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Lyra Thompson, Staff Writer February 26, 2024

Do you have a passion that you and your friends could talk about for hours? Would you love to make money from talking about your interests? That’s what happened for a current Bonner Springs High School...

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The Puppy Bowl

Lyra Thompson, Staff Writer February 12, 2024

Last year, I was scrolling through on Discovery+ when I came across something called the Puppy Bowl. My dad and I watched it together and ended up getting so invested in a bunch of puppies playing with...

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Capturing Photos and Students’ Attention

Lyra Thompson, Staff Writer January 29, 2024

Mrs. Jolley, one of the math teachers here at BSHS, has a very interesting story. On top of being a full-time teacher, she has been a wedding photographer for the past six years. Mrs. Jolley has always...

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Guinness World Records – The Weird and Wild

Lyra Thompson, Staff Writer December 11, 2023

Guinness World Records has been around since 1955, having sold over 100 million copies worldwide. Over the years, tens of thousands of world records have been broken, from tallest to tiniest, oldest to...

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The History of “Happy Birthday” and Other Public Domain Songs

The History of “Happy Birthday” and Other Public Domain Songs

Lyra Thompson, Staff Writer December 4, 2023

“Happy birthday to you…” As soon as you hear those words, paired with the recognizable tune, you know the situation. If it’s being sung to you, you’ll have either a positive or negative reaction....

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Taylor Morton as Dorthy, Kermitt Jacks as The Tin Man, Blake Taber as The Lion, Micheal Streit as The Scarecrow in BSHS The Wizard of Oz Musical.

Bonner Springs High School’s The Wizard of Oz: A Spirited Interpretation of a Famous Classic

Charlotte Dykes, Staff Writer November 20, 2023

November 9-11, students of the Bonner Springs High School performed a stage adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, giving the iconic story new life. With impressive costuming and stage props, fantastic acting...

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Meet the School’s New SRO – Officer Watson Interview

Lyra Thompson, Staff Writer November 20, 2023

This year, USD 204 has a new School Resource Officer, Officer James Watson. Officer Watson has had a long career history. He went into the military right out of high school in 1994 and served for 21 years...

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Wicked and The Wizard of Oz – Plot Comparison

Lyra Thompson, Staff Writer November 13, 2023

SPOILER WARNING: This article contains spoilers for both The Wizard of Oz and Wicked.   In honor of Bonner Springs High School’s production of the Wizard of Oz this past weekend, I’m going...

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The History of School Lunches in America

Lyra Thompson, Staff Writer October 23, 2023

School lunches. They’re a required part of the school routine here in the US, but they weren’t always a common part of the day. When did they start and what were they like in the past? Going back...

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J. Robert Oppenheimer (left) Cillian Murphy as Oppenheimer (right)
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J. Robert Oppenheimer: An Editorial of the Man Behind the Movie

Maggie Heath, Staff Writer October 16, 2023

Today marks the day that President Truman signed approval for the construction of Los Alamos 82 years ago, and I wanted to pull out all the stops since this is my one chance to write an article on the...

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The Nancy Drew Video Game Series – An Underrated Gem

Lyra Thompson, Staff Writer October 9, 2023

This article contains spoilers for Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy A few years ago, my sister introduced me to a series of PC games, produced by Her Interactive, based on the Nancy Drew book...

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A Farmer’s Life – BSHS Teacher’s Unique Lifestyle

Lyra Thompson, Staff Writer October 2, 2023

Mr. Davidson is the gifted teacher here at the high school, but you may not know that, when he’s not at school, he works hard on the farm he owns in Linwood, KS. Davidson has lived on the 140-acre farm...

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