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Board adopts new policy on vaping

Aly Gad, Reporter

October 5, 2018

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One of the most popular trends among teens, is actually extremely dangerous, and is being cracked down on by the district.  Everyone and their mom has heard of JUUL-ing. The risky new vaping device -disguised as a hard dri...

West hosts College Expo night

Khadija Ceesay, Opinion Editor

October 5, 2018

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Olathe West High School hosted a College Expo night on September 17.  Welcoming many different universities and colleges from around Kansas, Missouri, and even Iowa.  Students from places like Gardner Edgerton High, Shawnee Mission, and Blue Valley North gather...

ALICE drills replace fire drills

Khadija Ceesay, Opinion Editor

October 4, 2018

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This year, the Olathe district has decided to increase the number of ALICE drills and in order for students to practice what to do if an armed intruder were to enter the school.  ALICE stands for Alert, Locate, Inform, Co...

New teachers feel at home

Emily Gray, Reporter

September 24, 2018

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This year, 21 new teachers arrived on Aug. 3. Adam Myer, Business and Computer Technology teacher, has been teaching for five years. “Students seem to be very involved and supportive of all activities. I think the whole scho...

Spooky fall reads

Megan Stoerman, Business Manager

September 24, 2018

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Fall is the best season to read a good book as the temperature and leaves fall around you. Often times with school starting again bookworms either find themselves without any time to indulge in a good novel or they can never...

School start time pushed back benefits teens

Megan Stoerman, Business Manager

September 24, 2018

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Many students are left tired and bleary at end of the school day due to an early start time and the copious amounts of schoolwork done through school and at home. Studies have shown that teens would excel more at school if...

AP scores were down last year

Maddie Black, Entertainment Editor

September 24, 2018

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Students who took the AP United States History on May 11, 2018, received lower score then they expected. The scores were down across the country. Carol Nycklemoe, AP U.S. history teacher, has been teaching this class for thr...

School starts SOS program

Mara Gee, Editor

September 21, 2018

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On Monday, Sept. 17, there was a schoolwide, hour long advisory for the purpose of raising awareness about the potential signs of suicidal students and how students can prevent a classmate from possibly committing suicide. Adv...

Olathe schools seek to reduce stigma surrounding mental health

Hannah Holliday, Reporter

September 19, 2018

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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...

Freshmen get fired up during first day

Megan Stoerman, Reporter

September 7, 2018

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The backpacks were nestled by the door with care and a gaggle of high school freshmen tucking into their beds with dreams of hallways and classes dancing in their heads. The incoming class of 2022 arrived at school on August...

Math students show off their skills at contests

Mara Gee, Reporter

May 24, 2018

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Math team members proved their skills in a couple competitions recently. April 10 was an all day competition for them at Pittsburg State University (PSU). PSU hosted 55 schools and nearly 1,100 students, making the event highly...

Music students get high scores at solo and ensemble contests

Faith Holliday, Reporter

May 24, 2018

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Music students participated in several competitions throughout the past few months. The KSHAA All State Solo and Small Ensemble Festival included students who received first division ratings at Regional Solo and Small Ensemble. ...

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