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Renovations Coming to the Library

Renovations Coming to the Library

Yanelis Perez, 21st Century Journalist
May 5, 2017

Get ready Shawnee Mission South students because there’s going to be some changes. Librarian Debi O’Brien said that the changes in the library should be done by the beginning of the next school year. The coffee bar is still going to be open from 7 a.m to 7:35 a.m. The wall will have outlets for students to charge their computers. Students don’t have to stop at fast food anymore to get coffee...

Breaking: Superintendent Jim Hinson to Retire

Sophia Belshe, Assistant Editor-in-Chief, Opinion Editor
April 19, 2017

After 34 years in public education, superintendent Jim Hinson will retire at the end of the school year, he announced in a statement Wednesday. Hinson took over as Shawnee Mission's superintendent in 2013, after spending 11 years as superintendent of the Independence Public School District. In his statement, Hinson said that he wanted to "spend more time with family, and pursue other lifelong goals" after he retires. "I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to have worked with each member...

Administrators Immplement Tardy Round Up

Administrators Immplement Tardy Round Up

Addie Soyski, Staff Writer
April 10, 2017

Shawnee Mission South is attempting to remedy its growing number of first hour tardies with the newly instated "Tardy Round Up." The new policy comes after increased concern about the number of students arriving after the bell rings, not only to their classrooms, but to the South campus, thus making it difficult for teachers to count all tardies. Round Up, implemented March 29, mandates that any...

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...

Q&A with Hannah Dennington

Q&A with Hannah Dennington

Avery Woods, Sports Editor
April 17, 2017

Hannah Dennington was the only original freshman on the varsity girls soccer team this year. She talks about team dynamics and when she started playing. AW: What’s it like being the only freshman on varsity? HD: This is the second person that’s asked me this. It was exciting but scary, because everyone had been on the same team, and I had just been joining, and so I was kind of just the o...

2017 Baseball Rosters

Tess Conley, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017

Raider Baseball Rosters - 2017   Varsity Matthew Arnold - 12 Isaac Soares - 12 Tanner Giannola - 12 Matthew Peck - 12 Jed Aldrich - 11 Trey Bebee - 11 Jack Housholder - 11 Griffin Larsen - 11 Jake Jarrell - 11 Gabriel Lopez - 11 Adam Zahnd - 11 Evan Hickman - 10 Nolan Thimmesh - 10 Daniel Bebee - 9   Junior Varsity Trey Bebee -11 Jordan Drier - 11 Jacob Gusman - 11 Jack Housholder - 11 Max Mcknight - 11 Nick Ange...

The Midland: One of Kansas City’s Premiere Small Venues

The Midland: One of Kansas City’s Premiere Small Venues

Miah Clark, Editorial Cartoonist, Staff Writer

The Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland, better known as the Midland Theatre, is one of Kansas City’s strongest small venues. Located in the Power and Light District of Kan...

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Crossing into SMS

Crossing into SMS

August 12, 2017

‘Die for Me’ not to die for

‘Die for Me’ not to die for

March 27, 2017

How to Hack Your Spring Break Trip

How to Hack Your Spring Break Trip

March 13, 2017

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SMS Recognizes 9/11

SMS Recognizes 9/11

Ali Harrison, Guest Writer

September 11, 2001 was one of the most tragic days in United States history. Now, 16 years later, we, as a country, take the day to recognize its significance and remember a...

September 13, 2017

A School Without Walls

A School Without Walls

April 1, 2017

Rising Sun: My Ordinary Life Begins After Six Years

Rising Sun: My Ordinary Life Begins After Six Years

March 6, 2017

Our Earth, Our Choice

Our Earth, Our Choice

March 6, 2017

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Six Questions With Louder Than a Bomb Coach Caroline Ewing

Six Questions With Louder Than a Bomb Coach Caroline Ewing

Amelia Holcomb, Editor-In-Chief

March 29, 2017

Q&A with Kaylie Castile

Q&A with Kaylie Castile

March 3, 2017

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September 2017 Issue

South Decides to Discard Elevator Keys

South Decides to Discard Elevator Keys

Kendall Barker, Writer
January 27, 2015

The majority of South's students are not elevator riders, but most have seen peers with crutches or teachers with carts filled with books using keys to...

Mail In Bond Issue Due Today

Mail In Bond Issue Due Today

Sophia Belshe, Writer
January 27, 2015

Shawnee Mission is conducting its first mail in ballot to decide the fate of a $223 million bond issue that could pay for new schools, renovations, school...

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