SM South News

Branching Out

January 24, 2011

I’ve never been one to step out of my comfort zone, especially in social circles. If you were to look at my table during lunch you would see a bunch of senior girls who, for the most part, look and act the same. We are all pretty involved in school activities and hang out together on weekends. Whether...


January 12, 2011

When senior Sam Reichman’s dad mentioned the Genocide Intervention Network over the summer, Reichman knew he wanted to do something. But, like many students, he was busy with activities, like cross country. After the season ended, however, he knew it was time to make a change and organize STAND, ...

Cultural Traditions have Common Components

November 22, 2010

In every culture worldwide, there are unique holidays and traditions. Thanksgiving, one of America’s most prominent celebrations, is very distinctive compared to celebrations in other nations. However, it outlines various aspects of American daily life such as the importance of family. Rather than...

Dirty Little Secret

November 22, 2010

Secrets. Everyone has them. It’s that one thing that you’re afraid to tell. It’s that one thing that separates you from your family or friends. It’s that one thing that no one can see by just looking at you. It’s that one thing that only you know. Only now, you’re assignment is to post it...

Facebook Fallout

October 25, 2010

By Alma Velazquez It’s 11:00 p.m. You can’t fall asleep and your homework is not done because you couldn’t bring yourself to close the Facebook window. What do you do? Get on Facebook to update your status of course. Students all over the world are becoming moderately to severely addicted to the...

More than just a hobby

October 13, 2010

by Hannah Strader Somewhere in the back of senior Jon Tobaben’s mind he hears the voices of his parents nagging him to do his homework, but he is too mesmerized by the Xbox controller in his hand and the images on the screen to heed the words he knows all too well. Tobaben began playing video games...

Tiles to a memory

October 13, 2010

by Terriss Ford Memories are etched into the halls of Moody, embodied in the classrooms, encapsulated in a time capsule, and imaginatively crafted into the ceiling tiles. However, after 45 years of students passing through its vibrant halls, Dorothy Moody Elementary may soon be nothing more than an...

One of a Kind

September 21, 2010

The bleachers of roaring students, the brassy sound of the marching band, the intent, excited faces of everyone around him, and the charged atmosphere are what junior Gabe Alaniz loves about being a cheerleader. “I always wanted to be a part of the Shawnee Mission South cheerleading program since my...

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