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Blue Jay Live- October 12th, 2017

Owin Carreras, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under News, Video

Recently, the video production program at Junction City High School has started their own news broadcast. The broadcast is meant to help students know what's going on around JCHS and the community while also providing a new fun student lead broadcast.

BREAKING: Individual Attempts To Bring Concealed Handgun Into FSA

BREAKING: Individual Attempts To Bring Concealed Handgun Into FSA

October 17, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On Monday, October 16th  an individual attempted to bring a concealed handugn onto the Freshman Success Academy campus sometime during the morning hours. At no point was safety at risk. According to a statement released by FSA principal Jeff Tanner, the individual was stopped in the main office as ...

Students Donate Blood To Help Those In Need

Breah Turner, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Video

The JROTC Program hosted a Red Cross Blood Drive in Fiffe Gym on Oct.5 from 8:30am to 3:00pm. The recent hurricanes and the tragic events in Las Vegas have made the need for blood donations extremely critical as supplies of blood products have been depleted much faster than usual. Many students participated...

“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...

Junior Committee Information

Junior Committee Information

Lexe West, Staff Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under News, Spotlight

Students attending JCHS have a multitude of opportunities to join different clubs and participate in different activities. Among those activities is the Junior Committee. The committee, which is supervised by Ms. Oliver, held a meeting last week to promote member sign-ups and to talk about the different...

[Photos] Freedom Walk Hosted at JCHS

[Photos] Freedom Walk Hosted at JCHS

Amber McCarthy, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Photos, Showcase

  On the morning of September 11th, students from Lincoln Elementary and others from the community gathered in Al Simpler Stadium to show their respect to the ones affected on 9/11. This event started around 8:30 am and ended around 9:30 am.  Events that happened during this event include...

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

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

Kennedy Cox, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

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 girl that I am with a  "can do" attitude, I volunteered as tribute.  Over the seven days I reflected on how I felt without social media and this is what...

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...

Headphones in Class

Headphones in Class

Sarah Taylor, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It is not uncommon for a student to ask to listen to music in class, neither is it unusual for a teacher to allow it. However, does the music act as a distraction? Many teaches don’t allow the devices to be used in class because they find it to be a hindrance to learning. Headphones reduce excess...

Should High Schools Cut Football?

Should High Schools Cut Football?

Morgan Deering, Staff Writer

September 7, 2017


Filed under Feature, Opinion, Sports

Due to recent research involving C.T.E. (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) many parents and schools have been debating just how safe football really is for students. C.T.E. has many of the same showing sign as Alzheimer’s and dementia, but is the result of an injury rather than an endogenous disease....

School Dance Draws Low Attendance

School Dance Draws Low Attendance

DayDay Bonner, Staff Writer

August 30, 2017


Filed under News

On the night of Friday, August 25th 2017, the Blue Jay school dance launched right after the scrimmage at nine o'clock. Unfortunately, the dance did not receive a lot of visitors this time around. Most of our fans left the school because of the time that the scrimmage ended. The Blue Jay scrimmage began at seven o'clock and it ...

Sign Language Should Be Offered As Foreign Language Class

Sign Language Should Be Offered As Foreign Language Class

August 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Sign language is a language people all around the world use to communicate. It's not only used for people with hearing or speaking disabilities, but also by whoever wants to use it. I once had a best-friend in 7th grade that decided to learn sign language with me so that we could talk to each other...

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