The student news site of McPherson High School

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

Something as nice as holding the door can help someone.

Small acts, Big impact

Kynedi Huggard, Journalist May 3, 2024

We believe that acts of kindness have a satisfactory way of making the world a better place. There are many different acts of kindness that can create happiness, boost confidence, be encouraging, and help...

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...

Miku Expo 2024: Was it worth it?

Miku Expo 2024: Was it worth it?

Kasper Morton, Journalist May 2, 2024

On April 24 and 25, 2024, I went on a trip to see one of the concerts of my dreams: Miku Expo. About a week before this, I saw people online complaining about some aspects, specifically how they use a...

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...

Tech tools for success

Tech tools for success

Kynedi Huggard, Journalist April 8, 2024

I believe, as a teenager, students should be able to have our phones in school, and I think other students could agree. Phones could be useful for so much in school, including research, organization for...

McPherson High School, the local public high school and St. Joseph Elementary, the local private elementary school

The educational debate: private vs. public?

Chiara Lovadina, Journalist April 5, 2024

Education has always been one of the most important and discussed topics of ancient and modern history. Parents want their children to be educated in the best facilities, with the best teachers and the...

Pictured is a vegetarian meal, including plant based meat substitute.

You are what you eat

Shelley Worden, Journalist April 5, 2024

Being vegetarian has many benefits and is becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. According to a study done by Gallup News 5% of the U.S. population is vegetarian, including me. People choose to become...

Picture of kid getting distracted by video games.

Video games aren’t sports!

Izabelle Burkes, Journalist April 3, 2024

Video games shouldn't be considered a sport. The biggest reason is because it involves less exercise than sports.  According to Global Human Performance, 10-15 hours is the ideal amount of training...

The Luckiest Treats That Will Shamrock Your World!

The Luckiest Treats That Will Shamrock Your World!

Kynedi Huggard, Journalist March 9, 2024

I reviewed some of the fast food snacks and drinks that were made in honor of St. Patrick's Day. There are a lot of places here in McPherson that I went to, so I could test out their treats.  One of...

The delicious cookies.

St. Patrick’s Day Delight

Izabelle Burkes, Journalist March 6, 2024

Need a sweet and simple St. Patrick’s Day treat to try? Then this recipe is just for you, here is my honest review.  The recipe I will be reviewing is Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies. The cookies tasted...

The day of my departure, July 26, 2023, from Milan Malpensa Airport

Italy and the United States: a tale of two nations

Chiara Lovadina, Journalist March 5, 2024

The United States of America is one of the most powerful countries in the world and every year, millions of people visit its beautiful cities and countryside. This country is one of the most desired destinations...

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Why does spirit week lack spirit?

Kasper Morton, Journalist February 23, 2024

The supposed purpose of spirit week is to get students excited for upcoming events, yet it can be easily observed that barely anyone even participates. Really, the only times of the year you can dress...

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