The Messenger

The Messenger

Tomorrow

September 21, 2020

When I thought of tomorrow, But in the fact that it was clanging. I was a first light, you were midnight. Waiting and waiting for my twilight.   I have dreamed of the stars. Somewhat louder than the cars, And amid t...

Leroy Homecoming Celebration

Dave Drago, Journalist

September 21, 2020

As the majority of us in Iola and surrounding towns did relatively little, the town of LeyRoy, with a population of 541 (according to the 2018 census), held a several day long festival, which they refer to as “LeyRoy Homecoming!” My...

Dr. Suess Week

Miranda Palmer, Journalist

March 13, 2020

Dr. Seuss Week is the week we honor Dr. Seuss. Seuss isn’t actually his last or first name it is actually his middle name and his mother’s maiden name. His full name is Theodor Seuss Geisel. He was born in Springfield, Mas...

Iola Bound

Kaster Trabuc, Journalist

March 13, 2020

With the second semester in effect, many students look forward to new students that are moving to our school. People that are looking for new friends, and others to talk to, jump at any opportunity to meet these new students. Not...

Life Sentence

River Hess

January 17, 2020

In a handful of words, who are you? What was your impact? This was not the question posed to students in Laura Schinstock’s Senior English class in September of 2019. Instead, they were asked what they wanted the people the...

Why Now?

Why Now?

January 10, 2020

American schools risk training a generation of parrots

Dyllan Jones, Editor

May 8, 2018

What does critical thinking mean to the average American student? If the answer to that question is A, B, C, or D, there may be a problem. What answer did you get on your test? I got “critical thinking is a human abilit...

An open letter to the USD 257 board of education

Allie Utley, Editor

May 8, 2018

The handbook distributed at the beginning of the school year reads, “All students will be required to take a final exam each semester in each of their classes. However, a student will have the option of being exempt from taking th...