Thespians are now official

thespian banquet

Kaylee Asher, Co-Editor in Chief
May 14, 2014

Kaylee Asher Co-Editor in Chief    For the first time in several years, the De Soto High School thespians troupe hosted a banquet on May 12. This banquet was intended to recognize and give awards to the thespians depending on their number of thespian points. “You can get points from being in... Read more »

Softball gets two wins to begin season

Erin Kaul, Staff Reporter
April 4, 2014

The De Soto High School varsity softball team started the 2014 season off strong. The team went 2-0 at their first set of games on April 1. The team has been spending time in practice focusing on the basics to ensure they can avoid mistakes in their games. “We’ve been working on fundamentals a lot... Read more »

Bowling season ends after challenging season.

Erin Kaul, Staff Reporter
March 25, 2014

Due to the small bowling team and lack of members’ bowling experience, the team struggled to compete this year. “With the low number of people on our team and only two with prior bowling experience we weren’t able to win a meet, but we did come close in a couple,” senior Nathan Hess said. On... Read more »

DHS Thespians go to see Dracula.

Erin Kaul, Staff Reporter
March 4, 2014

Drama teacher Mary Yarnell took several thespians and drama students to see Dracula the ballet at the Kauffman Center February 27. The dancing was incredible, and the set and costume design was also really good, but the plot was difficult to follow. The ballet was filled with pas de deux, a style of... Read more »

De Soto High School swim team goes to State

Erin Kaul, Staff Reporter
February 21, 2014

Last night the De Soto High School boys’ swim team competed in its last meet of the regular season. The team took fourth place overall in addition to sophomore Miles Arnold qualifying for State and the 400 free relay team getting consideration time for State. “We wanted to end the regular season... Read more »

New drama teacher joins theater program

Erin Kaul, Staff Reporter
February 11, 2014

This semester De Soto High School has received a new addition to the Wildcat staff. Mary Yarnell is the drama department’s long-term substitute, and also a candidate for the permanent drama teacher position. Because she came into the position at semester, she only had winter break to prepare. Yarnell... Read more »

Disney’s Frozen is good, but overrated

Frozen Picture

Erin Kaul, Staff Reporter
January 22, 2014

Disney’s new movie, Frozen, has become a hit in theaters lately and has received praises on its music. After almost two months of being in theaters it is still selling out. Although I love Disney as much as the next girl, I feel as though Disney’s Frozen is overrated. As I was watching the first... Read more »

Mitch Gehrt and his friends participate in community basketball

Wacky Wednesday 1

Erin Kaul, Staff Reporter
December 19, 2013

Over the summer of 2013, Mitch Gehrt, Nick Patterson and several of their friends joined a recreational basketball team in Lawrence. “We were sitting in Nick’s basement one day, and figured we should play basketball this summer. Then we looked up local places to play and found Lawrence,” Gehrt... Read more »

“Beauty and the Beast” musical review

Maddie Torline, feature editor
December 5, 2013

This weekend I went to the musical Beauty and the Beast performed by the Culture House. Not only did my attendance allow me to see my wonderful friend up on stage, it also provided me with extra credit in one of my dying AP classes. So thanks to that, I was more than excited for the show. Luckily for... Read more »

The Crazy for You cast works towards a successful musical


Erin Kaul, Staff Reporter
November 7, 2013

With the show week for the De Soto High School musical, Crazy for You, approaching, many students are working long hours to overcome challenges that would prevent the show from being successful. Although the show is still rough around the edges, the cast is working together to smooth over issues so that... Read more »

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