SM South News

Not Your Average Science Class

Mark Holland, News Editor

April 11, 2017


Filed under Features, Online Carousel, Uncategorized

Grade school tours have long been a tradition of the environmental education classes. They provide an opportunity for elementary aged students to visit the SMESL (Shawnee Mission Environmental Science Lab) and learn about the Kansas environment. “We’ve had grade school kids visiting us s...

MOPACA Mo’ Fun

MOPACA Mo’ Fun

Faith Danaher, Staff Writer

April 7, 2017


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A bustling of fur, people, alpacas and an array of odors; this was the scene of MOPACA, the alpaca convention at the American Royale Corral. On Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and 2, alpaca ranchers from across the Midwest gathered in Kansas City, Mo. to trade, sell and show alpacas. In addition, there...

A Busy Day In The Office

A Busy Day In The Office

Madison Hickert, 21st Century Journalist

April 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Online Carousel, Sight and Sound

The Shawnee Mission South office is quite a busy place. Diane Johnson, the perky, smiley receptionist, is always greeting someone new to the office. “So it’s 1:30 and I still don’t have my lunch done yet, and I started early today,” Johnson says. “I have my lunch done and it’s only 1:45!...

Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

Gini Horton, 21st Century Journalist

April 4, 2017


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Clangs and scrapes can be heard from the cafeteria during seventh hour. The custodians, and some students, are hard at work cleaning the mess left from the three lunches. The occasional scrape of a chair, or short conversation broke the silent hum of the lunchroom. Lights flickered and hummed, fr...

The Halls of South

The Halls of South

Ansley Chambers, 21st Century Journalism

April 3, 2017


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One might think that the hallways are only loud and busy during passing period. That is true, but apparently, it’s always passing period in the green and gold decked halls that are home to the Raiders. The halls are anything but bare. Groups of students seem to always be working in the halls on g...

Band Trip to Florida

Band Trip to Florida

Nichole Thomas, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


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Long bus rides, cold and windy weather, and a freezing ocean did not stop the band from having a great time in Florida.   Our first main stop was Clearwater Beach Florida. We flew out of the bus, eager to play on the beach. The sand was soft and white, but the water was freezing cold. Few stud...

Six Questions With Louder Than a Bomb Coach Caroline Ewing

Six Questions With Louder Than a Bomb Coach Caroline Ewing

Amelia Holcomb, Editor-In-Chief

March 29, 2017


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After introducing the Louder than a Bomb (LTAB) competition to South's poets three years ago, English teacher Caroline Ewing has watched the program grow. This year's team took first place in their first bout of the competition, and will compete in semi-finals tonight, Wednesday, March 29. The team needs...

Q&A with Kaylie Castile

Q&A with Kaylie Castile

Tess Conley, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017


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Junior Kaylie Castile had rods put into her back because of scoliosis. She discusses her experience and her limitations today.   TC: How long ago did you begin to have back problems, and what were they? KC: The last month of my eighth grade year I noticed that my hips were uneven ...

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...

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