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Lending a helping hand

Lending a helping hand

Brittany Garcia-Jonker, Writer

December 4, 2013


Filed under College and Career, News

In the United States, 64.5 million people of all ages volunteered between September 2011 and September 2012. There are many different kinds of volunteering including charities, working with children, counseling and many more. Benefits of Volunteering People volunteer for many different reasons. There...

Budgeting School and Work

Budgeting School and Work

Samuel Valdez, Writer

December 2, 2013


Filed under News, Opinion

Everyone should consider a college education, and to get a college education you must get a high school education first. In today’s generation many kids have to start supporting their family at an early age and get a job. Others may work just to get some extra money. So how do they budget a job, and...

Heights Q&A(s)

Heights Q&A(s)

Samuel Valdez, Writer

November 26, 2013


Filed under College and Career, News

Andrew Ingersoll is a junior at Heights. Andrew enjoys kicking back, playing PlayStation with his friends, and playing basketball at the YMCA. Q: How did you get your name? A: I'm named after my father, Andy. Q: What dream are you chasing? A: I want to be an engineer. Q: What are your main goals in life? A: Grad...

November and December Lunch Sales

November and December Lunch Sales

xandra Beardmore, writer

November 25, 2013


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Monday, November 25th Thespians- 1st lunch; Peer Leaders- 2nd lunch Tuesday, November 26th German club- 1st lunch; Peer Leaders 2nd lunch Monday December 2nd Skills USA- both lunches Tuesday December 3rd ROTC pizza both lunches Wednesday December 4th Heights Parent Organization Thursday D...

Living a healthy life

Living a healthy life

Bryce Blattner, Writer

November 25, 2013


Filed under News, Opinion

A teen’s health deals with a lot of different things in each teenagers' lives. It goes from alcohol, smoking, and drugs; to bullying, family life, and suicide. One of the biggest thing teens think about every day is their overall body image. Body image is one of the biggest things to a teen because...

Heights Q&A(s)

Bryce Blattner, Writer

November 25, 2013


Filed under College and Career, News

Katelyn Blattner, a freshman at Heights High School, is not just a student, but a student athlete. Q: What dreams are you chasing? A: My dream is to make a Junior National cut in the 200 Backstroke. Q: Where did you get your name? A: I got my name from my Great Grandmother Katie, Great Grandma K...

WATC is an alternative college

WATC is an alternative college

Jordan Berseth, Writer

November 25, 2013


Filed under College and Career, News

Wichita Area Technical College is a college that specializes in aviation, healthcare, manufacturing, and general education and design.  The college helps provide building skills that are required for a high-wage, high-demand job. Many credits earned at WATC are easily transferred to other two-year and...

Heights Journalism goes Boston

Taylor Moseley, Campus Editor

November 25, 2013


Filed under A&E, News, Slideshows

From Wednesday, November 13th, to Sunday, November 17th, the Heights journalism staff toured Boston, Massachusetts. Advisors, Sean Monaghen and Mark Unruh, took 5 Heights students along with 3 other Wichita schools: Northwest, East, and North. The students from Heights included newspaper editor, Shelby...

Yum Yum Culinary!

Yum Yum Culinary!

Jordyn Bryant, Writer

November 18, 2013


Filed under A&E, News

Wichita Heights High School’s Culinary Essentials teacher, Mrs. Deaver, is teaching cooking because she absolutely loves teaching kids to cook; and she loves eating in general. Since Deaver loves eating, it has become her passion over the years. Deaver says the main point to get across with cooking ...

State Football Playoff Preview

State Football Playoff Preview

Bryce Blattner, Writer

November 7, 2013


Filed under Football Team, News, Sports

The state playoff bracket is out, and Heights is in. The Falcons are the number six seed and they play at Topeka High on Friday night. Heights comes into the matchup ranked 25th in the state while Topeka is one team ahead of the Falcons at 24th. The Falcons are going to look to use their ground a...

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