Sophia Templin selected as Youth Delegate to UN

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Staff Report
February 29, 2012

De Soto High School junior Sophia Templin is one of four girl scouts from of NE Kansas and NW Missouri who are representing Girl Scouts of the USA which began Feb. 27 at the 56th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Templin is a junior... Read more »

Dowdy signs to play collegiate volleyball

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Staff Report
February 28, 2012

Deciding to stay close to home, senior Danielle Dowdy signed her letter of intent to play volleyball at the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth on Feb. 27, 2012. USM is a NAIA institution and is a member of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. Dowdy, who will be coached by Conan Salanoa at... Read more »

Anna Henning: Featured Artist

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Sophia Templin, Managing Editor
February 24, 2012

Senior Anna Henning recently showed some of her artwork at the Kansas City Art Institute’s annual Senior Exhibition. In return, Henning has received a $4,000 scholarship, $1,000 per year, if she attends the Institute next fall. At the Exhibition, Henning showed a piece called Nostalgia, a sculpture... Read more »

LTMS awarded Governor’s Achievement Award

Sophia Templin, Managing Editor
February 23, 2012

Lexington Trails Middle School received the 2012 Governor’s Achievement Award for the first time in the school history this year. The award is given by the Kansas Department of Education in order to honor the top performing schools in the state. Kansas schools become recipients of the award by reaching... Read more »

Unpaid dues at record high

Tim Mayfield, Ads Manager
February 23, 2012

In order for the school system to function, schools rely on fees paid by parents for classes and school. Typically, this system works well, and students pay their dues. However, De Soto High School has a problem. DHS has the highest unpaid dues in the school district, coming in at $26,720.62. Without... Read more »

New terrorism regulations threaten liberty

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Philip Kaul, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2012

On Dec. 31, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was signed into law. Among the provisions of the act was a section detailing the power of the president to detain, without trial, those suspected of being affiliated with terrorist organizations, including Al Qaeda. This provision allows near... Read more »

GOP primaries and candidates so far…

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Robby Satterwhite, Opinion Editor
February 23, 2012

Yay! Time for yet another boring story on the Republican Primaries! I know that this process is incredibly dull and boring, and I admit my eyes glaze over when I hear about it, but it is still important and something to keep track of. So here’s my opinion of the various candidates: Mitt Romney: The... Read more »

Runners continue training in the off-season

Tyler Bell, News Editor, Photography Editor
February 23, 2012

The cross country and track season starts early at De Soto High School. Team members start training during the winter season to condition for next fall. Unlike other teams, conditioning for the cross country team goes without notice, but it helps the team improving stamina and endurance helping them... Read more »

Powerlifting team has high hopes for State meet

Caitlin Walker, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2012

Powerlifting, led by weights coach Brian King, is one of the few activities at De Soto High School that many people do not know much about. Powerlifting is basically weights class on steroids. Students go to meets and compete in three different categories: Squat, Bench and Hang Cling. It is similar to... Read more »

Ten students make State band

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Lauren Darter, Editor-in-Chief
February 23, 2012

On Jan. 7, 13 De Soto High School students traveled to Salina to audition for the State Honor Band sponsored by the Kansas Music Educator’s Association. In order to audition for this band, students must have been a part of the Northeast District Band, for which auditions took place back in November. Of... Read more »

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