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A School Without Walls

A School Without Walls

Muriel Lund

April 1, 2017


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My junior year of high school I made the decision to attend Insight School of Kansas, an online public school, instead of Shawnee Mission South. The setup was much different. The classes alternated every day; for example, I attended accounting for an hour on Mondays and Wednesdays only and had a diffe...

Our Earth, Our Choice

Our Earth, Our Choice

Muriel Lund, Staff Writer

March 6, 2017


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   One highly controversial topic in today’s society is the role of human activity in climate change and the existence of global warming at all. Global warming is the gradual increase in the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere and its oceans, a change that is permanently changing the Ear...

Growing up in the Obama Presidency

Growing up in the Obama Presidency

Addie Soyski, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017


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Like many high schoolers, Barack Obama has been president for most of my life. Inclusion and high environmental standards were a staple of his presidency. His terms were also marked by healthcare and Wall Street reforms, a nuclear peace agreement with Iran, and the rescuing of the auto industry. His...

Being Single on Valentine’s Day

Being Single on Valentine’s Day

Nichole Thomas, Staff Writer

February 5, 2017


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For years people have struggled to find a date for Valentine's Day. Why? Is being single all that bad? Is having the coveted Valentine the whole purpose of the holiday? Valentine's Day is the second biggest holiday for card-giving after Christmas. Dating sites have a huge increase in memberships betw...

More Than Just One Holiday

More Than Just One Holiday

Savannah Morgan, Photo Editor

December 21, 2016


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Living a life with separated parents can be easy or it can be hard. Some like to say they like getting double the presents around the holiday season. Others claim it is the hardest part of the year for them for their own personal reasons. I am not writing this to say one is more common or is more...

Debate: Should parents tell their children that Santa is real?

Debate: Should parents tell their children that Santa is real?

Avery Woods and Tess Conley

December 14, 2016


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Pro: Avery Woods Christmas is all about that childlike wonder that manifests itself through presents and fantasies about a jolly old man who lives on the North Pole. Letting your children believe in Santa is an integral part of that wonder. Growing up, we all knew that one kid who didn’t believe in San...

Finding Self-Confidence

Finding Self-Confidence

Nichole Thomas

November 27, 2016


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Now more than ever women feel pressured to change their appearance. Isn't our appearance what makes us, us? Your mom has probably said "you are your own harshest critic," and she is right. Changing the way we view ourselves is a huge challenge in itself. Over three million women, according to the National...

America Voted, South Spoke

America Voted, South Spoke

Lily Wagner, Web Editor, Infographics Editor

November 10, 2016


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Gloria Carson- Freshman “I think that both candidates were terrible, I’m not happy with the outcome.” “If the had let young people have a say that definitely would not have been the outcome.” Colin Kerr- Freshmen “I think he’s [Donald Trump] gonna make America great again....

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’: A Spin-off Textbook of the ‘Harry Potter’ Series

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’: A Spin-off Textbook of the ‘Harry Potter’ Series

Avery Woods, Copy Editor

November 2, 2016


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When J.K. Rowling wrote "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" for the charity Comic Relief in 2001, I doubt it was expected to be made into a movie. The novel is based off the best-selling book series "Harry Potter", about a boy who discovers he is a wizard (although I'm sure almost everyone knows ...

Birthdays: An Excuse to Eat Cake and Be Fake

Birthdays: An Excuse to Eat Cake and Be Fake

Jill Propst, Staff Writer

October 21, 2016


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Birthdays are celebrated differently around the world, but all parties and traditions serve the same goal. This goal being to celebrate making it through another year. Some people make a big deal out of their birthdays, while others do not. Sophomore Zeb Lyons, made a great deal of his birthday and...

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