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The High Life

Mark Malaby

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? “I have a doctorate from Oklahoma State.  [I attended for] 13 years. I loved it further up I got.” How long have you been teaching? "25 years." What do you like about McPherson High School? If...

New MHS Cheer Coach

Megan Manning, Staff Writer
August 26, 2016
Filed under News

This football and basketball season, the MHS cheerleaders have a new woman leading the charge for this year, Raeann Southern. She has a background in cheer and dance, and was a Spirit Line coach in Goodyear, Arizona. Southern has earned a dual degree at Northern Arizona University for elementary and s...

A New Tradition: Senior Parking

A New Tradition: Senior Parking

Megan Wiens, Co-Editor
August 26, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

  If you have driven around McPherson High School recently, you might have noticed the new paintings decorating the parking spaces. The spaces were each bought for 50 dollars at the end of last school year. On August 13th, the 38 MHS seniors that purchased spots gathered to paint their marks. T...

Take A Step… Or 39

Jordan Moll
August 26, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local, News

At McPherson High School, the theatrical performances are one of the most popular events that our amazing students and staff alike put on. Whether it’s for a date, watching a friend perform, or just for fun, hundreds of people show up throughout the year to see them. Going to my first school musical...

Kansas Introduces Student Physical Privacy Act

Megan Wiens, Staff
May 19, 2016
Filed under Community Based, News

     On March 16, 2016 Kansas State Legislation introduced the Student Physical Privacy Act which would prohibit transgender students the use of restrooms for the gender they identify with; in public schools and universities. The act coincided with the recently passed house bill by the Committee on Fede...

Graduation is Coming

Graduation is Coming

Jessica Wylie, Co-Editor
May 18, 2016
Filed under News

McPherson High School is preparing for both old and new traditions as graduation week comes to a close. The senior class is going to their old elementary schools to walk the halls in their caps and gowns. Elementary school kids will line the hallways and watch them. “I’m excited to go the elementary school...

Summer Fun

Chloe Jones
May 17, 2016
Filed under News, Uncategorized

We're all excited that school is coming to an end...for now. After a while, summer can be pretty boring. Here are a few events you can go to for some extra fun this summer. The (CVB) McPherson Convention and Visitors Bureau has planned movies in the park all throughout the summer, the first one in May, and the last one in Augu...

Senior Skip Day!!!

Senior Skip Day!!!

Heidi Myers, Staff Writer
May 12, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Hot Off the Hallway, News

There comes a time when seniors are just done, when all motivation goes out the window, when students would rather jump into a dumpster than go to school. On May 11, seniors took the day off and skipped. Senior Skip Day is a tradition where the majority of the senior class skip school. The day off it oft...

Seniors Honored at Honors Night

Seniors Honored at Honors Night

Jessica Wylie, Co-Editor
May 12, 2016
Filed under News

On Tuesday May 10, the McPherson High School honored seniors that have received awards and scholarships. The program started with a welcome from Mr. Plackemeier and then honored the valedictorian, Katie Wurm, and the salutatorian, Nolan Milleson. The program continued by having sponsors from the scholarship di...

Forensics at State.

Forensics at State.

Anna Southward
May 6, 2016
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Since the beginning of second semester Forensics began preparing, the hard work, sweat, and yes sometimes tears set the road for the team. Making the team break the school record with 30 or so state quals. The way it works is quite simple. You find a book or a piece you enjoy or could be interpreted....

Too Cool for School

Too Cool for School

Megan Wiens, Staff
May 6, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

    For the past two weeks MHS has been at a cool 60 degrees and lower in some classrooms. The overly active air conditioner is hitting the science hall the hardest. John Lujano whose classroom is at the end of the hallway is one of the teachers most affected by the drop in temperature. The vent t...

Something was happening

Something was happening

Chloe Jones and Rece Reiman
May 4, 2016
Filed under News

~10 years ago, 2005        10 years ago the prices of gas were tested by the previous journalist of the High Life. Showing prices from year 1985-2005. The price in 2005 was about $2.27 on average for the nation. Prices are rising and still continue to rise. Now in 2015 price of gas is around $2...

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