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Technically Speaking

Technically Speaking

April 25, 2012


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Staring at a whiteboard, listening to the teacher drone on and on about who knows what. Students aren’t even paying attention—some sleeping, some talking, some texting. The teacher continues to talk in a monotonous voice, hardly interested in what he’s teaching. Students are no longer paying attention, as if they ha...

A Family Affair

A Family Affair

April 24, 2012


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Although to some, adoption may be a laughing matter, to others, it is a reality. For most, as a child or even as a teenager, being adopted doesn’t dramatically change life. The child is brought up in much the same way as any other kid, with the exception of shared blood and their parents’ physical...

Does Blood Matter?

Does Blood Matter?

April 24, 2012


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“All of a sudden, there’s a real person there that you’re in charge of and you’re responsible for their health and well being. It’s overwhelming. It’s profound. It’s definitely one of those experiences in life that defines everything. It kind of splits everything as it was before that moment and then everything ...

A Way With Words

A Way With Words

March 21, 2012


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One of the perks of being a writer is the ability to share your finished work wit others, so they can enjoy your passion too. But creating this finished piece takes dedication and love, and not just for one game or for a two hour practice after school, but every day that you feel inspired, which for some, is an entire life. One of these people is...

Crash Course

Crash Course

March 21, 2012


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Windows down, music up, sun shining, not a care in the world. Teenager drives down the street on her way to pick up her friends. Oh, I love this song! Teenager thinks, so she turns it up. It’s summer, and that means freedom. Teenager can do whatever she wants because it means no school and no responsibility. Teenager doesn’t realize that she is...

Before the Show

Before the Show

March 20, 2012


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If you’ve ever been to an assembly at Shawnee Mission South, you’ve experienced school pep at its peak. The assemblies involve members of Pep Club running around, dancing and singing at the top of their lungs like a scene straight out of High School Musical. Some people might find it completely uncomfortable and awkward, but others love the liveliness and e...

Breaking Through

Breaking Through

February 13, 2012


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Schema is a word not often heard outside of a psychology classroom, but it’s something used every day. The definition of the word “schema” according to merriam-webster.com reads, “a mental codification of experience that includes a particular organized way of perceiving cognitively and respo...

Getting Technical

Getting Technical

February 13, 2012


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When most high school students look for a job, they go to fast-food restaurants, clothing outlets or grocery stores.  Seniors Eric Groves and Jay Michels, however, weren’t content with flipping burgers or bagging groceries. They had bigger and better plans --  starting a business of their own. ...

Q&A Shilpi Ganguly

Q&A Shilpi Ganguly

January 6, 2012


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What is the “I am beautiful” campaign? It’s just a campaign that I started to get girls to think about themselves as beautiful. Not like beautiful because I have a boyfriend or because I’m super amazing, but things that they think about themselves that make them beautiful that go past just ...

We Keep Marching on

We Keep Marching on

October 26, 2011


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The loud music echoes through the stadium. The green and gold uniforms fill the field in various shapes and figures, spelling out the bold SMS. For every chant and every cheer, the songs played by the SMS marching band instill Raider pride in the ears of every parent, student and fan. They’re at ever...

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