Thought Bubble | Many classic books worth the effort

Books are categorized as classics on the basis that no matter when you read it, the book will always be relevant. 

Some of the most commonly known classics are “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Of Mice and Men,” mainly because they are both taught in high school English classes. Though most classics are widely known, people still tend to be hesitant to read them. Some classics can be very beneficial to read though —that’s what makes them classics. They have stood the test of time and continue to do so. 

Editorial Briefs | Winter sports finishing strong

Wrestling finished another strong season with two state placers and boys basketball got a playoff win for the first time since 2017. The girls face Kansas City Christian tonight and the boys play Jefferson County North at Mission Valley 5:30 p.m. Thursday. It was great to see a return of school spirit, as the parents and pep band participated in an '80s theme Monday night, and it makes us even more excited to eventually pack the gym again.

Opinion | Safety still important after a year of COVID

With the coronavirus having been in the United States for a year now, and life-changing safety precautions put in place not long after, many people are growing fatigued and are ready to see a normal life again. Because of this, many people have lost sight of what is important, which is doing your part to slow the spread of this virus.

With lots of misconceptions and dispute surrounding the rules and recommendations, I spoke with Wabaunsee County health director Ray Finley about the current safety procedures. Here is what I learned:

Opinion: Potential loss of sports, activities worries seniors

With COVID-19 being passed around like wildfire, many sports programs decided to end seasons early.

The NBA suspended the season after a Jazz player preliminarily tested positive for the Coronavirus. The NCAA cancelled the winter and spring championships to combat the problem. Both organizations had a very valid reason to end the season, since health comes above sports, but many athletes did not want to see the end so suddenly.

From the NBA to the NCAA to KSHSAA, the ending of many seasons crushed the dreams many hopeful athletes had to be named the top dog.

L.A.F. Save America

Laurel, Adam, and Falisha invite Chad Chambers and Dan Flach on the pod to take the World’s Smallest Political Quiz. Take the quiz before listening and join them to figure out your political ideology. Some background information on the World’s Smallest Political Quiz.

Opinion | Use honesty to avoid a bad breakup

Initiating a breakup might be one of the most awkward and difficult things you’ll ever have to do, especially in high school. No matter how you go about it, it probably won't go down as smoothly as you hope, but knowing some proper breakup etiquette could help prevent the situation from becoming your worst nightmare.... Continue Reading →

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