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The Final Swing

The Final Swing

Sarah Ohlde, Copy Editor

October 16, 2020

Last weekend (Oct. 10-11) the girls tennis team competed at regionals, hoping to qualify for state. Although seniors Mary Novak and Madison Hanna got 5th place at regionals, they won’t be going to state this year due to new coronavirus protocols only allowing 4 doubles teams to go to state. “Even...

Voter Registration Step by Step

Voter Registration Step by Step

Noel Mohammed, Reporter

October 12, 2020

This year with COVID-19 you may not feel comfortable registering to vote in person. Luckily there are two other ways to register contact-free. In Kansas, you are allowed to vote in-person and by mail. Each of these ways to register has a specific deadline, October 13, 2020. An abundance of celebrities...

Homecoming Madness

Homecoming Madness

Reese Woods, Multimedia Editor

October 9, 2020

Friday, Oct. 9 is the 2020 homecoming football game and ceremony that was originally scheduled for the coronation to begin at 6:30 and the football game against Olathe South to follow, but with the COVID-19 outbreak on the Olathe South football team, a crazy thirty minute stretch for players and nominees...

The Gates Have Opened

The Gates Have Opened

Sarah Ohlde, Copy Editor

October 7, 2020

On October 1, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) released an update on school gating criteria regarding COVID-19. Johnson County is in the orange zone,which according to JCDHE, allows for the hybrid school model.. Along with an adjusted gating chart, there is also guidance...

Online School Pods

Online School Pods

Katie Hiebl, Asst. Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2020

School, for the year of 2020 at least, has become anything but normal. With everything that has happened in the last six months, going back to school in the traditional way was inevitably impossible. This has caused people to go out and find another way. Most public schools are currently all online....

Rivalry Week

Rivalry Week

Jake Foil, Reporter

October 2, 2020

This week, the SM South Raiders take on heated rival SM East, this Friday night at 7, in SM North’s stadium. Both schools are going into this game after losing to Olathe schools last Friday, SM East losing 20-21 vs Olathe South, and SM South losing 21-42 vs Olathe East. Both the Raiders and Lancers...

Sports Week Two In Review

Sports Week Two In Review

Nathan Judd, Sports Editor

October 2, 2020

Soccer- South Soccer played Tuesday night and lost a close one to Olathe West. They were down by one goal and trying to come back, but fell behind after letting in another goal in the closing minutes. The Raiders played another good opponent, Olathe Northwest on Thursday, South’s senior night, and...

Coming To You Live From SMS

Coming To You Live From SMS

Annalie Polen, News & Opinions Editor

October 2, 2020

Friday nights here at South look a bit different than they did last year and every year before. Instead of a full stadium with football players and cheerleaders, filled with the sound of the band playing, you can find a quiet, empty stadium. Although it doesn't quite look the same, football and every...

Netflix, But For High School Sports

Netflix, But For High School Sports

Evan Shibel, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2020

At 12:56 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22, John Johnson, athletic director at Shawnee Mission South, announced that all sporting events held in the main gym, auxiliary gym, or the stadium, would now be livestreamed starting October 2nd. This was a district wide decision as now all schools in the district...

New Vs. Old

New Vs. Old

Annalie Polen/Reese Woods, News Editor/Multimedia Editor

September 21, 2020

Friday night football games, homecoming, homecoming court. A year ago today, student life would have been normal for this year's seniors. Now, for their last year of high school, they’re stuck with online school. “I miss not only my friends, but making genuine connections with my teachers was something...

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