Clark, Writer

January 18, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

As of this semester, many teachers have been using the app Pocket Points to encourage students to stay off their phones during class. The free app can be downloaded on Apple and Android phones. While students have their phone locked during a certain class, they receive points that can be used towards...

Mountains are the Best Vacation Spots

Mountains are the Best Vacation Spots

Jordyn Seamans, Photographer

January 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Staff Opinions

Most people either love mountains or beaches, one or the other. I personally love the mountains and would much rather travel to Colorado or Canada where it is way cooler than Kansas. I am still in high school which means whenever my family decides to have a vacation it usually takes place in the sum...

Annual Thespian Conference

Annual Thespian Conference

Marta Johnston, Writer

January 7, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

An annual festival is held in Kansas, appealing to the art of acting and theatre. For three days, high school students are exposed to the art in a wide variety of different forms. This event is also a wonderful opportunity for aspiring college students to explore the programs of colleges in their desired fi...

Rudolph Controversy

Rudolph Controversy

Danielle Pancoast, Print Editor

December 20, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

The classic children’s Christmas movie “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” has been receiving negative feedback recently after being aired 54 years ago. Viewers are asking for the movie to be banned from being played on tv due to its racist, homophobic, and exploitative aspects throughout the movie. ...

Are Grades As Important as They Seem?

Are Grades As Important as They Seem?

Marta Johnston, Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Staff Opinions

In the school system, success is essentially based on numbers and letters. Many students spend a significant amount of their high school careers stressing over the maintenance of these defining marks. According to the Washington Post, high school grades and resulting GPAs can have an influence on f...

Fall Semester Final Schedule

Emily Burris, Online Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Day 1: Tue. Dec. 18              7:00 - 7:50 Zero period final              7:55 - 8:40 1st period              8:45 - 9:30 2nd period              9:35 - 10:20 3rd period              10:25 - 11:10 4th period              11:15 - 1:25 5th peri...

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