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Proposed policy could restrict student journalists’ rights

Proposed policy could restrict student journalists’ rights

The Patriot Editorial Staff

June 24, 2019

The first reading of a new district policy was done at the Shawnee Mission School District board meeting on Monday, June 24. The proposal would give the school and district the opportunity to restrict student publication, including the printing of controversial subjects – an important aspect of jour...

KC Scholars

KC Scholars

Annalie Polen, Reporter

May 2, 2019

On May first, a few hard working students received very big news concerning their future at a ceremony accepting them into the KC Scholars program. KC Scholars is an organization formed from the Kauffman Foundation that  gives college scholarships that create life- changing opportunities to improve the fu...

Him: “Don’t worry I’m on the pill”

Him: “Don’t worry I’m on the pill”

Catherine Gunnigle, Reporter

April 8, 2019

A second trial of male birth control pills succeeded in preliminary testing last week and it suggested that a new form of contraception could eventually exist. The new “pill” works similarly to female contraception in its intended duties. It has passed all initial safety tests and produced hormo...

Auburn Made History

Auburn Made History

Megan Smith, Sports Editor

April 4, 2019

In true March Madness fashion, the 5-seed Auburn upset the 1-seed UNC with a 97-80 finish in Kansas City Mar. 29. The Tigers will be in the Elite Eight for the first time in over 30 years, and the Tar Heels will not be advancing past the Sweet Sixteen for the second year in a row, after losing to Te...

The Death of a Species: Part 1

The Death of a Species: Part 1

Brynn Taylor, Social Media Manager

March 25, 2019

When a coral becomes bleached or turns a white color it's almost like a response. When the temperature spikes a little bit above their normal range, they will start to bleach. The bright white color comes from the small plants living inside the coral's tissues, tiny organisms providing food and a self-feedi...

KSMS Block Party

Annalie Polen, Social media manager

March 22, 2019

If you like it when KSMS comes on the advisory show then you would also enjoy when KSMS has their Block Party. On Thursday, March 21st many of the different KSMS members displayed their work they have been doing throughout the year at their showing event called Block Party. While attending the event there...

Brian Brown enters Board of Education Race for South area representative

Brian Brown enters Board of Education Race for South area representative

Ali Harrison, News Editor

March 22, 2019

The SMSD Board of Education election is coming up this November, and the race for South Area Representative has begun with Brian Brown announcing his candidacy on Twitter on Tuesday, March 19. He is running to replace Rep. Deb Zila who has held the seat for three consecutive terms since 2007. Brown, who graduated from Shawnee Mission West, has a son at Brookridge Elementary ...

Principal Todd Dain makes national news over viral video

Principal Todd Dain makes national news over viral video

Ali Harison, News editor

February 7, 2019

All of 2019 has been very cold, snowy and especially icy - as Principal Todd Dain found out firsthand on Wednesday, Feb. 6. After stepping out of his truck, Dain's feet hit the icey ground and he wiped out - "unsuccesfully tested the ice melt in the parking lot" as he said on Twitter - losing all of...

Three South area schools on lockdown following car chase

Ali Harrison, Ads Editor, Asst. News Editor

December 6, 2018

Three schools - Shawnee Mission South High School, Indian Woods Middle School and John Diemer Elementary School - in the 103rd and Nall area were put on lockdown following a car chase with the Kansas Highway Patrol on Thursday morning. According to KMBC, the two suspects ditched their car at the “...

Students celebrate “Mole Day” on October 23

Students celebrate “Mole Day” on October 23

Ali Harrison, Ads Editor

October 26, 2018

To most, Oct. 23 is just another day. But to chemistry students, it’s much more than that - it’s mole day. A mole is a SI unit that measures the number of particles in a substance used in chemistry equations, and it’s measured by Avogadro's number, 6.02 x 1023.  Therefore, on Oct. 23 - 10/23 - ...

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