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Veronica Meiss January 27, 2023
Sophomore Javier Cruz  plays the drums during the Thursday Morning Open Mic jazz performance Nov. 17 in the mall. The jazz band performed Work Song by Cannonball Adderly and Sonnymoon for Two by Sonny Rollins. “Jazz is my favorite genre and I have the most experience playing it,” Cruz said. “There are a lot of rules to it, but the better you get at it, you can start to break the rules and that’s when the fun really starts.”
Talent On The Mic
December 13, 2022
Freshmen Ian Murdock, Avery Cornelius and seniors Alexis Petry and Dylan Reed hold up the spirit stick Dec. 1 in the Main Gym. It was awarded to the band by judges due to their support of other groups. “In the moment, there was so much adrenaline and just pure energy,” Reed said. “Last year at [the Sweetheart assembly], we were a skit away from winning and I was hoping to run it back”
An Experience to Remember
December 13, 2022

Tears Behind the Smile

February 1, 2023

Overcoming Insecurity

February 1, 2023

Another Way

January 18, 2023

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Holding her opponents arm, junior Hannah Mott wrestles Dec. 7 in the Main Gym. Mott won 2-0 with two pins. “Strategies I typically use against my opponents are being as calm as possible in the toughest situations,” Mott said. “I focus on being as patient as possible without getting overwhelmed.”
Be Your Own Cheerleader
Izak Zeller January 30, 2023

The girls’ wrestling team had their most recent tournament on Jan. 28 at Washburn Rural High School. They placed 19th out of 33 schools. The girls’ wrestling team practices...

Every Little Detail
January 30, 2023
Tournament Recap
January 26, 2023
Just Dance
December 12, 2022
FORKS DOWN: Chicken Tacos
Film poster for theatrical release
“Avatar: The Way of Water” gets well-deserved Oscar nomination
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Zadie Tenpenny January 18, 2023
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Veronica Meiss November 22, 2022
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