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The First Week

The First Week

Jordan Moll
January 30, 2017
Filed under National/Global, News

    In single week, President Donald Trump has already begun utilizing many of his presidential powers. A large number of the promises made during Trump’s campaigning has been set into motion towards fulfillment, including plans for the the ever-famous (or infamous) wall. From executive orders to ...

MHS Takes on The Little Mermaid

MHS Takes on The Little Mermaid

Heidi Myers, Co-editor
January 27, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

McPherson High School’s winter musical for this year is Disney’s The Little Mermaid. The students involved in the musical have been practicing for its debut on February the 9th. The show will run until the 11th of February. This year’s lead role was given to senior Kiley Delaney who will play A...

Debaters Compete in 4-Speak During State

Debaters Compete in 4-Speak During State

Megan Wiens, Co-Editor
January 27, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

McPherson High School’s debate team headed to Lyons on Friday the 21st and Saturday the 22nd of January to compete in the state debate tournament. McPherson sent four debaters to compete in 4-Speak- Seniors Mensi Patel, and Chintan Patel, and sophomores Mitch Harger and Cole Hansen. After a total of...

58th Inauguration

58th Inauguration

Jordan Moll
January 25, 2017
Filed under National/Global, News, Showcase

    The 58th presidential inauguration ceremony was a two-day event that occurred from Thursday, January 19 to Friday, January 20.     At 4 pm on Thursday was the “Make America Great Again!” celebration to welcome Trump to Capitol Hill. The event involved a few brief remarks from Mr....

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad

Megan Wiens, Co-Editor
January 23, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

      The Science Olympiad team recently competed in regionals in Salina. They brought home 3rd overall, with some team members placing in individual events.     During a science olympiad tournament like the one in Salina, student competitors can take tests in different events and ...

May Fete Royalty

Julia Eilert, Co-Editor
January 23, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

On Tuesday, January 12th, the senior class began voting for this year’s May Fete Royalty. An email was sent out by the class sponsor, Erica Shook, that let students vote on an online form.   “I was excited when I found out that I would be considered for May Fete Royalty,” said Alayna Wallace...

Threat Being Handled

Threat Being Handled

Heidi Myers, Co-Editor
January 13, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Early Friday morning, McPherson High's parking lot was filled with police officers. As students were curious to why the increase police presence, Principal Plackemeiere sent out an email during the first hour of the school to reassure and inform the student body and parents why there were officers on camp...

NHS Carols at the Cedars

Julia Eilert, Co-Editor
December 16, 2016
Filed under Community Based, News, Showcase

  On Monday, December 11th, the McPherson High School’s National Honor Society left school early to go caroling.   “I have to say I didn't think that we would sound very good,” said Maria Martin, a NHS member, “But the group that I was in sounded very good. Each place that we went to ...

Dawg Pound Check In

Dawg Pound Check In

Julia Eilert, Co-Editor
December 9, 2016
Filed under Community Based, News, Showcase

     Wrapping up quickly, the first semester of MHS is close to the end, and kids are winding down for winter break. The Dawg Pound, the recently added school store, has become a common part of student’s lives since the beginning of its stay that started in September.   “I thin...

Superintendent Search

Superintendent Search

Megan Manning, Staff Writer
December 5, 2016
Filed under News

    At a special board of education meeting November 17, superintendent Mark Crawford submitted his resignation. Crawford was with McPherson schools for two years. Starting November 23, Gordon Mohn will be serving as the interim superintendent.     “All board decisions must be made by the board as a whol...

Misuse of Statistics

Heidi Myers, Co-Editor
December 5, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Ever since we were young, we were taught to believe that statistics are supposed to make something easier to understand. When they are used in a misleading fashion, false statistics can trick the casual observer into believing something other than what the data shows. That right there is a misuse of...

New Changes at McPherson Police Department

Heidi Myers, Megan Wiens, Co-Editors
December 2, 2016
Filed under Community Based, News

    On Monday, November 21, McPherson Commissioners had their weekly meeting. The first thing on the agenda for this certain Monday, were a few requests including Departmental Matters brought up by Police Chief, Rob McClarty. While there were reports on various Planning and Zoning activities, the appr...

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