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Students Plan for Busy Summer

Janae Skaggs, Assistant Feature Editor

May 25, 2016


Filed under Features

With summer right around the corner Holton High School athletes are preparing for next years season. As the summer is packed with weight lifting, camps, conditioning, and commitment it seems as if the next school year gets closer and closer. As summer begins, the children are at the pool the first...

Depression

May 17, 2016


Filed under Creative Writing

As I fall into the abyss I feel that I will never be missed As I go deeper and deeper into the darkness I see no light in to end I see no kindness as I descend I reach the bottom, and all I feel is the cold I was lied to from the beginning There is no such thing as a heart of gold People,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Good Hygiene?

Maleah Price, Assistant Feature Editor

May 16, 2016


Filed under Features

Do you people shower everyday? If not, they should! They don’t want your fellow classmates to think they stink or they’re gross. Good hygiene is very important to have as a teen, especially if they are participating in a sport. Everyone should have a shower or bath everyday. Without shower they will...

A Bad Case of Senioritis

Reagan Tinney, Copy Editor

May 16, 2016


Filed under Features

With graduation right around the corner, seniors are starting to develop a certain disease that causes them to lose all motivation. This disease causes extreme laziness, random bursts of laughter, loss of thinking of important things, and obsessive Netflix watching. Its official definition is called...

Mother

Corey Nordyke, Site Designer, Assistant Photographer

May 9, 2016


Filed under 2015-2016, Creative Writing, Short Stories

It's sad to grow up having a mom, but at the same time not having a mom. Moms are supposed to be there through thick and thin, but my mom wasn't. It wasn't that my mom was never there it was just that she never cared. It wasn’t until 2004 that I finally felt what it was like to have a mother who cared....

A special kind of interaction

May 2, 2016


Filed under Features

Toby Leavendusky is a senior at Holton High School who has autism spectrum. Despite some limitations, he has a way of communicating and interacting with others, especially the high school staff. He enjoys helping others out throughout the school. To learn more about how Toby interacts with the school...

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