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March For Our Lives Overview

Kimberly Flores, Web Editor

April 20, 2018

Filed under News, Opinion

On March 24th, thousands of people all across the United States rallied against gun violence in the March For Our Lives. The main March For Our Lives rally took place in Washington, where it is estimated that over 800,000 peo...

Car Show Fundraiser

Amber Walter, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

Filed under News

With spring just beginning, summer is right around the corner which means many outdoor activities and fundraisers are being planned. One of those plans being a car show. Garrett Merrill is hosting and planning a car show. The show wil...

Extended School Year

Jasmin Saxton, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018

Filed under News

        On Thursday, February the 15th, students left for a four day weekend. Instead, they end up with a week and one day off from school due to winter weather. Schools took precautions when weather channels showed th...

Louder than a Bomb’s 2018 Pre-lim

Lillith Vieux, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018

Filed under News

Raytown High School's Louder than a Bomb team had their 2018 preliminary competition on March 8th. Louder than a Bomb is a slam poetry group that gives teens a platform to speak up about current issues and personal experie...

BTS’ DNA and MIC Drop Get Certified RIAA Gold

Brandi Dillon, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018

Filed under News

The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) Certification for both singles and albums has been given to a number of artists, mostly American born. There are a number of limitations, however. These limitations make it diffi...

Bad Timing

Dustin Alexander, Sports Editor

March 1, 2018

Filed under News

The Raytown School District is being forced to deal with yet another school shooting threat via social media. A snapchat post surfaced February 25th, warning kids not to come to school tomorrow, while the frustration seemed to c...

Cape Town Businesses Owners Fear Water Taps May Be Running Low

MaKayla Webb, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018

Filed under News

Cape Town, which has 4 million people is suffering from a severe drought that may possibly go dry around June. A survey that was done by the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry found that 7% of businesses plan to close if the...

Hospital Fire in South Korea

Jasmine Saxton, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018

Filed under News

South Korean officials have identified many victims that were severely burned and later died and 130 were injured at a hospital in South Korea. Flames had swept through the Sejong Hospital on Friday morning around 7:30 a.m. on Jan...

Relief for Puerto Rico

Kimberly Flores, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017

Filed under News

On September 20th, Hurricane Maria, a powerful Category 4 hurricane, made direct landfall on Puerto Rico, tearing apart the entire island and drenching it with feet of rain. What has happened since has been truly catastrophic...

Not Up for Debate

Rachel Deboe, Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2017

Filed under News

On November 3 and 4, Raytown High School’s forensics and debate team, The Talking Jays, went to Lee’s Summit North for a tournament. It ended with no breaks to semifinals for the forensics competitors. Never ones to stay...

New Spirit Bus Creates Division in Sports

Kimberly Flores, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017

Filed under News

A spirit-filled bus transporting a group of students to away football games sounds like a wonderful opportunity to instill school pride in Raytown High School’s students. Unfortunately, the exclusiveness of only transporting students t...

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