Students enjoy ‘hardcore’ Mineccraft

Sit down, shut up and buckle up- it’s hardcore Minecraft. A group of students consisting of mostly underclassmen have worked to bring together Minecraft enthusiasts. This idea came from a group of incoming freshman who enjoyed spending time in the Royster computers classes playing Minecraft. Since the App Development class takes a lot more work to succeed in, the students who grew accustomed to playing at the end of a…

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Emerging entrepreneur

Junior Syr Palmer may have a future as a salesman. Palmer sold items like cookie dough, kitchen utensils and magazines for the Junior Class Prom fundraiser, selling a total of 46 items. This was the most sold by any of the juniors this year. “It was a great opportunity to go out there and make sure prom will be a fun and awesome time,” Palmer said. The huge sales number…

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Alayna Inbody: Henna offers chance to show off creativity

“Who did that?” Students, teachers, random strangers, and other people often ask Freshman Alayna Inbody. Every time her answer remains simple and easy: “I did.” The question pertains to the intricate henna designs that adorn the skin on her hands and, occasionally, legs. Some think of henna as the decal-style tattoos children get, or a childish version of a permanent tattoo. Henna was originally used by the people of ancient…

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Seniors saving up for college

Scholarships, college and tuition, oh my! Seniors this year, as every year in the past, start freaking out around this time of year. They start coming to the realization that they have a lot to take on in the next eight months. A lot is going to change. So how do seniors solve all the scary things that we encounter? They find little ways to make as much money as…

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Girls’ team focused on process, improvement

With the departure of a talented group of players of seniors from a year ago, this year’s version of the Blue Comet girls’ basketball team will have some adjustments to make. The Comets graduated seven seniors, including all five starters from last year’s 1705 squad. “The girls we lost will be missed, but they did a great job of setting the bar high for our program,” head coach Dustin Fox…

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Boys’ team expects to rely heavily on underclassmen

With Comet football coming to a close, the 2016-2017 basketball season rapidly approaches. The boys start practicing on November 14 and begin the season December 6, 8 and 9 in an early season tournament in Hesston. The Comets lost seven key players from last year’s roster and will be looking for players to step up and fill the empty slots. “We should do pretty good this year,” senior Keaton Holmes…

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Wrestlers eager to hit the mats

The Blue Comet wrestlers and coaches are pumped for the upcoming wrestling season. Head coach Andy Albright has many expectations for his wrestlers. “We are going to try to win the conference and win regionals and bring home the trophy, and while doing this, we have to have fun,” Albright said. Albright wants to share the opportunities that he experienced in high school and give them back to the students…

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Lemon leads way for cross country, qualfies for state for 2nd straight time

Throughout the season, Blue Comet boys’ cross country team continuously battled injuries. Among the most significant injuries, senior Jason Isle was lost early in the year to a hip injury and sophomore Adrian Becannon to a stress fracture “We lost Jason Isle, who was our second runner, due to injury after the second meet, so that really hurt,” head coach Brett Rinehart said. To overcome these injuries, the team was…

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Tennis team consistenly competitive this season

Led by a veteran group of seniors and juniors, the Blue Comet tennis team used that experience to compete at a consistent level in 2016. Leading the way was junior Sage Collins, who went 14-9 on the season at No. 1 singles and earned a trip to state with a fifth-place finish at regionals. Collins also placed fourth in the SEK league meet. “I am proud of this year, because…

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