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An inside look into National Speech and Debate Association Student Council

An inside look into National Speech and Debate Association Student Council

Story by Lane Phifer, Multimedia Editor

October 16, 2019

As a way to give back to the community, the debate and forensics program decided to start the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) Student Council this year. “Last spring, I started thinking about our team and how we’ve asked the community for so much. People come in and judge our tou...

Girls soccer, wrestling create new teams

Girls soccer, wrestling create new teams

Story by Keith Perkins, Reporter

October 16, 2019

On July 11, the USD 250 Board of Education voted to approve the addition of a girls' soccer team. For the 2019-2020 year, the athletic department will be establishing separate boys and girls wrestling and soccer teams.  “Three years ago, when I came here, I thought it was odd that we didn't [have...

District moves enrollment online

District moves enrollment online

Story by Ian Sullivan, Reporter

October 15, 2019

Beginning in the 2019-20 school year, USD 250 implemented an online-only enrollment policy. Historically, enrollment has only taken place in person or on paper. Superintendent Rich Proffitt experienced this past year the inconveniences. “The old system was that everyone came in and enrolled on pape...

Antonio Clown breaks up with NFL

Antonio Clown breaks up with NFL

Story by Ian Sullivan, Reporter

October 11, 2019

As a life-long Kansas City Chiefs fan, I can confidently say that I strongly dislike former NFL player Antonio Brown.  On Aug. 10, Brown’s former trainer filed a federal lawsuit against him accusing him of sexual assault. As the news of his recent sexual assault charge was released, it really d...

Leap of faith

Leap of faith

Story by Hannah Gray, Joseph Lee, and McKenna Hodges

October 10, 2019

Ever since he was young, Jeremy had always been accustomed to having only the bare essentials and fending for himself, until he found Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG).  Due to the sensitivity of the subject, the featured student has requested to remain anonymous and will be referred to as J...

2019 Fall Homecoming Coronation

2019 Fall Homecoming Coronation

Story by Hannah Abarca, Photographer

October 9, 2019

Sophomore English students travel to Pitt State for banned books event

Sophomore English students travel to Pitt State for banned books event

Story by Ashlan Brooks, Assistant Online Co-Editor

October 2, 2019

  On September 24, students for Mrs. James’s and Mrs. Rountree’s Honors English 10 classes attended the annual banned books convention at PSU. Prior to the visit, the students had read Brave New World in class, a widely challenged book. ...

A Behind the Scenes Look into “She Kills Monsters”

A Behind the Scenes Look into “She Kills Monsters”

Story by Lane Phifer, Multimedia Editor

October 2, 2019

  With this year's fall play “She Kills Monsters” underway for production in two weeks, tech and stage crew are ensuring that all props, costumes, along with sets are finalized.  Some of the most important costumes are the dragon heads that the PHS theatre program rented from S...

Students create new club for fishing

Students create new club for fishing

Story by Ashlan Brooks, Assistant Online Co-Editor

September 30, 2019

A new club may be printed in student’s activity handbook next year, as junior Matt Cicero pushes to officialize the fishing club. The process started when Cicero built a petition signed by over twelve interested students to present to the administration. Now he must meet with the administration to...

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