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IPS-the big oops

IPS-the big oops

Jenica Kolbeck, 21st Century Journalist

November 13, 2017


Filed under 21st Century Journalism, Editorials

The Individual Plan of Study (IPS) is now required to graduate any high school in the state of Kansas, this decision is about as well thought out as the state funding for public schools. In the state of Kansas an IPS is to be completed before a student graduates.  It’s supposed to be used as a “roadm...

Our Earth, Our Choice

Our Earth, Our Choice

Muriel Lund, Staff Writer

March 6, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Online Carousel, Opinions

   One highly controversial topic in today’s society is the role of human activity in climate change and the existence of global warming at all. Global warming is the gradual increase in the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere and its oceans, a change that is permanently changing the Ear...

Growing up in the Obama Presidency

Growing up in the Obama Presidency

Addie Soyski, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Online Carousel, Opinions

Like many high schoolers, Barack Obama has been president for most of my life. Inclusion and high environmental standards were a staple of his presidency. His terms were also marked by healthcare and Wall Street reforms, a nuclear peace agreement with Iran, and the rescuing of the auto industry. His...

Being Single on Valentine’s Day

Being Single on Valentine’s Day

Nichole Thomas, Staff Writer

February 5, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Online Carousel, Opinions

For years people have struggled to find a date for Valentine's Day. Why? Is being single all that bad? Is having the coveted Valentine the whole purpose of the holiday? Valentine's Day is the second biggest holiday for card-giving after Christmas. Dating sites have a huge increase in memberships betw...

Check yourself before wrecking someone else.

Check yourself before wrecking someone else.

Kaitlyn Wallace, 21st Century Journalism Reporter

December 7, 2016


Filed under Editorials

There comes a time when horseplay and insults have to be left behind us and students need to grow up. They need to become mature adults and that means no name calling and no bullying. I used to be bullied as a child in elementary school and personally know how degrading the act is, but children will...

Why the Extra Day?

Why the Extra Day?

Alexis Kafoure, 21st Century Reporter

May 2, 2016


Filed under Archive, Editorials, Online Carousel

Because we used a snow day, for the Royals parade, school will not be ending May 26, but instead on May 23. The district will have all schools hold classes for half the day.   We shouldn’t have to come to school on Monday. Most people will just sleep in or forget we have school that day at all. So...

SMS Gotcha 2k16

SMS Gotcha 2k16

Leanna Farney, 21st Century Journalist

April 7, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Online Carousel, Opinions

  The game is called assassins. At Shawnee Mission South we are not allowed to call the game the game that, so the seniors all call it Gotcha.  Everyone is running around screaming “got you.”  Gotcha is a fun, stressful and exciting tradition that seniors look forward too all year. With...

Not All Head Coverings Are Created Equal

Not All Head Coverings Are Created Equal

Lauren Rosenstock, Assistant Editor-in-Chief, Sports Editor

March 22, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Online Carousel

Cultural differences are receiving more negative connotation in America today. Almost every religion has some form of traditional head covering, so it’s ridiculous to pin a negative connotation to something that your religion most likely has too. Of course, there is no way to stop these unfair wor...

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