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JAG-K Tours McConnell

Daniel Doell, Reporter

April 1, 2019

Members of JAG-K toured McConnell Air Force Base, in Wichita on Wednesday, March 6. The tour was the first of its kind; bringing a large group of students to visit the base. Sergeant Matthew Laxton contacted JAG-K specialist Christy Pray, asking if she would like to bring the group on a tour of the base. The tour aimed to show the students what happens at McConnell and the occupational opportunities they provide. “He wanted us to get an overall sense of what the Air Force does there, primarily the Air Force Guard and the...

Willmott’s family raises personal zoo

Willmott holds a California King snake named Cal. He is one of 23 different species of animals Willmott has at her house.

Aubrey Stueven, Managing Editor

April 1, 2019

The squawk of a blue and gold macaw, the whiny of a quarter horse and many more sounds are just part of Grace Willmott’s (10) everyday life. Willmott spends her days at home helping take care of the different animals found on her family’s property. Throughout the years, Willmott has collected animals as smal...

Bailey Bohon (9) was chosen as The Spotlight student for the week of Jan. 28.

Bailey Bohon (9)

January 29, 2019

"Live your best life and have fun" Favorite Color: Pink Favorite Food: Mac n Cheese Favorite Class: Social Studies Least Favorite Class: Math Bailey Bohon (9) takes pride in doing well in school as well as her participation in sports. Bohon was also a freshman volleyball manager durin...

The USS Wichita (LCS-13) is a littoral combat ship. LCS's are used in littoral (shallow) waters and are mainly used for targeting smaller surface vessels.

Newly commissioned LCS named after Wichita

January 18, 2019

The U.S. Navy welcomed a new surface vessel to their arsenal. The USS Wichita was officially commissioned on Jan. 5th. This new ship is a Freedom-Class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), and as such, it is referred to as the USS Wichita (LCS-13). The USS Wichita is a source of local pride, being the third...

The mural stands on the east side of the elevator in Wichita. The use of the obsolete grain elevator shows how useless, dilapidated buildings can be turned into beautiful works of art.

Wichita welcomes record-breaking mural

December 20, 2018

Wichita welcomes a new mural coming to the North end area. The new mural covers the Beachner Grain Elevator, which can be seen from I-135. It depicts the cultural backgrounds of the surrounding neighborhoods. The mural is part of a larger project directed by Armando Minjarez, called Horizontes. T...

Jayden Marlnee (12)

Jayden Marlnee (12)

November 26, 2018

Favorite Color: Turquoise Favorite Food: Pizza Favorite Class: Weights Least Favorite Class: Government "You can't be afraid to fail. It's the only way to succeed." - LeBron James...

The centenary of the end of WWI arrives

A newspaper clipping of the Daily Mirror showing images of people celebrating the end of World War I.

Daniel Doell, Reporter

November 19, 2018

World War I changed much of how we view conflicts and war. “It was one of the most important events in history,” Conner Casteel (10) said. When the news came in that Germany signed the proposed armistice, the world erupted with joy. Citizens marched through their neighborhoods, welcomi...

Entertainment enters the scholars bowl scene

Paige Harrington and Daniel Doell

October 9, 2018

A new topic rounded its way into the scholars bowl season. Entertainment now states its claim as one of the subject matter categories of the competition. Questions will be based on several different areas of the industry. Scholars bowl coach Jonathan Morgan said the entertainment category included television, animation, board games, where is Stan Lee?, music pre-1990s, music post-1990s, classic movies, and more. This new category, which will not be part of the regular season competitions, debuted at the preseason m...

AHS newspaper and yearbook set out to improve

Daniel Doell, Reporter

October 1, 2018

Every year, the Kansas Scholastic Press Association (KSPA) holds a fall conference for school newspaper and yearbook students to attend. This fall, students on the Oriole newspaper staff attended the conference at WSU. At the conference, newspaper crews participated in several specialized sessions where they learned how to improve their journalistic abilities. “It [Fall Conference] taught me stuff I did not know about and helped improve the stuff I already did,” Jonathan Doss (10) said. During the introduc...

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