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School Threats and Shootings

School Threats and Shootings

Kaylea Herrman, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018


Filed under Community Based, Local, National/Global, Opinion, Showcase

When coming to school, feeling safe and secure is something very important. At the McPherson High school many changes have been made to provide more security for the 2018-2019 school year. At the start of the year a resource officer was hired and classroom doors were locked at all times during ea...

Should Boys Be Raised To Be More Emotionally Honest?

Should Boys Be Raised To Be More Emotionally Honest?

Alanna Golden

October 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

I think that people should raise their sons and daughters equally. Letting the boys from a young age know that it’s perfectly fine to express themselves, can help them so much later on in life. Boys tend to not have as strong of a connection with their friends as girls do, because they aren’t ...

Should Toys Be Gender Neutral?

Should Toys Be Gender Neutral?

Alanna Golden

October 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Everyone sees the ads on TV showing off baby dolls or toy cars, but who is to say boys can’t have dolls and girls can’t have toy cars? Gender doesn’t define our personal preference when it comes to what type of toys we would want to play with. Just because it’s a toy for one gender, that does...

Why We Should Take Better Care of Our Environment

Why We Should Take Better Care of Our Environment

Sally Boese, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Local, Opinion

Global Warming seems to be a relevant and controversial subject, but it has not always been argued. In fact, studies have been showing the relevance and extreme threats of increase in temperature for only a few decades. Of course, the climate of the earth has been changing for millions of years, but thos...

Does Punctuation Really Matter When You’re Sending a Text Message?

Does Punctuation Really Matter When You’re Sending a Text Message?

Alanna Golden

October 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Does punctuation really matter when you’re sending a text message? I think punctuation really does matter; whether it's writing an essay for school, or sending a small message to a friend. Writing with acronyms such as, "lol" "lmbo" "ttyl" and many others have their own meaning. Punctuation ...

School-wide Attempt at Bettering Relationships

School-wide Attempt at Bettering Relationships

Nadia Turley, Staff Writter

October 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

A new implementation at MHS receives mixed responses from students and administration. It was suggested at the beginning of the year that all teachers do social contracts with all of their classes, as well as greet every student by shaking their hands in the morning with the hope that teachers will...

Homecoming Time!!

Homecoming Time!!

Kaylea Herrman, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Community Based, Local, Showcase, Student Life

  Will this year’s homecoming be different from the last? On Tuesday, October 2nd the candidates for homecoming were announced in a assembly, and a email was sent out to the students to vote for the King and Queen of their choosing.  This year's candidates for King include: Noah Alvia, Zach ...

Phone Zones At MHS- Creating More Problems

Phone Zones At MHS- Creating More Problems

Nadia Turley, Staff writer

October 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

At the beginning of this school year, Mr. McFarland recommended that teachers at MHS start implementing “No Phone Zones” in the classroom. It is where students have to put their phones in a specific pocket, with the screen facing the wall, for the entirety of the hour. The goal is to reduce distracti...

Vacuous and Valiant

Vacuous and Valiant

Desire Epps, Writer

October 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A response is only as good as the conversation it follows. People speak on anything without a true backstory. They ask for information but never think to filter out the words that are clearly lies. They feed and hype faulty possibilities. Finding the lies more fascinating than the truth, they don’t care if...

Pfizer Opportunities

Pfizer Opportunities

Kaylea Herrman, Staff Writer

September 28, 2018


Filed under Community Based, Local, National/Global, Showcase, Uncategorized, Worldwide

The Pfizer pharmaceutical plant on the outside of McPherson, Kansas is a part of one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. With their headquarters in New York, they are currently making an expansion and planning on adding 350 jobs at its plant in McPherson, KS.  The Pfizer in McPherson m...

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