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Choir Students Set To Perform In New York

Choir Students Set To Perform In New York

Hannah Mancini, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

One only needs to pass by the choir room to feel the excitement that has been radiating for weeks; the choir students walk in and out in hurried excitement, and during rehearsals, many students are intently focused as they rehearse music they will debut far, far away from Kansas. On Wednesday, April...

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 ...

Teacher Feature: Mrs. Kelsey Garver

Teacher Feature: Mrs. Kelsey Garver

Olivia Knerr, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Mrs. Kelsey Garver teaches Interior Design, Fashion Design, and Career and Life planning. She’s also preparing to have a baby right now, due March 31st.  We sat down to learn more about her experiences and how her year has been going. Has it been stressful to teach while pregnant? Not terribly,...

FAHS Secretary Betty Coleman Reflects on Her Past with JCHS

FAHS Secretary Betty Coleman Reflects on Her Past with JCHS

Kennedy Cox, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


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The reason why the Fine Arts office continues to be a welcoming and positive space every school year is all thanks to the office's secretary, Mrs. Betty Coleman. When students walk into the small room filled with smiley faces all over the walls and are welcomed with a warm hello from Mrs. Coleman, they...

Chemistry Teacher Compares Education Abroad

Chemistry Teacher Compares Education Abroad

Jason Chen, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

In America, there are approximately 3.2 million teachers. These teachers are responsible for educating kids, the future of America, everything they have to offer. One of these teacher, Chemistry teacher Subin Chun, has a unique perspective on different teaching styles. He has attended school in South...

Trombone Player is First to Qualify for State Band in Over a Decade

Trombone Player is First to Qualify for State Band in Over a Decade

Hannah Mancini, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

The brassy sound of a trombone cascades out of the band room multiple times a day. It may be morning or after school; Sophomore William Osorio is always found perfecting his craft. Will is a multi-genre trombonist who leaves no piece unmastered. He plays with a wisdom and emotion that most adult musicians...

Bazan’s Dedication Leads to 100+ Wins

Bazan’s Dedication Leads to 100+ Wins

Lexe West, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Sports, Spotlight

  It was the first tournament of the season and senior Max Bazan had just won his first match. After finishing his junior season with a total of 99 wins, he was able to record his 100th win in his high school career. Most wrestlers are lucky to end their senior season with roughly 90 win...

5 Things You Need To Know When Applying To College

5 Things You Need To Know When Applying To College

Ben Dye, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017


Filed under Feature, Opinion

Senior year approaches many students quicker than they could ever imagine; this leads to confusion, and a lack of preparation for college. In reality however, applying for college is fairly easy if you follow these 5 simple steps. 1. Take the ACT/SAT ASAP! Take either test as soon as you can, and if y...

New Teacher Spotlight: Allison Grigsby

New Teacher Spotlight: Allison Grigsby

Breah Turner, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

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, we sat down with her and asked some get-to-know-you questions to find out about our new teacher. Breah Turner: “What made you want to...

Do Grades Really Matter?

Do Grades Really Matter?

Kennedy Cox, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017


Filed under Feature

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 just wouldn't do. In the first time in my high school career, I found one - sitting mockingly in my Skyward account. After that crucial moment in my life, all...

New Teacher Feature: History Teacher Ms. Meek

New Teacher Feature: History Teacher Ms. Meek

Caleb Caruso, Writer

September 15, 2017


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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 in the building. Ms. Meek is one of the new first year teachers. She teaches both U.S. History and Government, subjects she has always enjoyed. “For...

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