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Q&A Shilpi Ganguly

Q&A Shilpi Ganguly

January 6, 2012

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

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...

Lesser Known, Largely Active

Lesser Known, Largely Active

October 26, 2011

Supporting a cause you believe in is hard, especially if there are few others who believe in it too. Members of clubs such as Robotics, Show-me-South and Club 121, wish that more students were active in their cause. “Even though we are a Christian organization we are totally open to anybody that h...

The Road to Kansas

The Road to Kansas

October 26, 2011

Bustling, locker-lined hallways, the excited roar of pep assemblies, te broad, brass sound of the school fight song and cheerleaders brimming with school spirit are images in American high school often deemed commonplace by students. What tends to be forgotten is how iconic this setting appears to others from...

The Day That Changed America

The Day That Changed America

September 27, 2011

  Shock. Disorientation. Anguish. Heartache. These words are only a few to describe the flood of emotions that America felt 10 years ago September 11. The sun was shining on the clear autumn day in New York City, until suddenly a cloud appeared that would prove to change the nation forever. This billowing cloud...

A Past to Remember

A Past to Remember

September 27, 2011

  It’s been almost 10 months since the controversial game played on Shawnee Mission South’s soccer field has took place; the game where Coach Travis Gatewood and key players junior David Leichty, 2011 graduates Asher Herbet and Doug Brown received punishments that still impact the team a year later. The punishment, enf...

Teen Jobs

Teen Jobs

September 26, 2011

  The way the economy has been going the last couple of years, teenagers aren’t often finding work as easily as they have in the past.  Obtaining employment at McDonald’s, Dairy Queen, and similar establishments is becoming increasingly harder to come by.  According to a survey taken by the Bureau of Labor Sta...

One New Message

One New Message

September 26, 2011

  There is a new cell phone policy at Shawnee Mission South, and everyone seems to be happy about it. “I really like the new policy because you can check up on texts without getting in trouble,” sophomore Ben Bernard said. According to the new rules, students are allowed to use cell phones during passing periods, lunch, and ...

A Waltz to Remember

February 17, 2011

For the past few weeks, the Interpersonal Skills classroom has been full of song and dance as they prepare to host a dance on Feb. 23. The dance will include Interpersonal Skills students from everywhere in the Shawnee Mission School District and offer food, games, and activities for the students attending. “It’s just...

Reuniting Family

January 24, 2011

On the first day of Thanksgiving break, everyone but me was enjoying the luxury of sleeping in. Instead, I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of my former sister, Jenny, at the airport. I say former because Jenny was the second of 40 foster sisters I’ve had over the last 12 years. The last time I saw...

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