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Upcoming School Play: Murder for Dummies

Sarah Taylor, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Local, Uncategorized

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 be held on 18th and 19th of November. The play, Murder for Dummies, revolves around a murder gone wrong. In short, a man plans to kill his wife and creates ...

10 Jobs You Didn’t Know Exist

10 Jobs You Didn’t Know Exist

Breah Turner, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

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 are actually some super intriguing jobs hidden in career fields. If office jobs and tiny cubicles don't float your boat, then these jobs are sure to spark some...

“It” – Movie Review

“It” – Movie Review

Ben Dye, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Andy Muschietti's 2017 reboot of Stephen King's It was in short terms - marvelous. Bill Skarsgård's performance as Pennywise the Dancing Clown was hysterical and terrifying. In fact, he was so terrifying, that in an interview he stated, in reference to the child actors, that he made them all burst in...

My Top 10 Tracks of the Summer

My Top 10 Tracks of the Summer

Daven McClellan, Writer

September 11, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

  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 exception, here are some of the tracks that I was listening to while enjoying my break.   1.) The 4th of July - Ghost Mice It's not my favori...

Musician Spotlight: Mark Tyme

Musician Spotlight: Mark Tyme

Noah Johnson, Staff Writer

September 7, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

There are 1,607 kids attending JCHS this year. Lots of music listeners, over 100 in the Band Program, and over 100 in the Choir program, but how many of them actually CREATE music? Sadly there isn’t that much of a DIY music scene in JC so it’s harder to find these creators, but that’s not going...

The Five Netflix Shows You Should Be Watching.

The Five Netflix Shows You Should Be Watching.

Amber McCarthy, Staff Writer

September 5, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

High school students need some way of relating their everyday problems outside of school. Watching these five Netflix shows allows students to connect and also learn from the events that happen in these shows. Shameless: In Shameless you meet the Gallagher family. This family is not your ordinary Am...

Officer Anthony Timms: Career Interview

Officer Anthony Timms: Career Interview

Janet Enamorado, Staff Writer

May 17, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Feature, Uncategorized

The media can be a cruel place, especially for future police officers. Law enforcement is a tough job that needs to be done. Anthony Timms is a senior of Junction City High School who will be going into law enforcement and he sheds some light on it as a career. What are your goals for after HS? ...

Janet Enamorado: Senior Farewell

Janet Enamorado: Senior Farewell

Janet Enamorado, Staff Writer

May 16, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Feature

Hola! My name is Janet Enamorado and I am finally graduating! I have spent a year and some change here at JCHS, and it was a good experience. I moved here in the second semester of my junior year and will be finishing up here. My main experience of high school was not here, but at Lowndes High School....

May 11, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Feature, Local, News

National Awards Night   The National Awards Ceremony for the 2016-2017 school year took place May 3rd.  This was a night of recognizing those who worked hard and put their all into the program. Former Battalion Commander Mason Perez was the announcer for the night doing an amazing job at sho...

Blue Jay Snazzy Jazz

Blue Jay Snazzy Jazz

Janet Enamorado, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Feature

On March 27, the Junction City High’s Jazz band performed at the Settles Auditorium. In attendance was the Fort Riley Middle Jazz band, who also performed along with the Junction City High jazz lab band. Professional trumpet player Dr. Nicholas Schroeder played solos in each of the performing group's...

Pass The Mic: NBA Playoff Edition

Pass The Mic: NBA Playoff Edition

Jose Baquero, Sports reporter

May 2, 2017


Filed under Audio, Entertainment, Podcasts, Sports

In this episode on Pass The Mic, the boys bring special guest Lonnie Autry to discuss the first round of the NBA playoffs. Use #AskTheMic on twitter if you want us to answer your sports questions!

Baseball Update

Baseball Update

Owin Carreras, Sports Reporter

April 26, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Sports

On Friday, April 21, the Blue Jays Baseball participated in United Service Organization night. The USO on Fort Riley offers programs to keep service members connected to the people, places, and things they love.  The Blue Jays had special uniforms that supported the USO. Their proceeds from the game...

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