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Voter Registration Step by Step

Voter Registration Step by Step

Noel Mohammed, Reporter

October 12, 2020

This year with COVID-19 you may not feel comfortable registering to vote in person. Luckily there are two other ways to register contact-free. In Kansas, you are allowed to vote in-person and by mail. Each of these ways to register has a specific deadline, October 13, 2020. An abundance of celebrities...

Homecoming Madness

Homecoming Madness

Reese Woods, Multimedia Editor

October 9, 2020

Friday, Oct. 9 is the 2020 homecoming football game and ceremony that was originally scheduled for the coronation to begin at 6:30 and the football game against Olathe South to follow, but with the COVID-19 outbreak on the Olathe South football team, a crazy thirty minute stretch for players and nominees...

The Gates Have Opened

The Gates Have Opened

Sarah Ohlde, Copy Editor

October 7, 2020

On October 1, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) released an update on school gating criteria regarding COVID-19. Johnson County is in the orange zone,which according to JCDHE, allows for the hybrid school model.. Along with an adjusted gating chart, there is also guidance...

Coming To You Live From SMS

Coming To You Live From SMS

Annalie Polen, News & Opinions Editor

October 2, 2020

Friday nights here at South look a bit different than they did last year and every year before. Instead of a full stadium with football players and cheerleaders, filled with the sound of the band playing, you can find a quiet, empty stadium. Although it doesn't quite look the same, football and every...

Netflix, But For High School Sports

Netflix, But For High School Sports

Evan Shibel, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2020

At 12:56 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22, John Johnson, athletic director at Shawnee Mission South, announced that all sporting events held in the main gym, auxiliary gym, or the stadium, would now be livestreamed starting October 2nd. This was a district wide decision as now all schools in the district...

SMSD Board approves return to fall sports

Varsity football players tear through the Raider Pride banner held by the cheerleading squad during the 2019 Homecoming football game. The 2020 football team and all fall sports teams had their seasons postponed due to coronavirus.

Evan Shibel, Editor-in-Chief

September 9, 2020

After questions concluded around 6 p.m. Wednesday, the SMSD board of education voted 5–2 in favor of resuming the fall sports seasons. Prior to the vote, SMSD was the last district in the state to still postpone fall sports. The day before, the board met with Johnson County Health Department as many...

From South To Senate: Making Kansas Safer

Senior Emily Lang is in the process of getting a bill passed in Kansas to require sex offender registry for breach of privacy.

Ansley Chambers, Opinion Editor & Copy Editor

April 17, 2020

The fourth and final woman to testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee Feb. 24, senior Emily Lang shared her story to the Old Supreme Court room filled with Kansas legislators. Senators stood in support of the bill requiring sexually motivated breach of privacy to be listed on the sex offender regi...

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 ...

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