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Students discuss different injuries they have received through sports

Isha Patel, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017

Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

There are about 1.35 million children receiving sports related injuries a year from common sports such as basketball, football and soccer; it has been shown most injuries related to the body affect a person’s head, fingers,...

Time well spent

Lauren Urschel, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017

Filed under News, Top Stories

Roughly 62 million Americans volunteer in some way, shape or form for their community every year. Of those 62.6 million, 15.5 million are teens, aging 12 to 18 years old, reports the Corporation for National and Community Service. Teens...

Theater students prepare for upcoming student-led production

Brooklyn MacDonald, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017

Filed under News

As the spotlights shine and the cue changes, senior Sarah Weiner brings her new theater concepts to the stage. As the theater department begins  its eighth year, Weiner and other students have been given a new opportunity to dir...

District partners with Children’s Mercy to bring social workers into schools

Isha Patel, staff writer

October 31, 2017

Filed under News

Editor’s note: due to the privacy of a student’s frequent visits with the social worker, they will be referred to as Jane Nelson. A conversation between principals, social workers and the student services boar...

President Trump ends to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Lauren Urschel, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017

Filed under News

With news that was followed with controversy from every corner of the United States and beyond, president Donald Trump and his administration announced their plan to slowly dismantle the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, ...

Tri-M honor society formed

Aubrey Birk, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017

Filed under News

Decorated in paintings, drawings and photos, the art hallway sparkles in the light of the sun. Not far from the displays, music can be heard. A soft hum of voices and various instruments drifts from an appendage of the art hallway...

Protests in Charlottesville increase racial and political tensions

Arielle Singer, Editor-in-chief

October 2, 2017

Filed under News, Top Stories

As violence broke out during the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12, it seemed to many Americans that progress toward a unified nation was stopped in its tracks. However, to many, the incident...

Students and staff explain the difficulties through restricted wifi

Isha Patel, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017

Filed under News, Top Stories

Poor cellular connection, restricted wifi and buffering are features of the Social Media block students face at school. Students connecting to the schools wifi encounter restrictions through their access to Social Media accounts...

Community supports counselor after stroke

Megan Flood and Helene Bechtel

August 29, 2017

Filed under News, Top Stories

As the last seconds tick off the clock and the buzzer goes off, the basketball teams exit the court, but the crowd remains seated, waiting patiently for the special event of the night. Wearing T-shirts adorned with hula dancers,...

Students and staff discuss both the CEO-to-median-worker and gender wage gaps

Delaney Oliver, Editor-in-Chief

February 3, 2017

Filed under News

It is the end of the month, payday, and as four o’clock rolls around, employees from every office begin to file down to the mailboxes to receive their paychecks. One hand reaches for the envelope and fingers begin to tear at...

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