Kingfisher, OK 73750 April 24, 2018
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The KHS Drama Departments production of Beauty and the Beast Jr., completed a successful run of 4 shows last weekend. Last Friday, the entire KHS Student body was treated to a showing.
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KHS Chalk Art Mrs. Scott and several of her advanced art students traveled to Chickasha to compete in the 2018 Montmartre Chalk Art Festival earlier this month. The competition was held on the campus of USAO and hosted hundreds of students from across the state. The team pictured above won the Judge’s Choice Award and took home $100 in cash for their efforts.
Yearbook Signing Party Monday, April 30 4:30-6:00 p.m. KHS Cafeteria
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KHS Track and Field Finish First The KHS Track team is streaking towards the end of its season, competing at back to back meets earlier this month. On the 14th, KHS hosted the 8th Annual Kingfisher High school Invitation. The Yellowjacket Boys team accumulated enough points to edge out Oklahoma Christian by 3 points, taking the top prize for the meet. The Girls team tied Crossings Christian for first place as well, earning 127 points to match the Knights for the top slot. Top finishes for the boys relay teams included third in the 4x100m, 2nd in the 4x200m, with first place finishes in both the 4x400m and 4x800m relays. The girls relay squads took first in the 4x800m, 5th in the 4x200m, 4th in the 4x100m and first in the 4x400m events. The Yellowjacket tracksters scored high in their respective individual events as well. Top finishes for the girls included Madeline Loosen and Reece Lafferty in the 800m run with Ashton Witt and Joel Munoz hot on their heals with third place finishes. Maddie St. Cyr ran solo in the 3200m and finished with a 14:16:63 time. Both Sara Delatorre and Ben Reherman leaped to 4th place finishes in the 100m hurdles. In the 400m dash, Bryce and Ethan Carrington finished 1 and two, respectively, with the winner edging out his brother by less and hair over 1 second. KHS completed a clean sweep in that race with Reece Lafferty taking third. Stone Snodgrass earned a third in the 200m dash, while Madeline Loosen and Maddie St. Cyr took first and second in the 1600m run. Joel Munoz ran to third place in the boys race for the 1600m. For the field events, Colton York jumped 20'.05" for a first showing in the long jump. Ethan came in second with his brother coming in third, giving the Yellowjackets a clean sweep in the long jump. Senior Rayna Patton threw her discus a long 4' beyond her nearest opponent to take the gold in the discus throw. In the boys event, Riley Myers came in second with a 106'05" mark. Patton continued her winning field ways with a first place finish in the shot put as well. Following up their first place finish at the KHS Invitational, the teams traveled to Pauls Valley for the Canadian Valley Conference Meet. Overall, both girls and boys teams took 6th place. Top finishes included the girls 4x800m relay (2nd), the boys 1600m relay (2nd), Madeline Loosen and Maddie St. Cyr (1st and 3rd, respectively) in the 3200 run and 3rd and 5th, respectively, in the 1600m run. Rayna Patton took a second in discus and topped the field in shot put, edging her nearest competition by 8.5". Standouts for the boys team at Pauls Valley include Reece Lafferty (1st in the 800m run), Bryce Carrington (2nd in 400m dash), Colton York (3rd in the long jump) and Declan Haub (2nd in discus).
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Engine Explosion on SWA By Kolby Gilbert/jh “What do you say to your pregnant wife and your parents in your final moment? That’s what I was trying to figure out.” This is a statement from one of the passengers on the Southwest Airlines plane that had an engine explosion on April 18 th, 2018. While midair, an engine on a Southwest Airlines flight from New York to Dallas exploded. A window was shattered and partially sucked a woman out of the aircraft. The explosion happened about twenty minutes into the flight. Flight attendants and passengers immediately started to save the woman, now known as Jennifer Riordan. After the emergency landing, Riordan was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. This is the first time a passenger has died on a United States airline since 2009, when a plane crashed in New York. The National transportation Safety Board is investigating the causes of the explosion. The chairman of the agency, Robert Sumwalt, said that evidence of metal fatigue was found on the exploded engine. One passenger, Matt Tranchin, left a memorial quote, “I think, like most passengers, I thought I was going to die.” No other passengers were harmed on the flight. All information in this article came from The New York Times.
Elon Musk and his Boring Company By: Ryan Sisk/sj Elon Musk's Boring Company has raised nearly $113 million — mostly from Musk himself. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the tunnel-digging company doesn't say what the funding is for. But the Boring Company is designing and planning to build a network of high-speed tunnels for mass transportation, which Musk has referred to as "an urban loop system." He's planning to build a network of these transportation tunnels under Los Angeles. According to the Boring Company, more than 90% of the funding this round came from Musk, with the rest from early employees. The company said there wasn’t any venture capitalists or outside investors involved. Musk has tried other ways to raise money for the drilling company, like selling hats and flamethrowers. Musk is also the founder and CEO of electric car company Tesla (TSLA) and of SpaceX, a private space company that plans to fly tourists around the moon later this year. Musk said last week that Tesla would start making a profit this year. The Boring Company faces competition from Virgin Hyperloop One, chaired by Richard Branson, which is developing high-speed transportation technology to send pods hurtling through pressurized tubes at around 600 miles per hour.
YouTube Headquarters Shooting By: Josy Rivera/cr On April 3, 2018, at 12:46 p.m., a woman shot and wounded three people at Youtube’s headquarters in Northern California. The suspect has been identified as a 39 year old woman, named Nasim Aghdam. She stormed into Youtube’s San Bruno campus with a 9 millimeter handgun. She opened fire in a courtyard wounding the three people before turning the gun on herself. Nasim Aghdam legally bought a semiautomatic pistol on March 30th and was later reported missing the next day by her family. Her father told the authorities that she “hated” YouTube and that the family was worried she might travel to the company’s offices. Police officers found Nasim Aghdam sleeping in her car at a Walmart parking lot the morning before the shooting. The officers didn’t identify her as a threat. It is unclear if the officers knew about the father’s concerns. Nasim went to a shooting range the day before the rampage. Police believe her motive was anger because her YouTube videos had been demonetized. Aghdam took her own life just two days before her 40th birthday. The San Mateo County sheriff and local San Bruno police responded to the scene. They advised the public to stay away from the area. Many YouTube employees shared updates on Twitter and SnapChat.
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Pulled Over for the Car Wrecks By Matthew Palmer/cr First Time By: Jackson Leffingwell/kk
Monday, April 16 I left my house going to work stopped by McDonalds for something to eat and headed North on main street. I was heading towards the fire station when I saw a blue pickup pull out in front of me making a left turn. I slammed on my So on Monday, the 16th, I got pulled over for speeding, 70 in a 55. Let me explain. brakes as well as he did but we collided nose to nose. So, we were just exiting the school zone on After the Highway Expressway, after the school Zone accident, still shocked of Northwood Elementary School, and I he backed up onto thought, it was a 65, since the school zone ended and it went back up, but I got finessed. East Bowman AveSo then when he pulled me over on his monue and I pulled into torcycle, he came to the passenger side, the drive way of the which in his words were “We don’t have the fire station. We car as a barrier so we now go on the passen- talked and exchanged ger side.” He wrote a citation for 10 over, my information but that tag was also expired. will have an impact on me for the rest of My friend said that you have to wait to tell them you’re getting your registration out my life. People of the glove compartment, in case you were sometimes don’t pay attention these days and that’s not our fault, but you do need to be reaching for a gun. He then said “If you have cautious. I was lucky enough I was wearing my seatbelt and had no pain or soreness, but a gun, just tell me.” He’s a cool cop and let some people will have worse accidents. us off with a lower $175 fine. So be careful, it’s a crazy world out there.
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National School Walkout
The World’s Hottest Chili
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The so called, “Carolina Reaper”, bit off more than half of the world’s hottest chili. He was then left with excruciating headaches. A few days after he experienced the first recorded case of short splitting pains that lasted seconds at a time. The 34 year old had just eaten one of the chilies at a chili eating contest that was being held in upstate New York.
Students are not done protesting against gun violence. On Friday, April 20th, more than 2,500 schools across the country will walk out of class. At 10 a.m , students are going to walk out and observe a moment of silence for shooting victims. Lane Murdock, a sophomore from Ridgefield, Connecticut, launched the National School Walkout. She was disturbed by her reaction to the February massacre at a high school in Florida. Because she didn’t have a huge reaction, Murdock decided to change the country. Lane’s main goal is to empower students to do the walkouts and become leaders and speak up when they see negligence.
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He began dry heaving and developed intense neck and pains that started at his back, immediately after the competition. After that he developed extremely painful headaches and decided to go to the emergency room. The man told the doctors that he didn’t have any tingling sensations, slurred speech, although he had a somewhat high blood pressure. After many tests for neurological conditions came back negative, scans revealed that a number of arteries in his brain had constricted. Doctors diagnosed him with a thunderclap headache secondary to reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS). RCVS can occur without any main cause. The man’s symptoms went away on their own after five weeks.
Fortnite Meteor Not Landed? Opinion by: Ronnie Porter /kk The meteor that was seen in Fortnite’s sky hasn’t crashed yet. It had been speculated to crash the 18th of this April, but nothing has happened. I, however, have a theory. In The Game Theorist’s newest Fortnite video, MatPat was actually wrong for once. He also speculated the meteor to drop the 18th, but it didn’t. My theory is that it won’t crash until season 4. While the meteor is getting closer and you can see burning debris from it, it won’t land anytime soon. With just a few days left of the season, we’ll have to wait. As I’m sure you have seen, Epic Games has released gameplay of a new map for Save The World. It’s a desert-sand map that is ridden with trash. Referring to MatPat’s video, this meteor is pretty big, and the impact of it will cause major damage. With this explosion going to happen, I believe Battle Royale will squire the desert map as well as soon as season 4 hits. But why season 4? Well, in the season 3 challenges, there is a challenge that requires you to get kills in Tilted. Therefore, once the new season ends and new challenges release, Tilted will be free to destroy.
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My Opinion on Fortnite By Tyler Roman/jh Fortnite as many people know is a very popular BR (battle royal) game developed by Epic Games. In Fortnite one hundred people fight against each other to become the last one standing. It is loosely based off games such as PUBG (Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds) and H1Z. Now that we have a background of the game we can talk about why I believe Fortnite will die out sooner rather than later. Fortnite has many mechanics that it brings to the table from its building to its interesting weapon bloom. Fortnite is also very well known for all the content they add. I mean Epic Games is basically adding something new every week to the game. There constant addition of content is one of the reasons I do not think it will live that long. Whenever they add this much content it can make the game kind of buggy which is not good for the game in the long term. One other reason I do not like the game is because of how they handle these bugs. In my opinion they take too long to fix some of the important bugs such as the notorious double pump. Plus with them constantly adding new things I feel like it takes away from the hype of a new item. If they took longer to think of the new items they add, they would not be having such a hard time with adding new things. In the end I still believe Fortnite is a really good free to play game I just believe it could use a little more care.
Overwatch League Skins By Grady Eaton/kk
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Twitch and the Overwatch League have announced that people who purchased the “All-Access Pass” will receive away skins for twelve heroes across all twelve teams sometime in May. The All-Access Pass itself costs $29.99 and grants the user chat emotes and badges for Twitch, as well in-game cosmetics. Owners of the pass also receive behind the scenes of the games and a new series called “Behind the Screens” all on Twitch. Twitch Prime members get a discount of $10 on the pass, but the offer is only available before May 7th, 2018. Before this news players could only buy the home skins for $4.99 apiece. The home skins have both team colors (ex: Red and Black), while the away skins have one color on white. So far the away skins are only available for twelves with corresponding teams if you purchase the All-Access Pass. These include (from left to right): Boston Uprising DVA, Seoul Dynasty Ana, Shanghai Dragons Zarya, London Spitfire Genji, Dallas Fuel Sombra, San Francisco Shock Lucio, Florida Mayhem Widowmaker, Los Angeles Valiant Orisa, Los Angeles Gladiators Winston, Philadelphia Fusion Reinhardt, New York Excelsior Zenyatta, and Houston Outlaws Junkrat. Unfortunately, you can’t choose what heroes and what teams you want; you only get the ones shown below.
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Game Review Knack Top 20 Popular TV Shows of 2017 By Maximillian Rayner/cr Alright to begin I would like to say Knack is by far the oldest and greatest game in the entire universe. I mean, come on! The game is run based on an intriguing story about a monster that finds relics and grows in size, what is better than that? Let’s compare to another great game, Pac-man, which came out just minutes after Knack was released. You see Pac-man has no story; you are just a hockey puck eating pellets, food, and sometimes ghost who might also want to destroy you. While in Knack, you run around in a platformer and punch things, I believe you even have a three hit combo with a kick in there, a kick! Knack was a revolution of a game with cutting edge graphics, story, and gameplay. Easily best game, don’t even lie. But then, a sword appeared from the darkness shining light on the game community, giving us Knack 2! This game is amazing, I mean Ice Knack! How can any game even compare when it comes to sequels? I mean just look at Mass Effect Andromeda… I rest my case. Knack and Knack 2, easily a 1 out of 10 a Knackerpiece!
By: Colby Harms/kk Number 20: Teen Wolf, the average views are 3.02 million. Number 19: Gotham, the average views are 3.18 million. Number 18: Supernatural, the average views are 3.45 million. Number 17: Sherlock, the average views are 3.47 million. Number 16: Lucifer, the average views are 3.49 million. Number 15: West world, the average views are 3.51 million. Number 14: Arrow, the average views are 3.70 million. Number 13: The Vampire Diaries, the average views are 4.01 million. Number 12: Mr. Bean, the average views are 4.01 million. Number 11: 13 Reason Why, the average views are 4.06 million. Number 10: Suits, the average views are 3.34 million. Number 9: Grey's Anatomy, the average views are4.35 million. Number 8: Stranger Things, the average views are 4.70 million Number 7: The Flash, the average views are 5.11 million. Number 6: The Big Bang Theory, the average views are 5.64 million. Number 5: Prison Break, the average views are 5.92 million. Number 4: Vikings, the average views are 5.97 million. Number 3: Pretty Little Liars, the average views are 6.48 million. Number 2: The Walking Dead, the average views are 11.24 million Number 1: Game of Thrones, the average views are 16.14 million.
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