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Adversity Score Aversion

Adversity Score Aversion

Alma Harrison, Editor in Chief

August 28, 2019

Standardized tests, like the SAT, are used widely across the country in college admissions. They’re an easy baseline to analyze a student’s knowledge of common core academics.  However, in May the College Board announced their new “Environmental Context Dashboard,” which is an adversity score...

Being too…

Being too…

Katie Hiebl, Features and Copy Editor

August 28, 2019

Growing up I didn't really pay too much attention to what people thought of me. I don't really remember what happened in elementary school - I just hear random stories from parents, family and friends. As I have gotten older, what people think about me consumes my thoughts. I think about every little thin...

Mental Health May-hem

Mental Health May-hem

May 22, 2019

May is the month of Mental Health Awareness in the US. With a light being shown on mental health this month, a light is also being shown on mental health days and their recent popularity. I get it, getting out of bed in the morning to the obnoxious sound of your alarm, the overwhelming feeling of anx...

Michael Knowles’ lecture disrupted by protestors at UMKC

Michael Knowles’ lecture disrupted by protestors at UMKC

Ali Harrison, News Editor

April 17, 2019

On Thursday, April 11, the Young Americans for Freedom and College Republican chapters of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, sponsored by Young America’s Foundation, hosted conservative pundit and The Daily Wire contributor Michael Knowles to give a lecture entitled "Men Are Not Women" in which he wo...

Complaints From A Temporary Cripple

Avery Woods, Editor-in-Chief

March 28, 2019

As someone who has torn both ACLs and a meniscus and sprained both ankles throughout my high school soccer career, I have used the elevator many times. And as an athlete, I always have to visit the trainer, who is located by the locker rooms and the weight room. At this moment in time, I am still on ...

Classroom Review

Ansley Chambers, Copy Editor

March 25, 2019

Top three rooms at South: Tucker Love- This is where all the magic happens. Maybe I have some bias, being a Patriot editor afterall, but that doesn’t change the lighting situation. The journalism room has outstanding room, especially for being on the bottom floor. Most basement rooms feel dark and d...

The Power of a Good Chapstick

Catherine Gunnigle, Reporter

March 22, 2019

Nothing is worse than dry, cracked lips in the wintertime. The crusty, dried out, bleeding smile is just not cute, sis. Though I often get mocked by my friends for the five or more chapsticks I always have with me, I am just not ashamed. Not only are chapped lips just gross, it’s also one of the m...

America the Ignorant

Megan Smith, Sports Editor

March 22, 2019

The United States, since its origin, has inserted itself into almost every major world conflict and discussion about international affairs; its citizens, however, know incredibly little about the realities of these conflicts and discourses. According to National Geographic, the average score on a test...

Stop Separating the Art from the Abusers

Megan Smith, Sports Editor

October 18, 2018

In the immediate wake of the #MeToo movement, celebrities accused of sexual harassment or assault finally faced backlash for their actions. However, people forgot soon after and continued to support those with problematic pasts of assault, abuse and manipulation. This is not ok. Celebrities, or anyo...

Deaf Awareness Week

Ansley Chambers, Copy Editor

October 1, 2018

Last week was Deaf Awareness Week, also known as International Week of the Deaf (IWD). The last week of September is always IWD, starting on Monday and ending on the last Sunday of the month, which is Day of the Deaf. Kansas City is one of few cities across the country that has a strong deaf communi...

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