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Neuschafer end of the month activity is to put four posters around the school and have students take selfies with them then post the picture to counselor twitter: @AHS_Counselors. Neuschafer will then choose a student who posted a picture to win a prize.

Counselors plan for Bullying Awareness Month

October 19, 2020

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness month, which the high school is participating in. Unlike Suicide Awareness month, they will not give out bracelets or ribbons; instead.  Friends of Freshman (FOF) joined the counselors in planning this month for students who want to be involved.  “T...

New video game club launches at AHS

Sydnee Kuhn, Reporter

October 16, 2020

The school started a new club for students who are interested in video games, E-Sports gives students the chance to practice in groups who play the same game and compete against others. Sponsor Kellie Roberts is trying to set everything up for the sport to go into play and get students playing video games.  “First we have to get it approved by the Board of Education, and once they approve it, we can start actually really getting into it and trying to compete against other teams,” Roberts said.  Students who sig...

NHS member greet returning sponsor

Sydnee Kuhn, Reporter

September 11, 2020

As the new school year begins and both students and teachers get settled into the difficult learning situation, National Honors Society (NHS) welcomes science teacher Erika Richardson as the new sponsor.  Most students and teachers are trying to figure out how school will be right now but that has not stopped Richardson; She has gotten NHS up and going. “I see this year going really well, so far I have had board meetings and scheduled service events,” Richardson said.  Richardson ran NHS from 2008-2016.  ...

Junior Abby Logue

Junior Abby Logue

December 9, 2019

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Health teacher Cynthia Phillips holds two CPR dummies and a practice AED kit. The school has been teaching students how to perform CPR for at least 10 years in health classes.

Health CPR curriculum required for graduation

November 22, 2019

It feels good to be a hero. Ever since cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was invented, it has been used for decades in the United States to revive victims of cardiac arrest.  “Heart, breathing, and life,” health teacher Cynthia Phillips said.  According to the Kansas State Department o...

Sophomore Payton Ball

Bren Pittman, Reporter

November 14, 2019

“Day 5: Long” drawing by Savanna Nichols from the 2017 Inktober prompt list. “I’ve done a few prompts each year from the official list since 2015,” Nichols said. “Some years more than others.”

Inktober celebrates the importance of developing art skills

October 30, 2019

In the middle of 2016, I discovered an annual event that happens every October leading up to Halloween. The event, called Inktober, provides artists with a prompt for every day of October. Each prompt consists of one randomly selected word that may or may not have some relevance to Halloween. Artists...

Sergeant Jim Finneran presents to students the nine steps of loading a musket. Finneran served in the US Army from 1984 to 1987 at Fort Richardson, Alaska as an infantryman. “My job was to hunt and kill Russian tanks armored vehicles at that time should they ever invade North America,” Finneran said.

Civil War reenactor lectures American history class

October 16, 2019

A civil war reenactor taught all American history classes and fired a musket without bullets on school grounds Oct. 8. Reenactor Jim Finneran is a retired first-class sergeant with an interest in the American Civil War. “I have always had an interest in history. I had wanted to become a Civil War Ree...

Freshman Jaxon Williamson

Freshman Jaxon Williamson

September 6, 2019

Freshman Jaxon Williamson uses his Instagram account to post restaurant reviews and more....

Football coach Jason Filbeck gives speech at the end of the jamboree. The jamboree was a pre-season game on Aug. 30.

Football jamboree successful

September 6, 2019

A football event was hosted at Hiller Stadium last Friday for local football teams to participate in a safe scrimmage. The Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) allowed high schools to participate in an event called a Football Jamboree. This is the first year KSHSAA allowed any ...

Junior Maddy Muhlig prepares to hit the tennis ball while sophomore Madeline Natvig and junior Taylor Curry watch and wait for their turn on the court. The first tennis practice of the season was held August 19.

Heat index threatens athletes

August 31, 2019

With the heat index on the rise, it is important to know how to stay safe, and what the appropriate precautions to take when practicing a sport outside are. “Coaches need to be aware of the heat index and what condition their players are in, if they have conditioned during the summer they can better ac...

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