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The Reality of Spring Break

Megan Wiens, Staff
March 9, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Just for Fun ☆~(◡‿◕✿), Student Life

Spring Break has been an example for the typical teen life for decades. Its theme can be seen in popular movies and tv shows- ones that show the excitement and occasional craziness of the time off. These movies have set the bar high for spring break trips. Unfortunately, this is not the reality. Few...

Caucus and Primary Results Are In!

Caucus and Primary Results Are In!

Julia Eilert, Writer
March 9, 2016
Filed under Miscellaneous, Showcase

Caucus and Primary results were released on March 8th, helping to narrow candidates down for the presidential race. The Republican party is currently being led by Donald Trump who had 384 delegates supporting him. Ted Cruz is following behind him with 300 delegates. Hillary Clinton is on top in the Democratic...

It’s Time For Another ACT!

It’s Time For Another ACT!

Julia Eilert, Writer
March 3, 2016
Filed under Classes, Showcase

The ACT, short for American College Testing, is a standardized test that measures math, science, reading, and grammar skills. It also offers an essay section that is recommended for students entering a field that is heavily focused on writing. It is suggested that juniors and seniors take the ACT at...

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...

A Letter to The Upperclassmen: Prom!!

A Letter to The Upperclassmen: Prom!!

Heidi Myers, Staff Writer
February 12, 2016
Filed under Just for Fun ☆~(◡‿◕✿), Showcase, Student Life

Are you ready for prom? Have you found the right dress, right date? Stop fretting! Prom is far enough away and Pinterest is possibly your best friend during this time. But if you are already freaking out here are some beauty hacks, tips, and tricks to make your prom night the best it possibly can be. ...

New Magical Schools

Denise Farley, Journalism 1 student
February 5, 2016
Filed under Miscellaneous, Student Life

J.K. Rowling has at long last revealed the names and descriptions of four new wizarding schools around the world. Potterheads and many other fans have waited for more details on the new take on the wizarding world described in Harry Potter. Mahoutokoro, Uagadou, Castelobruxo, and lastly Ilvermony. These sch...

Presidential Candidates

Chloe Jones
February 5, 2016
Filed under Miscellaneous, Student Life

Learning more about politics and the presidential candidates can be difficult. I have viewed the websites of four presidential candidates. These are Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Ted Cruz. Below are minor details and information about the candidates. Each candidate's page opened...

The Advantages of Advanced Placement

Jessica Wylie, Co-editor
February 5, 2016
Filed under Classes, Student Life

There are many advantages of taking Advance Placement courses. From getting prepared for college to possibly receiving college credit from the exam, students enroll in these courses to have a challenge. “I take AP classes to prepare me for college, not necessarily to get the college credit,” ...

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...

Learning to Adapt: A Guide From a Stressed Out Senior

Olivia Hansen, Co-editor
January 28, 2016
Filed under Student Life

  It’s finally second semester. After a long dragged out 2015 school year, we’re finally walking, scratch that, crawling to the finish line, the glorious 3 month break from school, and for us seniors, the start of something completely new. As I’ve grown and learned this year, I began to ask mys...

This Year’s Hi-Steppers Are Better Than Ever

Abbey Yianakopulos, Journalism 1 Student
January 26, 2016
Filed under Sports, Student Life

The Hi-Steppers, who you may have seen perform at all the home football and basketball games, have been working as hard as ever this year to provide us with quality half-time entertainment. They practice 3 times a week to learn new routines. Routines can take anywhere a single practice to two weeks....

Finals Week

Jessica Wylie, Co-Editor
January 6, 2016
Filed under Miscellaneous, Student Life, Uncategorized

As the semester comes to a close, finals begin. The end of the year brings panic to many high school students as they try to pull up their grades before they are set in stone. Worrying about your final grades, GPA, and trying to get an A in that one class you’ve been trying really hard in all semes...

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