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NFL

7

Donald Trump

8

Hitting a high note

9

Chalk and Walk

10

Scooters Review

11

Rugby

12

Volleyball

Staff members Emily Elliott (12)- Editor in Chief; Photo Editor; Features Editor; Writer and Photographer Savannah Moore (12)- Copy Editor; Etc./Focus Editor; Writer and Photographer Amber Murray (12)- Sports Editor; Co-Copy Editor; Writer and Photographer Jeffrey Thompson (12)- Online editor in chief; Social Media and Bussiness Manager Emily Noyes (12)- Design Editor; Writer and Photographer Mallery Zion (12)- Editorial Editor; Poll Editor; Writer Paige Hale (12)- Video Interviews/Online Resources Brehanna Abraham (12)- Video Interviews/Online Resources Rachel Adamson(11)-Cover and TOC Editor; Entertainment Editor; Lead Design Editior Alyssa Magrone (11)- Arts Editor; Editorial Cartoonist; Writer and Photographer; Entertainment Columnist Jocelin Egeland(11)- News Editor; Writer; Online Entertainment Columnist Marley Kennaley(11)- Comic Strip; Writer Abi Hutton (11)- Online advice column Amy Chavarin (11)- Writer and Photographer Angela Sluder (9)- Writer and Photographer James Palmer (11)- Writer and Photographer Kaitlyn Minet (9)- Writer and Photographer Kathryn McMullen (9)- Writer and Photographer Kathryn McMullen (9)- Writer and Photographer Hayden Weatherman (10)- Writer and Photographer Ciara Arena (10)- Writer and Photographer Riley Stephenson (10)- Writer and Photographer


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Contents 4 7 8-9 10 12

editor-in-chief Emily Elliott

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Swimming to freedom

online editor-in-chief Jeff Thompson

International intermingling

design editor Emily Noyes editorial editor Mallery Zion

Coming to 48th Street

co-video editor Paige Hale p.8-9

Teenager without borders

co-video editor Brehanna Abraham lead design editor Rachel Adamson arts editor Alyssa Magrone

Taylor Swift

news editor Jocelin Egeland comic strip Marley Kennaley

Action replay

online advice column Abi Hutton

Policies The Griffin Rites staff strongly supports the First Amendment and opposes censorship. Freedom of expression and press are fundamental values in a democratic society. The mission of any institution committed to preparing productive citizens must include teaching students these values, both by example and lesson. We welcome letters to the editor and reserve the right to edit them for grammar and length, but we will not change ideas. Letters may attack policies but not people. They must be signed and submitted to F6 or mailed to Dr. Shannon Rennaker attention at 5815 NE 48th St., Kansas City, Mo. 64119. Advertising space is also available. Please e-mail shannon.rennaker@nkcschools.org or call 816-321-5597 for information. Our organization is a member of the Journalism Educators of Metropolitan Kansas City, Journalism Educators Association and the National Scholastic Press Association.

co-copy editor Savannah Moore co-copy editor Amber Murray

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On the cover- Junior Alec Bond at the football game on Sept. 11 at the district field. Photo by Amber Murray

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Printing out possibilities

7

Fast food as we know it

8-9

The other side of the story

10

Broken environment

13

Hands on learning

editor-in-chief Emily Elliott

co-copy editor Savannah Moore co-copy editor Amber Murray online editor-in-chief Jeff Thompson design editor Emily Noyes p 12

Double the dedication

15

Practice makes perfect

Policies The Griffin Rites staff strongly supports the First Amendment and opposes censorship. Freedom of expression and press are fundamental values in a democratic society. The mission of any institution committed to preparing productive citizens must include teaching students these values, both by example and lesson. We welcome letters to the editor and reserve the right to edit them for grammar and length, but we will not change ideas. Letters may attack policies but not people. They must be signed and submitted to F6 or mailed to Dr. Shannon Rennaker attention at 5815 NE 48th St., Kansas City, Mo. 64119. Advertising space is also available. Please e-mail shannon.rennaker@nkcschools.org or call 816-321-5597 for information. Our organization is a member of the Journalism Educators of Metropolitan Kansas City, Journalism Educators Association and the National Scholastic Press Association.

editorial editor Mallery Zion co-video editor Paige Hale co-video editor Brehanna Abraham lead design editor Rachel Adamson

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arts editor Alyssa Magrone entertainment editor Jocelin Egeland comic strip Marley Kennaley

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On the cover- Ben Zobrist thanking his fans at the Royals Championship parade on November 3. Photo by Alyssa Magrone

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Cappies

7

Salvation Army

8-9

editor-in-chief Emily Elliott

co-copy editor Savannah Moore co-copy editor Amber Murray 13

Deck the Halls

13

Chords for a Cure

online editor-in-chief Jeff Thompson design editor Emily Noyes

Same Spirit

10

Staff

editorial editor Mallery Zion 14

co-video editor Paige Hale co-video editor Brehanna Abraham

14

Competing Outside the Box

15

Fresh Feet

Policies The Griffin Rites staff strongly supports the First Amendment and opposes censorship. Freedom of expression and press are fundamental values in a democratic society. The mission of any institution committed to preparing productive citizens must include teaching students these values, both by example and lesson. We welcome letters to the editor and reserve the right to edit them for grammar and length, but we will not change ideas. Letters may attack policies but not people. They must be signed and submitted to F6 or mailed to Dr. Shannon Rennaker attention at 5815 NE 48th St., Kansas City, Mo. 64119. Advertising space is also available. Please e-mail shannon.rennaker@nkcschools.org or call 816-321-5597 for information. Our organization is a member of the Journalism Educators of Metropolitan Kansas City, Journalism Educators Association and the National Scholastic Press Association.

lead design editor Rachel Adamson arts editor Alyssa Magrone entertainment editor Jocelin Egeland comic strip Marley Kennaley 16

On the cover- Christmas tree dress created by students in the Fashion and Merchandising class. See story on page 10. Photo by Kaitlyn Minet

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Breaking down bullying

8-9

Respect is earned You are not anonymous

13

More than just a number

14

When do jokes go too far?

15

10

co-copy editor Amber Murray online editor-in-chief lead design editor Rachel Adamson design editor Emily Noyes editorial editor Mallery Zion

12

video editor Paige Hale arts editor Alyssa Magrone entertainment editor Jocelin Egeland comic strip Marley Kennaley

Intelligence in the arts

Policies The Griffin Rites staff strongly supports the First Amendment and opposes censorship. Freedom of expression and press are fundamental values in a democratic society. The mission of any institution committed to preparing productive citizens must include teaching students these values, both by example and lesson. We welcome letters to the editor and reserve the right to edit them for grammar and length, but we will not change ideas. Letters may attack policies but not people. They must be signed and submitted to F6 or mailed to Dr. Shannon Rennaker attention at 5815 NE 48th St., Kansas City, Mo. 64119. Advertising space is also available. Please e-mail shannon.rennaker@nkcschools.org or call 816-321-5597 for information. Our organization is a member of the Journalism Educators of Metropolitan Kansas City, Journalism Educators Association and the National Scholastic Press Association.

editor-in-chief Emily Elliott

co-copy editor Savannah Moore

Social media dangers

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16 On the cover- Junior Susan Engstrom demonstrates eating her lunch in the bathroom on Jan. 13. Photo illustration by Hayden Weatherman and Emily Elliott

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Contents Attention to racism

4 7

editor-in-chief Emily Elliott 7

co-copy editor Amber Murray

French Club

8-9

co-copy editor Savannah Moore

online editor-in-chief lead design editor Rachel Adamson design editor Emily Noyes

Addictions

editorial editor Mallery Zion

10

Television review

11

FAME

12

Law enforcement

14

8-9

arts editor Alyssa Magrone entertainment editor Jocelin Egeland

15

comic strip Marley Kennaley

16

writers and photographers Amy Chavarin James Palmer Kati McMullen Hayden Weatherman Ciara Arena Angela Sluder Kaitlyn Minet Riley Stephenson Anna Sonnenstatter

Sports preview

Policies The Griffin Rites staff strongly supports the First Amendment and opposes censorship. Freedom of expression and press are fundamental values in a democratic society. The mission of any institution committed to preparing productive citizens must include teaching students these values, both by example and lesson. We welcome letters to the editor and reserve the right to edit them for grammar and length, but we will not change ideas. Letters may attack policies but not people. They must be signed and submitted to F6 or mailed to Dr. Shannon Rennaker attention at 5815 NE 48th St., Kansas City, Mo. 64119. Advertising space is also available. Please e-mail shannon.rennaker@nkcschools.org or call 816-321-5597 for information. Our organization is a member of the Journalism Educators of Metropolitan Kansas City, Journalism Educators Association and the National Scholastic Press Association.

video editor Paige Hale

On the cover- representing TV technical difficulties to correlate with the editorial. Photo illustration by Hayden Weathermen

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Contents Injuries causing stress

4 7

editor-in-chief Emily Elliott 12

co-copy editor Amber Murray

Unhealthy ways

8-9

Relieving stress

co-copy editor Savannah Moore

online editor-in-chief lead design editor Rachel Adamson

15

design editor Emily Noyes editorial editor Mallery Zion

10

Being the change

12

Study spots

13

Disney dreams

14

Spring into action

video editor Paige Hale arts editor Alyssa Magrone entertainment editor Jocelin Egeland comic strip Marley Kennaley

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Policies The Griffin Rites staff strongly supports the First Amendment and opposes censorship. Freedom of expression and press are fundamental values in a democratic society. The mission of any institution committed to preparing productive citizens must include teaching students these values, both by example and lesson. We welcome letters to the editor and reserve the right to edit them for grammar and length, but we will not change ideas. Letters may attack policies but not people. They must be signed and submitted to F6 or mailed to Dr. Shannon Rennaker attention at 5815 NE 48th St., Kansas City, Mo. 64119. Advertising space is also available. Please e-mail shannon.rennaker@nkcschools.org or call 816-321-5597 for information. Our organization is a member of the Journalism Educators of Metropolitan Kansas City, Journalism Educators Association and the National Scholastic Press Association.

On the cover- Senior Emily Glotfelty defending at a soccer game on April 8 at the DAC. Photo by Rachel Adamson.

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Staff

Contents

editor-in-chief Emily Elliott

co-copy editor Savannah Moore

Relay For Life

4 8

Senior Edition

10

5 18

co-copy editor Amber Murray online editor-in-chief lead design editor Rachel Adamson design editor Emily Noyes

Big W

editorial editor Mallery Zion

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Ready for takeoff

32

Prom

36

Sports

44-45

video editor Paige Hale arts editor Alyssa Magrone entertainment editor Jocelin Egeland

Baby Photos

Policies The Griffin Rites staff strongly supports the First Amendment and opposes censorship. Freedom of expression and press are fundamental values in a democratic society. The mission of any institution committed to preparing productive citizens must include teaching students these values, both by example and lesson. We welcome letters to the editor and reserve the right to edit them for grammar and length, but we will not change ideas. Letters may attack policies but not people. They must be signed and submitted to F6 or mailed to Dr. Shannon Rennaker attention at 5815 NE 48th St., Kansas City, Mo. 64119. Advertising space is also available. Please e-mail shannon.rennaker@nkcschools.org or call 816-321-5597 for information. Our organization is a member of the Journalism Educators of Metropolitan Kansas City, Journalism Educators Association and the National Scholastic Press Association.

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