Kansas Schools might shut down

Gabby Katz
May 17, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

In February of 2016 it was announced that Kansas schools have a chance of not opening for the 2016-17 school year. The threat is brought on by Legislature failing to cure unfairness between rich and poor school districts. The Kansas Supreme Court gave the state until June 30 to fix its system of financing... Read more »

Holton FFA Envirothon team wins State, headed to Canada

Holton Staff
May 17, 2016
Filed under 2015-2016, Student Life, Top Stories

Holton High School FFA Envirothon team, along with alternate sophomore Joshua Clark, will compete at the North America Envirothon competition July 24 - 29 at Trent University’s campus in Peterbourgh, Ontario, Canada.  They qualified for nationals by winning first place in the State Envirothon competition... Read more »

Four wheels and Freedom

Blake Harris
May 17, 2016
Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

A first car is a big deal, but a new car is an even bigger deal. High school students all over the country are constantly receiving cars to transport themselves, and the entire luggage that comes with being a high school student around. The bags filled with practice clothes, and the dry cleaned notables... Read more »

Is Modern Culture Ruining Childhood?

Emma Wittmer
May 17, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Student Life, Top Stories

Kids will still remain kids; there will be endless sleepovers, bike rides, and birthday parties. However, as new technology says hello, play dates say goodbye. Parents are providing cell phones to their kids at an early age all the time. My brother and I did not receive a cell phone until we entered... Read more »

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 »