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, dozens of investigations regarding Islamic terrorism are going on right now in Kansas stated Congressman... Read more »

Standpoint on stress

Emma Wittmer
December 17, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Student Life, Top Stories

Spend evenings doing homework, stress over the little things, and tired of having no free time. Academic stress started at a young age, in first grade I would start to feel sick by how stressed or worried I would get over schoolwork. It’s hard to think about a seven year old first grader already... 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, Feature Assistant
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.

Juniors come together for Prom work day and clean up

Brian Nelson, Retrospect Photographer
April 22, 2015
Filed under News, Top Stories

The Junior Class held Work Day for Prom set-up the Friday before the event. During that time members of the class decorated the wrestling gym to look like the 1920s era of The Great Gatsby. The group was also responsible for clean-up after the event. Definitely more participated in the decorating than... Read more »

Malick pursues criminal justice

Janae Skaggs, reporter
March 31, 2015
Filed under Features, Top Stories

Criminal justice TV shows grab the viewers attention with the gory scenes and intriguing storylines involving the Crime Scene Investigation teams and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, when really; the job isn’t always that glamorous. A bachelor’s degree is required along with eight or more... Read more »

Basketball Scholarship

Emily McKinsey, Head Photo Editor
March 24, 2015
Filed under Top Stories

“For as long as I can remember,” Garett Beecher, senior, said when asked how long he has played basketball. Since the age of three or four, Beecher has had a love for the game. In elementary school he played for several teams out of Onaga. He then went on to play for Andy Tanking in Middle School.... Read more »