• Date ideas for your valentine
  • Challenge accepted: #TheCarlieChallenge ignites spirit of thankfulness in friends, strangers
  • Americans need to trump Trump
  • Certified nursing assistant program gives students jump start on career
  • Leaping into 2016: New year promises plenty to look forward to

Date ideas for your valentine

When thinking about how to treat your significant other for this Valentine’s Day, you might need some help. I have had my fair share of confusion when deciding what to do for that special person. These past few years I have come up with some pretty fantastic ideas and I would like to share them here. I hope you use them too! Taking your person on a scavenger hunt through…


Early release creates opportunites for seniors

Whether getting in extra hours at a job, doing homework, working out, or simply taking naps, seniors are taking part in an option for late start/early release in record numbers. The program, which started under the direction of now assistant superintendent Dr. Kent Wire while he was Chanute High School principal, began as a way for students to get jobs or an internship before the school day was over. It…


Challenge accepted: #TheCarlieChallenge ignites spirit of thankfulness in friends, strangers

In the wake of the recent loss of sophomore Carlie Almond, a social media movement has bubbled up to carry on her legacy. The Carlie Challenge (#TheCarlieChallenge, as made popular by social media) has blossomed with more than 81,000 Facebook posts alone as yesterday as Chanute students, community members, and supportive strangers near and far have dedicated “thankful” social media posts to honor Carlie and her inspiring life. 2004 Chanute…


Americans need to trump Trump

“I don’t want to use the word ‘screwed,’ but I screwed him [over]. That’s what we should be doing,” – A literal quote from Donald Trump on how America should handle things such as foreign affairs, which in itself could arguably nominate him for an award for being the “National Buffoon of the Year.” That award doesn’t actually exist, but it should just for this purpose. However, let’s face it,…


Certified nursing assistant program gives students jump start on career

When thinking about getting a job, most teenagers have the choice between fast food and retail. Here at Chanute High School though, the variety has been broadened by the availability of a Certified Nurse’s Aide program. Almost a year ago, seniors Shayla Phillips and Dawn Bartholomew found the CNA program to be helpful as they began their journey into the health care profession at a young age. Phillips is interested…


Leaping into 2016: New year promises plenty to look forward to

Just hear those sleigh bells jing-a-ling, ring ting-ting-a-ting… off into the snowy sunset, because it’s time to make room for the new year. 2015 is nearing its end, and whether you’re disappointed that it’s over or itching for a fresh start, we have plenty to look forward to in 2016. Next year will be 24 hours longer than the past three years, because 2016 is a leap year. That means…


New ‘Star Wars’ film hits theatres today

There is a disturbance in the force. Can you feel it? Is your midichlorian count high enough? Does it feel “as if millions of voices suddenly cried out,” not in terror, but in jubilation? It should, because the force has awakened. “Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens” is now playing in theatres near you. Set 30 years after the end of “Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi”, “The Force…


Sobering reality: Survey indicates marijuana, Adderall use most common among students

According to an unscientific, anonymous survey conducted by The Comet, marijuana and Adderall are the most frequently abused drugs at Chanute High School. The survey asked students about both their activities in a 30-day span and those activities they had witnessed from fellow classmates. “We kept hearing about how much of an issue drugs were so we decided to conduct a survey to get some answers,” The Comet adviser Dustin…