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A rare moment of silence in the Shawnee Mission South office on Wednesday, March 8.

A Busy Day In The Office

Madison Hickert, 21st Century Journalist April 5, 2017

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...

A student helps a teacher clean the tables after lunch.

Spring Cleaning

Gini Horton, 21st Century Journalist April 4, 2017

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...

The upper floor halls seem quiet.

The Halls of South

Ansley Chambers, 21st Century Journalism April 3, 2017

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...

Cherubic Arabic

Cherubic Arabic

Kaitlyn Wallace, 21st Century Journalism December 7, 2016

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...

Corinth Elementary held a fall festival Friday, Sept. 23.

NAHS Kicks Off The Year With Some Fun And Games

Madison Holloway, Ads Editor September 24, 2016

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...

Janitor Jackie Casteel sweeps the cafeteria after lunch.

The Lunchroom ‘Off-Duty’

Madison Holloway, 21st Century Reporter April 27, 2016

A boy walks down the hall, whistling loudly over the whine of a saw in the woods room. There is a crinkle and snap of a trashbag being opened. Many interesting sounds fill these halls but, overall there...

During the 7th hour  weights class, students break a sweat

Sweat, Rubber, and Crashing Weights

Leanna Farney, 21st century journalist April 26, 2016

Music blares, boys grunt, weights crash. All sounds common in a weightroom. A breeze blows in the doorway. four boys are sitting outside the weight room, probably because they did not have clothes to change...

Towards the end of the school day the office winds down.

Typical Day in the Office

Carlee Alexander , 21st Century Journalism April 26, 2016

In the calm room with sounds of fax machines and printers going off the phone rings, “Shawnee Mission South, how can I direct your call?” “Ok hold on” as Receptionist Diane Johnson says as she...

The Counseling Center is a place where students get advice about their classes, colleges or personal issues.

Counseling Center – more than a boring room

Franka Lohmann, 21 Century Reporter April 25, 2016

It feels comfortable and warm. Flowers on the front desk help create a familiar atmosphere.  “Last day for Seniors is May 13th” is popping up in red over and over again on the display over the main...

South's front hall has a new security system.

Life outside the classroom

Javen Pouncil, 21st Century Journalist April 24, 2016

“I’m at all the schools but I’m just a floater, wherever they need me is where I go,” Officer Jordan says. What’s it like being a front door officer at Shawnee Mission South? Hours spent...

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