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Drake Jumps into the Competition

Drake Jumps into the Competition

Sarah Spencer

November 29, 2017


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 Carl Junction’s own Drake McMullen (senior) left on November 10 for an international gymnastics competition in Bulgaria. Drake will be participating in the double-mini trampoline event with 2,410 more athletes. The competition will take place from November 11 to December 11 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Though i...

Winter Sports preview

Kinsey Morey

November 29, 2017


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 The fall sports have come to a close and the temperatures are dropping. This means it is time for the winter sports to start up. CJHS has five winter sports: girls swimming, girls basketball, boys basketball, wrestling, and archery.  Girls swim had their first practice on November 6. The team i...

26 Dead in Texas Shooting

26 Dead in Texas Shooting

Jayme Doyle

November 27, 2017


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Notice: the contents of this article about the tragedy at First Baptist Church in Texas may be distressing to some readers.  The shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, is marked as one of the worst shootings to happen in the state. On Sunday Nov. 5, 2017, gunman Devin Patrick K...

Ragna-Rocking it

Ragna-Rocking it

Johnathan Petry

November 27, 2017


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Thor: Ragnarok is the most fantastic and anticipated addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2017. The latest addition to Thor’s trilogy was an instant hit amongst everyone, from fans of Marvel Comics to those who enjoy a good action-comedy. With such a huge fan base, though, it would be hard for...

Dominating Districts

Dominating Districts

Coleton Woody

November 20, 2017


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 On November 7, a group of our high school musicians traveled to Mount Vernon to try out for District Honor Band and District Honor Jazz Band. Similar to the Honor Choir, to get into the band, you have blind auditions where you play pieces of music that are pre-prepared. Musicians are able to try out f...

Saluting the Veterans

Saluting the Veterans

Ashley Burke

November 20, 2017


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Veterans Day is for more than just saluting the veterans; it honoring them for risking their lives to give us the freedom that we have today.  Armed forces leave their families behind and go to battle every day.  Sometimes they don’t get to see their families for months at a time.  Many vetera...

Fall Fashion 2017

Fall Fashion 2017

Bethany Hoagland and Addison Miller

November 20, 2017


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 Carl Junction students are getting ready to sport the new fall 2017 fashion trends. Trends similar to styles from the 1970’s seem to be popping back up.  The shoes, the colors, the patterns: they all just scream that special 70’s style.  Here are some of the popular fall trends that have been showi...

Leading into Fall

Leading into Fall

Connor Pittman

November 6, 2017


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 Starting on Sunday, October 22 and lasting until the 24, the junior high and high school TSA (Technology Student Association) chapters attended the Fall Leadership Conference, or FLC for short, at Missouri S&T in Rolla Missouri. FLC is designed to help students in chapters all over the state ...

One Last Match

One Last Match

Bethany Hoagland

November 1, 2017


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 Time is ticking for the Carl Junction seniors on the volleyball team, but they’re not gone yet. On October 10, the volleyball girls had a home game against Nixa. This night was all about the seniors: Kamryn Colburn, Taitym Franklin, Natosha Hill, Sylvia Lawson, Olivia Lewis, Lexi Miller, Cana Sluder...

Mapleleaf

Mapleleaf

Daniel Brower

November 1, 2017


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   This year in Carthage, Missouri, the 51st Annual Maple Leaf Festival, an event that lasts from September 30 till October 29, was held. The festival is full of many events throughout Carthage, each day having different events for the townsfolk and tourists to enjoy, with the largest events t...

Girls State Golf Goes Great

Emma Leach

November 1, 2017


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 On October 8 and 9, the CJHS girls’ golf team traveled to the Sedalia Country Club for the State championship and tied for 7th place as a team. They scored 376 points on the first day and 358 points on the second, giving them an overall score of 734 points. Individually, the girls did just as wel...

Kicking off Districts

Ashley Burke

November 1, 2017


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 The football team ended their conference games and are now moving onto Districts. The team lost one out of ten games in their conference. They are now ranked 94th in the nation and second in the state. Varsity cheerleader, junior Gracie Distler, said, “I am looking forward to cheering on our bo...