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Advice for students going into college

Katie Hiebl, 21st century Journalism
November 12, 2017

Many teens come to high school not knowing much about college, here are some tips from counselors and a student about going into college. “Take the ACT, and apply to as many colleges as you can. You should talk to older students and friends. This to see what you need to do to be prepared,” counselor Kelly Lillis said. Most students going into college don’t have any idea of what they want to do with...

Kelly Johnston
November 9, 2017

Deciding what path to take after high school, and choosing where to go to college can be a hard choice. Students are often conflicted when they have to make the choice to go to a school close to home or far away. College adviser Jasmin Morgan often deals with this issue when recommending colleges for students to go to. Morgan went to an out-of-state school because it just fit with her objectives more so than schools in her home state of Illinois. “College was actually at the time really expensive in illinoi...

Canned Food Drive Hosts Mr. AmeriCan

Brynn Taylor, Reporter
November 8, 2017

  Ten boys, one winner. Come see the Mr. AmeriCan Paegent tonight at 7 p.m. till 8 p.m. to raise money for the Canned Food Drive. It costs $5 or 10 cans to get in. The contestants are... Mr. Choir: Patrick Sturm Mr. XC: Marc Almloff Mr. Track and Field: Harrison Polen Mr. AcaDec: Ben Hanson Mr. Golf: Nick Wissell Mr. Theatre: Brennan Lumpkin Mr. Orchestra: Logan Young Mr. Swim...

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Freshmen’s Perfect Season

Brett Conner, Reporter
November 6, 2017

The day is August 15th, 33 freshmen have suited up to create a team to field. We didn’t really understand how difficult the work that Coach Williams would make us do would be. In fact, at the time, we didn’t know our coach. Mr. Williams came to the rescue and decided to coach us. Everyone knows Mr. Williams is a strict guy, but no one really understands it as much as the 33 freshman players. Durin...

Raider alum Mike Morin’s handwritten interview

Brett Conner, Reporter
October 24, 2017

I asked former Raider and current Royal Mike Morin these questions: What are the changes like from high school to college and then from the minors to the majors? How does it feel to be back in Kansas City after 8 years away? And how does it feel to put on that Royals jersey? Did you ever imagine yourself playing for them when you were little? Do you have any advice for young players who...

Miah Clark, Copy Editor, Editorial Cartoonist
April 24, 2017

  Pole in hand, junior Sarah Wilkerson has leaped over the competition as a varsity pole vaulter for South’s track and field team for three years now. We asked Wilkerson a few questions about her event and how she’s become so successful in it. When did you begin pole vaulting? W: My freshman year.   Do you pole vault outside of school? W: I used too, in sophomore year, but now I don’t.   Did any of your inspiration to pole vault come from your expe...

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Justice League featuring DC Comics Superheroes is Mediocre at Best
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Review~ Wind River

Review~ Wind River

January 16, 2018

REVIEW~Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

REVIEW~Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

January 12, 2018

Reputation Review

Reputation Review

December 19, 2017

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Podcasts
Setting Long Term Goals for the New Year
Justice League featuring DC Comics Superheroes is Mediocre at Best

Justice League featuring DC Comics Superheroes is Mediocre at Best

December 20, 2017

Taking a Break from Social Media

Taking a Break from Social Media

December 6, 2017

Rapper Lil Peep Reaps the Consequences of the American Opioid Crisis

Rapper Lil Peep Reaps the Consequences of the American Opioid Crisis

November 29, 2017

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15 Questions with Joshua Knowles
15 Question With Jacob Lopez

15 Question With Jacob Lopez

November 12, 2017

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