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New Netflix Additions

Sydney Smith

February 14, 2017


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  The Parent Trap - This 1961 film follows long-list twin sisters that find each other at a summer camp and their journey to reunite their divorced parents before they permanently move on. Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass - Alice returns to the whimsical Wonderland and embarks on a r...

2016 Trends

London Beck

February 14, 2017


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Does everyone remember 2016 trends? Do some of these things need to go or no? Some 2016 trends were the whip and nae nae dabbing, Pokémon Go, Converse, gray-dyed hair, hidden rainbow hair, shaved backs of heads, henna tattoos, chokers, virtual reality, unicorns and mermaid fashion, the mannequin challeng...

Joplin’s Best Dessert Places

Kecia Houpt

February 8, 2017


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 Frosted Cakery: 4.5 Stars Frosted Cakery is located at 124 South Main Street, it's very spacious inside and has an efficient staff. But when you walk in, the aroma surrounds you and smells like your grandmother’s kitchen. The theme is very interesting, with abstract paintings spread out on the w...

Kindness Club

Casey Richardson, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017


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As the school year has progressed, new clubs and organizations have sprouted up. One of the new clubs, organized by Ms. Algood and Ms. Spangler, is the Kindness Club. As implied by the name, member Kylie Linam claims their goal is “To spread kindness and respect throughout the school.” The Kindness...

Would you like to make a time capsule?

London Beck, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017


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Did you know there used to be a time capsule at our school? In 2001, when our high school was first built at this location the Carl Junction first graders got to participate in creating a time capsule for their future graduating selfs! The first graders placed papers, books, and other objects that m...

Moana Movie Review

Sydney Smith, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017


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Disney has done it again with its new film Moana. This movie was produced by Osnat Shurer (One Man Band Lifted) with screenwriter and director pair John Musker and Ron Clement (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and The Princess and the Frog). In 2011, Musker started reading about Polynesian mythology, creatin...

Best Places to go for Vacation

Bailey Larson

February 8, 2017


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Many people travel out of state for trips. Some of the most popular places can also be the most expensive, such as going to Florida for Disney World, or to California for Disneyland. Although these are very exciting places, there are places to go that are closer to home, very inexpensive, or even free....

Changes with the Mall

Nikki Bearden, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017


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There are a few new stores arriving at the Northpark Mall. Dunham's is a sport store in the Northpark Mall. Dunham’s sells anything from crossbows to socks to combat boots. Their combat boots range in price anywhere from $34.99 to $89.99, while their jackets and pants can go anywhere from $24.99 to ...

Arrival Review: A Hidden Masterpiece

Tim Kowis

February 8, 2017


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Arrival, rated PG-13 and directed by Denis Villeneuve, is a movie about a woman named Louise Banks (Amy Adams) who is a Linguist professor. Louise Banks is still coping with the recent and untimely death of her daughter but is continuing with her life and teaches classes at a college. But when twelve uni...

Snowball Dance

London Beck

February 5, 2017


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This year’s Snowball dance took place Saturday February 4 at the K-1 gym from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. It was semi-formal so dresses for ladies and ties and bow ties for the guys. The tickets for the dance were sold during lunch the week of and at the dance itself. The tickets cost 5 dollars a...