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Why books are better than movies

Why books are better than movies

Alyssa Luecke, Reporter

March 15, 2019


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As an avid reader, I almost always get excited when one of my favorite books is set to hit the big screen. What better way to keep in touch with a story than seeing my favorite characters come to life? But much to my disappointment, way too often do I leave the movie theater thinking, “That was not how I...

The importance of being involved

The importance of being involved

Samantha Montgomery, Web Editor

March 15, 2019


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High school. A time for studies, preparing for college, late nights and fun. For myself, high school was a pleasurable experience. Not only was I able to take part in some honor programs and meet many new people, I also got to compete in athletics and play in the orchestra. Without these activities, my hi...

Planners promote prosperity

Planners promote prosperity

Elizabeth Busch, Features Editor

March 1, 2019


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As high school students, we devise many plans. We make plans to hang out with our friends, plans to be accepted into a college, plans to enter into a career field. This mountain of planning can create quite a landslide when we fail to stay organized with our goals. One of the best solutions to this c...

Leaving the Blue Jay nest is beneficial

Leaving the Blue Jay nest is beneficial

Madilynn Kipp, Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2019


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The end of high school is in sight. Seniors are applying for colleges, applying for scholarships and making life-changing decisions. The decisions we make during our senior year can change our lives…no pressure, right? As a senior, making these decisions about where I am going to college, what...

Valentine’s Day provides an opportunity to show love

Valentine’s Day provides an opportunity to show love

Sophie Koritz, Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2019


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Despite a week-long fling in fifth grade that ended with him giving me grass, dirt and heartbreak, I have been single my entire life. I, as a single person, should by all means hate Valentine’s Day. All that it encompasses—couples being overly affectionate, teddy bears holding pink hearts and d...

New Year’s resolution complications

New Year’s resolution complications

Miles Hellebusch, Reporter

January 10, 2019


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New Year's resolutions have never worked out for anybody I know. Some members of my family have tried New Year's resolutions and always at about a week in they’ve failed them. I’ve tried New Year’s resolutions and often forgot about them simply by virtue of the fact that expending effort to go...

NFL must change abuse rules

NFL must change abuse rules

Jake Hillermann, Head reporter

December 10, 2018


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Before this year's NFL season had started, Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt had been involved in a domestic violence incident in February. The league had claimed they looked into it and did not suspend him. However, nine months later, TMZ had obtained and leaked a video of the incident to the ...

Thanksgiving should get the appreciation it deserves

Thanksgiving should get the appreciation it deserves

Katelyn Garrett, Entertainment Editor

December 5, 2018


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As Thanksgiving comes to a close, Christmas is coming up fairly quickly. Many start celebrating Christmas as early as the day after Halloween, but what about Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks to our family, friends and people who we appreciate in our lives. Some people don’t take...

Psychology class makes learning truly enjoyable for students

Psychology class makes learning truly enjoyable for students

Miles Hellebusch, Reporter

November 30, 2018


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One of, if not my favorite class of the day, is Clint Schneider’s psychology class. I look forward to this class every day. The way he uses his teaching platform to support education is very pleasant. While in his class, he’ll never force you to learn by giving you tons of useless homework. And b...

Make holiday traditions important

Make holiday traditions important

Madilynn Kipp, Editor-in-Chief and Advertising Editor

November 29, 2018


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Lots of families gather together on Thanksgiving Day to celebrate and spend quality time together. Most eat turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pie, etc. Some go Black Friday shopping together, watch movies or take naps together. Whatever your tradition might be, the important part is that you do i...

Old war anger rises in Europe

Old war anger rises in Europe

George Smith, Reporter

October 22, 2018


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The date is Sept. 1, 1939, and German forces are charging across the Polish border against weak resistance, and in a month the Nazi flag will fly over Warsaw, bringing the Holocaust to Poland. Now imagine millions of Polish Jews in concentration camps suffering for six years until the Soviets liber...

Adding an extra class is not so EPIC

Adding an extra class is not so EPIC

Jake Hillermann, Head Reporter

October 14, 2018


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Last year, the school created a new class that met throughout second and third quarter that was meant to help students explore possible future career paths and provide them with new information about skills that they need to be successful after high school. However, what ended up happening was that the...

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