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Purpose of Vaping

Hannah Arensdorf, Staff Member

November 14, 2019

WHAT’S THE HYPE? If you were to pull ten random high school students, at least four of them has, or currently vapes. The rise in teen is up to nearly 40%. Vaping made it debut in 2009, and became widely more popular sinc...

DUI Details

Rebecca Donaldson, Copy Editor

May 2, 2019

Ranking fourth in the nation, Kansas is among the top strictest states regarding DUI laws. The states were ranked on a point system comparing how strict they were on 15 subjects: minimum fine, minimum jail time, ignition interlock m...

New Beginnings- Diets

Kianna Glenn

March 4, 2019

Over the last few generations, there has been a transformation in the way society addresses the idea of food and dieting. In the last two decades, a plethora of fad-diets have been brought to fame. These food trends are promot...

New Teacher Program

Brianna Caldino

March 1, 2019

Starting next year, Shawnee Heights has added a new career exploration program for students interested in a teaching career. The idea of bringing this program to the school has been up in the air for a while, but with a combina...

Election Results

Olivia Talbert

December 11, 2018

Midterm election night was a nail biter for multiple candidates running for Kansas public office, with many of the races coming in close. One of the most publicized races in the state, Governor, resulted in a win by Democrat...


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...

2018 Basketball

Bryce Cook

October 25, 2018

Hall of Fame basketball coach Ken Darting came out of retirement when he accepted the coaching position at Heights this summer, replacing Steve Wallace who is now coaching at Gardner-Edgerton High School after winning the state ...

Working: A Musical

Working: A Musical

October 25, 2018

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