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Collecting sneakers in large numbers proves to be a unique hobby for students

Collecting sneakers in large numbers proves to be a unique hobby for students

Abby Layton, JagWire A&E editor

April 16, 2018


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As junior Abby Berner walks up her driveway after school, she sees a shoebox she’s been expecting sitting in front of her house.  This isn’t the first pair that’s arrived at her  doorstep in the last year, and it certainly won’t be the last. According to Berner, she began to collect shoes a...

Proposed bond may fund increased space and facilities

Proposed bond may fund increased space and facilities

Nora Lucas and Elizabeth Joseph

April 12, 2018


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USD 232 residents now have the ability to vote on an $85 million bond issue that will address six needs for schools in the district: safety and security, educational technology, career and technology education, early childhood, school facilities and future needs. The bond issue was proposed to allev...

New Smallcakes store creates an after school attraction and job opportunities for students

New Smallcakes store creates an after school attraction and job opportunities for students

Lauren Ocker, JAG editor-in-chief

April 11, 2018


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The Western Shawnee community gained a new dessert hotspot with the addition of a Smallcakes Cupcakery in the Monticello Village Shops strip mall. The store moved from their previous location on Shawnee Mission Parkway to their new address at 6638 Monticello Rd. The company sells cupcakes, cookies, bro...

Students discuss emotional value behind car accessories

Students discuss emotional value behind car accessories

Michael Sandri, JagWire reporter

April 6, 2018


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Logos and clever puns are typically what one would see as a bumper sticker, so it is unusual to come across stickers, like the ones owned by junior Hannah Barnes and senior Hayden Shaw, that hold a deeper meaning. Barnes’ bumper sticker is in the shape of an oval with a blue border and text that...

Students find interest in needlework hobbies

Students find interest in needlework hobbies

Anika Roy, JagWire copy editor

March 22, 2018


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After taking notes on a lesson in math class, senior Marissa Olin retrieves two needles and yarn from her backpack. She begins clicking her needles as she works on knitting another pair of mittens to add to her collection. Olin, along with several other students, have found appeal in intricate, need...

Defining student rights inside and outside the schoolhouse gate

Defining student rights inside and outside the schoolhouse gate

Alison Booth and Elizabeth Joseph

March 16, 2018


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With a polarized social and political climate, more and more of us have been challenged to speak up and use their voices. Whether it’s in school or on social media, students have been coming together and rallying for change. However, the responses to these actions from both peers and adults have rang...

Diabetes affects the everyday lives of staff and students

Diabetes affects the everyday lives of staff and students

Abby Layton and Tricia Drumm

March 13, 2018


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Before sitting down to eat, junior Colin Prosser grabs his glucose monitor and holds it to the sensor on his body. When it doesn’t vibrate, Prosser knows his glucose levels are in the right range. When the monitor does vibrate, though, Prosser’s glucose levels may be too high or low, meaning he ma...

Special traditions bring new spirit to drumline and band

Special traditions bring new spirit to drumline and band

Jordan Robinson, JagWire reporter/photographer

February 26, 2018


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Walk into any basketball game and the sound of rhythmic hits and beats coming from the many drummers sitting amongst the band can be heard. Wait long enough for a break in the music, however, and the sound and sight of attention catching cheers, chants and traditions shared between members of the drumline...

Senior girls participate in Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Student of the Year campaign

Senior girls participate in Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Student of the Year campaign

Anika Roy, JagWire copy editor

February 25, 2018


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After articulating their passion for the fight against cancer to another gracious community member, seniors Dani Crispin and Allison Winker collect another $20 from the purchase of a personally designed t-shirt, reading “cure,” placed next to an orange cancer ribbon symbolizing leukemia and lympho...

Integration of STEM in education encourages students to explore interests and future careers

Integration of STEM in education encourages students to explore interests and future careers

Nora Lucas and Elizabeth Joseph

February 17, 2018


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Though the current discussion about what K-12 curriculum should look like is often dividing and polarizing, there is one common ideal most Americans can agree on: high school students need to be more prepared for careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The push toward STEM is seen ...

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