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What I learned in Texas

By Ryan Eyster, Staff Writer

February 11, 2015

Filed under Opinion

As many of you may know, the band took a trip down to San Antonio, Texas around New Years’ to play the halftime show at the Alamo Bowl. The bus departed from Iola at 9:15 p.m.; we were going to drive through the night and...

Violence isn’t the answer

By The Messenger Editorial Board

December 18, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Recent civil rights protests in New York have rightfully served as an eye-opener to important race and law enforcement controversies in America. On Dec. 3, a New York grand jury declined to indict Daniel Pantaleo, the police...

Earning more than just credit

By Brock Ver Hoeven, Staff Writer

December 18, 2014

Filed under Opinion

At Iola High School, we are offered the opportunity to take dual-credit classes. While you’re a sophomore, there is only one class that you can take at the college level: history with Travis Hermstein. You get high school credits...

Expanding our minds and sounds

By Persephone Means

November 21, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Orchestra is an essential part of some student’s lives. To others, it seems insignificant or unneeded. Students that participate in orchestra around the state have been feeling unappreciated for far too long. Often times,...

Learning is earning with dual-credit course

By Brock Ver Hoeven

November 19, 2014

Filed under Opinion

At Iola High School, we are offered the opportunity to take dual-credit classes. While you’re a sophomore, there is only one class that you can take at the college level: history with Travis Hermstein. You get high school credits...

We’re losing the war on terrorism

May 6, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Anyone who has seen one of my recent Facebook posts knows that I generally disagree with how the government is run and the possible socioeconomic consequences on the American people. Something that really bothers me, though,...

Whether the Kansas weather be fair …

March 28, 2014

Filed under Opinion

As residents of Kansas, it’s practically required of us to expect the unexpected regarding the weather and its treacherous unpredictably. One day, you may be wearing shorts, and the next day you need to crank up the heater...

Nix negative attitudes

Nix negative attitudes

March 28, 2014

Working Hard or Hardly Working

February 25, 2014

Filed under Opinion

It’s Friday. It’s been a long week, and a long three blocks. Now it’s seminar. A time to get everything done so you can relax over the weekend. You work for about 15 minutes, and get everything done. You decide to read...

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