Spread the Word to End the Word Campaign

Spread the Word to End the Word Campaign

Corey Nordyke, Site Designer, Assistant Photographer
March 2, 2016
Filed under Features, Top Stories

Spread the Word to End the Word is a national campaign in the United States encouraging citizens to pledge to stop using the word retard(ed). In 2004 and 2008 responding to the Special Olympics athletes’ call for change, International Board of Directors of the Special Olympics launched the website www.r-wo... Read more »

Spring Break fever

Spring Break fever

Emma Gilliland, Online Editor
February 22, 2016
Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

As winter comes to an end and the sun starts to shine, students begin to dream about spring break activities. The break is popular among students as it is the time to take a vacation from a busy high school lifestyle. From homework, band, sports, clubs, and jobs, students have no problem staying busy. “Homework,... Read more »

New Art Opportunity

New Art Opportunity

Natalie Wareham, Retrospect asst. editor
February 19, 2016
Filed under Features, Top Stories

When life gives you lemons... make glass
art! More Than Lemons is a new glassblowing studio and art gallery located on the east side of the square. April Lemon, owner, proudly opened her own shop after obtaining a degree in glass from Emporia State University in May. With ESU being the only university in ... Read more »

Finding purpose through music

Finding purpose through music

Maggie Pruitt, editor
February 2, 2016
Filed under Features, Top Stories

Streaming through the empty hallways and cascading through the stagnant air, echoes sweet, harmonic melodies. Opening the heavy, steel door, the source of such optimal noise is none other than senior, Draven Wahwassuck. As Wahwassuck commands his shiny, gold saxophone to play, his eyes speak for his... Read more »

Threat of ISIS over Kansas

Quinn Holaday
December 17, 2015
Filed under News, Top Stories

All over the world others are reading about ISIS. In the past month ISIS has torn down many cities inside the United States along with many cities outside of the states. According to wibw.com, dozens of investigations regarding Islamic terrorism are going on right now in Kansas stated Congressman... Read more »

Thanksgiving rounds the corner

Emma Gilliland, Online editor
November 18, 2015
Filed under Features, Top Stories

Turkey, stuffing, pie, oh my! With Thanksgiving around the corner students are getting excited for the start of the holiday season. “Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Getting to spend time with my family while eating food is always good,” said sophomore, Dylan Aeschliman. Thanksgiving... Read more »

A Passion for Politics

A Passion for Politics

November 12, 2015
Filed under Features, Top Stories

As many students spent their summer basking in the blistering Kansas sun, Sonora Sheldon, senior, voyaged 1,286 miles away from home. As an accepted participant of the National Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.) sponsored by the friends of NRA (National Rifle Association), Sheldon was awarded an all expenses... Read more »

Unprecedented KU volleyball fights to stay in top 10

Courtney Boswell, Feature Editor
November 6, 2015
Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

After starting off the season with an unknown record of 19-0 Kansas University volleyball traveled down to No. 2 ranked Texas. The Jayhawks fought hard against the Longhorns, but eventually the Longhorns came out on top winning 25-16, 25-19, and 25-14. The Jayhawks are ranked No. 10 in the AVCA Division... Read more »

Addicting Apple Applications

Janae Skaggs, Assistant Feature Editors
October 27, 2015
Filed under Features, Top Stories

The 21st century has been taken over by thousands of addicting apps. Some popular apps are: Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest. Most of the apps these days use the internet, however there are many well known games that don’t require the internet for example: Kaledio free, Flappy Bir... Read more »

Runners prepare for Big Seven League cross-country meet

Claire Mosier, Feature Editor
October 15, 2015
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

October 15th is the Big Seven League cross-country meet hosted by Perry-Lecompton High School. The meet is held at Perry Lake. Each race is a 5K, which is 3.2 miles. Both girls and boys will run that far. The race is a loop and the course includes parts on the paved road, steep hills, next to the lak... Read more »

Holton High School makes breast cancer personal

Reagan Tinney, Editorial Editor
October 7, 2015
Filed under Features, Top Stories

One in eight. That’s the amount of women that will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Think of how many girls in the high school will develop that deadly disease based on that statistic. Students will run into a woman (or the one in 1,000 chance of a man) with breast cancer in the hallways, at... Read more »

State music approaches for band students

April 23, 2015
Filed under News, Top Stories

Musicians at HHS are busy preparing for state instrumental solo and small group ensemble competition. They qualified for state by receiving a "I" or top rating at regionals.