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Relief for Puerto Rico

Kimberly Flores, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017

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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

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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

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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...

Hurricane Season

Lucy Hughes, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017

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America’s 2017 hurricane season was ranked to be one of the most dreadful seasons reported in America’s history. Starting the season off with Harvey, which hit the coast of Texas on August 17. 63 people reported dead after...

Hurricane Galore

Jason Jones, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017

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On August 25, 2017 the most powerful hurricane to ever hit Texas in 50 years has done an estimated $180 billion dollars in damages. Hurricane Harvey has killed an estimated 50 people and has displaced more than 100 million houses....

Senseless Loss in Las Vegas Creates a Need for Change

Kimberly Flores, Staff Writer

October 10, 2017

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The largest shooting in United States history occurred late Sunday night on the final night of the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Jason Aldean was performing when the shooter, Stephen Paddock, opened fire - killing 59 people and wo...

Tennis Club at RHS

Chance Prosser, Editor-In-Chief

September 27, 2017

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Starting this year is Raytown High School’s new Tennis Club, which has the potential to be an activity to the school that students are interested in. Ms. Kaitlin Bolton, an art teacher, serves as the sponsor for the club wit...

Movement, not a Moment

Ashley Dedrickson, Staff Writer

May 9, 2017

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On Saturday, April 29th, more than 1,000 people joined together to march for ‘climate justice’ in Downtown Kansas City. The weather was stormy and cold with a high temperature of 48 degrees. The March began at Cancer S...

EOC Effects

Irene Biskinis, Copy Editor

May 8, 2017

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The End of Course exams took place May 2 through May 5 at Raytown High. Multiple classes take an EOC test such as American Government and History, English I and II, Algebra I and II, Geometry, Biology and Physical Science. ...

ACT Season

Dae'Ron Jones, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017

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The ACT has been said to be one of the most important tests that students take in high school. It is required for all juniors to take the test and the first one to three times are free for students. To prepare, a lot of students...

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