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A ‘Pyle’ of Questions

A ‘Pyle’ of Questions

May 8, 2018


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Timothy David Kowis (Writer and Interviewer):  So let’s start at the beginning, where are you from?   Principal Pyle:  I was raised in Webb City Missouri, and lived in this area my whole life.  I graduated from Webb City High School in 1993 and have lived in Carl Junction since around ...

CJ Unlimited

Molly Poage

May 8, 2018


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 Adding new storm shelters to the Carl Junction district has allowed its alternative school, CJ Unlimited, to move back onto campus. It is now located in the old kindergarten-first grade North building. Coordinator Cindy Giebler says that this new campus is an improvement from where they were downt...

Powder Buff

Emma Leach, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018


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   On March 25, CJHS boys of all grades gathered in the high school gym to decide one thing: which grade is the best at volleyball? This activity, called Powder Buff, is a version of the ever-so-popular sport. In order to raise money for Project Graduation, boys from each grade teamed up with ...

Safety Warning Follow Up

Coleton Woody, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018


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 In the wake of so many school shootings happening all over our nation, the Miami High School shooting in particular, a nationwide walkout was planned for March 14th. Instead of the walkout, our school planned class meetings during second block where students could express their concerns about our school...

Guess Who

Guess Who

London Beck

May 4, 2018


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 Have you ever met anyone who is almost always optimistic, joyful, and energetic? Or do you ever find yourself looking at people as puzzles? Have you ever heard someone say, “I like that people each have different things, and they’re like puzzles.” If this sounds familiar, you might know or be ...

Discover Engineering in New Class

Discover Engineering in New Class

May 4, 2018


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 If you look around, everything from the chair you sit in, the car you drive, or the bus you may take home was created and designed by an engineer. Carl Junction offers two engineering classes currently and will offer another one next year. All classes follow the PLTW pathway.  PLTW stands for ...

Spirit Tree Falls In Joplin

Spirit Tree Falls In Joplin

May 4, 2018


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 It has been nearly seven years since the Spirit Tree first grew to represent hope for the city of Joplin after the devastating tornado. Sadly, the tree that was a symbol for many has now fallen. Located near the former Dillons grocery store in downtown Joplin, the tree was painted in bright colors by...

One Last Trip to Silver Dollar City

One Last Trip to Silver Dollar City

May 4, 2018


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 High school is coming to an end for the seniors of Carl Junction. Some of the seniors may know their next step in life, and some are still figuring out just what they want to do and where they want to go. Whether the next step might be attending college or finding a full time job, the class of 201...

Coke or Pepsi?

Coke or Pepsi?

Kinsey Morey

May 4, 2018


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Which is better: Coca-Cola or Pepsi? To answer this widely debated question, Mr. Higgins’ DC Psychology classes did blind taste tests on March 28 and 29. In the tests, the students smelled and tasted six different sodas, then ranked them from best to worst. The sodas tested were Coke, Pepsi, RC, Sa...

A Round of Problems

A Round of Problems

Taryn Pirtle and Josh Hawn

April 13, 2018


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 Students still remain curious about safety solutions, but the problem all comes down to money.  Money first played a role on March 2, 2010, when the city of Carl Junction paid Tri-State Engineering $3,000 for professional insight for conceptual plans for roundabouts in Carl Junction to reduc...

Hazelwood: Then and Now

Hazelwood: Then and Now

Ashley Burke and Ella Leach

April 5, 2018


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Wednesday, January 31 was the 30 year anniversary of the Hazelwood Court Case.  This case is probably one of the biggest cases involving freedom of speech in high school, even though it isn’t always taught in classes like American Government or other history classes.  This issue was first brought ...

Homegrown Winners

Homegrown Winners

Kinsey Morey

April 3, 2018


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CJ is full of nerds  On February 22, 49 CJ students took a trip to Pittsburg State University for Science Day. The students took a combination of 11 different tests in the fields of biology, chemistry, and identification. These tests included: General Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Ecology, Ge...

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