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Older students need to sleep more

Aly Gad, Reporter

October 5, 2018

Filed under Features

The amount of sleep high schoolers need, compared to what they actually get, is dramatic.  The recommended amount is nine and a half hours for teenage brains to function well and be able to pay attention in school.  A...

College Now, AP testing offer college credit hours to students

Emily Gray, Reporter

October 5, 2018

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College Now and the Advanced Placement (AP) test can both be good options for students taking AP classes. For both options students are eligible for up to six hours of college credit. The biggest difference between the two...

Students prepare for ACTs, SATs

Faith Holliday, Feature Editor

October 5, 2018

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With school back in session, testing season is just around the corner. Oct. 10 is national test day for all Olathe Public Schools. Students will have the opportunity to take the practice SAT or the PSAT. Amy Brown, counselor,...

BSU accepts all students

Tristan Allen, Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2018

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Last year, several students started the Black Students Union (BSU): a club dedicated to discussing pressing issues for minorities both at school and in society. Despite the name, the club is open to all students, regardless...

Stress increases because of pressure

Khadija Ceesay, Opinion Editor

October 5, 2018

Filed under Features

Stress is a constant and growing issue within our society that continues to affect the lives of many young people, especially as they advance with school and throughout college.  Things like work, extracurricular, and family lif...

How does Maya Burke keep up with all her extracurriculars?

Mara Gee, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2018

Filed under Senior focus

Maya Burke is passionate about helping those around her, be that inside or outside of school. Burke serves in her church through singing worship and leading a second and third grade girls group twice a month. “It’s my ho...

Why is being a visual captain enjoyable for Shaun Carrier?

Nalia Lowry, Reporter

October 4, 2018

Filed under Senior focus

Shaun Carrier, 17, senior, is visual captain and percussionist here at Olathe South.  “My mom really wanted one of her two sons to be a percussionist and my older brother passed the baton down to me.”  Shaun started...

Improvements in technology provoke new ways to prevent distractions

Mara Gee, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2018

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Having to deal with technology as a distraction in classrooms has become somewhat of a recent issue for teachers. Cindy Nitschke, U.S. history teacher, has noticed a growing problem in the “last seven years,” she said. Nit...

Students struggle to manage school and other activities

Maddie Black, Enterainment Editor

September 24, 2018

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Every day, multiple students attend a seven-hour school day, with practice and/or work after school, and then come home late and start homework. How do these students balance work, activities, homework, sports, and a social life? Carolyn...

Olathe schools seek to reduce stigma surrounding mental health

Hannah Holliday, Reporter

September 19, 2018

Filed under Features, News

Most people can agree that it is important for people with mental illness to talk about their struggles. Gathering support from others can be an important factor in the recovery process, as isolation can cause mental health symptoms...

Students test their discipline

Brianna Calderon and Faith Holliday, Reporters

May 9, 2018

Filed under Features

Participating in the FOMO experiment: Brianna’s reflection FOMO (fear of missing out) is an epidemic that impacts millions.  As further described by Dr. Andrew Przybylski, a psychologist at the University of Essex, FOMO i...

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