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PHOTO GALLERY: Veterans Day Ceremony

PHOTO GALLERY: Veterans Day Ceremony

Sadante Person, writer

November 14, 2017

On November 9th, Junction City High School held the annual veterans day ceremony to recognize local veterans and their families, as well as paying their respects to ve...

Junction City Votes Yes for New High School

Junction City Votes Yes for New High School

November 8, 2017

On Tuesday, November 7 the city of Junction City voted to approve the local bond issue for a new high school. The long-awaited day has been highly...

Sportsmanship Summit Aims to Improve Intense Rivalry Relationship

Sportsmanship Summit Aims to Improve Intense Rivalry Relationship

November 8, 2017

Junction City versus Manhattan. There are only twenty-five miles between the two high schools, yet an intense rivalry has been going on for...

First Person: Emotional Move

First Person: Emotional Move

October 31, 2017

The move for a military child, or military brat as some people refer to us, is nothing new or strange. The constant moving has been programmed into...

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Thane McDaniel Commits to play D1 Baseball at the University of Kansas

Thane McDaniel Commits to play D1 Baseball at the University of Kansas

Morgan Deering, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017No Comments

McDaniel, who as been playing baseball since he was four, recently committed to play baseball at the University of Kansas.

Missed Opportunities Strike The Blue Jays Once Again

Missed Opportunities Strike The Blue Jays Once Again

November 9, 2017

The Junction City Blue Jays lost to the Lawrence Free State Firebirds 47-14 on November 3rd, 2017 to end their season with a final record of ...

Playoff Preview: Battle of the Birds

Playoff Preview: Battle of the Birds

November 2, 2017

The Junction City Blue Jays (5-3) take on the Lawrence Free State Firebirds (9-0) in the second round of the playoffs on November 3rd, 2017. T...

Blue Jays Advance in Playoffs After Thrilling Comeback Victory Against Wichita West

Blue Jays Advance in Playoffs After Thrilling Comeback Victory Against Wichita West

October 31, 2017

Junction City Football lives on as they beat Wichita West 28-21 in a close thriller in the first round of the 6A playoffs on October 27th, 2017. T...

4 Cross Country Runners Qualify for State

4 Cross Country Runners Qualify for State

October 27, 2017

Junction City Cross Country season is slowly coming to an end but they still have goals they continue to chase. On October, 14th, 2017 the B...

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New Teacher Spotlight: Allison Grigsby

New Teacher Spotlight: Allison Grigsby

Breah Turner, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017

New teachers are hired every year at JCHS. Allison Grigsby happens to be one of them - specifically a geometry teacher. With this being her first year of teaching at JCHS,...

Do Grades Really Matter?

Do Grades Really Matter?

October 3, 2017

Living as a quote-on-quote "model student" for the majority of my educational experience, getting a big fat F in my grade book is something I...

New Teacher Feature: History Teacher Ms. Meek

New Teacher Feature: History Teacher Ms. Meek

September 15, 2017

With a new year upon us at Junction City High School, there are several new teachers joining the staff. I got to talk with one of the new teachers...

Should High Schools Cut Football?

Should High Schools Cut Football?

September 7, 2017

Due to recent research involving C.T.E. (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) many parents and schools have been debating just how safe football...

New Year, New Band

New Year, New Band

September 1, 2017

After 20 years of leadership under Mr. Taylor, the Blue Jay Band faced a major change once their beloved teacher decided to retire. Quick to...

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First Person: Emotional Move

First Person: Emotional Move

Olivia Knerr, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017

The move for a military child, or military brat as some people refer to us, is nothing new or strange. The constant moving has been programmed into our brain at a young age. ...

“It” – Movie Review

“It” – Movie Review

September 19, 2017

Andy Muschietti's 2017 reboot of Stephen King's It was in short terms - marvelous. Bill Skarsgård's performance as Pennywise the Dancing Clown wa...

I Quit Social Media For a Week: Here Is What Happened

I Quit Social Media For a Week: Here Is What Happened

September 13, 2017

One week ago, it was decided - or rather the idea surfaced - that I should go for a whole week without social media. With me being the spontaneous...

My Top 10 Tracks of the Summer

My Top 10 Tracks of the Summer

September 11, 2017

  So far, 2017 has been a great year for music with some awesome album releases from plenty of popular and talented artists. This summer was no exc...

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Which JCHS teacher are you? QUIZ

Which JCHS teacher are you? QUIZ

Ben Dye, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017

Interested in discovering which JCHS teacher parallels your interests and personality the best? Take the following quiz to find out! ...

Top 10 Movies to Watch This Halloween

Top 10 Movies to Watch This Halloween

October 31, 2017

Halloween is approaching and it's around that time to cuddle up in your pumpkin themed blanket and turn on the T.V. The looming question that...

Upcoming School Play: Murder for Dummies

September 29, 2017

Theatre fans will have much to look forward to this fall, as JCHS prepares for the performance of the play, Murder for Dummies. The show will...

10 Jobs You Didn’t Know Exist

10 Jobs You Didn’t Know Exist

September 21, 2017

You don't have to take on a basic, boring job. On top of that, bakers, artists, and actors aren't the only interesting careers out there. There...

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