By: JONI OSWALD Biting cold overtakes the atmosphere as winter persists across the country, causing people everywhere to duck into their dwellings. This time of the year seems grayer than years past, for the sun’s sheltering behind the clouds is more noticeable than usual for United States citizens. […]
Photos by Vanessa Garcia
Kyler Barnett catches up with Ava Miller about qualifying for state.
Photos by: Vanessa Garcia
By: JONI OSWALD It could be that you enjoy reading on a serene Sunday morning. Or, perhaps, habitually weave through chapters of literature on a dismal weekday evening. You may even be a creature of reluctance, preferring to escape a boisterous Friday night exploring possibilities hidden on dusty […]
By: SYDNEY KNIGHT Nineteen Truman students crowded in a row in the auditorium, waiting anxiously for the announcer to get through all the junior division awards. Each group clung to each other as their category was announced. One by one Truman students’ name was called as third, second, […]
Photos by: Hayley Seaton
By: FAITH NICKENS With Halloween right around the corner- or Samhain, if you’re a Pagan – it’s only typical that some tension is arising in the halls of Truman High School. Two groups were going at it, specifically, a Satanist and a Christian. Jones White, dressed in a […]
By: HUNTER DONELSON I started running cross country in my eighth-grade year. I wasn’t very great to start out, but most people I spoke to said I looked like I was born with the natural ability to run. It took some time, but after a few weeks of […]
By: REGAN HENNING Students are our future. Without them and their brains, we won’t be able to succeed as an economy. To get their minds ready for the future, they rely mainly on teachers and the education to guide them. If teachers don’t do their job correctly, we’re […]
By: HUNTER DONELSON All it’s taken is three weeks and the Patrick Mahomes era in Kansas City is already breaking records. In case you’ve been living under a rock, Mahomes has thrown 13 touchdown passes through the first three weeks which is more than anyone in NFL history. […]
BY HUNTER DONELSON You look at sports history and one of the most exciting things to see are rivalry games. Red Sox-Yankees, Celtics-Lakers, Chiefs-Raiders, Warriors-Cavaliers. We can all think of a moment between these rivals that we remember right? For us, here in Independence, it’s the Truman Patriots […]
By: Hunter Donelson Truman Patriots Girls Golf bounces back in a big way with win against Blue Springs South. The match was hosted by the Patriots at Drumm Farm so familiarity may have played a small role for the Patriots win, “We practice on the executive course a […]
By: Faith Nickens The 2018-2019 school year has brought big changes to Truman High School. This includes having to wear your ID badge when going to the restroom, the office or leaving class in general. This change had been considered at Truman before the 2018-2019 school year, but […]
By: Regan Henning Photo by: Olivia Lundquist “It doesn’t look like a prison anymore.” Said Marisa Jackson, sophomore. Not something you’d usually hear when describing a school cafeteria. This, however, was the situation with Truman last year. This year on the other hand, has made that a very […]
By: Jaydon Dickenson Braden James, script in hand, his lines in his mind, describes his first audition for one of our Truman high school productions. “My first experience, I was terrified,” he tells me “my singing wasn’t that good.” However, he explains that even through all of the […]
By: Regan Henning Complaints of all kind chime through the air such as “ew mine’s so bad,” or “my pictures are always so ugly.” This is a regular high school picture day. The students who aren’t happy with their pictures are going to remain unhappy with the fact […]
By: Faith Nickens One thing Truman High School prides itself on is having a variety of clubs for all of their students interests. Knowing this, in October of 2017, a group of students founded the Strategy Club, focused around playing multiplayer story based games such as Dungeons and […]
By: Hunter Donelson Cross Country had their first meet on Saturday at Liberty North in the Tim Nixon Invitational. It’s a new meet hosted by Liberty North for late cross country coach, Tim Nixon who passed away last year. It was a hot meet with temperatures over 90 […]
By: Annie Jackson Photo By: Chloe Armstrong The metronome is clicking. The second-quarter of Truman’s first home football game just ended. As the guard is making their way out on the field, Truman sophomore Allison Jackson, guard member for two years, is ready to perform. “I love the […]
By: Nevaeh Robinson The students bustled around the classroom, papers are passed around with the plans on it, marks made here and there as changes are shouted through the room. With each school year there is a huge amount of activities that students can choose to partake in […]
By: Hunter Donelson Varsity softball played in the Greater Kansas City tournament this weekend and had many things to take away from their performances. The Patriots were playing in the Gold bracket, something they haven’t been able to get to since pitching phenom, Paige Parker took the country […]
By: Regan Henning Over the summer of 2018 a lot of developments were made to Truman. Last year the school was only halfway done with remodeling so coming back this year, the upperclassmen got a pleasant surprise. When asked, students agreed that the cafeteria and overall look of […]
By: Hunter Donelson Friday night may not have been a night to remember from a fan’s perspective, but it was a great learning experience for our Patriots football team. “There are always things you can learn and improve on so understanding that and realizing we will only get […]
Our final edition of Patriot Vision looks ahead to the prom, back at the spring play, and puts a bow on the year in sports.
BY HUNTER DONELSON 2018 NFL Mock Draft (No Trades) Cleveland Browns: Josh Allen (QB, Wyoming) Ultimately it’s going to come down to Josh Allen or Sam Darnold for the Browns. But, Allen would be a great fit for speedy receivers Jarvis Landry and Josh Gordon with his great arm […]
BY CRAIG STEWART Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets around Penn Quarter, in D.C, participating in “March for Our Lives”, as they protested against shootings and gun violence in schools and demanded for stronger gun control laws. Many people held signs that read things like, “protect our […]
BY HUNTER DONELSON Late March and early April is not a time you would expect to have snow and freezing cold, thirty degree weather. The cold has lead to spring sports finding a practice place indoors, a significant amount of baseball games being cancelled, and outdoor practices running short. […]
This week’s Patriot Vision looks back at Relay for Life, the successes of choir and orchestra, weather affecting spring sports, and the track season.
BY CRAIG STEWART AND PAOLA AMARO Wednesday, Mar. 14 brought students from all over the country together in a nation-wide walk out to protest gun violence and call for the nations leaders to pass stricter gun laws. Many students and teachers did this for the 17 victims on the […]
BY HUNTER DONELSON Deon Monroe earned Class 5 All-State honors after an amazing season with the Truman girls’ varsity basketball team. Monroe is the only sophomore on the All-State team this year which makes it all the more unique. Monroe seemed excited but also wanted to make it […]
BY HUNTER DONELSON Erin Davis has become known around Truman High School and has lead our girls’ varsity basketball team to a top 20 rank in the state this year. The Patriot girls currently have 17 wins with some close losses along the road. “I’m really happy with the […]
This week’s Patriot Vision looks at Forensics and Debate, the latest school play, district basketball, and previews baseball season.
BY WALTER CANADY III Being a senior in high school holds three of the most exciting moments in a person’s life. You are on the way to attending perhaps your first prom, you are turning 18 if you aren’t already, and most importantly you are about to graduate. By […]
BY PAOLA AMARO & AARON RENSHAW Last week, Truman High School students were visited by Broadway star, Mamie Parris. She has participated in many plays, giving life to amazing characters, such as Grizabella on “Cats”, Elphaba on “Wicked”, and Judy on “9 to 5″. Not every young aspiring actor or […]
Aaron Renshaw catches up with one of the Courtwarming Kings.