Tolton Bids Farewell to Departing Teachers, Greets New Ones

By Noelle Rhoades

With graduation, Fr. Tolton Catholic High School bid farewell to the class of 2016. But the seniors are not the only ones getting a fond farewell. Six teachers are leaving Tolton this year to pursue new adventures. With their departure comes the welcoming of new teachers. Needless to say, that means many changes here at Tolton.

“Change is really just opportunity,” Principal Kristie Wolfe said.  Continue reading

Under the Radar: The House of St. Xavier

By Casey Hulshof

The House of Xavier gathers for a celebratory picture after winning the 2014-2015 House Cup. Photo by Elle Bennett.
The House of Xavier gathers for a celebratory picture after winning the 2014-2015 House Cup. Photo by Elle Bennett.

The House of Xavier is full of surprises. Although they seem quiet and unthreatening, watch out–this House has tricks up its sleeve. Not known for being boisterous, the hardworking house came up like a dark horse last year and managed to walk away with the House Cup in 2015. Their tactic? Slow and steady wins the race. Even though they came out fourth in the overall rankings this year, the house wasn’t swayed in its zeal for victory.

“We are the group that works really hard and gets really good ideas,” house teacher Ms. Brittany Hayes said. “And whenever we get excited about something, that is when we do things well.” Continue reading

A Competitive Side: The House of St. Sebastian

By Casey Hulshof

The House of Sebastian's Tug-of-War team gathers for a picture after winning the competition. Photo courtesy of Madelynn Harvey.
The House of Sebastian’s Tug-of-War team gathers for a picture after winning the competition. Photo courtesy of Madelynn Harvey.

When it comes to an average day in the House of St. Sebastian, you can most likely find the students watching movies, playing Celebrities, pairing up for a game of Sardines or just hanging out. The house is very easy going and laid back—until it comes to competitions.

“We’re relaxed until a competition comes along, and then we get super competitive,” said sophomore Troy Baker. His fellow Sebastian members agree with him. Continue reading

Royal Q-and-A: Prom Court Leads by Serving

By Maddie Harmon

This year’s prom introduced a new tradition. Instead of voting on potential prom candidates, six students were selected based on the number were of service hours they completed. These six anonymous juniors choose charities to support. Whichever charity earned the most money in a school-wide fund drive by prom night won.

This year’s Prom Queen is Diana Guillen, and the King is Michael Turnbaugh. They were crowned the winners on Friday, May 6, at the prom.  Continue reading

Photo Gallery: Students Enjoy Fun and Fellowship on Field Day

By Jake Brannon

Members of the House of Blaise celebrate their victory as winners of the House Cup. Photo by Jake Brannon.
Members of the House of Blaise celebrate their victory as winners of the House Cup. Photo by Jake Brannon.

Students participated in Field Day, the final House competition of the year, on Friday, May 13.

The House of Ethelbert was declared the winner of Field Day. But with all the events of the year combined, the House of Blaise dominated to win the House Cup. Continue reading