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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...

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...

VIDEO: 3-D Concept and Virtual Tour of New JCHS Building

VIDEO: 3-D Concept and Virtual Tour of New JCHS Building

Jake Hermanson, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Local, Multimedia, News, Video

The initial 3-D concept and a virtual tour of the new JCHS building were presented by Malcolm Watkins of  SJCF Architecture, Inc. at the USD 475 Board of Education meeting on November 5th. The new building will feature multiple collaboration spaces, multi-use classrooms for flexibility, and state-of-the-art...

Senator Jerry Moran Receives Tour of JCHS

Senator Jerry Moran Receives Tour of JCHS

Morgan Deering and Lexe West

October 16, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) visited Junction City High School on Tuesday, October 16, where he received a tour and discussed education with students. Moran was scheduled to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the new high school on Friday, October 5, but was unable to attend due to a vote in Washington D.C. This visit, Moran said, was int...

Two Prominent Kansas Judges Visit Seniors

Two Prominent Kansas Judges Visit Seniors

Lexe West, Editor and Chief

October 3, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Recent, Showcase

Two prominent Kansas Judges visited Junction City High School to discuss the judicial branch and the roles of the court in Kansas on September 24th, 2018 in Settles Auditorium. Supreme Court Justice Caleb Stegall and District Court Judge John Bosch spoke to seniors enrolled in Government to discuss...

New High School Floor Plans Release

New High School Floor Plans Release

Jacob Hermanson, Staff Writer

August 31, 2018


Filed under Local, News

The initial floor plans for the new high school being built in USD 475 have been released. The floor plans show the main building that features a main hall with separate wings for each academy branching off. The new building will have open areas for collaboration and classrooms in a business atmosph...

Class of 2018 Say Their Goodbyes at Commencement Ceremony

Class of 2018 Say Their Goodbyes at Commencement Ceremony

Morgan Deering, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Recent, Showcase

The class of 2018 celebrated their graduation commencement on Saturday, May 19. Due to potentially hazardous weather, the ceremony was moved from outside at Al Simpler Stadium to inside at Shenk Gymnasium. Principal Melissa Sharp introduced the ceremony, in which she boasted about the graduating class...

PHOTOS: Rolling Meadows Golf Tournament

PHOTOS: Rolling Meadows Golf Tournament

SaDante Person, Staff Photographer

May 8, 2018


Filed under Featured Sports, Local, Multimedia, Photos, Showcase, Sports

The boys varsity golfing team hosted a golf tournament at Rolling Meadows on May, 3rd.

Student Art Auction

Student Art Auction

Lexe West, Staff Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Local, Showcase, Spotlight

The schools within the Geary County school district all worked together to host a silent auction art gallery. The auction took place April 7th at the Junction City Opera House. Half of the money raised from selling the artwork went to funding for art scholarships given at the end of the year, while the...

March For Our Lives Photo Gallery

March 15, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Opinion, Photos, Showcase, Spotlight

The JCHS student walk-out occurred on Wednesday, March 14th in commemoration of the 17 students that were killed in the Parkland shooting, as well as bring awareness to school violence and mental health.  

HOSA Competition Gallery

HOSA Competition Gallery

Sadante Person, Staff Photographer

March 15, 2018


Filed under Feature, Local, News, Photos, Spotlight

Students competed in the Health Occupation Students of America competition on February 27th and the 28th.  

Wrestlers Take On State

Wrestlers Take On State

Lexe Wet, Staff Editor

March 15, 2018


Filed under Feature, Featured Sports, Local, Sports

The strength of the wrestlers was tested at the Hartman Arena as they attended the 2018 State Wrestling Competition in Park City, KS. Seven wrestlers attended the tournament that took place February 23rd and 24th with three boys placing, two of which were seniors and the other a junior. This ...