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Seniors set the bar

Seniors set the bar

Bryce Blattner, Writer

December 16, 2013


Filed under News, Opinion, Sports

The school spirit at Heights wouldn’t be good enough for an elementary school. There are less Heights students at a home football game then there are students from the opposing team. One key reason for this weak school spirit is there is no senior leadership. The seniors always claim to be better than...

Taking finals and sweeping halls

Cody Burns, Writer

December 16, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Back when I was a freshman at Heights, students didn’t have to take all the finals. If students missed a certain amount of advocacy classes, they would have to take all finals. But if students had not missed any days they would not take any of their finals, unless their grade called for it. Let's say...

Oh, yes… it’s finals!

Jordyn Bryant, Writer

December 16, 2013


Filed under A&E, Opinion

Freshman, Fallon Espinosa says that she expects to fail her final because "I suck at taking finals!" Espinosa says algebra will probably be the hardest final for her to take at the moment. Who would study knowing that a big test is coming up? From the whole student body, the answer could be about half ye...

Does ‘just kidding’ cancel out the hurt?

Shelby Burns

December 13, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Scrolling down your TL you see the pictures, you know the ones, the ones of the so-called unpopular kids at school, ones about certain groups of people with captions meant to be funny. Sometimes it’s not even a picture, just that comedic tweet that is posted to get attention or RT’s. So many teens no...

Expanding mens volleyball

Expanding mens volleyball

Samuel Valdez, Writer

December 12, 2013


Filed under News, Opinion, Sports

Throughout the United States there is a love for sports. In the midwest, the most popular sports are basketball and football.  Does the thought of men’s volleyball ever cross their minds? Probably not. In the midwest and even on the east coast, many people probably have not heard about men playing...

Heights Q&A

Jordyn Bryant, Writer

December 11, 2013


Filed under College and Career, Opinion

Amy Warhurst-Wiens was born and raised in Salina, Kansas and would like to visit Fiji. She hated school until college. She plays the piano and clarinet. Q) What are you passionate about? A) Encouraging a love of reading whether it's magazines or books, plus everything between. I want everyone...

Heights Q&A

Jordyn Bryant, Writer

December 9, 2013


Filed under College and Career, Opinion

Kerry Lipsey, a Senior at Heights, would like to visit Milan or Venice, Italy. He enjoyed elementary school the most because it was easier. Q) What are you passionate about? A) Going to college and being a doctor, because I’m passionate about helping people. Q) Who do you look up to? A)...

Heights Q&A

Jordyn Bryant, Writer

December 9, 2013


Filed under College and Career, Opinion

Caroline Barnes was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. She always wanted to go to Los Angeles, California. Caroline is 15 years old and a sophomore at Heights. She enjoyed elementary school the most and her favorite musician is August Alsina. Q) What are you passionate about? A) How a woman can bar...

Heights Q&A

Cody Burns, Writer

December 9, 2013


Filed under College and Career, Opinion

Andrew Reyes Q: What do you want to do when you grow up? A: I want to be a successful tennis player. Q: what scares you the most? A:  Not being successful. Q: Do you want to go to college? A: Yes, of course! Q: what college? A: KU or WSU; any would be good. Q: what is your goal in life? A: T...

Heights Q&A

Jordyn Bryant, Writer

December 9, 2013


Filed under College and Career, Opinion

Katelyn Powell is a freshman at Heights. She’s 14 years old and loved middle school the most. She was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. She’s a talented piano player. Q) What are you passionate about? A) I am passionate about softball because it brings me out. Q) Who do you look up to? ...

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