A Project for Better Journalism chapter

Top Stories

Sexual Education

March 11, 2016 1:49pm |

Most students have vague recollection of a video shown to them in 5th grade. Boys and girls were separated, and both groups watched a video about their bodies. That was it. Then two years later you have a sex education course in your health class. […]

The Drug Issue: insights from three students

March 11, 2016 1:41pm |

The Harrisonville High School population is nearly 900 students. Given the school’s growing size, the student body is becoming increasingly diverse. This variety brings with it a large range of after- and before-school activities that include athletics, drama productions, club events, or just hanging out […]

The Drug Issue: peer pressure

March 10, 2016 1:43pm |

You were always told in the future you would be pressured into doing bad things by your peers. Whether that actually happens is a matter of opinion – and experience. “I have been peer pressured multiple times,” said senior Sarah Geier. Peer pressure is a […]

The Drug Issue: the school’s response

March 9, 2016 1:42pm |

Harrisonville High School has had some recently rising drug use, and it is not the only school that is doing it. According to DoSomething.org, by the 8th grade, 28 percent of adolescents have consumed alcohol, 15 percent have smoked cigarettes, and 16.5 percent have used […]

Lady Gaga helps raise awareness on sexual assault

January 29, 2016 2:06pm |

At this year’s Oscars, Lady Gaga has her first nomination for her and Diane Warren’s heartmoving song ‘Till It Happens To You.’ The song has been called ‘a beautiful rock ballad about the aftermath of a traumatic event’ by The Atlantic, and many other news […]

Winter Homecoming court: Lexie Schrock and Jacob Filer

January 22, 2016 9:15am |

Lexie Schrock and Jacob Filer, two of the most talented students in the school, are one out of the five groups competing for the Winter Homecoming crown. Schrock is 17, and plans on going to the University of Nebraska this fall. Even though most everybody […]

Winter Homecoming court: Katy Eddleman and Ian Eddleman

January 22, 2016 9:11am |

Katy Eddleman and Ian Eddleman, both involved with the music programs at school, are one of the five pairs competing for the crown this Winter Homecoming. Ian is 18, and plans to go to Mizzou this fall. In the free time he has, he enjoys […]

Winter Homecoming court: Elizabeth Gibbs and Mateo Gonzalez

January 22, 2016 9:05am |

Elizabeth Gibbs and Mateo Gonzalez, two of our biggest basketball stars, are one of the five groups competing for the Winter Homecoming crown. Elizabeth is 17, and is planning to attend the College of the Ozarks this fall. In addition to making free throws, Gibbs […]

Winter Homecoming court: Ben Stryon and Kristen Koch

January 22, 2016 9:04am |

Kristen Koch and Ben Styron, the power couple of this year’s court, are another of the five groups competing for the Winter Homecoming court. Koch is 17; she plans on going to Missouri Southern State University this fall. One of Koch’s talents is her amazing […]

‘Revenant’ impresses viewers with adventurous storyline

January 21, 2016 1:46pm |

There have been few big-hit blockbusters as of late that put cinematography and acting skills as their first priority. Most big action films discard these things for pure action and explosions.   Not The Revenant, though. This film may get up in your face with […]