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Walker wins Golden Apple

Walker wins Golden Apple

February 21, 2014


Filed under A&E, News, Showcase

Mark Walker, Heights vocal music instructor, won a Golden Apple Award. Winners of the Golden Apple award are featured on KAKE News and in Davis Moore advertisements; they also receive $250 from Papa John's Pizza along with a pizza party. Golden Apple winners are chosen because of the ways they...

Val-o-grams spread love at Heights

Val-o-grams spread love at Heights

Taylor Moseley, Campus Editor

February 13, 2014


Filed under A&E, News, Showcase

The Heights Madrigals and Falconettes spread love at Heights with the annual Heights  val-o-grams. A val-o-gram is a song that students can buy for $5 to send to someone they love. The choirs will be singing their hearts out today and of course, on Valentine's Day. If students are at the right place...

Building Hope

Building Hope

Mercedes Jones

February 12, 2014


Filed under News

Do you want to watch Mr.Deterding stand out in the cold for a good cause? SADD club is teaming up with the hungry in Wichita to help collect nonperishable food items for the Salvation Army's food drive. For every four food items brought, Mr. Deterding will stand outside in the cold for one minute...

Yearbook

Carolyn Crandall

February 12, 2014


Filed under News

Yearbooks will last much longer than any social media site so make sure to purchase one! They only cost $40 (not including tax) and can either be purchased online or in the book keeper’s office. If students want to help contribute to the yearbook they can either submit pictures or stories or just...

Law Enforcement Crack Down

Law Enforcement Crack Down

Mercedes Jones, Editor

February 10, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

Officers will issue citations to any individual who refuses to obey the traffic laws, whether it is speeding, texting or failing to buckle up. February 24 thru March 07, Wichita will be cracking down on seatbelt and speeding laws around school zones. You could be charged! In 2012, 43 lost their...

Students learn from “Reality U”

Students learn from “Reality U”

Ivory Hannah-Parker, Writer

February 3, 2014


Filed under College and Career, News, Showcase

Reality U gave the student opportunity to experience what a “real world” financial situation would be like. Christian Eperson found it is not easy living off of $1,709, coming from his military job. He said he s doing terrible. This has really opened up his eyes, seeing the financial crises. Ian...

Reality U gives students a taste of economics

Reality U gives students a taste of economics

Carolyn Crandall, Writer

February 3, 2014


Filed under College and Career, News, Showcase

“It (Reality U) gives students a glimpse into the future on how to pay bills and just reality”, the coordinator of the program Daytha Rueger said. There are a total of 14 booths in the Reality U program (Child Care, Housing, Banking, Insurance, SOS, Utilities, Super Market, Chance, Transportation,...

Psych develops Brain Power

Psych develops Brain Power

Skylar Wahl, Campus Reporter

January 29, 2014


Filed under News

Nathanael Harvey's psychology class presented group projects about the human brain.

One Buzzer Beater Steal; Stealing the Number One Spot

One Buzzer Beater Steal; Stealing the Number One Spot

Shelby Burns

January 16, 2014


Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, News, Showcase, Sports

After the very close win this last Tuesday against Southeast, one play has seemed to sweep the nation. Ealy Bell’s steal off a rebound that lead to a deep three was today’s #1 play on ESPN’s SportsCenter top 10 list. He’s one of two people from the Wichita area that has made SportsCenter within...

LAC collects jeans for homeless teens

LAC collects jeans for homeless teens

Cierra Smallwood, writer

January 16, 2014


Filed under News

In the United States alone, there are approximately 1.7 million homeless teens. Many teens leave home because of abuse. Life on the streets can be dangerous. Five thousand young people die every year because of assault, illness, or suicide while on the streets. There’s a way for high school students...

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