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Somewhat Fantastic Weather

Somewhat Fantastic Weather

Kecia Houpt, Writer

March 16, 2017


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The weather have been actively changing throughout the past few weeks. Last week Joplin was in the eighties, while this week we are in the middle fifties. All of the sports such as, soccer, baseball, and boys tennis really enjoyed the weather. Sunny skies with very little cloud cover let the temperature...

Instant Karma Review

March 16, 2017


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Instant Karma Gourmet Hot Dogs is located at 527 S Main Street here in Joplin. It is a very convenient place to go have lunch or have an event of any sort. The restaurant was very friendly and welcoming, and the decorations were very modern. Most of the paintings were abstract and very puzzling. The set...

Why the Flu Bug?

Why the Flu Bug?

March 16, 2017


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    Every year that the flu bug comes around, it's like a tsunami that affects and infects everyone. In schools, the flu bug spreads very rapidly, and this affects households as well. A lot of households that have younger children are more susceptible to the virus. The reason why is because a lot...

For Upcoming Seniors

March 16, 2017


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Tomorrow’s Leaders Today is a business leadership organization that hand selects students from the area’s school districts, such as McCauley, College Heights, Webb City, Joplin, Carl Junction, and Saint Mary's. Of course this has to start somewhere, so teachers that observe the student's behavior ...

Four Leaf Clovers

London Beck, Staff Writer

March 16, 2017


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  “If a man walking in the fields find any four-leaved grass, he shall, in a small while after, find some good thing.” wrote Sir Son Melton. This is how the idea that luck came out of four-leaf clovers was started. But the start of noticing clovers or shamrocks as something special than any o...

Grammy’s 2017

London Beck, Staff Writer

March 16, 2017


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This year’s Grammy Award was held on February 12 at 5:00 p.m. in the Staples Center, Los Angeles. Adele, Sturgill Simpson, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, John Legend, The Weekend, Daft Punk, Bruno Mars, Cynthia Erivo, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Metallica, Lady Gaga, Chance the Rapper, Beyonce, A T...

Looking back Objectively at 2016

Tim Kowis, Web Manager

March 6, 2017


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 If you were to ask basically anyone, “How was your 2016?”  they may be more than inclined to say something along the lines of, “It was the worst year ever.”  There seems to be a general hatred against 2016. The many difficult or depressing events have left a bad overall impression. One b...

Holidays that you didn’t know were in Spring

Nikki Bearden, Staff Writer

March 6, 2017


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Did you know that there are holidays in spring that you didn’t even know about? Such as International Moment of Laughter Day on April 14th; where people celebrate simply by watching their favorite comedy or telling a joke to a friend, making them laugh in some sort of way. Or how about Ex-Spouse day...

Should the Death Penalty Be Abolished?

Nikki Bearden and Tim Kowis, Staff Writer

March 6, 2017


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Death Penalty Pros Death Penalty costs less than life imprisonment without parole Deters people who would like to be criminals from committing felonies Without the death penalty there would be an increase of crime rates Death penalty is a just punishment for crimes that criminals have committed against t...

CJ’s Newest Addition Gideon Boone Williams

London Beck, Staff Writer

March 6, 2017


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Although many will agree a lot of bad things happened in 2016, some good did come out of it. There’s now a baby story to start 2017 off right. Mr. Williams, our school vice principal, and his wife Allie, a pediatric nurse practitioner, recently had their first child named Gideon Boone Williams on ...

Hunting for Antiques in Carl Junction

Hunting for Antiques in Carl Junction

Bryce Sherwood, Staff Writer

March 6, 2017


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    Ever bored and in need of something to do?  Well the Carl Junction Auction Service might be the place for you.  There are plenty of things to choose from with its large selection of military gear, whether it be knives, authentic guns and military gear, or ancient Indian artifacts. W. G. "Trip" ...

Track Star: Weston Wendt

Bryce Sherwood, staff Writer

March 6, 2017


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    On February 3 of this year, Weston Wendt was honored at halftime of the boy’s homecoming basketball game. Weston is currently ranked in the top thirty in the country in the 60 and 200 and has already proved himself to being one of the best Carl Junction has. He already has a long list of a...