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APES Refinery Trip

APES Refinery Trip

Julia Eilert, Co-Editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under Local, Showcase

 On Friday, March 3rd, McPherson High School’s AP Environmental class (APES) took a field trip to the local CHS Refinery. This field trip coincides with the renewable and nonrenewable energy chapter the class is currently studying.     “This sounds like a great experience,” said junior Geor...

Azteca Dancers at MHS

Megan Manning, Staff Writer
March 2, 2017
Filed under Local, News

    On Wednesday, February 22, 2017 all MHS Spanish students and some Eisenhower Elementary students experienced a different type of dance in the main theater. Starting at 9:30 am students reported to the theater with their tickets given to them earlier in the week. While arriving at the doors of ...

Homecoming Thoughts

Megan Manning, Staff Writer
March 2, 2017
Filed under Miscellaneous, News, Student Life

    School dances attendance depend on everyone’s opinion of the event. Some students think it is pointless and would rather be doing something better, while others look forward to it every year. Another reason that attendance varies is how old you are. A freshman or sophomore can’t go to some...

Schooling in America and Finland

Mackenzee Klamczynski, Writer
February 28, 2017
Filed under National/Global, News

       What makes Finnish schools different from America’s? Finland's schools have had amazing outcomes. Recently people have started to talk about our schooling systems, and have started to turn heads towards Finland. Finnish schools have great academics, plus being very high in glo...

Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving

Hannah Butler
February 28, 2017
Filed under Local, News, Uncategorized

     We all know that texting while driving is illegal here in the state. It’s a distraction and can cause much danger if you perform the act. There is now another law on cellphones being discussed between the House and the Senate of Kansas.      Right now, there is no ban on handheld devices. People w...

Spirit Week

Spirit Week

Megan Wiens, Co-Editor
February 22, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

    This past week at MHS, February 13th through the17th, students geared up for homecoming by participating in spirit week. Day one of Spirit Week began on Monday with “Mathletes vs. Athletes.” Tuesday followed with “Toasty Tuesday,” Wednesday continued with “Snowed in,” Thursday was ...

Celebrating Winter Homecoming

Celebrating Winter Homecoming

Megan Wiens, Co-Editor
February 21, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

    This year's winter homecoming candidates made their debut on stage during an all school assembly in the auditorium last Tuesday February 14th. The ten students, along with the homecoming prince and princess, walked onto the stage beside their parents. Their school activities, favorite quotes, an...

Homecoming Hype and New Additions

Homecoming Hype and New Additions

Julia Eilert, Co-Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Local, Showcase, Student Life

  MHS will be hosting a homecoming dance on Saturday, February 18th, at 8:00 p.m. The dance will go on until 10:30 p.m. It’s winter-themed and formal dress. Tickets are $5 if they’re bought beforehand, and will be $7 if they’re purchased at the door.   “I feel that the this winter homecoming...

FCCLA Does Cookies and Carnations for Another Year

FCCLA Does Cookies and Carnations for Another Year

Julia Eilert, Co-Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, giving us plenty of time to treat our sweethearts. The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Club, FCCLA, is giving students a fun way to do just that. "FCCLA has sold carnations and cookies for Valentine's Day since before I came to McPherson High ...

Milo Yiannopoulos Provokes Protests

Milo Yiannopoulos Provokes Protests

Megan Wiens, Co-Editor
February 7, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Worldwide

    Milo Yiannopoulos, a senior editor at Breitbart News, was the center of protests at Berkeley University in California. The 32 year-old was scheduled to speak at the campus, until protests erupted preventing him from speaking for his own safety. Protests became so violent that there was a tot...

March for Life

March for Life

Megan Manning, Staff Writer
January 31, 2017
Filed under News

    January 24, 2017, approximately 600 teens and chaperones, 20 of them from McPherson, Kansas, traveled together to Washington DC, for March for Life. After an approximate 24 hour bus ride, church was held at the hotel and then lights out. Thursday the 26th, the buses visited few spots that interest...

McPherson Construction

McPherson Construction

Bailey Yarborough
January 31, 2017
Filed under News, Opinion

McPherson County Construction Traffic is now a part of the daily lives for McPherson citizens. The City Public Works department ( http://www.mcpcity.com/205/Public-Works ) is in full swing with construction around town. McPherson has been busy with road construction and other city developments. For...

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