Prom Is Overrated

When high school students hear the word prom, they tend to overreact with thoughts of thrilling excitement. Coming from someone who attended prom the first three years of high school, I can truly say that it is overrated. I do recommend going to get the experience at least once.   Don’t get me wrong, it can be a very exciting, but it is also very tiring. In the years I…

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Tax Cuts Cause Under Funding of Kansas Schools

As a student in a Kansas public school, one may have heard about the under funding of education. It affects us all, from teachers’ salaries, to the books that we are taught out of.   Though there are nationwide arguments over the under funding of education, until recent years Kansas has done a fair job at funding its schools.   The Kansas Supreme Court has yet again ruled that the…

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A Special Bond

Relationships Play Key Role to Success on Field   Working together for every play of the game, pitchers and catchers must have a strong relationship in order to win. Practicing together constantly can help each learn the other’s rhythm and how they play while building the necessary trust that it takes to succeed.   Senior pitcher Abby Walker and junior catcher Madisyn Thompson have been playing together since Thompson started…

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Carlson Prepares to Defend State Title

For some, the drive to accomplish, achieve, win is the only reason to compete. For others, it is simply a bonus on the journey to go above and beyond self-set and team-set goals.   In reality, in the end not everyone gets to win. It is only a select few who get to stand at the very top of the podium and experience victory.   Junior golfer Clete Carlson seized…

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Exchange Student Making Mark on Tennis Team

Teammates and coaches love having Brazilian foreign exchange student, junior Alvaro Ribas, on the team.   And that love is as much a result of what he brings off the court as on it.   “So far, he has been very teachable, and he is one of the best teammates I have seen” Blue Comet tennis head coach Jeff Smith said. “He is the first to cheer on a teammate,…

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Baseball Adjusts to New Pitching Rules

The long-standing pitch count debate finally came to a close with the announcement of the Kansas State High School Activities Association’s new rule for the 2017 baseball season.   The somewhat controversial rule forces teams to adhere to more days off with more pitches thrown pitch count system.   The change, which limits pitchers to 105 pitches a game and replaces innings thrown as the gauge, was required after the…

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Out of the Shadows

Aylward, Ramsey Look to Make Mark of Their Own After Siblings’ Success   Those who seek to shine as their own person must have the courage and self-confidence to step out of the shadows or remain in the darkness behind the shine of others.   As a track and field athlete, sophomore Michael Aylward possesses the aspirations to excel and acquire a great reputation solely made by his own hard…

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Ramsey Elected StuGo President

In the Stugo elections, males dominated, winning all four offices.   For the office of President, junior Ben Ramsey defeated junior Kaylea Richards. “I’m glad I won,” Ramsey said. “It’s a good chance to help the school.”   Ramsey’s unofficial runningmate, junior Clete Carlson won the Vice President role, defeating fellow junior Selena Stich.   Sophomore Angelo Andoyo won the office of treasurer, running unopposed “They say the biggest competition…

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Art Program Wins Numerous Awards

Rick Bushnell’s art students came away with a host of awards from the Labette Community College Art Competition.   In painting, Wichikorn Kitrungrot won 1st place, Racelle Toledo won 2nd, and Ronaldo Tomas Gomez won 3rd.   For drawing, Kitrungrot won first and honorable mention.   In mixed media, Taryn Seely took 1st and Ryan Allen won honorable mention.   Lastly, Mercedes Ansell took home an honorable mention in photography.

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