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The only thing standing between us and winter break is a dreaded week of finals. For some, everything is riding on how they perform this week, for others this week should be a breeze. Either way, studying is an inevitable task that we will have to conquer. By following some simple tips, studying will be [...]
Even though the weather is bitter, the holiday months bring sweet times for students. “Christmas time is my favorite, so I don’t really even mind that it’s cold,” senior Clay Commerford said. “I can just keep my ears warm with my Polo stocking hat.” Despite the chill in the air, there are many things to [...]
The future of our country begins tomorrow as Americans over 18 cast their vote for state offices as well as the president. However, many people don’t realize that the president isn’t the only office they’ll be voting on tomorrow. This leaves many voters uninformed of the other candidates they’re voting on. “I feel that you [...]
Hurricane Sandy has been attacking the east coast with bad weather and bad conditions. Even though this disaster is all over the news, it doesn’t seem to be so important to the students in the midwest. When students in Salina think about a hurricane, they tend to take little interest in it since they’re located [...]
This Thursday, October 4, there is a pep assembly to build the spirit of our school. The theme is “Making it Work,” with the goal that we are building a school for everyone. We are having coaches recap the seasons so far, and having a Powder Puff game with the teachers and football team. This [...]
Coming into high school, we all want to fit in and be normal. For junior Casey Rayas, and senior Austin Palmateer, accepting the fact that being diagnosed with diabetes sets them apart has been nothing but easy. “I don’t like being called a diabetic, or people just saying I have diabetes because it wasn’t my [...]
In addition to the five to ten minute wait in line for lunch, students also have to wait for their teachers to pick them up at the end of lunch as well. This policy was put into place to reduce the cuts and noise in the hall during lunch time. The policy states that you [...]
As homecoming draws near people have found it difficult to think of new ways to ask someone to homecoming, but everyone agrees that texting isn’t the appropriate way to do it. “If you’re trying to ask someone to a formal event, you ask them in person,” senior Derek Wheeler said. “Talking means more if it’s [...]
The past four years they’ve walked the halls making their place in our school. Now it’s time for them to leave behind their highschool status and move onto bigger things. “What I’m going to miss the most is all my classes with Mr. Andres,” said senior Sarah Kvacik. The mixed of emotions that come with [...]
The ending of Sophomore Pratik Patel’s high school career began with a phone call and a decision. “I felt happy I got [the phone call],” Sophomore Pratik Patel said. “But then I had to make a decision which was hard.” The phone call came from Fort Hays State University saying Patel had been accepted into [...]
With spring just starting, the heat has come in full blown. Reaching highs of 80 degrees or more, students are preparing for summer early. Living in Kansas, most have adjusted to the weather and its sudden changes. But many were not expecting to have the longed for summer weather, in spring. “I hate the heat, [...]
We have all heard about Gingers, “South Park” makes fun of them, there are crazy YouTube videos making fun of them, and you have probably cracked a few jokes yourself. Well those influences are not all correct for all of the Gingers. The debate and speech teacher Lindsey Dunmire, is an example that not all [...]
One of the Fall plays this year, Funny Money, was performed Friday at Thespian Conference in Wichita, Kansas. It was one of the four productions selected from around the state. “It was a great honor knowing that the judges liked us enough to send us to Conference and that we are one of the top [...]
In the unlikely event that school is canceled Tuesday, we will need to adjust the schedule to accommodate finals. School will start at 7:35 am on Wednesday, and Wednesday will be an all day. This will allow students to take all finals prior to winter break. If school is not canceled, we will have finals as originally scheduled.
First Covenant Youth Pastor Dave Gass followed his message with a creative activity at Main Event on Wednesday. Gass typically uses artistic activities to get the attention of students. “I think it’s neat coming in here and seeing the theme and Dave’s message with citations. He always tries to make his message interesting for students,” [...]
Students preparing for One-Acts will play a variety of roles during the performances Thursday through Saturday. One Acts are short-productions, typically humorous, that are performed at school during the winter and spring. “One Acts give everyone an opportunity to try something new,” said sophomore, Miranda Allen. Sophomore Sara Ingrassia agrees that the short plays are [...]
Junior Kaleb Speilman woke up and jumped in the shower before heading to a doctor’s appointment. Speilman sat with his mom in the waiting room and they prayed for the best tried to stay positive–despite what they thought they would hear. When the doctor came in to talk to them, Speilman received dramatic news. He was [...]
Stopping for your daily sausage mcmuffin and large sweet tea before school, you notice that the bright red box labeled with the newest box office releases has vanished. The Red Box at the Mcdonalds on the corner of Crawford and Ohio, has been temporarily closed. Senior Sabrina Durbin was shocked to see it not there. “I live close [...]
After two planned back to back four-day weekends this month some students feel inconvenienced by the scrunched time off, but most students are taking advantage of their time off in a variety of ways. “I wish they would spread out the breaks because it creates habits you don’t want going into the second quarter, but [...]
Even though many people were afraid to donate, the blood drive on September 28 brought in 58 units.
Mrs. Paradis creative writing class is having a 55 word story contest. Check out these extremely short stories and vote for your favorite. The Pylon staff has picked their five personal favorites and put them here to vote on. They are given in no particular order.
When the tornado hit in Joplin, all the blood that was stored in Wichita went straight to Joplin. Our school alone has helped so much, we raised a total of 58 units of blood, thats 18 over our goal.
Mrs. Larson wants to the thank not only the students that participated but the staff and faculty as well.
When Senior Savannah Allen walked into the school cafeteria, she didn’t expect to see a train of 50 students dancing around the room. “There were a lot more people compared to last year and it was awesome,” said Allen. For the past month, students have been finding their dates, planning on what group their going [...]