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Pep Rallies for the Arts

Pep Rallies for the Arts

November 17, 2017

Pep rallies are meant to inspire enthusiasm. But sports are not the only groups that deserve pep rallies. An all arts pep rally would be an exciting and fun new thing to try here at South. Before and after school you could find all of the arts working tirelessly on their music. Theatre, orchestra, ...

Students preparing for college throughout high school

Students preparing for college throughout high school

By Olivia Riley, 21st Century Journalism

November 16, 2017

Freshman year and senior year may seem far away from each other, but it is never too early to start preparing for college. There is always something students can do to help themselves prepare for that big step in their life. Taking important classes early can benefit students in the long run. If students sp...

What you can do to help pay for college

What you can do to help pay for college

Juliana Martin, 21st Century Journalist

November 16, 2017

College adviser Jasmine Morgan’s job is to help seniors figure out the next step or secondary plans in their lives.. Morgan expands their options. She also gives out resources to scholarships and grants, helping people to pay for college. Even for Morgan, paying for college was a challenge. ...

First Generation College Students vs. Second Generation College Students

First Generation College Students vs. Second Generation College Students

Hayden Zeller

November 16, 2017

Which one is more beneficial, being a first generation college student or being a second generation college student, both of these can have their benefits, both of these can have their disadvantages, so let's find out which one is better. So, what is it like being a second generation student in the eye...

Applying to College

Applying to College

Chloe Beiriger, 21st Century Journalism

November 15, 2017

Students across the world are applying for college. Whether it’s finding the right time to apply, making sure you have all the requirements, getting credits or writing the actual application, all can be struggles during high school. “Do it early. The earlier the better because that's when the s...

15 Questions with Lewis Smith

15 Questions with Lewis Smith

Jenica Kolbeck, 21st Century Journalism

November 14, 2017

Former South student Lewis Smith talks about South and the Air Force. JK:  What years did you go to South? LS:  I went to South from 2011 to 2015. JK:  What activities did you participate in at South? LS:  I was a wrestler...I also did weight lifting after school.  I was also in the N...

In or out-college

In or out-college

Jenica Kolbeck, 21st Century Journalism

November 14, 2017

Seniors across America will be deciding on which college they will be attending this fall.  When they decide, not only do students have to take into account tuition, programs and size of schools, but they must also take into account a school's location. “[When looking at colleges] I [look at] th...

IPS-the big oops

IPS-the big oops

Jenica Kolbeck, 21st Century Journalist

November 13, 2017

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...

15 Questions with Joshua Knowles

15 Questions with Joshua Knowles

Oluwaseun Abitogun, 21st Century Journalism

November 13, 2017

South 2010 graduate, Joshua Knowles, is now an associate pastor at City Center Church, and he shared his experiences of high school.     What year did you graduate from South? I graduated from Shawnee Mission South in 2010 Who was your favorite teacher? My favorite teac...

Advice for students going into college

Advice for students going into college

Katie Hiebl, 21st century Journalism

November 12, 2017

Many teens come to high school not knowing much about college, here are some tips from counselors and a student about going into college. “Take the ACT, and apply to as many colleges as you can. You should talk to older students and friends. This to see what you need to do to be prepared,” counse...

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