• Parking passes will be available to all students starting September 9
  • Parking passes are available to Sophomores starting September 2

Worst Shooting in Modern U.S. History

Worst Shooting in Modern U.S. History

Stormi Norton

October 18, 2017

The deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history occurred on Monday, October 1 in Las Vegas at 10:08 PM . During the Route 91 Harvest Festival (a country music concert) on Las Vegas Blvd, shots began to ring out. Stephen Paddock had placed himself on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel and was shooting out the wind...

Don’t go towards the light

Don’t go towards the light

Stephen Houser

October 18, 2017

The Spooklight is a paranormal phenomenon that occurs on the Missouri-Oklahoma border. It’s attracted the attention of people across the country; all of them eager to find out what the Spooklight actually is. The Spooklight is said to be a red/orange orb that bounces along a four-mile gravel road c...

Girls tennis

Coleton Woody

October 10, 2017

 The girls tennis team had a great start to their 2017 season. They started practice about two weeks before school started, with their home matches and practices held at the Joplin Athletic Complex. The varsity team consists of seniors Bailee Lassiter, Hannah Hodson, Laken Lee, Lily Pile, Taylor Ni...

Bustin’ Out the Banjos!

Bustin’ Out the Banjos!

Jayme Doyle

October 6, 2017

 The Carl Junction Chamber of Commerce hosted the 20th Annual Bluegrass Festival on September 23. People from all over the four-states came to Carl Junction to attend the Bluegrass Festival. This year, however, brought something new; this was the first year the Chamber of Commerce put on a Friday Fa...

A Peachy Tryout

A Peachy Tryout

Sarah Spencer

October 4, 2017

The Carl Junction Theater department held open auditions for “James and the Giant Peach”, a child-friendly musical, on September 20 and 21. The department has many returning actors including senior Darian Wilson, who says he returned because “I believe that theater has changed me as a person, soc...

Falling into Fall

Sydney Smith

October 4, 2017

Fall activities to do in the Joplin area   Fun fall activities are beginning to open up in the Joplin area. Autumn is a great time to do different, spooky things with friends and family. Living in a farming community gives access to a lot of exciting Fall activities. Whether people enjoy bein...

What’s Up With IT?

What’s Up With IT?

Johnathan Petry, Writer

October 4, 2017

SPOILER ALERT: Does contain some elements of the plot  Stephen King’s IT has returned to theaters 27 years after the premier of the original mini series in 1990. In a strange twist, that can be by no means a coincidence, the time between the original release of King’s IT and the showing of the...

The Key Signature to Success: District Honor Choir Auditions

The Key Signature to Success: District Honor Choir Auditions

Melissa Hendrickson

October 4, 2017

District Honor Choir auditions were Saturday, September 16 at the Carthage High School, and the students from the Carl Junction choir did extremely well.  Choir members had been working hard for weeks before the auditions to prepare.  Twenty-two students auditioned, and seventeen students were luc...