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Birds of the Nest: Paloma Picazo

Birds of the Nest: Paloma Picazo

Morgan Deering and Taryn Tanguay

April 8, 2019


Filed under Feature, Showcase

"My biggest accomplishment has to be being able to become a first-generation college student. My entire family, on both sides, has a total of over 80 cousins, yet there have only been 4 that have actually made it as far as college. In my immediate family, it has only been my older sister and me. Being...

Pippin 2019: Nicholas Paradas and Payton Tabb Cast for Leading Roles

Pippin 2019: Nicholas Paradas and Payton Tabb Cast for Leading Roles

Elyse Nguyen, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Feature, Showcase

There seems to be a misconception that being cast for a leading role is every musical theater kid's dream but it's actually very difficult and a lot more goes on behind the scenes than people think. Hours spent outside of rehearsal practicing as well as hours spent working on homework to make up for...

Birds of The Nest: Grace Kroeger

Birds of The Nest: Grace Kroeger

Morgan Deering and Taryn Tanguay

February 25, 2019


Filed under Feature, Showcase

"I started playing volleyball when I was in 3rd grade, and I've played all the way up to my senior year. I was going to attend some college, I just didn't know yet. I had some prospects, but none of them had gone through yet. My knees started getting bad the start of my sophomore year, I realized that...

JCHS Students Deal With the Deployment of Family Members

JCHS Students Deal With the Deployment of Family Members

Lexe West, Editor in Chief

February 22, 2019


Filed under Feature, Showcase

At the beginning of the year, through the end of January, Fort Riley deployed three brigades to Poland to aid with Operation Atlantic Resolve and to rotate with the troops currently stationed there. The service members are going to be in Poland for nine months before returning to their families and...

Birds of the Nest: Scott Franz

Birds of the Nest: Scott Franz

Taryn Tanguay and Morgan Deering

February 1, 2019


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Spotlight

“I went to high school at Free State High School in Lawrence Kansas. I currently play football for Kansas State University, I am going to be a red shirt senior. So I will be going on my fifth and final year. I been playing under Bill Snyder for the last four years, and now I will be under coach Klieman...

Birds of the Nest: Amnah Madkhali

Birds of the Nest: Amnah Madkhali

Morgan Deering and Taryn Tanguay

January 14, 2019


Filed under Feature, Local, Showcase

"As women I am expected to get married and have children. This is like an expectation and a dream at the same time. I have been so fond of children ever since I have known myself. I raised all of my sisters and brothers. Then came the time that I decided to get married and have my own children. I...

Exchange Student Maja Bellika Adjusts to Life In Junction City

Exchange Student Maja Bellika Adjusts to Life In Junction City

Kamma Damsgaard

December 18, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Leaving your home country to live a year abroad can be scary, but not for senior Maja Bellika who is now spending her exchange year attending Junction City High School. Students at Junction City High School are diverse- some play basketball, while others might be into football or fashion- and Maja...

Social Studies Teacher Jean Garvey Recalls Brush with History

Social Studies Teacher Jean Garvey Recalls Brush with History

Timothy Davis, 21st Century Journalist

December 18, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Every afternoon at Junction City High School, Ms. Jean Garvey can be found in a classroom doing what she does best and loves most, teaching history. Growing up in Omaha, Nebraska, Ms. Garvey always knew that she wanted to become a history teacher. But what most students don’t know is that she doe...

Wearing the Black and Blue Uniform: Jared Benton

Wearing the Black and Blue Uniform: Jared Benton

Melissa Drella, 21st Century Journalism Writer

December 12, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Uncategorized

In the mess of astray instruments and music, the hangers in the band room seem to be the center of attention as they hold the marching band uniforms. To the seniors, it may not be uniforms that they’ll miss, but instead the memories they’ve had. With the season’s recent end, Jared Benton, a...

Superindendant Candidate Profile: Dr. David McGehee

Superindendant Candidate Profile: Dr. David McGehee

Morgan Deering, Managing Editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Biography & Experience Dr. David McGehee has over 30 years of education experience, working as a superintendent for 18 of those 30 years. Dr. McGehee places a strong emphasis on the needs of individual students, and says that he will not settle for the success of the majority. McGehee has a bachel...

Birds of the Nest: Andrew Khoury

Birds of the Nest: Andrew Khoury

Morgan Deering and Taryn Tanguay

November 30, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

"One of my biggest dreams is to be a college quarterback at a Division I school. It's been my dream since I was little, I've just always wanted to do it. I started playing football when I was in fifth grade, and I played quarterback. I've always played quarterback. I've always thought it would...

Birds of the Nest: Axel Ocasio

Birds of the Nest: Axel Ocasio

Morgan Deering and Taryn Tanguay

November 9, 2018


Filed under Feature, Local, Showcase

"The last person that made me laugh, I was at work last night [November 4] and we were short people. We got really busy, I work at McDonald's so we have a lot of people coming in. I took this girl's order, but then I went back to the front to bag food because the screen was really full. Another guy...