By Samantha Johnson
“It’s really worth it; I mean I’m fine and even better with an Oreo,” -Lieutenant Richard Yule
NHS hosted the annual fall blood drive on Thursday, Oct. 5. Only four days after the Las Vegas massacre, students and teachers of Blue Springs High School recognized the importance of donating blood during this time. Continue reading Hearts beat for the blood drive
By Caitlin Ham
“Community Unity week is so fun because the spirit days are awesome and it’s fun to get involved and see everyone else getting involved too. Bringing canned goods is a good way to help our community and bring together both schools through good deeds.” -senior Angelique White
It’s game week for cross town rivals BSHS and BSS. Although the competition is fierce, Community Unity Week is an opportunity to unite rival schools through the common goal of giving back to the community. Monday’s spirit day of Country vs. Country Club kicked off the week, followed on Tuesday by Mathlete vs. Athlete, PJ vs. Professional Wednesday, Hex Day Thursday, and finally Purple vs. Gold to kick off the big game on Friday night. Continue reading Rivals unite
By Courtney Yanks
“I did donate, but not only money; I donated my time, I walked with amazing people that I spent time listening and relating to. I met so many strong people that afternoon, and I can not wait till next year to attend another one,” sophomore Hali Watts said.
On May 6, a beautiful Saturday afternoon, many gathered to bring awareness to a problem occurring not only in Blue Springs but around the country: teen suicide.
Continue reading Community walks to save lives
By Kaylee Largent
“Disney has blown me away again and again. ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is truly a tale as old as time.” -sophomore Ana Gross
Disney has re-released another classic, and this time it is Beauty and the Beast getting the facelift. The Disney story was brought to life using real characters and settings as compared to the animated version made in 1991. The film provided fun songs and incredible images for viewers to indulge into as they watched the story of Belle and the Beast.
Continue reading A tale as old as time
By Courtney Yanks
“It’s such a warm and good feeling knowing I have all this support from the Blue Springs students and staff,” Kyra Summers.
Spring season in “tornado alley” is in full effect. Every year, those sirens go off for tornado warnings, and fortunately for several years, they have been just warnings. But for Oak Grove residents such as math teacher Kyra Summers, that was not the case this year.
Continue reading Summers rallies after tornado damage
By Michaela Fielding
“My favorite part about the blood drive is the people it benefits in the long run.”- senior Karissa Sprout
On normal days, the small gym is used for physical education classes. Students play basketball, volleyball, tennis, and many other sports; however that is not what it was used for on February 9th. National Honors Society (NHS) utilized the small gym to play host to the second BSHS blood drive of the year. Continue reading Giving back
By Courtney Yanks
“Equality is what this country needs, what this world needs. Equality for all men and women, not based on gender, sexuality or race.” -junior Karissa Johnson
On January 21st, more than 200,000 women, men and children visited Washington square to march for their rights. The women’s march was a response to show opposition to the political policies of the newly inaugurated President, Donald Trump.
Continue reading Students march for equality
by Jadyn Webber
“The purpose is to bring awareness to the St. Baldrick Foundation, and how difficult it is, especially in the winter, for children who go through treatment that caused them to lose their hair.” – Christine Van Camp
The cold months of winter are looked towards as a time of joy and happiness; however, winter can be a difficult time for children battling cancer. While most kids are indulging in candy canes and awaiting the jolly Chris Kringle, those with childhood cancer are pushing through the physical hardship of chemotherapy as well as emotional difficulties of dealing with their diagnosis. Student Senate saw this is an opportune time to send holiday joy in the way of these children. Continue reading Shaving Heads in the Fight to End Childhood Cancer
By Kaylee Largent
“I think Donald Trump will be a great president. I truly do believe that he will make America great again.” – sophomore Ana Gross
On November 9, America had a historical day as the people voted for a new president. Donald Trump was elected the new leader of the free world, and the feelings of the American people could not be any more divided. Some are thrilled to have Trump as the president–others, not so much. Most students as BSHS are not old enough to vote yet, but that did not stop them from having a strong opinion regarding the election. Continue reading Election ends; new Presidential era begins
By J. Metje
“It put things in perspective. Life is precious, even if you don’t agree with the queer community. We need to cherish every moment.” -sophomore Samantha Johnson
June, 2016: the one year anniversary of gay marriage being legalized–a month overshadowed by the largest mass shooting in U.S. history. One gunman shot and killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in Orlando, Florida’s Pulse nightclub. The majority of those attacked were queer* people of color.
This tragedy spawned ripples across the world, as people voiced their grief, anger and concern. Gay and straight alike, a countless number of individuals were impacted. Here in Blue Springs, Missouri, 1,221 miles away from Orlando, people mourned those lost.
Continue reading A Midwest community speaks out: Orlando