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Let the Games Begin

Let the Games Begin

April 25, 2012


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[dropcap]B[/dropcap]reaking the treeline, Katniss takes a moment to sit, take a breather, and check the contents of the backpack she just risked her life to acquire. A water bottle, (empty), iodine to purify water, a black sleeping bag, a coil of wire, matches, sunglasses, a sheet of plastic, and some...

A Very Potter Production

A Very Potter Production

April 25, 2012


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[dropcap]H[/dropcap]arry walks into the Dark Forest to confront Voldemort, having made his decision to die to save his friends. Slowly, he walks towards Voldemort, and Voldemort kills him. Or does he? This is the end of the story that we grew up with the Harry Potter series. The first book was published...

Don’t Entertain the Notion

Don’t Entertain the Notion

April 25, 2012


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Late nights, late nights, late nights. Every student’s been there, where you’re pouring your tired mind into an essay or project that was given months ago, but you waited until the night before to work on it. Mom thought you were working hard on it every day, since you spent hours upon hours on the comput...

Websites: Then & Now

Websites: Then & Now

March 26, 2012


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When sophomore Jo Jones gets out of school, one of the first things she does is get on Facebook. “I like being able to stay in touch with friends, and being able to keep track of my pictures,” Jones said about Facebook. High School students are not the only ones who use social networks. Studies show that 65 percent of adults who use the Internet regularly use a soci...

Mopping up the Competition

Mopping up the Competition

February 14, 2012


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The crowd was silent as the unknown woman approached the mic, saxophone around her neck. She began to play, with the attention of the crowd fixed intensely and solemnly on her. The mood quickly changed as the song progressed, and as custodian Rozz Smith performed a beautiful arrangement of “Bridge...

Masters of Music

Masters of Music

February 7, 2012


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[toggle title=""]...[/toggle]A harmony of orchestra, band, and singing filled the auditorium on Jan. 26 at the annual Masterworks concert. Once a year, the three musical groups come together to perform. This concert has been an South tradition for 11 years now. The choir, band and orchestra performed well-known compositions by ...

Kansas Thespian Conference 2012

Kansas Thespian Conference 2012

February 7, 2012


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This past weekend, theater students from all over the state gathered in Wichita for the annual Kansas Thespian Conference held at the Hyatt Hotel. Here they attended shows, workshops, and competitions. This year South’s theater troupe won the Silver Honor Troupe Award, meaning that in the last two ...

Enter the Darkroom

Enter the Darkroom

November 18, 2011


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  Deep inside the Room 222, a dark room full of magic and mystery awaits anyone who dares enter it to take on the challenge of making photos. Actually, the darkroom is no where near scary or mysterious, many people don’t even know it’s real purpose. A dark room is used in photography for the...

New Art Teachers

October 25, 2010


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By Danielle Pham Over the past thirty years, Pat St. Louis has been to eight different schools and has finally landed at Shawnee Mission South to take over the photography position left behind by Guy Malone. With such big shoes to fill, it was inevitable for anyone taking the job to feel uneasy. “I...

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