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How Shutdown has Evolved in Kansas

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

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, putting hand-sanitizer stalls around the crowded stadium. At that time, many people believed the ...

Education Continues Amidst the Coronavirus

Education Continues Amidst the Coronavirus

Brendan Ulmer, Writer

April 17, 2020

On March 17, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly shut down all school buildings in the state for the rest of the year in order to slow to a stop the spread of the ubiquitous Coronavirus.  This preventative measure presents an unprecedented problem for the Olathe School District: how do you continue to educate...

West Holds Whoever Pays All Dance

West Holds Whoever Pays All Dance

Riley Keiter, Writer

March 10, 2020

Saturday, Feb. 22, West held its third annual winter dance. Held in the gym, about 600 students went to the festivity.  The dance was created by the Sophomore Committee and their advisors. Contrary to some belief, Student Council only creates the Homecoming Dance.  Many people enjoyed the dance,...

Olathe Student Selected To Speak at KC Storytellers Exhibition

Olathe Student Selected To Speak at KC Storytellers Exhibition

Tyler Burkett, Writer

March 10, 2020

Junior Ashleigh Strom was recently chosen to be one of 30 teens to tell her story at the KC Storytellers Exhibition on April 4 at the Plaza Library in downtown Kansas City. “KC Storytellers is 30 people around the Kansas City area who are selected to tell their stories,” Strom said. “They ge...

Both Varsity Teams Claim Sunflower League Titles on Senior Night

The student section cheers on boys varsity during their senior night game against Olathe North.

Caché Goracke, Editor in Chief

March 9, 2020

Both our boys and girls varsity basketball teams claimed titles of Sunflower League Champions on their senior night, Friday, Feb. 28, and moved on into substate games. While the boys beat Olathe North in a comeback game 66-62, the girls actually lost their game to North. Their record, however,  was en...

Post-Season Kicks Off For Boys and Girl Basketball

Post-Season Kicks Off For Boys and Girl Basketball

Sydney Brown, Editor-in-Chief

March 9, 2020

  Both the boys and girls basketball teams successfully made it to the postseason. The girls played their first game this past Wednesday, March 3 and the boys Thursday, March 4.  The girls game against Gardner started with an early lead from West, ending the first quarter with a score of...

Wrestlers Compete at State, Including Girls for the First Time

Wrestlers Compete at State, Including Girls for the First Time

Brendan Ulmer

March 6, 2020

Every year, wrestlers who place in the top eight at the regional tournament have the privilege of qualifying for the state tournament in Wichita. This year was unique, however, because for the first time, the wrestling team sent our qualifying women's wrestlers to their own state tournament. The wo...

Eighth Grade Transition Day at West

March 6, 2020

Wednesday, eighth graders from across the district visited Olathe West for Freshman Transition Day. Link Crew hosts this annual event in order to introduce the eighth graders into the high school experience. “We just want the students to first and foremost get to know an upperclassman, become co...

Fears of “Coronavirus” Strike Internationally and Locally

This scientist-made model of coronavirus tells people more about the virus, but less about Covid-19.

Riley Keiter, Writer

February 27, 2020

On Dec. 30, 2019, a Chinese hospital in Wuhan reported a cluster of unknown pneumonia-like cases to the China National Health Commission. Since then, the reports have skyrocketed.  The virus is now known widely as the Coronavirus, but it’s more correct name would be Covid-19. Covid-19 was made offi...

Administrator Heads to Miami With Super Bowl-Bound Chiefs

Administrator Heads to Miami With Super Bowl-Bound Chiefs

Tyler Burkett, Writer

February 4, 2020

The Kansas City Chiefs football team headed to the Super Bowl in Miami after a commanding win over the Tennesse Titans in the AFC Championship game, and assistant principal Josh Umphrey was on the sidelines with them. “This is my first time at the Super Bowl,” Umphrey said. “My dad’s had mul...

Disney+ Reactions from Students and Staff

Disney+ Reactions from Students and Staff

Matt Bice, Writer

January 29, 2020

Disney released its new streaming service Disney+ on Nov. 12 to positive reactions amongst the public. After the release, many were excited to have a place to stream their favorite Disney shows and movies as they amassed 10 million subscribers within the first day of launch. “Disney+has a wide va...

Eyes on The Election

Eyes on The Election

Brendan Ulmer, Writer

January 27, 2020

  With the 2020 election right around the corner, it is important to know who is vying for power, and what they believe. Here are the top five performing Democratic candidates and their beliefs on the most important issues facing our country today.     

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