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Is music distracting to students?

Is music distracting to students?

Devon Haden, Staff writer

February 14, 2020

According to a study at the University of Phoenix, listening to music with lyrics distracts people while they’re doing some type of work such as reading, studying, or writing. They found that your brain struggles to process the lyrics and focus on your work at the same time. I believe this can be...

It Gets Better’s, Justin Tindall has video call with McPherson Highschools GSA club

It Gets Better’s, Justin Tindall has video call with McPherson Highschools GSA club

Tylor Johnson, Staff writer

February 14, 2020

Many schools try to hide education about the LGBTQ+ from their students, it’s as if they are trying to push it into a corner so it's hidden as if it doesn't exist. I believe that it’s important to educate teens about the LGBTQ+ or at least have a support system for open and or closeted teens so t...

Trust issues and heartbreak

Trust issues and heartbreak

Tylor Johnson, Staff writer

February 14, 2020

Trust issues and heartbreak. Heartbreak is something most of us go through at least once in our life, sometimes it sticks with us a lot. Heartbreak can make someone develop trust issues or make it worse, trust issues can be a factor that played into the heartbreak happening. Trust issues can also form from...

The Coronavirus

The Coronavirus

Kaylea Herrman, Photo Editor

February 14, 2020

The recent outbreak of the deadly ‘coronavirus’ is causing an international panic. Leading to the death of tens of thousands of people in China, there are at least two dozen more in other countries such as the United States. Worldwide, this virus has infected almost 60,000 people and the newly developing...

A Prophecy for the Future?

A Prophecy for the Future?

Faith Lininger, Editor

January 31, 2020

On Sunday, January 12th, 2020, the overseas television channel, BBC, released the newest episode of the well known TV show, Doctor Who, called Orphan 55. The episode, at first, is seen in a playful and joking manor, as the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and her companions, Yasmine Khan (Mandip Gill), Ryan Sinclai...

World War Three Jokes To Soften The Blow

World War Three Jokes To Soften The Blow

Maleiah Ewert, managing editor

January 28, 2020

Iranian assassination has led teenagers to make jokes and memes of a possible war outbreak. As the news and the internet is flooded with country disputes, teenagers and young adults are making a laugh of politicians mistakes.    Unless you’re living under a rock, you more than likely heard ...

Australia up in Flames

Australia up in Flames

Kaylea Herrman, Photo Editor

January 14, 2020

Australia is currently suffering from a vast amount of deadly fires. While they have had small bush fires every season, due to record breaking temperatures and severe drought, the outcome of this season's fires are devastating. With about 27 people killed, including four firefighters, 15.6 million acres...

The Illusion of Life

The Illusion of Life

Devon Haden, Staff writer

December 19, 2019

It’s nothing but an illusion; a sick, twisted, painful, nasty, complex, yet lovely illusion. Just as all illusions are... It’s fake. None of it's real. It's all made up- made up lies. Once something bad happens, it's over. The illusion? Ha, that’s gone. Like nothing ever happened. And it hurts. Like he...

McPherson High School Choir to be Aired On KAKE News

McPherson High School Choir to be Aired On KAKE News

Maleiah Ewert, Managing Editor

December 17, 2019

  With the Christmas season upon us, excitement is all around.  Movies, popcorn, music and family, the season is bound to be splendid.  For the McPherson High School Choir, an amazing Christmas opportunity was given to them.  The school choir’s Bel Canto, Mixed Ensemble, and Vita Voce w...

Are video games really causing violence in teens?

Are video games really causing violence in teens?

Tylor Johnson, staff writer

December 17, 2019

As many people know, some people think that video games that involve fights and battling are responsible for violence in teens. I believe that's a complete and utter lie. Many teens play video games that can be violent but don't turn out to be violent themselves.  Whenever I play games I do it as a stress re...

The Unspoken Gap Between Men and Women

The Unspoken Gap Between Men and Women

Maleiah Ewert, Managing Editor

November 25, 2019

In only a month, we will be writing 2020 and reflecting on 100 years of women receiving the right to vote through the 16th Amendment.  Clearly as a society we’ve come a long way.  We have changed our social norms, civilization, discrimination, values and so much more.  America and the rest of the...

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