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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...

A Safe Place to Pee for Everyone

A Safe Place to Pee for Everyone

Julia Eilert, Writer
May 18, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Worldwide

“Bathrooms are the most unsexy place ever.” Strong words from Greg Ayres, a voice actor who’s been giving advice and encouragement to struggling humans for years, about common ‘concerns’ regarding all-gender restrooms. He followed up this statement with questioning who wants to do anything in a p...

Teen Pregnancy

Teen Pregnancy

Mackenzie Oakes
May 17, 2016
Filed under Opinion

  Nowadays kids aren’t really taught about the use of correct protection when it comes to having any sexual encounter. There are also some teens out there that think they need to lose their virginity to be able to “fit in.”  As a result you could take a walk down the street and see a few teens ...

Give the Kids a Break

Give the Kids a Break

Julia Eilert
May 13, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The end of the year is drawing near, and that means AP exams are coming first. Blissful hours of filling in bubble sheets and writing essays. Blissful isn’t quite the word, but it might be for students who sleep through the standardized testing. Slapping a positive word on the front of the phrase “A...

History of All Schools Day

Megan Wiens, Staff
May 12, 2016
Filed under Community Based, Showcase, Student Life

All Schools Day is and always was a highlight of my school year. Although primarily just because it meant getting out of school for a day, and eating funnel cakes. Although recently I’ve realized there is more to the day than that. For others and I who have lived in McPherson our whole lives, we’re...

Back To Our Future

Olivia Hansen, Co-editor
May 12, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

 We’ve been waiting for this day for years. These last few months jam-packed with honors, awards, free breakfast and lasts. You always hear talk about how “it’ll go by so fast” but it’s not until the number of school days dwindles down to single digits that you really realize it’s comin...

Let us Photosynthesize

Let us Photosynthesize

Julia Eilert
May 6, 2016
Filed under Opinion

  Classrooms can be constricting. Both physically and mentally. It’s hard to move past a mental block when you feel like you’re stuck inside of a concrete one. That’s not to say a classroom setting is all bad. Trite, motivational posters can be a nice visual while you’re trying to write an ess...

Von Zimmer’s Freddie’s Extra Teeth

Von Zimmer’s Freddie’s Extra Teeth

Julia Eilert, Writer
April 22, 2016
Filed under Music ヽ(⌐■_■)ノ♪♬, Opinion, Showcase

  Von Zimmer, a musician in South Dakota, released his first full album,  Freddie’s Extra Teeth on December 20th, 2015.   “I’ve been working on music since I was about 13 years old,” said Zimmer. “I’ve recorded quite a few demo songs over the years and sent those out on CDRs and ...

Is the New 3DS a Good Buy?

April 19, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Uncategorized

Is The New 3DS Worth It Or Not?  article by Rece Reiman The New Nintendo 3DS, or sometimes called the NN3DS, came out on October 11th, 2014 (according to TheJapanTimes). It is another release of the 3DS and it introduces new buttons and features, that the old 3DS doesn’t have. It has been released as a follow up to the successful 3DS. The last decade or so Nintendo has been ramping up in their consoles. Since th...

Would a Woman Make a More Peaceful Leader?

Would a Woman Make a More Peaceful Leader?

Abbey Yianakopulos
April 9, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Worldwide

A lot of people like to argue that if a woman were to rule the world, she would be more peaceful than if a man were to rule the world. I disagree with this. Not because I don’t think women would make effective leaders, but I believe that someone’s gender wouldn’t determine their actions. As a...

Coral Reefs Are in Danger- Save Them!

Julia Eilert, Writer
April 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Worldwide

   Coral reefs are dying, and we are only sending them to their graves earlier than what’s natural. We are killing the habitat of our exotic marine animals, and if we don’t reverse this we may lose an entire biome.    Reefs can take years to build up, since they form in similar ways to sedimen...

The Price of Prom

The Price of Prom

Megan Wiens, Staff
April 1, 2016
Filed under Community Based, Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

    Some girls dream of having the best dress, the best hair, and above all, the best date on their prom night. Others might buy their prom ticket the day before and eat some microwave noodles before heading out the door. Any way they decide to celebrate the night, there is a great emphasis put o...

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