The High Life

McPherson Competes at Music Festival

McPherson Competes at Music Festival

Megan Wiens, Staff

April 15, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Last Wednesday, April 13th, Mcpherson High School’s band, orchestra, and choir had the opportunity to compete in the State Music Festival for Large Ensembles. MHS brought many groups including Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Select Women's Choir, Women's Choir, and Men's Choir. The students performed i...

Chewed Straight

Chewed Straight

Anna Southward

April 9, 2016


Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

We all know the dangers of having Chewing gum in school. The constant nagging from your peers can be quite the bother. Which is why we choose to ignore the fact that we have gum in the first place, but most also have chosen to ignore the facts about gum. We all have our own habits, but chewing gum...

Youth Advisory Council Assembly and Demonstration

Youth Advisory Council Assembly and Demonstration

Julia Eilert, Writer

April 9, 2016


Filed under Clubs, Showcase

  Last Wednesday, March 30, the Youth Advisory Council gave McPherson High School an assembly on safe driving and the consequences of irresponsible choices involving alcohol. Students gathered in the theater at school to listen to fellow students talk about safety. During the assembly, an alarm went off...

The Price of Prom

The Price of Prom

Megan Wiens, Staff

April 1, 2016


Filed under Community Based, Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

    Some girls dream of having the best dress, the best hair, and above all, the best date on their prom night. Others might buy their prom ticket the day before and eat some microwave noodles before heading out the door. Any way they decide to celebrate the night, there is a great emphasis put o...

Prom Construction is “Heating” Up!

Prom Construction is “Heating” Up!

Julia Eilert, Writer

March 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Miscellaneous

Prom is on April 2nd, and the junior class has been constructing and decorating for the occasion. They’ve held various prom construction days for juniors to participate in since as far back as February.    “Prom construction has gone really well,” said Elizabeth Evans, a junior. “It is starting to reall...

The Reality of Spring Break

Megan Wiens, Staff

March 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Just for Fun ☆~(◡‿◕✿), Student Life

Spring Break has been an example for the typical teen life for decades. Its theme can be seen in popular movies and tv shows- ones that show the excitement and occasional craziness of the time off. These movies have set the bar high for spring break trips. Unfortunately, this is not the reality. Few...

Caucus and Primary Results Are In!

Caucus and Primary Results Are In!

Julia Eilert, Writer

March 9, 2016


Filed under Miscellaneous, Showcase

Caucus and Primary results were released on March 8th, helping to narrow candidates down for the presidential race. The Republican party is currently being led by Donald Trump who had 384 delegates supporting him. Ted Cruz is following behind him with 300 delegates. Hillary Clinton is on top in the Democratic...

It’s Time For Another ACT!

It’s Time For Another ACT!

Julia Eilert, Writer

March 3, 2016


Filed under Classes, Showcase

The ACT, short for American College Testing, is a standardized test that measures math, science, reading, and grammar skills. It also offers an essay section that is recommended for students entering a field that is heavily focused on writing. It is suggested that juniors and seniors take the ACT at...

From Italy to Kansas

From Italy to Kansas

Megan Wiens, Staff

February 19, 2016


Filed under Community Based, News, Showcase, Student Life

The foreign exchange program at McPherson High School has been welcoming students into its doors for many years. The program offers a life-changing experience for students living in other countries. For the duration of the 9-month school year, students stay with a host family and enroll in high schoo...

A Letter to The Upperclassmen: Prom!!

A Letter to The Upperclassmen: Prom!!

Heidi Myers, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016


Filed under Just for Fun ☆~(◡‿◕✿), Showcase, Student Life

Are you ready for prom? Have you found the right dress, right date? Stop fretting! Prom is far enough away and Pinterest is possibly your best friend during this time. But if you are already freaking out here are some beauty hacks, tips, and tricks to make your prom night the best it possibly can be. ...

New Magical Schools

Denise Farley, Journalism 1 student

February 5, 2016


Filed under Miscellaneous, Student Life

J.K. Rowling has at long last revealed the names and descriptions of four new wizarding schools around the world. Potterheads and many other fans have waited for more details on the new take on the wizarding world described in Harry Potter. Mahoutokoro, Uagadou, Castelobruxo, and lastly Ilvermony. These sch...

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