SM South News

SMSD Board Chooses Next Superintendent

Ali Harrison, Reporter
March 1, 2018

After Jim Hinson’s resignation as SMSD superintendent was unanimously approved by board members in April, the board began the search for someone to fill his seat, currently taken by Interim Superintendent Kenny Southwick. They received some criteria suggestions from staff, teachers, and parents on what the new superintendent should be like and prioritize: "The community asked for a leader who...

Sweetheart Court Announced

Pablo Jimenez, Reporter
February 15, 2018

After the girls varsity basketball game Feb 10 the winners of the Sweetheart court were announced. Seniors Nick Wissel and Karoline Shelton were crowned King and Queen. Shelton plays for the girls varsity basketball team and Wissel plays for the boys varsity basketball team. The couple is also dating. First attendants were Patrick Sturm and Kylie Hance. Mason Zeller and Madison Holloway where second...

What Are KSMS Tryouts Like?

Daniella, Reporter
February 13, 2018

KSMS is a  well known group around school which hosts tryouts for the next school year every fall and spring. This year there were 15 available spots open, which is pretty unusual. A good majority of people tried out during fall tryouts, and I was lucky enough to be one of the four people accepted for the next year’s staff. For students interested in trying out- go for it. There are tryouts...

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Freshmen’s Perfect Season

Brett Conner, Reporter
November 6, 2017

The day is August 15th, 33 freshmen have suited up to create a team to field. We didn’t really understand how difficult the work that Coach Williams would make us do would be. In fact, at the time, we didn’t know our coach. Mr. Williams came to the rescue and decided to coach us. Everyone knows Mr. Williams is a strict guy, but no one really understands it as much as the 33 freshman players. During...

Raider alum Mike Morin’s handwritten interview

Brett Conner, Reporter
October 24, 2017

I asked former Raider and current Royal Mike Morin these questions: What are the changes like from high school to college and then from the minors to the majors? How does it feel to be back in Kansas City after 8 years away? And how does it feel to put on that Royals jersey? Did you ever imagine yourself playing for them when you were little? Do you have any advice for young players who...

Miah Clark, Copy Editor, Editorial Cartoonist
April 24, 2017

  Pole in hand, junior Sarah Wilkerson has leaped over the competition as a varsity pole vaulter for South’s track and field team for three years now. We asked Wilkerson a few questions about her event and how she’s become so successful in it. When did you begin pole vaulting? W: My freshman year.   Do you pole vault outside of school? W: I used too, in sophomore year, but now I don’t.   Did any of your inspiration to pole vault come from your experience...

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Review: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Packs a Thanos Sized Punch
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‘Isle of Dogs’ Review

‘Isle of Dogs’ Review

May 7, 2018

Review: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Packs a Thanos Sized Punch

Review: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Packs a Thanos Sized Punch

May 3, 2018

Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize for ‘DAMN’

Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize for ‘DAMN’

April 18, 2018

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Podcasts
Inside the Walk Out
Stone of the Month

Stone of the Month

March 31, 2018

Girl’s best friend

Girl’s best friend

February 6, 2018

Getting High off Music

Getting High off Music

February 5, 2018

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15 Question With Jacob Lopez
16 Questions with Sydney Holzman

16 Questions with Sydney Holzman

November 11, 2017

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May 2018

Patriot Staff | May 16, 2018

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March 2018

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