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Gardner Edgerton students get the news to you.

The Blazer

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Comeback Season

Comeback Season

Madeline Clark, Editor-in-Chief December 8, 2022

Riley Trowbridge, the Strength and Conditioning coach, is bringing back powerlifting after six years. Powerlifting is a competitive type of weightlifting that consists of three different lifts. Athletes...

Students in Mr. Petersons honors algebra 2 class take a test before Thanksgiving break

Finals Return After 3 years

Caroline Clarke, Reporter November 30, 2022

StuAfter 3 years, finals have returned for the 2022-2023 school year.   “I think they are important for a couple of reasons,” Michael Simpson, assistant principal said. “They allow us to wrap...

Students Give Back To Community By Helping With Blood Drive

Students Give Back To Community By Helping With Blood Drive

Paige Schesser, Reporter November 14, 2022

On Wednesday, November 10, the school held a blood drive for students to volunteer. Donating blood is maybe the easiest way a student can save up to 3 lives in just an hour. One out of every three people...

Guideline to Policy

Guideline to Policy

Madeline Clark, Editor-in-chief November 11, 2022

A new transgender policy was voted on and approved at the Monday, November 7 board meeting. The meeting opened with D.C Hiegert, the LGBTQ plus legal with the ACLU of Kansas who expressed concerns about...

Varsity Cheer team competes at UCA Regional Competition

Varsity Cheer team competes at UCA Regional Competition

November 11, 2022

On Saturday, November 5,  the varsity cheer team attended the UCA Regional Competition. This competition holds opportunities for teams to earn bids for the 2023 UCA High School Nationals in Orlando, FL....

Blazer Marching Band after Neewollah performance

Marching Band Travels to Neewollah

Caroline Clarke, Reporter November 3, 2022

For the last 100 years, Independence Kansas has held the Neewollah festival. There are games, rides, activities, hay rides and more. The Blazer marching band traveled to compete in the competition and...

The Blazer Stop serving coffee

The Blazer Stop Returns with their New and Popular Coffee

Jarrett Reiter , Reporter October 21, 2022

The Blazer Stop returned on October 4, near the main gym, with their new product coffee including frappuccinos. The Blazer Stop will be opened during lunch hours and smoothies and coffee will be available...

Overcrowding In Weightlifting Classes

Overcrowding In Weightlifting Classes

Angela Ocanas and Jarrett Reiter October 4, 2022

With the increase of students this year, the weights classes are overcrowded, leading to less productivity among the students. “80 students is what I originally wanted to be in Strength and Conditioning...

Powder Puff brings Juniors and Seniors Together

Powder Puff brings Juniors and Seniors Together

Caroline Clarke, Staff September 21, 2022

Every year, students participate in a tradition known as Powderpuff. It is a gender-swapped fall sports bonding activity where the boys partake in cheerleading and dancing, and the girls play flag football.  “It...

Students turning in their phones because of newly enforced policies

Teachers Enact Stricter Phone Policies to Regulate Classroom Behaviors

Lillian Campbell and Kaila Burnside September 16, 2022

Students returned from summer break and were met with stricter phone policies. Staff are cracking down on the usage of phones in their courses. The enforcement of these policies contrasts with last year’s...

Custodian George Buckingham and principal Frank Bell joking that they caught a big one.

Custodial Staff Stretched Thin With Large Workload

Rey Renick, Reporter September 16, 2022

The custodial team was busier than normal this summer. They tackled the new arrangement of classrooms involving numerous departures and arrivals of old and new staff. This, piled on top of the large influx...

Spanish Department Devoted to Get Things Back on Track After A Rocky Last Year

Spanish Department Devoted to Get Things Back on Track After A Rocky Last Year

Hannah Irwin, Reporter September 16, 2022

Last school year the Spanish department struggled with teachers departing and wavering curriculums. The department is coming back with a strategy to solve it all, with new teachers, such as Christopher...

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