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Haunted Town brings Spooks and Scares

Blake Harris, Assistant Editorial Editor

October 29, 2015


Filed under Features, Student Life

With Halloween right around the corner, many teenagers find fun in touring haunted houses, going on hayrack rides, and finding other activities to scary the heebie–jeebies out of them. Thirty miles northwest of Kansas City, sits a small town, Atchison. The majority of people in Kansas know Atchison...

HHS journalism staff gets festive

HHS journalism staff gets festive

Gracie Frakes, Online Assistant

October 27, 2015


Filed under Features

Halloween originated back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. About 2,000 years ago, the Celts believed it was the time when ghosts and spirits came out to haunt. The Celts would please the spirits by giving them treats. October 31st came to be known as Halloween, when the Christians proclaimed...

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...

Haunted Houses Get Physical

Mikaela Mayhew, News Editor

October 19, 2015


Filed under Features

Everyone loves the feeling of adrenaline; most go to haunted houses to get that sense of rush to go through their bodies. Remember how in haunted houses the actors would scare the screamer, and the scarers were not supposed to touch the customers? That has changed over the years. In Kansas City, The...

Bjelland Breakdown

Josh Bjelland, asst. sports editor

October 16, 2015


Filed under Bjelland Breakdown, Sports

The big news in the world of sports this past week has been the passing of baseball great Yogi Berra, former catcher and slugger for the New York Yan- kees. He had a very successful career as he won 10 World Se- ries rings alongside fellow all-star teammates Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio. H...

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...

HHS faculty joins in on spirit week

HHS faculty joins in on spirit week

Corey Nordyke, Site Designer, Assistant Photographer

October 15, 2015


Filed under Features

Spirit Week isn’t just for the students.  The Holton staff gets into it as much as everyone else. Spirit week has long been a part of Homecoming, a week where students and faculty alike can dress up, have fun, and support the Holton team.  for students and faculty alike can dress-up. “It's...

Flavors of Fall

Lyndie Copeland

October 9, 2015


Filed under Reviews

As leaves fall whimsically from transforming limbs and maple trees foam with sap, the air catches a rejuvenating autumn aura. The churning and burning of apple cider and sugar and spice scented candles warmly welcomes fall. Contributing to the autumn aura, another sweet, reviving aroma that fills the...

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...

SAFE takes action

Maggie Pruitt, News Editor

October 5, 2015


Filed under News

“Buckle up, it’s the law,” signs proclaim up and down the highway. Not only is the law enforcement implementing this safety rule, but our recently founded local SAFE, Seatbelts Are For Everyone, group at Holton High is too. Each school year, SAFE does seatbelts checks approximately four times....

KAY’s clean up community

KAY’s clean up community

Emma Wittmer, Editorial Editor

October 1, 2015


Filed under News

The health dangers of smoking are obvious, but the economical risks rest in the back of your mind. On September 9, Holton High School’s KAY club was challenged to benefit our wildlife and economy by dosomething.org. Dosomething.org is an organization that holds about 4.2 million members and inclu...

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