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Advice for students going into college

Advice for students going into college

Katie Hiebl, 21st century Journalism
November 12, 2017

Many teens come to high school not knowing much about college, here are some tips from counselors and a student about going into college. “Take the ACT, and apply to as many colleges as you can. You should talk to older students and friends. This to see what you need to do to be prepared,” counselor Kelly Lillis said. Most students going into college don’t have any idea of what they want to do with...

In-State Versus Out-of-State

Kelly Johnston
November 9, 2017

Deciding what path to take after high school, and choosing where to go to college can be a hard choice. Students are often conflicted when they have to make the choice to go to a school close to home or far away. College adviser Jasmin Morgan often deals with this issue when recommending colleges for students to go to. Morgan went to an out-of-state school because it just fit with her objectives more so than schools in her home state of Illinois. “College was actually at the time really expensive in illinoi...

Canned Food Drive Hosts Mr. AmeriCan

Canned Food Drive Hosts Mr. AmeriCan

Brynn Taylor, Reporter
November 8, 2017

  Ten boys, one winner. Come see the Mr. AmeriCan Paegent tonight at 7 p.m. till 8 p.m. to raise money for the Canned Food Drive. It costs $5 or 10 cans to get in. The contestants are... Mr. Choir: Patrick Sturm Mr. XC: Marc Almloff Mr. Track and Field: Harrison Polen Mr. AcaDec: Ben Hanson Mr. Golf: Nick Wissell Mr. Theatre: Brennan Lumpkin Mr. Orchestra: Logan Young Mr. Swim...

Freshmen’s Perfect Season

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. Durin...

Raider alum Mike Morin’s handwritten interview

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...

Q&A with Sarah Wilkerson

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 expe...

City Market- The Place to Be

Daniella Campos, Reporter

September 29, 2017No Comments

Saturday morning is a great time. It’s the beginning of the weekend; you have two whole days ahead of you, and you want to get the most out of it. Starting at 6 a.m., you ...

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Review: Arcade Fire Lights Up Independence

Review: Arcade Fire Lights Up Independence

November 13, 2017

New and Old Staff Members Reunite

New and Old Staff Members Reunite

November 10, 2017

Halloween: Where Did It Come From?

Halloween: Where Did It Come From?

October 17, 2017

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Podcasts

Pep Rallies for the Arts

Pep Rallies for the Arts

November 17, 2017

Pep rallies are meant to inspire enthusiasm. But sports are not the only groups that deserve pep rallies. An all arts pep rally would be an exciting and fun new thing to t...

Computers a Distraction?

Computers a Distraction?

November 14, 2017

Making Your Voice Heard In High School

October 30, 2017

SMS Recognizes 9/11

SMS Recognizes 9/11

September 13, 2017

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15 Questions with Joshua Knowles

15 Questions with Joshua Knowles

Oluwaseun Abitogun, 21st Century Journalism

November 13, 2017

15 Question With Jacob Lopez

15 Question With Jacob Lopez

November 12, 2017

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October 2017 Issue

Rising Sun: The Day of Sigma – An X-cellent Mega Man Film

Rising Sun: The Day of Sigma – An X-cellent Mega Man Film

Noah Meyer, Blogger
February 23, 2017

Hello again for another Rising Sun. Today I'll be going back to video game-based anime for a full review. And what better game anime to look at than Mega Man...

Rising Sun: Miss Kobayashi – Niche, but Funny

Rising Sun: Miss Kobayashi – Niche, but Funny

Noah Meyer
February 21, 2017

Hello again, and it's time for another Rising Sun. And today's show, Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, is being distributed in an interesting way. I'll mention ...

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