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A trend on Tik Tok encourages users to steal Trump signs to paint them. Common phrases painted on the signs include Dump Trump, ACAB, BLM and a pride flag.

Vandalism increases as political tension rises

October 29, 2020

In early August, a MAGA sign was vandalized in Cowley county. President Donald Trump’s slogan “Make America Great Again”, was covered by the words “resist” and “BLM” in spray paint. Since then, vandalism has spread to other cities around Kansas with big and small cities reporting the dest...

Friends of Freshman leaders, juniors Holt Williams and Sawyer Schmidt, show a group of freshmen around the school to give them an idea of where their classes will be. The tours were given Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. through 2 p.m.

Friends of Freshmen program receives makeover

September 29, 2020

Upperclassmen come and go, but the influence they have remains years after they have left.  Friends of Freshman (FOF) is one program implemented to make sure the impact upperclassmen leave is a positive one. This year the FOF program is under construction with new sponsors of the program, counse...

Examples of books that have been banned in the past. Books are often banned or challenged for sexually explicit content, language, or the book is unfit for an age group.

Censorship in books deprives the world of magic

April 10, 2020

Books are written for people to enjoy and be engulfed in a new world. With every flip of the page and motion of the eye, the story in front of the reader comes alive. Once the book is finished and placed back on the shelves, the realm within it remains intact and waits for the next reader to open it ...

Raven Holland, around age six, holds a stuffed bear. Holland spent eight years in the foster care system before being adopted by her great aunt.

Surviving the system: the story of Raven Holland

February 13, 2020

Imagine not knowing whether your siblings were dead or alive, or not knowing when you would be forced to a new house with a new family. This is the case for many children in the foster care system. One of those children was junior Raven Holland. “I was maybe three or four when we were taken away from my bio...

Impeachment process

Emily LaPlant, Managing Editor

January 28, 2020

Gallows Hill in Salem, Massachusetts was declared in 2016 the place in which the hangings took place. 20 victims accused of Witchcraft were hanged on Gallows hill.

The Salem Witch Trials: The deadliest witch hunt in North America

October 31, 2019

326 years ago, folks who had been imprisoned for the accusation of witchcraft were released, but for some men and women it was too late their judgment day had already come. 20 women and men were hung for the crime of witchcraft, others died while in prison and one victim was crushed to death. The Salem...

President Donald Trump's first, four-year term is almost over with the 2020 election approaching. The formal impeachment inquiry could carry over into the election.

Formal impeachment inquiry announced

October 21, 2019

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives announced the beginning of a formal impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump Sept. 24. Impeachment inquiries grew after Trump acknowledged asking the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to look into his political rival, former vice president...

Noah Otuska (12) poses for a photo in late March after signing his letter of intent with California Polytechnic State University. Otsuka will attend Cal Poly in the fall of 2019.

Otsuka signs with Cal Poly

April 15, 2019

Noah Otsuka (12) signed his letter of intent with California Polytechnic State University’s (Cal Poly) swim team after the universities recruiter scouted him. “I didn't always know about Cal Poly, but at the time, I started looking for colleges to go to, I found out about Cal Poly, and it defini...

Students celebrate Fat Tuesday, Ash Wednesday

Emily LaPlant, Managing Editor

March 5, 2019

For many Catholics, the first full week of March is a busy time full of food and trying their best to be virtuous. Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday are back to back celebrations, but they could not be more different from one another. Fat Tuesday is a day full of feasting and sinning and Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting and penance. “I sit, watch movies, and eat; I just eat,” Catie Doell (11) said. In order to get into the Fat Tuesday, festivities Doell likes to watch movies and relax, but above all other festivities, ...

Bowling team lines up for a picture after they finish their meet. The team competed in El Dorado Jan. 15.

Bowling teams begin new season

February 6, 2019

The girls JV and varsity bowling teams have a won four out of five meets while the boys varsity team have won two of five meets and JV team has only won one meet so far this season. “We don't score as high, but we will,” head bowling coach Kellee Roberts said. It is early in the season, but m...

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