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Spring activity participants deprived of homecoming opportunities

Bailey Pennycuff, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2019

Imagine all the way back to October at the fall homecoming parade. All eyes on four cars in a row. A boy and a girl riding in each car with their bright smile shining out to all the community while waving their confident hand to the bystanders on the side of State Street. The parade, however, is not the only memorable aspect to being a homecoming candidate. Dressing up and standing in front of the whole home game crowd is one the best confidence boosters a high schooler can receive. Not only that, but the whole week lea...

Members of the scholars bowl team hold their first place trophy from regional contest. The team placed 5th at the state competition.

Scholars bowl attends state

February 13, 2019

The scholars bowl team placed first in their regional meet at Winfield High School Jan. 31, qualifying them to compete in the state tournament Feb. 9. State was held at Wellington High School, the top four teams from each regional attended. The Orioles were undefeated during pool play in regionals with a...

The counselors' offices are room 310. Throughout both semesters, students can be found meeting with their specified counselor.

Schedule changes cause unnecessary stress

January 14, 2019

The second full week of school has begun, and students finally got their schedules set Jan. 9. This causes stress for not only the students, but the faculty as well, which is completely unnecessary. Understandably, students are frustrated because they have been waiting for days to get into the cou...

Croft trilogy finale leaves fans wanting more

Croft trilogy finale leaves fans wanting more

November 8, 2018

-Editors Note: This story contains plot details that can be considered as spoilers. Fighting jaguars, escaping tsunamis, solving puzzles and raiding tombs. The third installment in the reboot of the Lara Croft franchise is action-packed and keeps players on their toes. “Shadow of the Tomb Raider...

9th and 10th place medals

Girls golf competes at Andale, El Dorado

September 27, 2018

Girls golf had two competitions within the last two weeks. The first tournament took place Sept. 20 at Prairie Trails Golf Course in El Dorado, The team took 3rd as and three people placed individually. Lindsey Lewellen (12) took 3rd at the tournament. She also won the longest drive competition. ...

New, returning staff joins school

Aubrey Stueven and Michael Carter

September 14, 2018

The 8 a.m. school bell rings and class has begun. Everyone's a little nervous to start their year, and that doesn’t just mean the students. Just as nervous, the teachers, especially newcomers, stand at the front of the class, ready to take on the year. Quite a few teachers have joined staff this year, or have moved positions as faculty members, taking the place of teachers who have left. Physical education (P.E.) and health teacher Nathan Towns joined the high school staff. Before coming to Augusta, Towns taught a...

Marshal Potts (12) talks to security guard Nick Harris during lunch in the upper commons.  Harris sees part of his job as not only keeping the students safe but also supporting them.

School safety, security plans change

September 14, 2018

The security of Augusta High School looks differently this year. The school currently has one security guard with a sub because last years School Resource Officer, Danny Strobbe was promoted to sargent. The main security guard Nick Harris, graduated from Friends University. Harris worked as a sec...

KSDE makes ACT free for juniors, some seniors

KSDE makes ACT free for juniors, some seniors

September 14, 2018

During the summer of 2018 the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) decided to make the ACT free to all juniors and any seniors who haven’t taken the ACT already. The ACT is a state test used for college admissions first introduced in Nov. 1959 by the University of Iowa’s professor, Frank...

NHS hosts induction ceremony

New NHS members take stand on the auditorium stage taking the pledge of membership.

Gracie Johnston and Paige Harrington

September 4, 2018

National Honor Society (NHS) held an induction ceremony Aug. 27 to welcome 38 new members to the organization. “NHS is a service organization that does its best to put Augusta High School’s best foot forward and show the community that our students do care and are involved,”  NHS sponsor Jayson Schwinn said.

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