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Twins From Spain

Twins From Spain

Annalie Polen, News Editor

November 29, 2019

Imagine growing up in the same place your whole life and suddenly being moved all the way across the globe. For junior twins, Neus and Laia Tarazon that is their reality. They moved from Valencia, Spain, here to Overland Park, Kansas. The twins left their original home in Spain and set out for Kansas...

There’s strength in unity

Posters are hung around the school to promote BSU.

Annalie Polen, Reese Woods, and Miles McKenna

November 29, 2019

Shawnee Mission South holds many different clubs and opportunities for people to join new communities. One club here at South is BSU, Black Student Union. Although you may see posters around the school, many students probably don’t know what they do and what the point of the club is. BSU is not only...

Zach’s Snacks

Zach's Snacks

Annalie Polen, News Editor

November 6, 2019

As you see sophomore Zach Redick walk along the halls, you might notice his professional attire and sense of authority. Redick not only dresses professionally, but is very professional as he runs his own business. As a seventh grader, Redick first started his small snack business that has now grown to ...

Peas in a Pod

Peas in a Pod

Gini Horton, Web Editor

October 23, 2019

Lindsey Mcfall and Travis Gatewood, two of the most iconic English teachers at South, have been married for four years. They met seven years ago when Mcfall transferred to South from North. “It’s always nice to brainstorm together and problem solve together and be a support system for one another,”...

Student Blacksmith

Student Blacksmith

Annalie Polen, News Editor

October 1, 2019

While most of us are buying things like jewelry and knives, junior Thomas Linsky is making them in his yard. Linsky is a student here at South who enjoys hobbies such as choir, reading and what might be least expected, blacksmithing.  “Blacksmithing is the art of hammering metals, typically black...

Human Origins From the South Side

Human Origins From the South Side

Elias Henderson and Abby Cox

September 25, 2019

The Linda Hall library in downtown Kansas City was bustling on Wednesday, September 18th with people trying to grab seats before a presentation being given by world renown paleo-artist and South graduate John Gurche. They came to learn about Gurche's new book “Lost Anatomies: The Evolution of the Human Form...

New Teachers

New Teachers

Nic Camburako and Landrea Van Mol

September 6, 2019

There are 10 new teachers this year and even one returning teacher. Here is a snapshot into what brought them here, what they want to accomplish this year and what they are like as a teacher.  Travis Gatewood “How does it feel to be back at South?”  Well, It feels great to be back at South. I m...

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...

Trumpet Triumph

Trumpet Triumph

Abby Cox, Social Media Manager

August 29, 2019

Sitting in the awards ceremony, waiting for his results, then eighth grader Christopher Petrella watched as the announcer called up the top three solo performers in his category. Petrella wasn’t one of them. “I wasn’t really surprised,” Petrella said. “I didn’t think I would win.” However,...

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