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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...

PHOTO GALLERY: Veterans Day Ceremony

PHOTO GALLERY: Veterans Day Ceremony

Sadante Person, writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Photos, Showcase

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 veterans all around the world. Junction City students and teachers sat peacefully throughout the ceremony to commemorate what the milita...

Junction City Votes Yes for New High School

Junction City Votes Yes for New High School

Kennedy Cox

November 8, 2017


Filed under Local, News

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 anticipated and even a little controversial. Citizens of Junction City have voted and the polls closed with 1,718 votes in favor of building a new high...

Sportsmanship Summit Aims to Improve Intense Rivalry Relationship

Sportsmanship Summit Aims to Improve Intense Rivalry Relationship

Lexe West, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Junction City versus Manhattan. There are only twenty-five miles between the two high schools, yet an intense rivalry has been going on for as long as most people can remember. Due to racially charged social media posts and inappropriate t-shirts, the tension between the two schools has finally ...

First Person: Emotional Move

First Person: Emotional Move

Olivia Knerr, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

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. We do it constantly-- another place, another face, another personality. The friends are an extensive plus, they help you settle in a...

Lemonade Stand Raises Funds for Hurricane Relief

Lemonade Stand Raises Funds for Hurricane Relief

Sadante Person, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2017


Filed under News, Photos

  During both lunches 0n October 23rd, the entrepreneurship class hosted a lemonade stand as a fundraiser to raise money for hurricane victims. “It’s going toward hurricane relief in Puerto Rico, and I think the charity was called Unidos por Puerto Rico,” senior Trinity Cook sai...

BREAKING: New Threat Discovered At CAC

BREAKING: New Threat Discovered At CAC

Sarah Taylor, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On Tuesday, October 24, JCHS administration notified staff and community members of a threat that was found on a school graphing calculator in the Career Academy Campus. So far, no credibility was found behind the threat and student safety was never at risk. An email was sent to JCHS staff members and p...

Photos: Homecoming Parade Shows School Spirit

Photos: Homecoming Parade Shows School Spirit

Sadante Person, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under News, Photos, Showcase

  Junction City High School's homecoming week occurred October 16th-20th. The theme for the week was "Out Of This World."  Students were invited to dress up for spirit week. Th spirit day for Monday was Out Of This World, Tuesday was Terrestrial Tourist Tuesday, Wednesday was Weightless W...

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...

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