The Messenger

The Messenger

Persephone Means

Persephone Means is a senior at Iola High School and is the editor of The Messenger. This is her third year in 21st Century Journalism, and her second year in charge of helping to create stories that the IHS student and staff are able to read and cherish. She likes cats, coffee, and tattoos.

She has received a Newspaper Scholarship to Allen Community College, and would like to further pursue journalism at Kansas University or Wichita State University.



If you need to contact her for business, or have any questions or concerns, please email her at If you need to speak with her adviser, please contact Mrs. Peeper at

Persephone Means, Editor in Chief

May 09, 2017
Why buy a pet when you can adopt one? (Story)
May 09, 2017
New drug policy to begin 2017-18 school year (Story)
Mar 06, 2017
Floyd Bledsoe: from inmate to a mandate for change (Media)
Feb 14, 2017
New additions to the USD 257 family (Story)
Feb 08, 2017
New technology hydrates students (Story)
Jan 16, 2017
Forensics is now in season (Media)
Jan 11, 2017
Learn the true dangers facing youth today (Story)
Jan 10, 2017
Winter Homecoming 2017 (Media)
Dec 20, 2016
DFC bring police to students, learn about drunk driving (Story/Media)
Dec 08, 2016
Fall sports wrap up (Media)
Dec 08, 2016
Christmas around the world (Media)
Nov 18, 2016
The Hunts host exclusive show for students (Story/Media)
Nov 04, 2016
Red Ribbon Week 2016 (Media)
Oct 14, 2016
Sgt. Urquhart gives light to Iola on military dogs (Story/Media)
Oct 13, 2016
Community opportunity to meet military dog (Story)
Oct 07, 2016
Come to volleyball Pink Out to show support (Story)
Oct 04, 2016
IHS pride shines through in fall HoCo parade (Media)
Sep 27, 2016
Community National Bank donates to IHS StuCo (Story)
Sep 15, 2016
Drug Free Communities (Story/Media)
Aug 23, 2016
Advice from a senior, helpful hints for incoming freshmen (Story/Media)
Aug 10, 2016
IHS cheerleaders get opportunity to perform with the pros at Arrowhead Stadium (Story)
Aug 06, 2016
2015-16 yearbook is in (Story/Media)
May 20, 2016
Walking down memory lane (Story)
May 19, 2016
Music makes memories (Story)
May 18, 2016
What older generations can learn from Millennials (Story)
Apr 21, 2016
#FeelTheBern (Story)
Feb 10, 2016
Oversexualization in the media (Story)
Apr 25, 2015
Picking the FROOT of the month (Story)
Nov 19, 2014
Games for the Modest Player (Story)