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The Newlyweds: Latin Style

The Newlyweds: Latin Style

Mara Baine, Staff Writer

October 28, 2016


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Here comes the bride! Senior Olivia Love stood on the altar Oct. 27 ready to marry senior,  Kenny Chan in the library for the class Latin 4. Many other students also participated in this ceremony as well. The event included singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and other traditional songs in Latin, as...

15 Questions with Debra O’Brien

15 Questions with Debra O’Brien

Noah Meyer, 21st Century Journalism

October 28, 2016


Filed under Features, Q&A

Debra O’Brien is Shawnee Mission South’s friendly librarian. But how does she feel about our school and student body, and what secrets lie in the library? Let’s dive into the secrets. NM: Tell me what responsibilities being the librarian usually entails. DO: The job usually involves "being re...

15 Questions with Jocelyn Clark

15 Questions with Jocelyn Clark

Nichole Thomas, 21st Century Journalism

October 28, 2016


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Senior Jocelyn Clark is the drum major for the SMS Rompin' Stompin' Raider Band. Clark's role is to conduct the band, but there is more to it than that. Clark talks about the responsibilities and the job of the drum major.  NT: “What was it like conducting all by yourself?” JC: “It was ne...

15 Questions with Cinthia Romo

15 Questions with Cinthia Romo

Adelaide Soyski, 21st Century Journalism

October 28, 2016


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Senior Cinthia Romo walks into the debate classroom at 6 p.m. with a bag of McDonalds. Romo comes to debate work night each Wednesday to help novices and practice her own speeches. She's the StuCo president, the debate social chair, a French student and a performer at open mic poetry slams.  AS:...

Fall Shopping the Savvy Way

Fall Shopping the Savvy Way

Angela Machado, Writer

October 26, 2016


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Stop spending money on expensive clothes when you can head to a thrift store and create your own outfits while not hurting your wallet. The cheap prices make it easy to transform the items and make them your own. SAVERS- Trailwood Shopping Center 5441 W 95th St, Overland Park, KS 66207 Savers...

Birthdays: An Excuse to Eat Cake and Be Fake

Birthdays: An Excuse to Eat Cake and Be Fake

Jill Propst, Staff Writer

October 21, 2016


Filed under Features, Online Carousel, Opinions

Birthdays are celebrated differently around the world, but all parties and traditions serve the same goal. This goal being to celebrate making it through another year. Some people make a big deal out of their birthdays, while others do not. Sophomore Zeb Lyons, made a great deal of his birthday and...

Overseas Family Traditions

Overseas Family Traditions

Tess Conley, Writer

October 19, 2016


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For junior Abby Johnson, England is more than just a popular tourist location. It's the place where her dad followed his beliefs to the next level. Her dad, a pastor, decided to pursue his PhD in Westland Theology and the History of the Church. "...he had to go to Manchester University in Manchester,...

NAHS Kicks Off The Year With Some Fun And Games

NAHS Kicks Off The Year With Some Fun And Games

Madison Holloway, Ads Editor

September 24, 2016


Filed under Features, Online Carousel, Sight and Sound

There is a strong smell of cotton candy and popcorn in the air. Kid’s Bop is coming through the speakers. Kids are walking around and around in a circle, screaming, giggling and doing the most unique dance moves you have ever seen. This is the cake walk at the Corinth Elementary Fall Fest. Four N...

New Building for Signature Programs

New Building for Signature Programs

Madison Holloway, Jillian McClelland, and Savannah Morgan

September 2, 2016


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Each high school in Shawnee Mission houses a different signature program for students who are interested in specific career paths. To make these programs more accessible to students, a new academic center is being built in Lenexa. "Some students actually transfer schools just so they can have access...

The Lady Painting The Bugs

The Lady Painting The Bugs

Madison Holloway, 21st Century Journalist

May 12, 2016


Filed under Archive, Features, Online Carousel

The shades are drawn and students are talking, seated in groups of tables around the room. Tan walls and tan floors, cream cabinets, brown tables, black chairs. Aside from the huge painting of a bug, the room itself seems pretty bland and uninspiring. But as soon as she starts class Jill Oliver’s bu...

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