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The Blazer

The official student-run newspaper publication at GEHS.

The Blazer

The official student-run newspaper publication at GEHS.

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Actor Found Dead Near Edgerton

Actor Found Dead Near Edgerton

Parker Fales, Reporter Apr 18, 2024

Actor was found dead near the Edgerton area. Actor Cole Brings Plenty, who identified as Mnicoujou Lakota on Instagram, had a role in "1923” which spin-off of “Yellowstone” In the show he played...

Jobs Available for Teenagers in Gardner

Jobs Available for Teenagers in Gardner

Addie Reiter, Editor in Chief Nov 27, 2023

There are many places that are currently hiring in Gardner. Many of these jobs are available to teenagers. The McDonald’s located here in Gardner is hiring for the crew member position. In order to...

Johnson County Library, 137 E Shawnee St, Gardner, KS 66030, Oct. 17, 2023

Bringing Toys Alive at Johnson County Library

Blake Davis, Reporter Oct 18, 2023

Johnson County Library recently held a volunteering event on October 6th where students participated to help them set some things up. The volunteers for this local event were, Anna Hamm, Alise McVey,...

All About the Renaissance Festival

All About the Renaissance Festival

Mahlet Samuel, Reporter Oct 18, 2023

The annual Renaissance Festival is located in Bonner Springs near the Azura Amphitheater and is open every weekend from September 2 to October 15. It is also open on Labor Day and Columbus Day/Indigenous...

Groundhouse Coffee in Gardner, Kansas

The Importance of Teenage Employment

Maci Shafer and Caroline Clarke May 10, 2023

When you walk into a restaurant, fast food place, or even a grocery store, most of the people employed are teenagers. However, when looking at Kansas as a whole, the unemployment of teenagers is at an...

Acting Out Dreams Can Lead to a Brain Disease Diagnosis

Acting Out Dreams Can Lead to a Brain Disease Diagnosis

Addie Reiter, Editor in Chief Mar 7, 2023

Acting out your dreams while sleeping could lead to getting a diagnosis for certain brain diseases you could develop in the future. Rapid eye movement (REM) Sleep Behavior Disorder is a sleep disorder...

BREAKING NEWS: Dave Peavy District crossing guard hit by a car during his morning duties

BREAKING NEWS: Dave Peavy District crossing guard hit by a car during his morning duties

Madeline Clark, Amara Whited, Alyssa Huffmaster, Lillian Campbell Feb 23, 2023

During the morning commute on February 23, 2023, crossing guard Dave Peavy was struck by a car, sustaining injuries and is, as of writing, in the ICU. When he was recovered by emergency responders, he...

Promotional photo of the band Pinegrove, featured below.

A Guide to Spring Concerts in Kansas

Lindsey Babcock, Reporter Mar 11, 2022

Now that COVID-19 restrictions are loosening up and musicians are beginning to travel again, concerts are back and better than ever. Here is a local guide to concerts for this spring. *Search through...

Senior Luka Majstorovic cooking in a kitchen.

Culinary Competitors Win Bronze

Amara Whited, Print Copy Editor Mar 9, 2022

On February 14, a select few students from Chef Anne Cort’s culinary classes went to Johnson County Community College to compete in a cooking competition. At stake was possible scholarship money for...

Kristen Schultzs professional photo.

Board Member Kristen Schultz Resigns as Nicholas Robinson is Selected for Vacant Seat

Olivia Steele, Editor in Chief Mar 8, 2022

A fourth board member within the past year submitted their resignation on Tuesday, March 1, while a new member was appointed at the March 7 meeting to fill Robin Stout’s previous resignation.  Kristen...

Turner Brown and Ellie Parks sporting masks due to the mandate.

COVID Causes School District to Implement Second Round of Mask Mandates

Alyssa Huffmaster and Lindsey Babcock Jan 31, 2022

On Monday, January 24, grades 9-12 returned to mandated masks. If the percentage of students absent due to COVID are down to 2%, masks will be optional once again beginning February 7. In November,...

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