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Senior Spencer Rahn works towards taking over his family’s farm

Senior Spencer Rahn works towards taking over his family’s farm

Taylir Charest, JAG reporter

January 26, 2018


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Working long hours outside in both the freezing cold and humid weather doesn’t sound like the ideal job to most people. However, senior Spencer Rahn expected this when he decided to seek a career in farming. Spencer plans to take over his grandfather’s farm in Arkansas City, Kansas after high...

Junior Andrew Thomas plays competitive chess

Junior Andrew Thomas plays competitive chess

Allison Winker, JAG editor-in-chief

January 26, 2018


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With a look of concentration on his face, junior Andrew Thomas contemplates his next move as he practices for an upcoming competitive chess tournament. Andrew started playing chess 10 years ago but did not start competing in tournaments until 2017. According to Andrew, he enjoys playing chess so much that he wan...

Lack of sleep affects mental, physical health of teens

Lack of sleep affects mental, physical health of teens

Alison Booth and Elizabeth Joseph

December 30, 2017


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As you get home from a sports game, you check the clock. It’s 10 p.m. and you have tons of homework due tomorrow that you haven’t completed. Even though you can feel yourself beginning to crash, you start working anyway, checking your phone along the way to catch up on today’s feed. Finally, you...

Band students join outside groups to develop as musicians

Band students join outside groups to develop as musicians

Tricia Drumm and Annie Myers

December 27, 2017


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When sophomore Cael Duffin strikes his drumstick against the drumhead on Saturday, Dec. 2, everyone gazes his way. However, he’s not surrounded by his usual Blue 1 class, but rather his peers in his educational band in Overland Park. Other students who are in outside bands can relate to this as wel...

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

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...

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