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Net Neutrality and You

Joshua Linsley and Dylan Buck

December 14, 2017


Filed under News, Opinion

Technology has evolved dramatically in recent years, making resources such as the internet vital to our everyday lives. Unfortunately, this resource is under a massive threat.   Recently, on many news outlets nationwide, there have been articles being ran regarding Net Neutrality. Net Neutrali...

Christmas Concert set for December 15

Jaya Goodson

December 9, 2016


Filed under A&E, Opinion, Uncategorized

photo by Jaya Goodson This year at Heights High School the Fine Arts department is getting into the Christmas spirit with their upcoming concert.  The orchestra/band room is covered with red, green and white lights and a student even brought in a tree that Mr.Kemp wants the class to decorate.  Kemp  even got a new coat for the winter that may or may hav...

DROP OUT AGE

Jakob Hill

November 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Should schools drop-out age back to sixteen why or why not? I think public schools should change the school drop-out age back to sixteen. To let them choose if they want to stay or leave. So they themselves can see how there choices affect them in the long run. They should change the drop-out age b...

Advocacy: Not an Elective

Alexander Fullerton

November 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Advocacy is a study hall for all of the students a Heights and is much needed by many students. There is talk of changing advocacy to an elective, I disagree with it very much. Advocacy is used for getting involved with clubs, going to assemblies and doing homework. If not all of the school had advoc...

Teenagers with sleeping problems

Teenagers with sleeping problems

Carolyn Crandall

April 28, 2014


Filed under News, Opinion, Showcase

Teenagers should be getting about 8 1/2 hours of sleep every night. Teens tend to have irregular sleep patterns throughout the week. They tend to stay up late and sleep in on the weekends. Many teenagers suffer from sleeping disorders such as insomnia or narcolepsy. If you don't get enough sleep you...

Putting on the Ritz: 2014 Edition

Putting on the Ritz: 2014 Edition

Ivory Hannah-Parker

April 28, 2014


Filed under A&E, Opinion, Showcase

This year's Falcon Ritz is going to be a huge, have-to-see show. Although they have only been practicing for about two weeks, they have been doing really well in rehearsal. There’s going to be about 300 people participating in the show, on stage and backstage. The auditorium will be packed with approximately...

Boys dive into the swimming season

Boys dive into the swimming season

Skylar Wahl, Campus Reporter

January 16, 2014


Filed under Opinion

So far this season is going pretty good according to Coach Heckman. Last week in Salina, they did well and they were even missing several swimmers. Some improvements that need to be made to make the team better are for the swimmers to get healthier. There seems to be a lot of sickness going around and...

Are pass cards going away?

Are pass cards going away?

Cody Burns, Writer

January 16, 2014


Filed under College and Career, News, Opinion

There's a rumor going around in the Heights area that pass cards are going to be taken away next year. This is a dumb decision. The administration took away 7 minute passing periods before I even started my high school career. Then, at the start of my junior, they took away late start. Late start was...

Applying for Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid

Taylor Moseley, Campus Editor

January 9, 2014


Filed under College and Career, News, Opinion

College bound seniors, now is the time to seriously start thinking about financial aid. Financial aid ranges from scholarships to FAFSA. Students need to be setting goals, making lists, setting priorities; whatever is necessary to get that financial aid that is needed, students need to just do it. FAFSA...

Heights Q&A

Carolyn Crandall, Writer

December 18, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Dylan Lewis is a senior at Heights. He is in JROTC and likes to play basketball outside of school. Q: Who is your role model, and how have they affected your life? A: My dad because he's helped me get through things in my life. Q: What is your happiest memory of Heights? A: Joining JROTC since I ...

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