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Sarah Mosteller carries her luggage while traveling back from the Student Television Network convention.

Coronavirus impacts broadcasting students trip, forced to return

Kaitlyn Bailey, Editor-in-Chief March 13, 2020

Student Television Network officials announced Wednesday the annual convention was canceled amid the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.  STN, which was hosting media students in the nation’s Capitol,...

Deadline to vote in MO presidential primary election approaches

Kaitlyn Bailey, Editor-in-Chief February 9, 2020

With the Iowa Caucus coming to an end, citizens are now looking forward to primary elections. If you haven't registered to vote, the registration deadline for the March 10 presidential primary election...

Top news stories from 2019

Kaitlyn Bailey, Editor-in-Chief January 15, 2020

Now that the book has closed on 2019, millions of people are reflecting on their year. From mass shootings to new science developments, 2019 marked another monumental year. Here are some of the top stories...

Houses approves War Powers resolution amid tensions with Iran

Kaitlyn Bailey, Editor-in-Chief January 9, 2020

The House of Representatives voted Thursday in favor of a War Powers resolution in rebuke of Donald’s Trump’s actions against Iran. The resolution is meant to limit President Trump’s military action...

Education First: ACT Scores

Education First: ACT Scores

Kaitlyn Bailey, Editor-in-Chief December 10, 2019

Students in Columbia Public Schools (CPS) scored higher on average than their national peers on the American College Testing (ACT) exam in 2019;  however, the district’s average decreased slightly compared...

Countdown to the holidays calendar

Countdown to the holidays calendar

Kaitlyn Bailey, Editor-in-Chief December 2, 2019

Once Thanksgiving rolls by, children and adults are ready to celebrate the holidays. The holidays are known for family time, giving, and celebrating the new year, and children across the country are excited...

Goodwill Excel Center gives adult students a second chance at earning a high school diploma

Kaitlyn Bailey, Editor-in-Chief November 19, 2019

While Goodwill is known for its thrift stores, Cody Chamberlain remembers Goodwill for something much deeper-- the chance to confront a lingering regret.  “I’ve just been beating myself up about...

Preferred pronouns in public schools

Kaitlyn Bailey, Editor-in-Chief November 14, 2019

Kelsey Pegg is among the thousands of people who conclude their emails with four simple words. They/them/their pronouns.  “Including your pronouns, whether or not someone asks, allows for two things....

Seniors Rally Together at Annual Senior Tailgate

Kaitlyn Bailey, Editor-in-Chief November 4, 2019

Senior year is known for many lasts. The last homecoming dance, the last first day, the last class assembly. Since 2017, it has become tradition that seniors rally together to celebrate their last football...

Fashion Frenzy

Kaitlyn Bailey , Editor-in-Chief October 27, 2019

When the leaves start changing, so does the fashion trends. Suddenly, you’re left regretting not owning a denim-jacket or a turtleneck sweater to help combat the cold temperatures during the fall. Here...

The Achievement Gap Crisis: Opportunities Decrease for Poor Children

Kaitlyn Bailey, Editor-in-Chief October 27, 2019

Poverty affects more than a child’s home life; it also affects the behavior of adolescents in many different ways.  In Columbia, 16 percent of children 18-and-under are living in impoverished conditions,...

CPS to Implement No-Backpack Policy

Kaitlyn Bailey, Editor-in-Chief October 25, 2019

In an effort to ensure more safety at football games, Columbia Public Schools (CPS) implemented a new no-backpack policy for all middle and high school sporting events.  Sharla Hyler, guidance secretary,...

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