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Sophomore Kara Poje finds enjoyment in weekly ‘Fun Makeup Fridays’

Sophomore Kara Poje finds enjoyment in weekly ‘Fun Makeup Fridays’

Abby Layton, JagWire A&E editor

December 4, 2017


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Every Friday morning before the school day begins, sophomore Kara Poje sits in front of her mirror surrounded by makeup palettes and brushes. On normal days she does this as well, but on Fridays it's special, because these are the days she experiments with new makeup techniques, the more outlandish the better....

Senior Nolan LaBarge creates brand of t-shirts and stickers

Senior Nolan LaBarge creates brand of t-shirts and stickers

Katya Gillig, JagWire sports editor

November 24, 2017


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Senior Nolan LaBarge creates brand based off of popular brand Patagonia

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Students participate in fantasy football for class credit

Students participate in fantasy football for class credit

Lexi Flipse and Chris Sprenger

November 23, 2017


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In the darkness of their own living rooms, “Monday Night Football” playing on TV illuminates the room as several students check up on their fantasy football team. Many people do this every year as a friendly competition with friends and family. However, for the students in business teacher Nicole Port...

Sophomore Emerson Kaiser creates calendar to stay grateful

Sophomore Emerson Kaiser creates calendar to stay grateful

Elizabeth Joseph, JagWire reporter

November 20, 2017


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As the end of the month approaches, sophomore Emerson Kaiser doodles a small drawing on her calendar, highlighting a moment she is grateful for. Each day, Emerson writes a phrase or sketches on her monthly calendar in pencil to illustrate something positive. Later, she adds hand-lettering and fills i...

Party culture: breaking down the negative repercussions that are often overlooked, forgotten or ignored

Party culture: breaking down the negative repercussions that are often overlooked, forgotten or ignored

Tricia Drumm and Nora Lucas

November 16, 2017


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In elementary school, the counselor would visit your class and talk about drugs and alcohol. Back then, it was a foreign concept. You were eight years old, and the most alcohol you had ever seen was the wine at church or in your parents’ cabinet high up out of your reach. You didn’t even know what mar...

Students embrace uncommon names and the stories behind them

Students embrace uncommon names and the stories behind them

Nora Lucas, JagWire editor-in-chief

November 15, 2017


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As a teacher goes through roll on the first day of school, most names read easily. Hannah? Here. Jake? Present. The teacher hesitates, as they all do, on the next name down the line. Walzaray Starr III is not as easy to say out loud. Luckily for sophomore Tripp Starr, he’s been here before. He sig...

Family members in the military affect students and their daily lives

Family members in the military affect students and their daily lives

Abby Layton and Ally Nguyen

November 15, 2017


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Many students consider family an essential part of their lives, but due to special circumstances some students find the family dynamic to be different from the norm. Students with family members in the military often find that separation actually strengthens their relationship and can add to the ...

Freshman Jason Kingsbury invests in $3,000 instrument

Freshman Jason Kingsbury invests in $3,000 instrument

Marah Shulda, Jordan Robinson, JagWire photo editor, JagWire photographer

November 12, 2017


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Opening his case, freshman Jason Kingsbury pulls out his trumpet and begins to warm up, just like he does every Silver 1 block. He plays through the scales and songs, aided by his professional grade trumpet. Earlier this year, Kingsbury decided to invest in a Bach Stradivarius trumpet, costing ov...

Quiz Bowl team dynamic adjusts to accommodate member specialties

Quiz Bowl team dynamic adjusts to accommodate member specialties

Alison Booth, JagWire editor-in-chief

October 27, 2017


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As they prepare for the upcoming season, the dynamic of the Quiz Bowl team and member specialties has changed as members have adjusted to the loss of graduated seniors and the addition of underclassmen to the varsity team. The team competes at each meet with a team of five members, all of which t...

New English teacher adopts three children despite difficult adoption process

New English teacher adopts three children despite difficult adoption process

Abby Layton, JagWire A&E editor

October 23, 2017


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English teacher Coral Brignoni stepped out of her car in front of a foster home in Topeka on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. She was there to pick up her two-year old-daughter, Janiya, whom she had just adopted. It had been just 10 short days since Brignoni had found out about the little girl. On that day, she...

Students and families take different avenues to gain U.S. citizenship or residency

Students and families take different avenues to gain U.S. citizenship or residency

Lexi Flipse and Elizabeth Joseph

October 22, 2017


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With the recent discourse over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program or DACA, conversation about immigration has been reignited. An avenue for attaining residency, the DACA program is specifically for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. However, more and more ...

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