The Messenger

The Messenger

Black Hole

Jacob Burcham and Tavon Bass

April 12, 2019

Back in the April 2017, something amazing happened. We finally got a glimpse at a true black hole. We have theorized what they may have looked like for a long time, but never truly gazed upon one. The team behind it had been wor...

Track Squad Shines

Sean Lewis and Tavon Bass

April 12, 2019

Varsity Track Squad Makes Noise   The IHS Track and Field season kicked off earlier this month with a series of practices before hosting an intra-squad showcase to give the coaches an idea of the strongest competitors. Las...

Border Security

Mackenzi Hutton and Tavon Bass

February 25, 2019

In 2014 the failed “gang of eight:” the effort to improve the nation's immigration system. Democrats approved a $46 billion dollar bill to extend the border control. This bill was put to death by the house of Republicans bec...


Nic Zimmerman and Jacob Burcham

February 25, 2019

The ESPN 30 for 30 film, ‘Broke’ highlighted a topic that is usually not given a whole lot of thought. It described the financial terrors that can overtake a professional athlete after their athletic career. This documenta...

Will Shortened Weeks Benefit us or Hurt us

Sean Lewis, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

Some of the positives that the 4 day week, or a shortened week bring us is teacher recruitment and it can also help with saving money. It can also help take care of things that parents and kids both need to do on Friday or ev...

Millenials Taking Offense

Tavon Bass, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

  There are 2 sides to the argument that Millennials have become “soft” or take “too much” offense. I believe that some parts of both arguments stand to be true, but whether you like it or not, I’m here to s...

Are you a Fool if you Rip the Juul?

Jacob Burcham and Nic Zimmerman

February 5, 2019

According to an article from truth initiative, an organization that wants the youth to reject tobacco of all kinds, 1 in 5 students in school have witnessed a Juul be used in school. It is also stated that 18% of students betwe...

Turmoil in the Lunch Room

Turmoil in the Lunch Room

November 15, 2018

Homecoming Showdown

October 23, 2018

The Iola Mustangs had a highly anticipated match up last Friday for homecoming, facing off with the Burlington Wildcats. The Wildcats had a record of 3-2 before taking on the Mustangs, coming off a 28-0 loss to a divisional foe...