Forget the Bad, Remember the Good

Jade Tonjes, Writer

April 20, 2018

There are parts of high school you will remember for the rest of your life, but there are also parts you’ll forget by August. Yes, High School has a significant impact on our lives but let’s be honest; Will most of the stu...

Standing Up to Prevent Gun Violence

Jade Tonjes, Writer

March 1, 2018

Over the years, people have become numb to the tragedies that occur everyday throughout the U.S. and the world. On February 14th, students from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida lived one of these tragedies,...

Women Need to Step Up?

January 31, 2018

According to Neil Portnow, The Grammy's President, the reason women don't win many awards is because they fail to "step up" in the music industry. Equality for women is something that's been rising up in the media for a while...

Blind in the Darkness

January 28, 2018

Looking for a light Where everyone is blind Here, darkness consumes everything No thought is clear Intoxicated by lies He stood behind me Warm touch but evil eyes Chained at the wrist Stuck in a place with no light He...

Unprepared for the Future

January 25, 2018

A lot of recent high school graduates have been complaining about not being prepared for their future. Some of them may not have payed enough attention in school… but is it really all their fault? Schools spend a lot of time focusing on...

Grinders Stonewall in Lenexa

Grinders Stonewall

November 16, 2017

“The Glass Wall” Poem

Jade Tonjes, Writer

November 9, 2017

My dreams are so close, so close that I can almost grab them Grab them and live the happy life I desperately wish I could guarantee Every time I think of moving towards them, I hit a glass wall A wall called self-sabotage ...


Jade Tonjes, Writer

October 16, 2017

Marks from my past Being brought back Thoughts that disappeared Coming back around to mess me up Making me believe it was all my fault The way things were left No feelings but anger And hurt hidden in fear Now...

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