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Coach Spotlight

Coleton Woody

January 31, 2018


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 One of the newest coaches to Carl Junction High School is Mrs. Holt.  Mrs. Holt has been teaching at our school for ten years and during that time has taught as a part of the language department. Her newest endeavor is being the first girls’ swim coach our school has ever had. However, this isn...

DING DING DING

DING DING DING

Tim Kowis, Website Director

January 31, 2018


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The wrestling season is in full swing, but it’s not WWE, and wrestlers can’t actually punch, so it’s probably more like full… grapple.  Early this month, the wrestling team traveled to Seneca for Districts. At this competition, Carl Junction won first as a school, having the most victories and m...

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman

Stormi Norton

January 31, 2018


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This article contains spoilers for the movie “The Greatest Showman.”  Not many people know the story of how the first circus came about. The tale of P. T. Barnum and his oddities is beautifully told in “The Greatest Showman.” P. T. Barnum’s circus, at the time, was seen as a monstrosity, a jok...

One Team Divided

Emma Leach

January 31, 2018


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 An age-old debate in the world of high school sports and activities is that of splitting Junior Varsity and Varsity teams. Those on Varsity think of it as an honor and a privilege, and those on JV often long to be on varsity. However, another question has arisen. What is the effect of having a JV an...

Star Wars

Star Wars

Daniel Brower

January 31, 2018


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 Star Wars: The Last Jedi was a joyride of high moments and utter plot twists, and though it left behind the plot of the books, the movie was still an extremely enjoyable experience. As Rey and Ren fought off the emperor's guard afters slaying Snoke, many fans applauded at the joy of seeing two fan-fa...

Learning Service

Molly Poage

January 31, 2018


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 Service Learning, short for “Service Learning & Leadership in the Workplace” is a class described in its course description as “An advanced-level course designed to familiarize students with the principles of leadership and community service, this is an opportunity to integrate rewarding experien...

The Impact of DI

The Impact of DI

Melissa Hendrickson

January 29, 2018


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 Destination Imagination, while not very well known in the Carl Junction High School, is an activity that has helped shape a handful of dedicated students through participation from as early as kindergarten.  DI consists of a team challenge and an instant challenge, and it gives children the o...

Wacky Weather

Wacky Weather

Connor Pittman

January 25, 2018


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 Lately, the weather has not been consistent at all. It will snow Monday through Wednesday of one week, only to be about 60 degrees Thursday through Friday.  We can look at the long-range weather forecast for January and February using the “Heady pattern.”  The Heady pattern, created by Doug Heady,...

Net Neutrality or Not Neutrality?

Net Neutrality or Not Neutrality?

Jon Petry

January 25, 2018


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 Ever since the FCC ruled to repeal Net Neutrality laws on November 1, 2017, everyone from political activists to common citizens have been in an uproar over the loss of what they believe to be a civil right. Net Neutrality, up until now, has been something not a lot of people knew about and had o...

Big Fish on the Block

Kinsey Morey

January 25, 2018


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Carl Junction High School’s newest sport is off to a great season with several wins and many great athletes. The team has competed at seven meets so far in this season. These meets include the All Relays Meet, Monett Duel, Carthage Invitational, Monett Invitational, Carthage Pentathlon, Ozark Invi...

The Last Season

Ashley Burke and Ella Leach

January 25, 2018


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 As the winter sports season comes to an end, many seniors are looking back on their biggest successes throughout the past four years in the Carl Junction Athletics Program.  The boys basketball seniors are Brendon Hoberecht, Will Bebee, and Aaron Ludders.  Hoberecht has been playing for as ...

New Year, New Me

New Year, New Me

Bethany Hoagland, Writer

January 23, 2018


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 When a new year rings in, people make new goals, plans, and resolutions. Some resolutions may be small and others may be big. Whether it be traveling to new places or just trying to be a better person, all resolutions are important.  Some of the most common resolutions are losing weight, being ...