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StuCo explores possible changes for Indian Call this year to increase participation

StuCo explores possible changes for Indian Call this year to increase participation

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2018


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Student Council (StuCo) has been exploring different options for the annual Indian Call dance this year. “We want kids to come to our event, so we need to think about what makes events fun and interesting for students,” instructor Alicia Brungardt said. Indian Call has historically had a lower...

Talent show acts decided

Talent show acts decided

Madison Weber, Online Editor-In-Chief

December 9, 2018


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Talent show auditions took place Dec. 4, Dec. 5 and Dec. 6 during seminar. Twelve different acts participated in auditioning but only six were chosen to perform at the talent show this year. The acts chosen, in no particular order, were: Alisara Arial - Singing Harold Hale - Singing/Guitar ...

Freshman take STAR math test

Freshman take STAR math test

Kalyssa Boyle, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


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STAR testing was originally created as a reding test, meaning “Standardized Test for the Assessment of Reading,” but now freshmen take STAR math tests too. “STAR testing allows us to see where a student is at, mathematically,” math instructor Jayme Goetz said. “It shows us areas that th...

Students collect shoes in Calista Isbell’s memory

Students collect shoes in Calista Isbell’s memory

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


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In memory of Calista Isbell, the Isbell family and friends decided to help collect pairs of shoes to donate to Nashville-based Soles4Souls, by setting up boxes around town, including two at the high school. Sophomore Alexis White said that they plan to have the boxes out for a full calendar year, le...

Debate competes at two day tournament in Lawrence

Debate competes at two day tournament in Lawrence

Anna Brull, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2018


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The debate team took place in a two-day tournament at Lawrence High School Nov. 30 through Dec. 2. Six novice debaters competed in the Open level for the first time, which meant they were competing against four-year debaters. The results are as followed. Freshmen Shelby Alexander and Zoey Urban...

Chamber Singers to perform at Matlock’s studio for Winter Art Walk

Chamber Singers to perform at Matlock’s studio for Winter Art Walk

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2018


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The Chamber Singers will be performing from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Dec. 7 at 809 Studio for this year’s Winter Art Walk. Former vocal director Johnny Matlock said that this is the first public event they have hosted at 809. The idea of the Chamber Singers performing at Matlock’s studio came up...

Scholars Bowl takes first at Colby Invitational

Scholars Bowl takes first at Colby Invitational

Anna Brull, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018


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Scholars Bowl took one varsity team to compete at the Colby Invitational Varsity Scholars Bowl Meet on Dec. 3. The team consisted of senior Harold Hale, junior Levi Hickert and sophomores Andrew Duke (captain), Alicia Feyerherm and Skylar Zimmerman. They were undefeated and came home with a first...

Students sign up for Spring Play at informational meeting

Students sign up for Spring Play at informational meeting

Allison Hillebrand, Associate Editor

December 4, 2018


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The opportunity for students to try out for the Spring Play, “Cheaper By The Dozen,” is approaching rapidly and director Bill Gasper is preparing auditions. On Dec. 12 and Dec. 13, auditions will take place, although practices will not begin until the second semester. At the Spring Play meeting...

Officer speaks to health class about drugs, alcohol

Officer speaks to health class about drugs, alcohol

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor-In-Chief

December 3, 2018


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Officer Vilaysing spoke during the G2, M3 and M4 health classes on Nov. 28 and 29, teaching students about drug and alcohol affects and consequences. "We have been doing an alcohol unit, and we're getting ready to start other drugs besides alcohol," instructor Rick Keltner said. "We were so very fortunate...

Talent show moves to January

Talent show moves to January

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

December 1, 2018


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The annual talent show is an opportunity for students to showcase their talents that they might not share otherwise throughout the year. While in the past it has been held in the spring at the end of the year, this year it will be held in January shortly after students return from Winter Break. StuCo...

Band instructor faces difficuties with concussion

Band instructor faces difficuties with concussion

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

December 1, 2018


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During winter weather, people are careful about avoiding ice, trying not to slip. Sometimes this involves going outside and breaking up the ice on sidewalks and driveways, but even when someone  is prepared for the ice they can still slip on it. Band instructor Matthew Rome was breaking up the ice...

Anti-vaping posters displayed in restrooms

Anti-vaping posters displayed in restrooms

Kalyssa Boyle, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018


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After the recent break, students came back to see anti-vaping posters on the stall doors in most of the restrooms. Principal Martin Straub said the posters were put up by concerned students. “The signs originated from the Center for Disease Control,” Straub said. “All of the principals in...

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