Las Vegas shooting stuns America

by Maddie Levans On the morning of October 2, the world was greeted with news of a terror attack that had happened at an outdoor concert on the Vegas Strip. Over 50 people are confirmed dead, with more than 500 injured. The attack has claimed the number one spot on the list of deadliest mass shootings in modern US history. The previous first place holder was the mass shooting that occurred at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Both attacks took place a little over a year apart, which has sparked outrage in Congress, causing congressional leaders to begin pushing legislation towards … [Read More...]

New music for May

by Maddie Levans At the end of last month, alt rock group Gorillaz put out their long awaited second studio album, Humanz, to the delight of eager fans. Throughout April, the band released a whopping seven singles off of their 26-track long album. … [Read More...]

School to be renovated over the summer

By Lea Youngman Rumors are being confirmed: renovations to the roof, doors and turf will take place over the summer. According to Principal Brian Ellis, the football field has had this specific turf for almost 10 years, and after 10 years, it … [Read More...]

MTV eliminates gender categories for awards

by Drue Allison The long-time television and movie awards for MTV is fast approaching and set to air on May 7th. The event will be hosted by Adam Devine, who is known for his various roles in movies such as Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2 along … [Read More...]

Student Journalists Get Principal Fired

By Madeline Abel According to the New York Times, high school journalism students in Kansas managed to make their recently hired principal resign. On March 6, 2017, Pittsburgh Community School in Kansas introduced their new principal, Amy … [Read More...]

Boys bounce back into tennis season

by Madeline Abel The girls' tennis team had a great season in the fall, but now, it’s time for the boys to shine as their new season begins. Last year, the boys had a very good season and hope to continue their success into this year. On W … [Read More...]

Deadly Bombing in Pakistan

by Sumahid Chowdhury This bombing in Parachinar, Pakistan, in the Kurram district left twenty-four people dead. Many among the injured are said to be in a critical state. Kurram is the only Shia Muslim region in a Sunni dominant country. Sunni … [Read More...]

Students weigh in on next Disney live-action film

by Maddie Levans Over the past few decades, Disney has been turning more and more classic movies into live-action hits. From 101 Dalmations to Beauty and the Beast, it seems like more and more Disney classics are being adapted to fit the silver screen. The first live-action Disney movie, 101 Dalmatians, instantly became a smash hit, grossing over $33.5 million in its opening weekend and over $320 million worldwide. Disney then released a sequel in 2000, titled 102 Dalmatians, that grossed over $183 million worldwide. Afterwards, Disney took a break from rebooting their classic … [Read More...]

Hollywood whitewashes Asian roles

by Maddie Levans The whitewashing of Asian roles in Hollywood isn’t a new concept. From Holly Golightly’s Japanese landlord in Breakfast at Tiffany’s being played by Mickey Rooney, to Emma Stone being cast as a half-Chinese half-Polynesian fighter pilot in Aloha, more and more white actors are getting casted as Asian characters. This increasing lack of diversity in major motion pictures is raising red flags across all entertainment industries-- and the problem is only getting worse. In theaters now is the first live-action film adaptation of the Japanese Manga series, Ghost in the Shell, … [Read More...]

United Airlines Creates Passenger Disaster

by Sumahid Chowdhury On what could have been a normal procedure, one of the planes of United Airlines overbooked their seats, denying some passengers their flight. Auctions for giving up the seats were first set at four-hundred dollars, then eight-hundred, until United decided that a computer would randomly select individuals who would then be escorted off the plane. Three passengers left without incident, but one man, Dr. David Dao, refused to give up his seat, telling the staff that he had patients to look after. What resulted was a violent incapacitation of Dr. Dao as the three … [Read More...]

Students weigh in on next Disney live-action film

by Maddie Levans Over the past few decades, Disney has been turning more and more classic movies into live-action hits. From 101 Dalmations to Beauty and the Beast, it seems like more and more Disney classics are being adapted to fit the silver … [Read More...]

Hollywood whitewashes Asian roles

by Maddie Levans The whitewashing of Asian roles in Hollywood isn’t a new concept. From Holly Golightly’s Japanese landlord in Breakfast at Tiffany’s being played by Mickey Rooney, to Emma Stone being cast as a half-Chinese half-Polynesian fighter … [Read More...]

United Airlines Creates Passenger Disaster

by Sumahid Chowdhury On what could have been a normal procedure, one of the planes of United Airlines overbooked their seats, denying some passengers their flight. Auctions for giving up the seats were first set at four-hundred dollars, then … [Read More...]

Don Rickles Dies at 90

by Drue Allison Comedic legend Don Rickles, better known by generation X in his role as Mr. Potato Head in the Toy Story trilogy, has died after kidney failure. Rickles has been a main member of the Rat Pack since Frank Sinatra introduced him … [Read More...]

Honey bees dying at alarming rate

by Julia Chojnacki The recent media has drawn attention to the fact that honey bees are dying at a substantially fast rate. A lot of people do not find the species dying to be a threat, but little do they know that the human population relies … [Read More...]

Baseball boys make waves in new division

by Ty Avery Suburban boys’ baseball, accompanied by a new coaching staff, retake the field after a strenuous off-season preparing to take on the new competition in their new division. Suburban ended their final season in Division II last year w … [Read More...]