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Accessing Education

April 23, 2020

How does nicotine in e-cigarettes affect young brains? Researchers are teasing out answers. Research on young mice and rats shows how nicotine hijacks brain systems involved in learning, memory, impulse control and addiction.

Purpose of Vaping

November 14, 2019

Amnesty Club Hopes to Grow in Shawnee Heights Community

Bella LeJuerrne, Staff Member

November 14, 2019

Being one of the least known clubs at the high school, Amnesty Club looks to grow with new activities that will introduce the club to students who want to impact the Topeka community. “Our goal is to help around the community ...

All State Orchestra

Olivia Talbert

January 28, 2019

     On the violin, sophomore Lindsay Baltzell is truly one of “the best of the best”. This recognition comes after her selection to perform in the All-State orchestra ensemble.      Students who auditioned were the ...


Alex Lane

October 25, 2018

The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, PSAT, is a test given to sophomores to prepare for the Scholastic Aptitude Test, SAT. “It’s not required for anything but yeah I do think that it’s necessary if our students...


Shalynn Long

October 21, 2018

This school year, the state of Kansas has passed a legislature law to fund one ACT and one Workkey test during the month of February, for all juniors in public schools. This is an easy way for the school to budget money, conside...

High Achieving Students Receive Recognition on “Wall of Honor”

Olivia Talbert

May 14, 2018

As the pressure of enrolling for next year takes the focus of under-classmen’s minds, the Wall of Honor stands outside the south gym to motivate students to reach their full potential. Previously the Wall of Honor was located...

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