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The High Life

The student news site of McPherson High School

The High Life

The student news site of McPherson High School

The High Life

Unveiling May Day: McPherson community festivity

Alexis Gatica, Journalist May 3, 2024

In McPherson, Kansas All Schools Day is a tradition that has been here for 111 years, on the second Friday of May we have a tradition called the annual All Schools Day celebration—showing the amazing...

The beautiful downtown of small town McPherson Kansas!

Why small town living in better

Camryn Regier, Journalist May 3, 2024

Living in a small town has more benefits than living in a big city. You get to be involved in a community, experience minimal traffic, and lower crime rates.  One of the reasons living in a small town...

Debunking Eclipse Theories: No, we are NOT going to die!

Kasper Morton, Journalist April 11, 2024

With the upcoming eclipse on April 8, 2024, it can be seen that there’s some buzz about the upcoming astronomical event. However, through all the excitement and eclipse-viewing glasses sold in gas stations...

The logo of the new gym in town!

New gym Empower Fitness comes to McPherson

Camryn Regier, Journalist April 5, 2024

Empower Fitness recently opened in McPherson, Kansas in February of 2024. Empower Fitness is a luxury gym located at 400 N. Maple Street. The gym is open 24 hours, the staff are present Monday through...

Are Trump and Biden too old to be president? Older voters from Pennsylvania discuss just that.

Are Trump and Biden too old to be president? Older voters from Pennsylvania discuss just that.

Kasper Morton, Journalist March 6, 2024

It’s been a common debate for years whether or not there should be an age cap on presidency. There have been many presidents in recent years that are above the age of 50, and that doesn’t always bode...

Pictured is Homecoming Queen and king Keanna Sullivan and Zach Stein. PIcture creds: Jessie Bernal

Hoco week: Getting dressed up to get down

Shelley Worden, Journalist February 22, 2024

 uEvery year at McPherson High School we have a fall and winter homecoming. This past week, February 12 through 18, was our winter homecoming. Throughout the week MHS has many different events we do to...

An ambulance arriving on scene of the shooting at the parade and victory rally.

Shooting in Kansas City leaves one dead

Camryn Regier, Journalist February 21, 2024

At the Super Bowl victory parade and rally, a shooting occurred. It killed one and left more than 20 people injured.  On Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, when Chiefs fans were leaving the rally a shooting...

Get to know the MHS Homecoming candidates

Chiara Lovadina, Journalist February 9, 2024

The Winter Homecoming at McPherson High School is only a couple of weeks away and it’s time for all the students to vote their homecoming queen and king. Sometimes it might be hard to decide who to vote...

Picture of Punxsutawney Phil.

Groundhog day

Izabelle Burkes, Journalist February 9, 2024

Groundhog Day just happened. It was on Feb. 2  in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. This holiday is a cherished tradition every year. The groundhog gets out of hibernation. If it sees its shadow it means there...

Snow days in Kansas

Snow days in Kansas

Kynedi Huggard, Journalist January 30, 2024

The weather in McPherson, Kansas in the month of January has been a little crazy. USD 418 has had about 4 total snow days and there have also been a few days where students left early or had a two-hour...

Pictured is cast members and choreographer reviewing choreography for a number in the show.

The Drowsy Chaperone

January 25, 2024

qMcPherson High School’s musical this year is “The Drowsy Chaperone”. The musical takes place in the roaring 20's and features various unique characters. The musical is narrated from the perspective...

Right: Savannah Souders Left: Her older brother

Shining light on Aplastic Anemia: a journey from shadows to spotlight

Alexis Gatica, Journalist December 6, 2023

Imagine feeling constantly tired, shortness of breath, and easily bruised. These are the silent, yet debilitating symptoms of aplastic anemia, a rare, and serious condition that many people are unaware...

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