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How The Top Five Richest People in America Earn and Spend Their Wealth

How The Top Five Richest People in America Earn and Spend Their Wealth

Meredith McCalmon March 8, 2021

Imagine having so much money to your name that you could effectively end poverty in multiple countries. This idea of overwhelming wealth does not seem plausible, but there are several people who have so...

 A Talk With the School Nurse About COVID-19 

 A Talk With the School Nurse About COVID-19 

Caché Goracke March 1, 2021

If you’ve ever had a medical emergency during school hours, or even if you needed something as little as Ibuprofen or a water bottle, you may have met general education school nurse Sara Anderson. Anderson...

The Queen’s Gambit: A Watch Worthy Of Its Royal Title

The Queen’s Gambit: A Watch Worthy Of Its Royal Title

Tyler Burkett February 22, 2021

*This review contains spoilers. The Queen’s Gambit was released on Netflix on Oct 23, 2020, and has garnered critical acclaim for the show’s intricate production and sets, but also has spiked interest...

Superintendent of Olathe Schools, John Allison, to Retire after 15 Years

Superintendent of Olathe Schools, John Allison, to Retire after 15 Years

Caché Goracke January 29, 2021

After an announcement was made at the Jan. 14 School Board meeting, it has been brought to the attention of Olathe families that John Allison, the superintendent of Olathe Public schools, will be retiring...

The Flaws in School Soda Bans

Evelyn May January 25, 2021

Many schools have proposed or instituted soda bans, and while some may think that prohibiting the consumption of soda at school would help encourage a healthier lifestyle, these soda bans are typically...

Cycle 2, COVID-19 in schools

COVID Board Meeting

A recap of some of the events this school year regarding COVID, and how some teachers feel about them
Riley Keiter, Emily Harter January 18, 2021

In a pandemic, as we’ve learned, things can rapidly change. Whether it be the safety procedures, the positive cases, the safety of your community, or even our understanding of the disease itself, most...

Although the show is a captivating period piece, the friendships and relationship drama throughout the show are what will keep you wanting more.

Bridgerton Review

Ellie Pogorek January 18, 2021

Netflix has given us yet another holiday surprise, a new period drama: “Bridgerton.”   While Bridgerton has only been out for 22 days now, it has already had 67 million views, making the show...

Things to Try While Quarantined

Things to Try While Quarantined

Eight Fun Activities You Can Start at Home and Carry on This Summer
Caché Goracke, Editor in Chief May 8, 2020

We’ve been in quarantine for a while now, and still, I have yet to experience total boredom. For the most part, I feel quite overwhelmed with all the projects and activities on my self-made to-do list,...

Rosedale park in Kansas City closes of equipment from the public.

How Shutdown has Evolved in Kansas

Riley Keiter, Writer May 5, 2020

A little over a month ago, on March 11, the Sprint Center in Kansas City held thousands of visitors from multiple states. The precautions taken then to weaken the spread of COVID-19 were small: for example,...

Cancelled Spring Sports, and their Seniors

Cancelled Spring Sports, and their Seniors

Sydney Brown, Editor N Chief May 4, 2020

Recently, Kansas students found out that they would not be returning to school for the rest of the year. With this news, spring athletes had to say goodbye to their seasons which had not even started....

Makayla Rivera leaves the first of many handprints on the wallf of Olateh West to commemorate her work through the wrestling season.

Makayla Rivera Lays the Foundation for Future Girl Wrestlers

Riley Keiter, Writer May 4, 2020

Like other high schools, West has offered wrestling as a boys sport, but this year introduced girls wrestling as well. However, their season was anything but novice, as many girls advanced to place in...

The Oxford Comma: Is it Relevant?

The Oxford Comma: Is it Relevant?

Reopening the Case of a Very Controversial Piece of Punctuation
Tyler Burkett, Writer May 4, 2020

You’ve most likely seen it or at least heard of it without even realizing it: the Oxford comma. An English teacher’s preferred piece of punctuation pertaining to the pellucid order of items and people.  “[The...

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