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Fall Vignette

Vanessa Barbosa

December 6, 2016


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Trees have turned into a variety of oranges, reds, yellows, and browns; leaves slowly breakaway from branches and float steadily towards the dying grass, past the wilting flowers. The cool autumn breeze brings goosebumps as you sit at the cool, green tables at the drive-in-restaurant. Birds call...

Sounds of Nature

Evyn Rolf

November 30, 2016


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Overall, the sound outside in the trees is very calming. The wind toys with a chime and plays a soft melody on the porch of a nearby house. The wind blows yellow and orange leaves down from the treetops. A dog pants, running in circles as he tries to investigate everything there is to see: plants,...

Commons Vignette

Commons Vignette

Macayla Enman

November 21, 2016


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The commons starts off quiet, as time goes by the commons fill with little foot steps. When the bell rings it gradually becomes louder. The little footsteps become a mob. Friends greets friends like they haven’t seen each other in forever. “It’s OK she’s my best friend,” a girl a in...

Afternoon at Sonic

Afternoon at Sonic

Michaela Palsmeier

November 21, 2016


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It was a 70 degree day in Paola. The wind was blowing cool air and the birds were chirping. At the new Sonic location images of people eating food , smiles and laughter. Cars and leaves room by on the streets. Leaves flutter to the ground and coins ping off the concrete. “Let's talk about...

Freshman Volleyball Vignette

Freshman Volleyball Vignette

Jenna Collier

November 15, 2016


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On Oct. 8, the 9th grade girls volleyball team traveled to Louisburg for the Frontier League tournament. Prior to the last match, the ladies had played five games and were undefeated. Before starting, the final set to DeSoto, their energy levels were low. They had no excitement and a glaze settled...

Mustang vs. Mustang

Mustang vs. Mustang

Cali Seck

November 11, 2016


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It’s a cold, wet, Sunday morning. Most people would be asleep at 6:30. The sun is just about to rise when the crowd hears the first crack of the bat. It’s a Mustang vs. Mustang game. The same organization, the same jersey, the only thing that’s different, is the ages. The younger team fields...

Memories

Abby Langton

November 11, 2016


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The tree’s are starting to turn different colors. There is multiple shades of red, orange, green, and yellow. The weather is slowly turning cooler. Through the sounds of the wind blowing, car exhaust running, and music playing, friends talk. They talk about the memories they share. Recent memories...

Youth Group Bonfire

Youth Group Bonfire

Kalyn Bell

November 9, 2016


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The crackling sound of the fire inside the burning wood. Over the fire, roasted S’mores and hotdogs, ready for the bonfire to start. All the kids gather around the fire to roast their marshmallows with their tiny wire sticks while singing the songs the youth leader started to sing. The kids sang...

Sonic Vignette

Sonic Vignette

Skyler Hughs

November 9, 2016


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Rushing in and out with hot food, racing to get to the cars to get more orders, everyone knows this place. This place has fresh made french fries all the time, and cold drinks to serve, going here after school to get a happy hour drink. It might seem busy directly after school, but it slows down...

Martial Arts

Martial Arts

Lexi Jones

November 7, 2016


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As the students walk into the Martial Arts studio on West Peoria street, their yells of “Courtesy Tae Kwan!”are heard loud and clear in the dojo, and the smell of sweat after a long work out. Wednesdays are sparring nights, one of the longest classes of the week. As everyone comes in they begin...

BUMP. SET. YEET!

BUMP. SET. YEET!

Mckenzie Gagnebin

November 7, 2016


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“BUMP. SET. YEET!” The crowd roars. The spike hurdles to the other side of the court. It lands inbounds, untouched by the other team. A perfect kill. The gym is full, the bleachers packed with black. The Panthers are playing Ottawa for the first time this season. Everyone in the student section...

Get In Formation

Get In Formation

Gracyn Shulista

November 7, 2016


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Identical white shoes and smiles are the first thing seen when walking into the multi purpose room everyday after school. The Panther cheerleaders gather in a group, trying to squeeze in a final snack before the coach, Regina Hollinger, walks through the door. At 3:30 the commotion slows down and...

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