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Senior Farewell: Kennedy Cox

Senior Farewell: Kennedy Cox

Kennedy Cox, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Spotlight

This year has been a whirlwind. They always say senior year will have the hardest classes and the most stressful schedule, however, I realized that wasn't what made senior year difficult for me. Of course, the impending questions of what your "goal" or "path" is after high school and the deadlines for...

Student Art Auction

Student Art Auction

Lexe West, Staff Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Local, Showcase, Spotlight

The schools within the Geary County school district all worked together to host a silent auction art gallery. The auction took place April 7th at the Junction City Opera House. Half of the money raised from selling the artwork went to funding for art scholarships given at the end of the year, while the...

March For Our Lives Photo Gallery

March 15, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Opinion, Photos, Showcase, Spotlight

The JCHS student walk-out occurred on Wednesday, March 14th in commemoration of the 17 students that were killed in the Parkland shooting, as well as bring awareness to school violence and mental health.  

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.  

JCMS Receives Threat, No Danger Discovered

JCMS Receives Threat, No Danger Discovered

Morgan Deering, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Spotlight

On Monday, February 19th, a threat was made by a student at Junction City Middle School. Following this threat, JCMS staff members met with the student and determined that it was not credible, but it was further looked into later that night by the Junction City Police Department. An arrest for a crim...

Varsity Boys Basketball Extends Win Streak To Three With Win Over Highland Park

Varsity Boys Basketball Extends Win Streak To Three With Win Over Highland Park

Owin Carreras, Sports Reporter

February 6, 2018


Filed under Featured Sports, Showcase, Sports, Spotlight

The varsity boys basketball team defeated the Highland Park Scots with a score of 70-62 on Friday, February 2, 2018. The win improves the Jays winning streak to three games, their longest streak of the season. The Blue Jays took the lead 13-11 at 2:30 in the first quarter. The Blue Jays played great...

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...

PHOTO GALLERY: Boys Swim at KSU Invitational

PHOTO GALLERY: Boys Swim at KSU Invitational

Morgan Deering, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018


Filed under Photos, Sports, Spotlight

The boys swim team traveled to Kansas State University on January 10, 2018 to compete in the KSU Invitational. The team saw 8 PR's (personal records) at the meet and the team went home finishing in 5th place.

Coach Nick Perez Looks To Start Season With A Swish

Owin Carreras, Sports Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Sports, Spotlight

The Blue Jays Basketball team is back with a new head coach, Coach Nick Perez. Perez was the assistant coach for Coach Schmidt last season. Coach Perez has high expectations for the season and he believes in his players. All the players have bought into the program and are following the steps to become...

PHOTO GALLERY: Murder for Dummies

PHOTO GALLERY: Murder for Dummies

Sadante Person, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Spotlight

Junction City High School students performed their fall play "Murder for Dummies" opening night on Friday, November 17th.

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, 2017


Filed under Featured Sports, Local, Sports, Spotlight

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

Playoff Preview: Battle of the Birds

Playoff Preview: Battle of the Birds

Owin Carreras, Sports Reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under Featured Sports, Showcase, Sports, Spotlight

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. The Blue Jays are underdogs in the game against Lawrence Free State, who is currently ranked the number one team in the 6A class. The Firebirds are the number...

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