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Election 2016 Column (Republican)

Max Meyer

April 8, 2016

As the 2016 presidential election nears, it’s time to start decide who you should vote for. In a time where all politicians seem to be a little crooked, it has become increasingly difficult to decide who to support. As a...

The Boys In Blue

Max Meyer and Adam Rellihan

April 8, 2016

2015 World Series Champions. Fresh off of a World Championship, the Royals look to continue the success fueled by the past two seasons. Though the bulk of last year’s team is returning, there were a few notable depa...

Under Appreciated, But Works For Me

Max Meyer

March 31, 2016

The Kansas City Royals are World Series Champions, so you could assume that the Royals would be getting the most press coverage this offseason of any MLB team, right? Well, this is far from the truth. Take for example the ...

Don’t Peak

Max Meyer

March 4, 2016

“Don’t peak in high school.” I know you all have probably heard a ton of jokes about peaking in high school. Heck, I used it as my answer for Mr. Viking, but in actuality, this quote has guided me through my time in high...

New Club on the Block

Max Meyer

February 24, 2016

Max Meyer: When did you first have the idea for the ping pong club? Andy Hui: I’ve had the idea since seventh grade when my sister told me about Shawnee Mission East’s ping pong club.   MM: Why did you want to ...

Keep Your Head Up

Max Meyer

January 28, 2016

George Washington and John F. Kennedy are figures that we look to as great leaders in the history of our nation. In many people’s minds, they are people who did nothing but good throughout their lives. This is, in fact, a commo...

Top Three Albums of All-Time

Max Meyer

October 15, 2015

“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”- The Beatles This 1967 album captured the entire range of music The Beatles produced. Throughout their career The Beatles tested the limits of music and experimented with the...

Down With The System

Max Meyer

September 18, 2015

For the first 128 years that Major League Baseball was played, interleague play did not exist. Before 1997, fans never saw the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals play during the regular season. They also wouldn’t ...

Challenges to Come

Max Meyer, Writer

September 24, 2014

With a new year comes a new identity. The football team is well on their way to finding their own. One of the big changes for the team this year is a shift more towards platooning. Platooning is when a player plays only on...

Evaluating Change

Max Meyer, Writer

September 24, 2014

For years, one of the biggest pushes in college football was for a playoff, but now that it’s here, it won’t fix everything. Since the BCS was implemented in 1997, it was debated if it was the best way to find a national...

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