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February crossword solutions

February crossword solutions

Noa Vacek, Reporter February 12, 2024

Junior point guard Calan Gregory warms up for a home game against SM West.

Raiders boys basketball falls to SM Northwest

Levi Robertson, Reporter February 3, 2024

The Raiders boys basketball team hosted the 1st-ranked SM Northwest Cougars on Friday, February 2 – the same day when John Ballard, Bill McGowan, and Jeff Ingram were inducted into the Shawnee Mission...

Groundhog Day signals coming spring

Hailey Godke, Reporter February 3, 2024

Groundhog Day is today, Feb 2. This holiday surrounds Punxsutawney Phil, the official weather-telling groundhog residing in Young Township near Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.  It is said in folklore,...

Senior Jocelyn Moore runs onto the court after being announced during the game against SM West on January 5. The game was the first competition back after winter break, taking place Friday before students started class for second semester.

Lady Raiders win tournament

Levi Robertson, Reporter January 29, 2024

The Lady Raiders won the 29th annual Mid-America Classic. They won their first game against Wichita Northwest 67-15 highlighted by senior Azailah Funches eclipsing the 1000-point threshold, joining teammate...

Senior Ace Cofield and junior Ava Harris lead the walkout towards the SMSD district stadium field at South.

Students organize walkout in support of black SME student

Eric Vacek and Greta Waller December 2, 2023

Students walked out of South on Thursday in response to a racist attack on a black student at Shawnee Mission East. According to The Kansas City Star and video released by various media outlets, a black...

November Crossword

November Crossword

Erika Spencer and Greta Waller November 17, 2023

Answers to the November Crossword found in Issue 2 of the 2023-24 Patriot. Corrections: 15 Down - In order to fit, the answer is SESEII. However, the correct name of the rapper is SENSEI. The editors...

Jessica Hembree rides with her son in the Homecoming parade on Sept. 29, 2023. Spanish teacher Patrick Grant drove Hembree in the parade.

South area elects school board members

Noa Vacek, Reporter November 10, 2023

South area voters took to the polls this Tuesday to weigh in on a handful of local elections. Among them, two races for the Shawnee Mission School District board member.  According to unofficial results...

Drum Major Emma Kreuger conducts the band at a Friday football game.

Marching Band Champions

Greta Waller, Co-Editor in Chief November 1, 2023

Since 9 a.m. that morning, the marching band had been battered by rain and wind. It was 34 degrees in Warrensburg, Missouri. Their uniforms were completely soaked through. The mics surrounding their drum...

Junior Rudy Delgado kicks the ball from midfield.

Boys Soccer Ties Gardner Edgerton 0-0

Eric Vacek, Reporter September 28, 2023

The boys varsity soccer team tied 0-0 against Gardner Edgerton in a home game on Tuesday, September 26. South lost to Gardner in their previous two seasons. "We came into the game super hungry for a...

Running across midfield, junior Graham Ziegler waits for a pass during the varsity game against Sumner Academy.

Kicking Off

Eric Vacek, Reporter September 5, 2023

The boys varsity soccer team won 10-0 against Chanute High School on Tuesday, invoking the "mercy rule" to end the game early. The KSHSAA goal differential rule or "mercy rule" states that "whereby at...

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