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The traditions of Halloween

The traditions of Halloween

Joshua Hawn

October 30, 2017


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 It’s October, and that means Halloween is just around around the corner. There are many strange traditions to celebrate this holiday. Halloween has three major traditions in America: jack-o-lanterns, costumes,  and trick-or-treating.  The word jack-o-lantern is also a nickname for “will o’th...

Replicating Excellence (Blade Runner Review)

Replicating Excellence (Blade Runner Review)

Johnathan Petry

October 30, 2017


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 Blade Runner 2049 is the next chapter in an epic series of films that began in 1982. While the series consists of only two movies, it has amassed a cult following of people who love the films, and for good reason. The original, set in 2019, gave birth to an alternate universe in which humans have ...

Diving into a New Sport

Kinsey Morey

October 30, 2017


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Carl Junction High School is introducing a new winter sport this November: girls swim team. Practices will start on November 6 and go until the state swim meet on February 17-18. The team will share a head coach with Joplin’s swim team for the first year. They will also practice with the Joplin s...

Stepping Forward

Coleton Woody

October 26, 2017


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 The last football game of districts has come and gone, and so has the school tradition of Senior Night. Senior Night is where all the seniors from football, band, cheerleading, dance, and other sports that don’t have their own Senior Night (like tennis and golf) line up on the football field with t...

Walking for a Cure

Stormi Norton

October 26, 2017


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 On Sunday, October 8, CJHS held the 8th Annual Breast Cancer Walk to support victims of breast cancer. There was the walk, the famous balloon release, a live band, and tons of activities set up by the FBLA.  With so much going on, it drew a huge crowd. Austin Rose, a senior FBLA member, said, ...

From Clowns to Donalds

From Clowns to Donalds

Tim Kowis, Website Manager

October 24, 2017


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 Halloween is a very strange holiday. You get to go to strangers’ houses in weird or scary costumes, knock on their doors, and get delicious free candy.  Many people think the most important part of this process is that of the costumes. So, as a (decapitated) heads-up, these costumes are likely going...

Black Cats

Black Cats

Addison Miller

October 24, 2017


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 There are many myths about black animals around the time of Halloween. Many rumors circulate of reports about black cats being adopted from shelters and sacrificed around Halloween-time. A few local shelters that can speak on questions that people have about them.  Marianne Chlau, the owner of Golden Paw, ...

Home Coming Parade

Home Coming Parade

Addison Miller

October 24, 2017


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 CJ students got wild with the Carl Junction Homecoming Parade on September 29. The theme was “Welcome to the Jungle,” and most floats were pretty creative. Many clubs participated, including Archery, National Art Honor Society (NAHS), Future Farmers of America (FFA), and Future Christian Leaders of...

Run Forrest, Run!

Emma Leach

October 24, 2017


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 According to www.mo.milesplit.com, the Carl Junction Lady Bulldog’s cross country team is ranked 3rd in the state this year.  They have been to State as a team the past five years in a row and are hoping to go again. The highest they’ve scored so far is fifth in the state in 2015, but that could al...

New Teachers

Bethany Hoagland

October 24, 2017


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 The school year has begun, and new teachers have entered the halls of CJHS. Last year was Mrs. Sellers’ last year of teaching in the Art Department. This year, we have a new art teacher, as well as new math and English teachers. All three of them are women who are ready to educate the students o...

Soccer Team Keeps on Kickin’

Ashley Burke

October 24, 2017


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This year’s CJHS boys soccer team has had a pretty good season so far.  They plan on going all the way to districts this year and defending their title as district champions.  Senior Will Bebee, who has been playing soccer for CJHS for three years, says, “We are giving a lot of teams a run for...

Bill Dunn Hometown Hero

Bill Dunn Hometown Hero

Daniel Brower

October 24, 2017


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 Long-time Carl Junction fire chief Bill Dunn passed away on September 22, 2017,  leaving behind a legacy on the town. Bill Dunn became the volunteer firefighter for CJ in 1961. Additionally, he served on the city council, helped persuade the town to build a swimming pool for the local children, be...