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Dillons is trying to keep up with the struggle of shoppers during the COVID-19.

Shopping suffers during pandemic

April 20, 2020

Shopping during a pandemic can be carefree for some people, but for others, it is a bigger issue. Customers have started to wear a mask and gloves to stay safe. People are being encouraged to stay inside and stay safe says state mandates. Everyone has been told to only go out for necessities like gro...

Corona Virus Q&A

Corona Virus Q&A

April 14, 2020

Sims teaching techniques build student-teacher relationships

Sims teaching techniques build student-teacher relationships

Jaden Laing, Reporter

April 10, 2020

“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change,” entrepreneur Jim Rohn said. This is one of many quotes on history teacher Jake Sim’s Wall of Wisdom, seen by all that enter his room. Students say the wall is filled with empowering words that motivate them, but Sims has other ...

Two trophy cases in front of the library are dedicated to Jeanette McDaniel. They are filled with plagues and trophies she and her teams have won over the span of 31 years.

Lady in the case: remembering Jeanette McDaniel

April 9, 2020

The Mr. Laner of the ‘80s, Jeanette McDaniel is also known as Miss Mac. She was a teacher at the high school for over 30 years teaching English comp and lit, debate, speech, drama, forensics and was a thespian sponsor. McDaniel passed away May 9, 2007, but her legacy continues through the students ...

Members of the class of 2020 celebrate the boys basketball sub-state victory over the Mulvane Wildcats. This might be the last photo that this class takes together.

COVID-19 takes precious memories from seniors

March 17, 2020

Imagine growing up again, watching “High School Musical”, looking forward to your senior prom, playing your last game and finally walking across that stage at graduation knowing you got through all the stress and all the drama. Now, imagine knowing none of that can ever happen due to a pandemic. ...

The Tech Deck brand started in 1998, but the original fingerboard did not come out till 1999. A fingerboard is a replica of a skateboard that someone rides by making skateboard tricks with their fingers.

Old school trends make a comeback

March 10, 2020

Trends have a tendency to be recycled through the years and there are several currently making a comeback. One of the major trends at the moment is from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s fashion, such as high waisted [mom] jeans, denim jackets and bright colors. “I really like the look of mom jeans a...

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...

Old AHS sparks curiosity

Polly  Wheat wears an Orange and Black themed outfit for spirit week. She was a student who attended AHS in 1985.

Haley Jeter, Reporter

February 13, 2020

Students all know the feeling of walking into the building every morning bright and early, but 20, 30 or maybe even 50 years ago, it was nothing like it is now. From smoking courts and fist fighting, it was a whole other world. “The whole west wing has been added since I was in school. We had nothing p...

Students have fun in free time

Bren Pittman, Reporter

January 30, 2020

After all the school stress, students like to spend their weekends and free time with activities they enjoy. Students enjoy a wide range of activities. Whether it be sports, spending time with friends or other hobbies, most students have some type of activity they love. “I like to spend my free time playing baseball,” junior Nick Taylor said. “It’s where I spend most of my time and I like it a lot.” When Taylor is not on the baseball fields or at school, he is most likely working at the Country Side Pet Clinic in Andover. “I lov...

Teachers Bring Their Catchphrases to Life

Alyssa Ferrell, Reporter

January 30, 2020

When students stand outside a classroom, they normally expect an average lecture or test when they walk in, but students can learn a lot about their teachers during class.  Science teacher Brian Hallmark calls his students his workers, and he is their boss.  “I like to compare my classroom to a job, and they have things to do, so they are workers in my classroom, and I’m their boss,” science teacher Hallmark said.  He hopes to change their attitude toward getting school work and homework done in class s...

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