Crocheting becomes new hobby throughout high school

There has been a huge fascination with the craft of crocheting at school.

If you look into a  classroom you will probably see someone crocheting.

“I learned how to crochet in December,” Summer Younie said. “Taryn (Lange) taught me how to chain and single crochet, then I watched some videos on YouTube.”

Crocheting is the process of creating fabric from yarn, thread or other materials using a hook. It consists of pulling loops through other loops, but also incorporates wrapping the material around the hook one or more times. Continue reading

Get ready, get set, FLAP!

A new game, Flappy Bird, has taken over as the number one free app, leaving Hay Day forgotten.

Requiring some skill and a lot of patience, a Flappy Bird player can gradually add points to their score by flapping through pipes, trying to make it to the next one. Most would say it’s quite frustrating, but very fun.

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Ladies take on coyotes for fifth

The girls’ basketball team is showing some success despite only four varsity players returning from last year.

The Lady T-Birds had a slow start, winning two out of the six games that they played for the first half of the season. The second half of the season however, has gone a lot smoother for the girls, winning two out of the four games they have played.

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Rocky mountain high turns to intellectual low

Colorado and Washington have become the first states to encourage the use of pot for fun.

On Election Day in November 2012, voters in those two states voted to legalize the use of recreational marijuana. There are probably several reasons for that, but it was a bad decision for both of those states. It only encourages people to use an extremely damaging drug that can and has ruined many people’s lives.

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McKennon waits 18 weeks for varisty

The boys’ basketball team was full of change when the season started. One significant change for the team was accepting a former rival as a teammate.

Sophomore Bryce McKennon transferred to Skyline from Cunningham last fall without moving into the district. KSHSAA rules stated he could not participate in varsity sports for the first 18 weeks of school because of the transfer.

The former Wildcat finally made his debut and saw some varsity minutes on January 7 against Minneola.

“After I read the rules, I figured I couldn’t play unless we moved,” McKennon said. “I was pretty upset about it, but I don’t have any complaints because it is what it is. Eighteen weeks wasn’t that bad.” Continue reading

The grass is greener on the other side

In my mind, the benefits of marijuana outweigh the risks.

Let’s talk about the economy. Colorado made $1 million on the first day of recreational sales, and with a 25 percent tax, that means that roughly $250 thousand was made in taxes by the government that day. According to, 42.3 percent of that tax money will go to schools. That’s over $105 thousand for K-12 schools in just one day. Continue reading

Legalization efforts fire up in Kansas

Regulating medical marijuana

Alaska, Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Montana are expected to loosen their marijuana laws soon. photo courtesy of MCT Campus

Colorado has legalized recreational marijuana.

At 8 a.m. on Jan. 1, marijuana dispensaries opened up to the public in Colorado for all citizens. Colorado residents 21 and older can buy up to one ounce of weed at a time, and non-residents can purchase up to a quarter of an ounce at a time.

For Kansas, this means nothing. All marijuana is illegal in Kansas, and possession of any amount can land offenders in jail for a year with an additional $1000 fine. The only way Colorado’s law is affecting Kansas is that more marijuana is traveling across the border.

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