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College signing ceremony features 34 student athletes

College signing ceremony features 34 student athletes

Sam Hanson and John Lehan

May 3, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Top stories

The college signing ceremony took place on Wednesday, May 1, featuring 34 student athletes who signed letters of intent to play various sports at the college of their choosing.    For senior golfer Sarah Lawson, the decision to play for Wichita State University came after meeting with the coa...

The media should report more current events, less politics

The media should report more current events, less politics

Sam Hanson, JagWire reporter/photographer

April 25, 2019


Filed under OPINION

Whenever I click on the homepages of national news sources such as MSNBC, CNN, or Fox, I always think I clicked on the “Politics” tab when I get flooded with stories either about President Trump or the 2020 democratic candidates. Sure, politics is very popular with people and is an unceasing sour...

New additions lead the Catty Shack to an income increase

New additions lead the Catty Shack to an income increase

Sam Hanson and John Lehan

April 22, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Catty Shack has implemented several changes in recent months to make purchasing items easier for customers as well as for school store workers.The school store now accepts credit and debit cards using a new system called the “Square,” and the resulting profits have allowed the Catty Shack to create more...

Baseball defeats Blue Valley North 10-4

Baseball defeats Blue Valley North 10-4

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

April 16, 2019


Filed under BASEBALL, SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories

The baseball team defeated Blue Valley North 10-4 on Thursday, April 11. The team had an early lead by scoring five runs in the first inning as a result of a couple of well placed hits. In the third inning the team extended the lead by scoring three more runs. While they did give up four runs in l...

Youth For Refugees’ refugee simulation educates students on crises

Youth For Refugees’ refugee simulation educates students on crises

John Lehan, JagWire reporter/photographer

April 1, 2019


Filed under NEWS

During Youth For Refugees’ refugee simulation on Wednesday, March 27, students stepped into the shoes of a refugee by walking through an interactive display. Students grabbed a sheet of paper representing backpacks of different color, then walked between displays representing different countries. ...

Baseball defeats Rockhurst 5-2

Baseball defeats Rockhurst 5-2

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

March 28, 2019


Filed under BASEBALL, NEWS, SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories

The baseball team defeated Rockhurst 5-2 on Tuesday, March 23. The team first scored in the fourth inning but quickly lost the lead to go down 2-1 going into the fifth inning. After going down, the team refocused and was able to get three crucial huts to score four runs in the sixth inning to win...

KSHAA faces decline in full-time referees

KSHAA faces decline in full-time referees

Sam Hanson and Jakob Twigg

March 27, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

A study conducted by the National Association of Sports Officials showed 53 percent of youth sports officiators have felt unsafe or threatened by spectators and coaches while working a game. This, along with a number of referees reaching retirement age, is causing KSHAA to work to quell the growing sh...

New changes to journalism affect how students get their news

New changes to journalism affect how students get their news

Ally Nguyen, Anna Owsley, and Sam Hanson

March 21, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

Whether it’s catching up on the daily news, checking the weather or searching for articles to write a research paper, journalism and the media in general, is ingrained in society. However, journalism is changing in a number of ways. In the era of “fake” news, students, teachers and profession...

Drum majors lead band to success

Drum majors lead band to success

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

March 14, 2019


Filed under LEADERSHIP, LEADERSHIP, Special coverage

It starts out with a whistle. Then you feel the vibration of the drums. You see the band walk in. You feel the heartbeat of the drums. All of this is a result of hours of practice and strong leadership. According to senior drum captain Zach Bossert, band only works when everyone is on the same pag...

Do not believe the global warming hype

Do not believe the global warming hype

Sam Hanson, JagWire reporter/photographer

March 6, 2019


Filed under OPINION

In the 1970s, scientists were convinced that the earth was on the brink of entering an extreme ice age, but as we know, it did not occur. Today, experts are now overemphasizing the idea that humans are going to kill the earth by global warming. Sure, some science has changed, but how can we believe ev...

Students experience negative and positive effects of caffeine

Students experience negative and positive effects of caffeine

Tanner Smith and Anna Owsley

February 12, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

Stopping by Starbucks before school because you absolutely need a caffeine hit before the test you have second block... oh, and you were up until 4 a.m. writing an essay due the block after that. As students get deeper and deeper into their high school experience, caffeine has become a way for many to ke...

Political parties should be eradicated

Political parties should be eradicated

Sam Hanson, reporter/photographer

February 11, 2019


Filed under OPINION

The only reason why the government was shut down for over a month is because neither Republicans nor Democrats were willing to give the other side a political victory. That raises the question of: how efficient would the government be if there were no political parties? During the past few years, political parties...

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