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New MHS Band Director

Hayden Schneider
October 14, 2016
Filed under News

   This year, McPherson welcomes new band director Austin Russell.  After graduating from Kansas State University, Mr. Russell taught middle school band in Great Bend. Russell is currently working alongside band director, Kyle Unruh, to continue a great band program for our school district. Bo...

Clown Epidemic Seizes Hold on MHS

Clown Epidemic Seizes Hold on MHS

Julia Eilert, Co-Editor
October 14, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Clowns have taken over the internet, and our daily lives. Teachers have banned the mention of clowns in classrooms discussions, a group of girls in Topeka, Kansas were chased by a clown with a knife, and the McPherson Police Department has asked for only legitimate sightings to be called in. The ‘creepy ...

MHS Production of The 39 Steps

MHS Production of The 39 Steps

Megan Wiens, Co-Editor
October 14, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

   McPherson High School Main Stage Theatre's fall production of The 39 Steps, took place October 6th and 7th. The show began at 7:30 in the MHS auditorium. Tickets sold for $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for students, and $3.00 for seniors. Activity passes were also accepted.    The play, ...

APES and AP Bio Fundraiser to Help Impoverished

Megan Wiens, Co-Editor
October 14, 2016
Filed under News

    AP Environmental Science and AP Biology classes are holding a fundraiser to help raise money to give microloans for impoverished men and women in developing countries. The fundraiser begins Friday, October 14th through Friday, October 21st. The classes will be selling Halloween treat bags fo...

Has Your Zodiac Sign Changed?

Has Your Zodiac Sign Changed?

Hannah Butler
October 10, 2016
Filed under News, Worldwide

The zodiac is a group of astrological signs that are paired up with each month of the calendar. There are twelve signs, but have they changed? Recently, there has been an uproar with NASA’s recent discussion of a new sign called Ophiuchus.    Originally, thirteen signs were found by the Babylon...

Emporia Marching Festival

Emporia Marching Festival

Jenna Allen and Hayden Schneider
October 7, 2016
Filed under News

The Emporia State Marching Festival was held October the 5th at Emporia State University. McPherson High School band placed first in the competition. Receiving a one, the highest rank possible, the band had a successful day.  McPherson’s band participates in this marching festival every year. T...

Color Run

Color Run

Megan Wiens, Co-Editor
September 30, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

    MHS hosted its first color run on Saturday, September 24, 2016. The event was held at McPherson High School starting at 8am, and lasted until 11:30 the same morning. Students, friends, and family were all invited to participate in the 3.1 mile run. A registration fee of $25 was required for all...

MHS School Pride- Spirit Week

MHS School Pride- Spirit Week

Jordan Moll, Newspaper Staff
September 26, 2016
Filed under Local, Miscellaneous, Miscellaneous, News, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

September 26th is the beginning of Spirit Week at McPherson High School. Spirit Week is the chance for students to present their Bullpup Pride in a fun way, while also supporting the homecoming candidates. “I always forget to dress out on the first day of spirit week, but I love it anyways,” said ...

Prom at Perkins

Prom at Perkins

Megan Wiens, Co-Editor
September 26, 2016
Filed under News

McPherson High School prom, which has previously been held in The Roundhouse of MHS, will be held at Perkins this year. The decision for the off-site prom was made by Junior class sponsors, Shanda Swanson and Megan Nieman.     Before principal Brad Plackemeier came to MHS, the suggestion to have prom aw...

Sleep deprivation- you’re not alone?

Sleep deprivation- you’re not alone?

Hannah Butler, Brianna Bradley, and Taylor Boesker
September 15, 2016
Filed under News, Student Life

For some, the transition from middle school to high school is a significant change. A new school means new schedules, routines, and habits. A habit that isn’t so positive is the lack of sleep. High school students are affected from the overload of academics and extracurricular activities and this le...

New Staff Member: Melanie Mann

Taylor Boesker, Brianna Bradley, and Hannah Butler
September 8, 2016
Filed under News

What school did you attend in order to become a teacher, and how long did you attend? Kansas Wesleyan University. Four and a half years, including student teaching.   How long have you been teaching? “This is my second year.”   What do you like about McPherson High School? ...

New Staff Member: Megan Nieman

Mackenzee Klamczynski
September 8, 2016
Filed under News, Uncategorized

How long have  been you teaching? This is my 7th year Where did you work before McPherson High School? McPherson Middle School (6th and 8th grade social stu dies) Why did you choose teaching? I wanted to help kids find ways to enjoy history as much as I do. What college did you graduated from? ...

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