Humans are nomadic, not meant to stay in one location

Erica Beebe, Entertainment Editor

December 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Humans instinctively search for more. This could be more power, wealth, relationships, knowledge, happiness, etc. Yet, more and more people are settling for less. In the U.S. alone, 60% of all citizens have lived in the same state their entire lives. The state of Kansas is so small it is often referenced...

Electoral college not good representation of a Democracy

Electoral college not good representation of a Democracy

Macy Rice, Reporter

December 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

While the electoral college has typically had the same outcome as the popular vote, there have been a few instances where the two have conflicted. Including the 2016 election, there have now been three instances in which a candidate has won the popular vote but lost the election due to the electoral...

Choose college based on self, not others

Choose college based on self, not others

Caroline Barger, Reporter

December 21, 2016


Filed under Staff Ed

The relationships built in elementary school and sometimes throughout high school tend to play a big role on the decisions that students make. Although it may feel more comfortable to attend a college with people that have been close for many years, college is a time to look toward the future and focus...

Be thankful for things available; some children less fortunate

Morgan Barnes, Features Editor

November 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

People have to remember that everyone was not raised like they were. For those living in the United States, that can be a hard thought to process, but the commercials with the poor starving children in third world countries are real-life scenarios. Most children are not born with a refrigerator full...

Give Thanksgiving its time before starting Christmas season

Caroline Barger, Reporter

November 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Stores will have Christmas decorations up and advertisements about Black Friday posted before people have even started preparing for Thanksgiving dinner. Thanksgiving is becoming less important and stores are opening their doors earlier each year. Shoppers have become so determined to get the best deal...

Bees necessary for successful ecosystem

Bees necessary for successful ecosystem

Erica Beebe, Co-Entertainment Editor

November 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

It’s official. Honey bees have been placed on the endangered species list. Not only one, but seven species have been deemed under threat by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Bees are not the only victims. Animals all over the world continue to become endangered or altogether extinct because of factors...

Private schools have advantage in state sports

Michaela Regier, Sports Editor

November 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Every team dreams of a state title. Whether they have a roster full of natural D1 talent, or just a few average players, they all have the dream. However, these hopes are deemed impossible by the realization of the insane talent in the various private schools. According to the Kansas State High School...

Give Thanksgiving its time before starting Christmas season

Give Thanksgiving its time before starting Christmas season

Caroline Barger, Reporter

November 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Stores will have Christmas decorations up and advertisements about Black Friday posted before people have even started preparing for Thanksgiving dinner. Thanksgiving is becoming less important and stores are opening their doors earlier each year. Shoppers have become so determined to get the best deal...

Be thankful for things available; some children less fortunate

Be thankful for things available; some children less fortunate

Morgan Barnes, Features Editor

November 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

People have to remember that everyone was not raised like they were. For those living in the United States, that can be a hard thought to process, but the commercials with the poor starving children in third world countries are real-life scenarios. Most children are not born with a refrigerator full...

Bees necessary for successful ecosystem

Erica Beebe, Entertainment Editor

November 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

It’s official. Honey bees have been placed on the endangered species list. Not only one, but seven species have been deemed under threat by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Bees are not the only victims. Animals all over the world continue to become endangered or altogether extinct because of factors...

Finance classes crucial for money management

Macy Rice and Katherine Lindgren

November 18, 2016


Filed under Staff Ed

Many students dread the required financial management credit, but learning to become financially literate has been proven to be quite beneficial for all whether they plan to begin college or their chosen career path. Financial literacy can help prepare students for the steep price of a college education. But...

Students justify, compare Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton

Students justify, compare Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton

Erik Brown, Guest Columnist

October 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

One of the most important skills to have for a job, no matter what the occupation, is experience. The vast majority of people would not want a real estate agent to perform their surgery, or a surgeon to sell their house, so why should an unsuccessful businessman become the 45th President of the United...

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