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Update on the Democratic Primaries

Update on the Democratic Primaries

Elias Henderson, Reporter

March 11, 2020

The race has thinned for the 2020 democratic candidate. In our last issue, we outlined that both Pete Buttigieg and Michael Bloomberg were front-runners. However, after poor showings by both on Super Tuesday both have dropped out. This leaves us with Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, and Tulsi Gabbard as the...

Newspaper Members Going to State

Newspaper Members Going to State

Alma Harrison, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2020

The Kansas Scholastic Press Association holds its annual regional contest in which schools all across the state compete in varying categories related to journalism. The top three winners, as well as three honorable mentions, earn a spot at the state competition. Several members of The Patriot competed...

The battle is over

The battle is over

Nichole Thomas, Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2020

After 7 months of court battles, President Donald Trump has been acquitted of all charges made against him in the impeachment trial. The two charges included the following: abuse of power and obstructing Congress. There was one Republican Senator who voted against Trump, Senator Mitt Romney. This ...

National News- Week in Review

National News- Week in Review

Nichole Thomas, Editor-in-Chief

December 9, 2019

Russia is Banned Again The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has officially band Russia from participating in international sports competitions After Russia being banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics, it is not shocking to hear that they are once again banned from this upcoming Summer Olympics. Grigory ...

We CAN

We CAN

Ansley Chambers, Opinion Editor & Copy Editor

November 15, 2019

Beginning in October, you’ve probably been told numerous times to bring cans to school, but why? As students in Johnson County, we often forget that others – within our own community – are not always as fortunate as we are. The holidays can be especially hard for those who live below the povert...

National Testing Day

National Testing Day

Nathan Judd, Reporter

October 18, 2019

National testing day is on Wednesday October 16th. Freshmen are taking the pre ACT, Sophomores are taking the PSAT, and juniors are either taking the practice ACT or the PSAT to qualify for National Merit Scholarship. “I would recommend that they get a good night's sleep and that they eat breakfast...

Preview of October 14th Board Meeting

Preview of October 14th Board Meeting

Evan Shibel, Asst. Editor-in-Chief, Sports Editor

October 14, 2019

With an extremely significant board meeting on the horizon this evening, October 14th, 2019, here is what you need to know. With teachers’ first pay period  that is supposed to be under the new contract negations ending this past Friday at the end of quarter and contract negotiations still under scr...

African Government Officials Shadow French Students

African Government Officials Shadow French Students

Gini Horton and Elias Henderson

September 25, 2019

Walking at a quick pace, students led African government officials through the school. The government officials were anybody from lawyers to law enforcement.There were 25 in all, including four interpreters. Students led four groups on tours of the school, to sit in and watch a government class, a...

New Non-Discrimination Policy Creates Unease Throughout District

New Non-Discrimination Policy Creates Unease Throughout District

Evan Shibel, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2019

On Monday, September 16th, the SMSD Board of Education revised their non discrimination policy to include the LGBTQ+ community. This is an incredibly controversial topic and brought out many protests to the stand. The board passed the new policy 7-0 despite many opponents using strong language to speak...

Homecoming Court 2019

Homecoming Court 2019

Gini Horton and Alma Harrison

September 12, 2019

All nominees are named from left to right. Homecoming King Nominees Julian Duff is a head section leader in marching band, a member of Student Council and a member of the tennis team. Sam Aldeguer is the president of National Honor Society, a Varsity swim and dive captain and a member of In...

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