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Friday Night Let-Down

Friday Night Let-Down

Elias Henderson, Writer

September 18, 2019

Friday night the 0-1 Shawnee Mission West Vikings played the 1-0 Shawnee Mission South Raiders at the SMSD Athletic Stadium at Shawnee Mission South. Our raiders were coming off a dominant win against Shawnee Mission North and looked poised for a second win, but the Vikings proved tough opponents. The...

Homecoming Court 2019

Homecoming Court 2019

Gini Horton and Alma Harrison

September 12, 2019

All nominees are named from left to right. Homecoming King Nominees Julian Duff is a head section leader in marching band, a member of Student Council and a member of the tennis team. Sam Aldeguer is the president of National Honor Society, a Varsity swim and dive captain and a member of In...

Brookwood Beavers United

Brookwood Beavers United

Ansley Chambers and Alma Harrison

September 11, 2019

Brookwood Elementary students entered school through the back the morning of Wed., Sep. 11. They walked over wet grass to meet with their friends while parents stood by, listening to students from Shawnee Mission South’s pep band playing upbeat music like the fight song and “September” by Earth, W...

First Football Game

First Football Game

Evan Shibel and Haley Carter

September 10, 2019

The Shawnee Mission South Raiders opened up their season with a 35-7 victory over the Shawnee Mission North Indians on Friday, September 6th. The Raiders offense looked solid with a two quarterback rotation and the stronger than ever run pass option offense. A breakout star for the Raiders was new stude...

Emirati Expedition

Emirati Expedition

Elias Henderson, Writer

September 4, 2019

This summer the SMS Arabic and economics classes took a joint school trip to the United Arab Emirates. This trip was meant for Arabic students to gain language exposure and for economics students to experience a different economic system and situation. The trip was from June 20-27 and included a layov...

Quite Frankly the Band

Quite Frankly the Band

Nichole Thomas, Editor in Chief

September 4, 2019

Rain and wind did not stop the electric performance of Quite Frankly the band on August 24. With nearly 20 South students in attendance, the crowd was in for an entertaining night. All band members are under the age of 18; everyone was in for a surprise. On bass guitar was sophomore Scout Matthews an...

Construction Chaos

Senior Taylor Burns interviewing students in parking lot.

Sarah Oldhe, Reporter

August 30, 2019

  Construction over summer tore up the old parking lot and workers paved a new one. The new lot layout has brought major changes to the way traffic flows. There are separate circle drives for buses and parents picking up their students. The goal is to minimize congestion and help students get...

Pickle-Up to the Court

Pickle-Up to the Court

Haley Carter, Photographer

August 29, 2019

Tied game neck in neck. Paddle gripped tightly in his right fist junior Chase Horner drops the ball and smashes it to the other side of the court. Horner’s doubles teammate junior Hayden Spratlin waits for the opposing team to hit the white pickleball back. Horner and Spratlin started the pickleball c...

Adversity Score Aversion

Adversity Score Aversion

Alma Harrison, Editor in Chief

August 28, 2019

Standardized tests, like the SAT, are used widely across the country in college admissions. They’re an easy baseline to analyze a student’s knowledge of common core academics.  However, in May the College Board announced their new “Environmental Context Dashboard,” which is an adversity score...

Why You so Obsessed with Me?

Why You so Obsessed with Me?

Alma Harrison, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2019

It’s the summer of 2014. You’re bored, so you decide to try out this new app called Musical.ly. You set up an account and start scrolling through the “Featured” page. Eventually, you gain the courage to make your own lip-syncing video to “2 Phones” by Kevin Gates. You do this for a few mo...

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