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One of The Many Reasons Why Obesity Rates Are Raising

One of The Many Reasons Why Obesity Rates Are Raising

Megan Wiens, Staff
March 28, 2016
Filed under Community Based, Miscellaneous, Opinion, Showcase

We’ve all heard it before, America is a big country. Not just in but size but in waistlines. Obesity is on the rise in America, but other developed counties are not far behind. According to a new study in the Lancet, in the last 30 years obesity rates have doubled. Now, one third of all living people...

How to Have a Happier Day

Olivia Hansen, Co-editor
March 9, 2016
Filed under Opinion

  Life can really knock you down sometimes, whether you received a low grade on a quiz, or your friends just can’t get on your level, being a high school student can be tough. When you’re stuck in that ditch, it can be really hard to drag yourself out and slap a smile on your face, however the...

The Facts About What Smoking Does To Your Body Article by Rece Reiman

The Facts About What Smoking Does To Your Body Article by Rece Reiman

March 4, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

The Facts About What Smoking Does To Your Body Article by Rece Reiman submitted 2/24/16 at 2:17 pm Smoking is a big problem in most countries with over 72 countries out of a list of 100 having legal smoking, and although it is said to help relieve stress, it has horrifying effects on the bod...

#TheTruth About Smoking

Chloe Jones
March 1, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

  https:[email protected]/14119096643      Smoking is an addiction that needs to come to an end, because smoking not only kills the smoker, but everyone around them, and the people around them. Firsthand smoke means that you’re the smoker, secondhand means that the smoker is near...

From Italy to Kansas

From Italy to Kansas

Megan Wiens, Staff
February 19, 2016
Filed under Community Based, News, Showcase, Student Life

The foreign exchange program at McPherson High School has been welcoming students into its doors for many years. The program offers a life-changing experience for students living in other countries. For the duration of the 9-month school year, students stay with a host family and enroll in high schoo...

MHS KAY’s Club Hosting Blood Drive

MHS KAY’s Club Hosting Blood Drive

Julia Eilert, Writer
February 19, 2016
Filed under Community Based, News, Showcase

   McPherson High School is preparing for its biannual blood drive that will happen on Monday, March 7th, from 9 am to 1:30 pm. The blood drive has been hosted by the MHS KAY’s club through American Red Cross.    “I donated through the school blood drive last year,” said Thomas Smith, a juni...

Public Speaking- It’s Necessary.

Julia Eilert, Writer
February 12, 2016
Filed under Opinion

   At some point in your life, if you haven’t already, you are going to have to talk to a person. I know, it’s crazy. Odds are though, that you’ve done it before. In fact, when you were in diapers you were probably babbling in front of strangers without a care in the world. It’s nothing ne...

Student Gets Accepted into New York University

Megan Wiens
February 12, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community Based

     Senior, Jessica Wylie applied for New York University, and George Mason University. She was accepted into both schools, and into the Honors College Program at George Mason. After considering her options Wylie decided to attend NYU. Her accomplishment in her acceptance can be shown by the ...

Cons Of The New Bell Schedule

Denise Farley and Mackenzie Oates
February 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion

    While the new schedule has a few pros, mainly getting out early, and athletes not missing as much school, it also has a few cons. Many of us already have a hard time getting up early as it is, but having to get up even earlier is going to push the limit. There are also activities that start befo...

The New Bell Schedule is Positive

The New Bell Schedule is Positive

Anna Southward, Abbey Yianakopulos, and Chloe Jones
February 2, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Student Life

   At the last school board meeting, January 15th, Mr. Plackemeier proposed a new bell schedule for next year and the board approved it. The schedule proposes a 7:50 start time and a 2:45 release. The new bell schedule was designed to help with school activities, and getting out early appeals to pe...

Who Should Be Listening To Who?

Heidi Myers, Staff Writer
February 1, 2016
Filed under Opinion

What is something that adults always complain that teenagers do but are likely to do it themselves too? Advertisements are filling up the radios stations and television commercials telling us the dangers of texting and driving aimed towards teens aged 16-19 but who should really be listening to them? ...

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