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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...

Cover of Every Last Word designed by Whitney Manger and published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Every Last Word

Samara Rowe, Reporter/Photographer August 28, 2023

This book tugs on your heartstrings in the best way possible. “Every Last Word” by Tamara Ireland Stone is the most relatable and jaw-dropping book I have ever read. It tells the story of a 17 year-old...

Get Involved at SMS

Get Involved at SMS

Greta Waller, Co-Editor in Chief August 19, 2023

As a freshman, you hear it all the time: “Get involved! Join activities! Make friends!” It may sound redundant, but being involved is the best way to find your people and your passions in high school. It...

Filling silverware packets, Samuel Doran works at Chik-fil-A, his Post High jobsite.

Welcome to Post High

Greta Waller, Reporter April 19, 2023

“Every Monday is a party, every week. The students come in and they’re so pumped up and excited to see their friends. Their energy, their kindness, their empathy is just so cool.” Lisa Primrose’s...

Fashion Trends: To Follow or Not To Follow?

Fashion Trends: To Follow or Not To Follow?

Ren Park, Culture Editor April 8, 2023
Clothes cycle in and out of style faster than the machine that washes them.
Ava Smith lines up for a long pass down the pitch.

Girls Soccer Keeps on Rolling

Fletcher Knowles, Head Copy Editor March 31, 2023

The girls soccer team notches another win over Park Hill moving to a perfect 4-0 on the season. The team is led by Captain Harper Larsen and Senior Ava Smith. The girls have high hopes for this season. Last...

The Road to State

The Road to State

Noel Mohamed, Editor in Chief March 8, 2023

Last month, your Lady Raiders’ defeated Olathe South winning the Sunflower League Championship.  "It felt amazing to win league. It felt like cool to see one of our goals that we set the beginning...

Heritage Queen Candidates (right to left) Brielle Staines, Carolyn Armstrong, Harper Larsen, Gretchen Schmierer Knust, and Julia Schnittker highlight activities from their senior summary they want announced at the assembly.

Heritage Royalty Candidates Announced

Greta Waller, Reporter March 8, 2023

The 2023 Heritage Royalty nominees are: King Noah Campbell Dominic Dawson Graham Hopkins Fletcher Knowles Jack LaVergne Alexander Maret Kieron Smith Jose Manuel Sorto Salinas Eliot Wagner Tanner...

House-made hummus

Around KC: Jerusalem Cafe

Fletcher Knowles, Head Copyeditor March 8, 2023

When you are on a student’s budget you may be scared to get burned. Many people fear that someplace may not be worth the money and they tend to stick to what you know. But there are so many restaurants...

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