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Him: “Don’t worry I’m on the pill”

Him: “Don’t worry I’m on the pill”

Catherine Gunnigle, Reporter

April 8, 2019


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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 - ...

Stringing into Kansas

Stringing into Kansas

McKenna Pickering, Reporter

September 13, 2018


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Orchestra students housed German exchange students for a week.

Smoke causes fire scare in first week of school

Smoke causes fire scare in first week of school

Ali Harrison, Ads Editor

August 15, 2018


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Raiders sat in their classrooms when it began to smell of smoke. Teachers nor students knew why, but no one looked very concerned. Slowly, the rooms began to look hazy. Secretary Diane Johnson came on the intercom to tell everyone not to worry and that though the fire alarm would go off, everyone sh...

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