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Head held high, fist held higher

Kiana Glenn

October 21, 2018

Filed under News, School News

During the awards ceremony of the 1968 track and field Olympics, gold medalist-sprinter John Wesley Carlos did the unthinkable during the national anthem. He and his teammate, Tommie Smith, raised their right fists to stand agai...

Care Closet

Tia Munoz

October 21, 2018

Filed under News, School News

For Biology teacher, Sharon Wilson, finding new ways to get involved with the school is always on her mind. “This year I had a couple extra hours on my schedule and I was a former counselor here and so I asked if during...

Summer Abroad

Tia Munoz and Mia Osier

October 21, 2018

Filed under Feature, School News

Most teens spend their whole summer laying back and relaxing. Senior Hailey Droge spent hers helping others. Droge got the opportunity to travel to Mbale, Uganda for ten days this July. “My aunt and uncle, they run a non profit ...

Bully Reporting

Toby Moss and Josh Ybarra

October 21, 2018

Filed under School News

StopIT! Or Keep It Going? Harassment and bullying is a significant problem in high school. According to the Anti-Bullying Institute, six out of 10 teenagers say they witness bullying every day. However, because many of these in...

Students Speak Out for Suicide Prevention

Tia Munoz

October 10, 2018

Filed under News, School News

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The Family Service and Guidance Center are looking for ways to change that, starting with “Suicide: ...

High Achieving Students Receive Recognition on “Wall of Honor”

Olivia Talbert

May 14, 2018

Filed under Academics, Feature, School News

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...

Students Receive Cords for Blood Donations

Olivia Talbert

May 14, 2018

Filed under Feature, School News

Students 16 and over have the opportunity to donate blood to help the community and potentially save lives. Four seniors who generously donated more than one gallon of blood will be honored with a graduation cord to recognize...

New Hall of Fame Inductees

Rebecca Donaldson

May 14, 2018

Filed under Academics, Feature, School News

Jade Gurss Jade Gurss graduated from Shawnee Heights in 1980. Gurss was involved in band, debate and forensics, theatre and track. After graduation, Gurss attended the University of Kansas for one year and then moved to Ohio to...

Student Walkout

Student Walkout

March 15, 2018

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