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Students Celebrate “Mole Day” on October 23

Students Celebrate “Mole Day” on October 23

Ali Harrison, Ads Editor

October 26, 2018


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To most, Oct. 23 is just another day. But to chemistry students, it’s much more than that - it’s mole day. A mole is a SI unit that measures the number of particles in a substance used in chemistry equations, and it’s measured by Avogadro's number, 6.02 x 1023.  Therefore, on Oct. 23 - 10/23 - ...

Stringing into Kansas

Stringing into Kansas

McKenna Pickering, Reporter

September 13, 2018


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Orchestra students housed German exchange students for a week.

Smoke causes fire scare in first week of school

Smoke causes fire scare in first week of school

Ali Harrison, Ads Editor

August 15, 2018


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Raiders sat in their classrooms when it began to smell of smoke. Teachers nor students knew why, but no one looked very concerned. Slowly, the rooms began to look hazy. Secretary Diane Johnson came on the intercom to tell everyone not to worry and that though the fire alarm would go off, everyone sh...

Fire Breaks out at SMS 8/15/2018

Fire Breaks out at SMS 8/15/2018

August 15, 2018


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12:20 pm: Fire breaks out at SMS. Students are rallied into the gym while Dr. Johnson plays disco music to calm the nerves. He is currently awaiting a call to see how we should proceed. 12:30 pm: Students are to be released from school ASAP. All sports activities will start at 3 as scheduled....

‘Shrek’ Movie Night Promotes Suicide Awareness

‘Shrek’ Movie Night Promotes Suicide Awareness

Avery Woods, Assistant Editor in Chief, Sports Editor

April 23, 2018


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At 7 p.m. on a Wednesday night, students filed into the Learning Commons with their pillows, blankets and tickets in hand, ready for a night of watching "Shrek". The night was sponsored by StuCo and was created to sponsor suicide awareness. The organization that sponsored it is SPEAK UP For Suicide ...

Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize for ‘DAMN’

Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize for ‘DAMN’

Megan Smith, Reporter

April 18, 2018


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Kendrick Lamar, a rapper from Compton, CA, may have lost the Grammy for Album of the Year in January, but April 16, took home an even bigger prize. His album, 'DAMN', won the Pulitzer Prize for music. Since its introduction in 1943, Lamar is not only the first rapper to win the award but also the first...

March For Our Lives

March For Our Lives

Jenica Kolbeck, photographer

April 10, 2018


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On March 24th students lead marches across the country to call for an end to gun violence.  The march is in response to the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on February 14 in Parkland, Florida.  These are a few photos from the march in Kansas City's Theis Park.

Changing the Face of Beauty

Changing the Face of Beauty

Emma Harding, Reporter

March 6, 2018


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CVS will no longer be altering the makeup, size, shape and skin color of their makeup advertisements to change how women and young girls see their beauty products, as well as becoming more of a drug-free place to shop. Helena Foulkes, executive vice president of CVS Health and president of CVS Pharmacy, ...

Amtrak Collision

Amtrak Collision

Brynn Taylor, Reporter

March 2, 2018


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The sound of a train is less than unrecognizable as it approaches the station. Many people find that a train is a way of calming transportation, for all the scenery and the people you may meet. For Amtrak employees, it is no question about how much they may love their job, but things started taking ...

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