The Messenger

The Messenger

What older generations can learn from Millennials

Persephone Means, Editor

May 18, 2016

This is a message to the generations that just don’t get us Millennials. Don’t be so competitive. Just because it takes Millennials longer to achieve their goals does not mean they are broken or dumb. Work is not the ...

Summer life hacks

Tori Bland, Staff Writer

May 18, 2016

Chafing: To avoid the discomfort of chafing, put deoderant on the inner part of your thighs or areas that tend to rub together. Sunburns: To soothe sunburns, put Aloe Vera gel in ice cube trays, put it in the freezer until sol...

90 days of summer vacation

Dyllan Jones, Staff Writer

May 18, 2016

There are many activities to do over the summer; some of the activities include creativity and others are plain fun. There are many crafts you can learn to do over the summer. Crafting is a fun way to spark your creativity,...

Iceland Oasis 2016

Iceland Oasis 2016

May 18, 2016

Concrete

Tori Bland, Staff Writer

May 18, 2016

Preface: I wrote this poem in my creative writing class. We were assigned to write a political poem about anything in society that we feel is an issue. At first, I was unsure how I was going to form my very strong opinions in...

Suiting up for Civil War

Tori Bland, Staff Writer

May 18, 2016

The long awaited Captain America: Civil War earned $400.2 million overseas before hitting the big screens in America. Civil War earned $25 million on Thursday and $75.2 million on Friday. Opening weekend earned $180 million, in...

Bernie Sanders during the rally in Lawrence, KS.

#FeelTheBern

April 21, 2016

Forensic season ends: 16 to go to state

Tori Bland, Staff Writer

April 21, 2016

The Forensics season has finally come to a close. At Paola on March 3,  senior Abigail Taylor placed third in Poetry. Taylor also got first place in Impromptu Speaking at the same meet. Junior Zachary Cokely placed third in Serious...

Spotlight on stress: crunching the numbers

Tori Bland, Staff Writer

April 21, 2016

TRIGGER WARNING: This article contains content that may be triggering or too much for some readers. Triggers include depression, eating disorders, anxiety, and suicide.   There is no doubt that being a teenager is ...

Youth Art Month

Youth Art Month

March 9, 2016