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New Leadership Brings Majority Women

Colton Thompson

February 8, 2018

Filed under News, Regional News, School News

Starting in January of 2018, three new members will begin serving on the school board. On Nov. 7, Renae Hansen, Rosa Cavazos, and Erica Price won their elections. When they take office, it will be the first time that the majo...

Rise of Crime in Topeka

Rise of Crime in Topeka

November 29, 2017

Mental Health

Logan Bissell

October 3, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, News, Top Stories

When thinking about high school, most adults say it was the best four years of their lives. But when  asking teens or young adults, they will say it was a time of anxiety, stress, and depression.     It is no secret that ...

Seniors, Staff Resolve Homecoming Shirt Controversy

September 20, 2017

Filed under News, School News

To some, Homecoming has always been one of the most unforgettable experiences from high school. Whether winning royalty or simply being nominated, this day will be cherished in the minds of the candidates throughout their lif...

Point Counter Point Homecoming Candidates Should/Should Not Dress Up During Spirit Week

Kortney Michel

September 15, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, News, Opinions

Point Recent twitter fights broke out over whether or not candidates should dress up for homecoming week. In my opinion, if they are up for homecoming they should participate in the activities such as dressing up. The candidates are...

Winter Driving Safety Tips

Winter Driving Safety Tips

September 15, 2017

Drug Testing at Shawnee Heights

Rachel Etzel

September 15, 2017

Filed under News, School News

The school board is planning to vote on February 20 to decide whether drug testing should be implemented in the 2017-2018 school year.  Although the board hasn’t decided to pursue this decision completely they have had a boar...

Supreme Court Decision Rules Inadequate Funding

Ryan Berry and Elizabeth Donaldson

March 8, 2016

Filed under News

After a ruling from the Kansas Supreme Court declaring that the current financial formula to fund public schools in the state did not provide adequate funding, Kansas lawmakers now have a summer deadline to fix the situation, or...

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