The Holtonian

New Elementary School

New Elementary School

November 25, 2015


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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...

A Passion for Politics

A Passion for Politics

November 12, 2015


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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...

Thank goodness for Kimmi

Mikaela Mayhew and Maggie Pruitt

November 12, 2015


Filed under Features, News

Many have seen her in the office working on her computer, or know her voice from over the intercom during morning announcements. This is HHS’s secretary, Kathi Kimmi, who will be retiring in December. Kimmi, who has been working at the high school for sixteen years, first started as a para at the...

Bully Free Zone

Maleah Price, Assistant Feature Editor

November 4, 2015


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Today bullying is the number one weapon used due to aggression towards teens. The definition of bullying is to use superior strength or influence to intimidate someone, typically to force him or her to do what one wants. Twenty years ago bullying wasn’t a worldwide issue. Holton High School has...

It’s that time of the year

Mason Strader, Assistant Sports Editor

November 4, 2015


Filed under Features, Football, News, Sports

It’s that time of year, as the first round of the 4A Division 2 playoffs start this Friday, November 6. Holton Wildcats, with a 3 and 0 district sweep, will face the Trojans from Osawatomie. The Trojans have a record of 7-2 with a one-point loss to Wellsville and a District championship loss to...

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


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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


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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...

HHS faculty joins in on spirit week

HHS faculty joins in on spirit week

Corey Nordyke, Site Designer, Assistant Photographer

October 15, 2015


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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...

Holton High School makes breast cancer personal

Reagan Tinney, Editorial Editor

October 7, 2015


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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...

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