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Wichita welcomes record-breaking mural

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...

Formal homecoming may increase attendance

Formal homecoming may increase attendance

December 20, 2018

Formal dances have been around a long time. The first known waltz dates back to 1559 AD. In the modern days, a formal dance has changed substantially. For many high school students, it would be known as the Jingle Bell Ball or Prom. For very few, it is the homecoming dance, that takes plac...

Students manage time while taking butler classes

Students manage time while taking butler classes

December 20, 2018

College classes for many high school students, are a good way to earn credit hours for college. Depending on how many classes a student takes during high school they could already have a good amount of college credits done with. “I’m currently enrolled in two college classes this year,” Justin Ashenfe...

Fine Arts Night is a success

Jonathan Doss, Reporter

December 6, 2018

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  The vocal music program teamed up with several art classes to host Fine Arts Night (FAN), Wednesday, Nov. 29 in the commons. The event had a great outcome with more than 60 people attending. Along with students, many grandparents and parents attended to view the gallery filled with paintings, drawings and photography from classes taught by art teachers Ryan Swayne and Audra Shelite. Artwork from many artists’ had their craft on display, including Savannah Nichols (10), worked hard to make sure her dis...

Market Day teaches business management skills

Market Day teaches business management skills

December 4, 2018

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Student booths gathered in the Commons Oct. 7 to sell food items to their classmates. The Youth Entrepreneurship class puts on Market Day every year. This class is taught by business teacher Kellee Roberts. In this class, students learn the fundamentals of market-based management and business development. Stu...

Students welcome new english teacher to the school

Students welcome new english teacher to the school

November 15, 2018

A new teacher has filled the position for the English department after the former senior literature, composition and junior literature teacher, Laura Caponegro, resigned. Before arriving at the high school Thursday, Nov. 2, English teacher Ashley Deaver taught 6th grade math at the Augusta Middle Scho...

Brick Street Festival runs through Augusta

Brick Street Festival runs through Augusta

October 18, 2018

Children and adults attended the Brick Street Festival event Oct. 5 and 6 in the downtown area. The festival featured food and drinks stands, a playground for children and carnival games. The major rides consisted of the infamous Freakout, the Squirrel Cages, the Rockstar, and more. The Rockstar ...

Entertainment enters the scholars bowl scene

Paige Harrington and Daniel Doell

October 9, 2018

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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...

School adds CATIA engineering course

Sydnee Kuhn, Reporter

October 3, 2018

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In 2018-19, the school started a computer-aided three-dimensional interactive application (CATIA) program for students interested in learning engineering skills. Wichita State University instructor Michelle McAdam teaches the class, which is a multi-program software suited for computer-aid design. “This year, I am taking the class along with the students, then next year I’ll take over the as the actual teacher,”Jonathan Morgan said. Boeing, Spirit and other companies use CATIA for engineering functional 3D parts. S...

AHS newspaper and yearbook set out to improve

Daniel Doell, Reporter

October 1, 2018

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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...

Oriole spirit soars over cold, rainy day

Oriole spirit soars over cold, rainy day

Lindsay Baugher and Ivory Rightnar

September 28, 2018

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It was a chilly afternoon at Augusta’s 150th Homecoming Parade. The citizens gathered on the sides of State Street to watch as the cities school district and other organizations’ floats pasted. Many children stood on the street screaming for candy and waiting for sight of the candidates. The para...

School safety, security plans change

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...

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