Kansas Board of Education lifts requirements on teacher certification

Lexi Tarter, editor-in-chief

September 29, 2015

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On July 14, a 6­4 vote by the Kansas Board of Education (KSBE) permitted the Coalition of Innovative School Districts (CISD) to hire teachers who lack teaching credentials. The schools districts included in the C...

School pressure affects students’ health

Margo Johnson, online editor-in-chief

September 28, 2015

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When senior Anjali Pradeep entered the last quarter of her sophomore year, her mind spun when she thought about taking her first Advanced Placement exam. Thoughts of receiving a failing score on the exam frequently flashed in her brain...

Teachers use innovative ways to communicate with students

Abby Yi, Photographer

March 24, 2015

Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

A photo of an angry Chihuahua appeared on students’ Twitter timelines over and over again, each time with a new caption. This became English teacher Shauna Rinearson’s first Twitter caption contest. Every time a student w...

Mr. Zuckerman wins Kansas DCI Coach of the Year

Emily Hegna, Journalism 1 student

March 4, 2015

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Last month, debate coach Jared Zuckerman was named the Kansas DCI Coach of the Year. Not only has Zuckerman won this award multiple times, but he also led the team to winning State four out of the five years Southwest has been...

Getting to the root of why students procrastinate

Ellie Augustine, Copy Editor

January 30, 2015

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(Editor’s note: There was procrastination involved in the writing of this article.) T-Minus 24 hours until a project is due, and not a sentence has been written nor a picture glued down to a poster board. “I never, ever...

Debate Wins State

Debate Wins State

January 30, 2015

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