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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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"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


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"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...

Scholars Bowl Team Looks To Build Success

Scholars Bowl Team Looks To Build Success

Elyse Nguyen, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


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Finger on the buzzer and mind clear of anything other than what’s coming out of the question readers mouth, the Scholars bowl player prepares to buzz in. “This man successfully fires an arrow through twelve axes”- they wrack their brain for the familiar tale, but they cannot quite remember the ...

Birds of the Nest: Subin Chun

Birds of the Nest: Subin Chun

Morgan Deering and Taryn Tanguay

October 29, 2018


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"Probably my biggest fear is failing, because I don't like to let people down, especially my family. This is the biggest fear I currently have because not only do I come from a culture where failing is like dishonoring your family, but I am also the first born, the oldest, so that also means that...

Birds of the Nest: Trevor Provost

Birds of the Nest: Trevor Provost

Morgan Deering and Taryn Tanguay

October 17, 2018


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"Recently, a friend of mine and I went to see President Trump and his campaign for Kris Kobach in Topeka, and it was honestly one of the scarier things I've done. People frequently attribute things like xenophobia, nativism, and racism to our president, and it's something that I have always cast aside...

Corbin Sanner Receives West Point Nomination

Corbin Sanner Receives West Point Nomination

Morgan Deering, Managing Editor

October 16, 2018


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Junction City High School Senior Corbin Sanner has been interested in the military since he was a kid. He used to check out library books exclusively about the World Wars and got involved in JROTC his freshman year of high school--though he took an interest in the program while still in middle school. Originally,...

Social Studies Teacher Named Horizon Award Nominee

Social Studies Teacher Named Horizon Award Nominee

Jake Hermanson, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


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Government and World History teacher Katelyn Meek was recently nominated for the Horizon Award, a state-wide award for first-year teachers. Teachers are nominated across Kansas' four congressional districts, where a total of 4 elementary and 4 secondary teachers will be selected from each region, a...

Birds of the Nest: Reece Boland

Birds of the Nest: Reece Boland

Morgan Deering and Taryn Tanguay

October 10, 2018


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"The worst day of my life was when me, my brother, and my whole family found out that the Bramlages had passed away. I remember we were playing cards at my dining room table and my mom got a call. She went into her bedroom, and then into her bathroom. She took a while, so me and my brother knew something...