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Plunge for a purpose

Lauryn Moore

February 24, 2016


Filed under 2015-2016, Student Life

Get ready to run out into frigid waters and freeze for a great cause! The Special Olympics Polar Plunge is being held at Banner Creek Reservoir this Saturday, February 27. The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics athletes by...

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,...

Swisher assists in shop

Swisher assists in shop

Janae Skaggs, Assistant Feature Editors

February 19, 2016


Filed under News

High school is full of firsts, your first car, your first break up, and of course your first job. Satin Swisher, a senior at Holton High School, has worked at Lee’s Flower & Gift Shop for two years now. “She helps clean the shop by sweeping, dusting, filling water buckets, emptying trash and...

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 ...

County-wide district proposed

County-wide district proposed

Mikaela Mayhew, news editor

February 18, 2016


Filed under News

A proposal recently discussed by the Kansas legislature would consolidate USD 336 with other districts in Jackson County. This bill, called the “One District Proposal,” would make 98 out of 105 counties to have one unified school district per county. This is not the first time such consolidation...

USO tribute

USO tribute

Quinn Holaday, Sports Editor

February 16, 2016


Filed under News

The USO tribute show took place Saturday, Feb. 6. This was the eighth year that Holton High School has hosted this event. The USO is a way to honor those who have served and sacrificed. The show has had many different acts varying from solos, comedy, skits, special performances, and our own HHS Notables. Ten...

Pop-Punk band Panic! At The Disco releases best album yet

Pop-Punk band Panic! At The Disco releases best album yet

Brooklyn Klahr, Online Editor

February 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

  On January 15, 2016, the world suddenly became a much more jammin’ place. Panic! At The Disco’s long awaited album Death of a Bachelor was released on Fueled by Ramen and DCD2. This album is composed of 11 brilliant songs, all with their own style, but still all perfectly fitting into the...

Why Have Breakfast?

Why Have Breakfast?

Gracie Frakes, Online Editor

February 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. When you feed yourself what your body needs when it needs it, that’s love. So give your body some TLC and sit down and enjoy a good, substantial breakfast,” Kathy Freston, a New York Times bestselling author on nutrition, said. In the morning...

HHS Student Council visits nursing home for Valentine’s

HHS Student Council visits nursing home for Valentine’s

Maddie Foster

February 10, 2016


Filed under News

Imagine being all alone on the holidays: not seeing your family or receiving love. This is the feeling of many residents in the Holton Medicalodges nursing home.  This Valentine’s Day the Holton High School Student Council (STUCO) group is visiting the nursing home with valentines in hand. “We...

One text or call could wreck it all

One text or call could wreck it all

Emma Wittmer, Editorial Editor

February 10, 2016


Filed under Features

The whistle tone of my phone captures my attention. A friend texted “Let me know when you get home.” It only takes a second, looking away from the road to be gone forever. Parents, family, friends, and classmates are affected by that second. No one deserves to die over a text message. It can wait. Not...

Test for success without stress

Test for success without stress

Maggie Pruitt, Editor

February 4, 2016


Filed under Features

The ACT is a curriculum and standards based educational and career planning test that assesses students’ academic readiness for college. This test is used for acceptance into college and determines scholarship amounts from your appointed college. With such pressure, students must excel when taking...

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...

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