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Proposed policy could restrict student journalists’ rights

Proposed policy could restrict student journalists’ rights

The Patriot Editorial Staff

June 24, 2019

The first reading of a new district policy was done at the Shawnee Mission School District board meeting on Monday, June 24. The proposal would give the school and district the opportunity to restrict student publication, including the printing of controversial subjects – an important aspect of jour...

School Without Seniors

School Without Seniors

Annalie Polen, news editor

May 22, 2019

As we finish up our last few weeks of school it may feel a little empty in the halls without seniors. The seniors finished up and were ready to graduate before all the other underclassman had even begun finals. School days without the seniors feel a little different as we miss some of our favorites s...

It’s Never Too Late

It’s Never Too Late

Katie Hiebl, Reporter

May 17, 2019

How long have you been dancing? I have been dancing for 5 or 6 years. What made you start dancing? There is a church by our house and my cousins were doing this dance thing and they had classes you could take so my mom signed my sister and I up for it for just one semester in the fall, an...

KC Scholars

KC Scholars

Annalie Polen, Reporter

May 2, 2019

On May first, a few hard working students received very big news concerning their future at a ceremony accepting them into the KC Scholars program. KC Scholars is an organization formed from the Kauffman Foundation that  gives college scholarships that create life- changing opportunities to improve the fu...

State Qualified Swimmers

State Qualified Swimmers

Katie Hiebl, Reporter

April 10, 2019

  The Shawnee Mission South girls swim team placed second overall at the tri-meet on Tuesday, April 2. The Lady Raiders swam against Olathe Northwest and Shawnee Mission West.   The Raiders earned 137.5 points losing to Olathe Northwest by only 10.5 points. Putting their record a...

Q&A with Anna Burns

Q&A with Anna Burns

Avery Woods, Editor-in-Chief

April 9, 2019

Senior runs the popular game the senior class plays called "Gotcha."

Him: “Don’t worry I’m on the pill”

Him: “Don’t worry I’m on the pill”

Catherine Gunnigle, Reporter

April 8, 2019

A second trial of male birth control pills succeeded in preliminary testing last week and it suggested that a new form of contraception could eventually exist. The new “pill” works similarly to female contraception in its intended duties. It has passed all initial safety tests and produced hormo...

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