SM South News

May I Borrow Your Genes?

Emily Baker, Heritage Reporter

February 7, 2017


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For junior Grace Orpin who was the youngest of nine siblings, getting ready in the morning with her siblings was stressful.   "I have one brother and seven sisters," junior Grace Orpin said. "So getting ready can be pretty crazy because all of us need the same things, and there's more girls than boys." ...

Here to Help

Here to Help

Amelia Holcomb, Editor-In-Chief

January 24, 2017


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National Honor Society's service component requires each member to complete 15 hours of community service a semester. Junior Ashley Lauver, an NHS member, created the club South Helping Our Community, or SHOC with a simple mission. "My biggest goal for the club is just creating a place where we can go out...

STUCO Helping Our Neighbors

Madison Holloway, Ads Editor

December 14, 2016


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StuCo volunteered with the Johnson County Christmas Bureau on Sunday, Dec. 4. Students worked in a variety of areas, ranging from assisting families with their shopping to moving boxes, to restocking tables. All of their work was to support the Holiday Shop, which provides free gifts to low incom...

Cherubic Arabic

Cherubic Arabic

Kaitlyn Wallace, 21st Century Journalism

December 7, 2016


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Mashes of Arabic, English and other various sounds zing across room 366 as students attempt to wrangle and subdue the lyrical Arabian speech. They sit at dark groupings of tables near the front of the room, leaving the back decidedly empty, save the seat I had managed to sneak and the teachers desk in...

Swimming to Stage

Swimming to Stage

Tara Phillips, A&E Editor

December 6, 2016


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"Little Mermaid" will be swimming its way into the theatre Feb. 15-18, but this time with a relatively small cast. Over the past few years, most shows consisted of 40 or more cast members but starting last year director Mark Swezey decided to cut the cast in order to have more individualized time...

T.A.K.E.(ing) a Self Defense Class

T.A.K.E.(ing) a Self Defense Class

Mara Baine, Staff Writer

November 29, 2016


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After being signed up for a self defense class and getting dragged out of bed, I realized by the end that it was worth taking and I was glad I did. The class is called T.A.K.E., which educates women any age how to stay safe and protect herself, and was started by two parents who lost their daughter, Ali Ke...

Q&A with Nya Smith

Q&A with Nya Smith

Keeli Ward, Sports Editor

November 11, 2016


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  What is your tribal affiliation? NS: I am Osage and Navajo. My mom, my grandma and my great grandma were on a reservation and then my grandma left because she thought that my mom would have a better education off of the reservation because they don't really focus on school. Their tex...

Dancing in Space

Dancing in Space

Jill Propst, Staff Writer

November 10, 2016


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On Nov. 11, the Shawnee Mission South JV and Varsity Pacesetters will host their 6th annual Dance Marathon. The night includes food, good music and many prizes. “I really enjoy dance marathon. It's a chance to go to a dance without needing to dress formally or bring a date. It's just fun and e...

Peace, Love, Poetry

Peace, Love, Poetry

Faith Danaher and Hannah Carter

November 2, 2016


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Sit on a blanket, enjoy a nice fall breeze, and listen to the enthralling poets performing in the annual fall poetry slam. Friday, Oct. 28, students gathered around the stage in the courtyard to listen to poets and musicians perform at the Peace, Love, Poetry slam. English and creative writin...

Reaching for Academic Success

Reaching for Academic Success

Nichole Thomas, 21st Century Journalism

October 31, 2016


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For middle class families the idea of going to a major university is often way out of the question because of expenses. Unlike many students, freshman Kate Herrmann has a challenging goal for herself: going to Harvard University. “It is really hard to get into [Harvard]. You have to have a lot of extra ...

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