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Student Walkout

Student Walkout

March 15, 2018

Shawnee Heights Parent Wins City Council Election

Elizabeth Hennessey

February 8, 2018

Filed under Feature, Regional News

Shawnee Heights’ very own parent Tony Emerson secured the election on Tuesday Nov.  7, re-electing him as the district four city council member. Emerson previously held the position for part of the year last year after the...

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...

Shawnee Heights Women Show Great Leadership

Andrea Lopez and Rebecca Donaldson

February 4, 2018

Filed under Feature, Regional News

Over the last century, women have had incredible growth in leadership positions. Locally, the Shawnee Heights district gained four female board members, making the majority of seven members, female. Three of these women are new to...

Rise of Crime in Topeka

Rise of Crime in Topeka

November 29, 2017

Defend DACA

Kortney Michel, Taylor Lincoln

November 15, 2017

Filed under Regional News

In September, President Donald Trump moved to repeal the executive order put in place by former President Barack Obama that protected young undocumented immigrants called DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. He call...

#ME TOO

#ME TOO

November 15, 2017

Governor Race

Rebecca Donaldson

November 15, 2017

Filed under Regional News

Four high school students are running for Governor in the 2018 Kansas Gubernatorial election. The candidates includes Jack Bergeson, 16, and his running mate Alex Cline, 17, both from Wichita for the Democratic party. The Repub...

Supreme Court Funding

Keenan Taylor

November 15, 2017

Filed under Regional News

The Kansas supreme court has ruled that funding for school districts is again unconstitutional. Legislature will reconvene in January to discuss a plan to meet constitutionality. “We don’t know yet, it will mean increas...

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