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Academic Decathlon Headed to Nationals

Academic Decathlon Headed to Nationals

Avery Dorsey, writer

February 4, 2015


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For the fifteenth year in a row (10 with current coach Stan Stern) Shawnee Mission South’s Academic Decathlon team has won state. Preparations for Nationals April 16-18 in Garden Grove, Cal. are underway and the overall tenacity of the team is heightening as the date creeps closer.  In the Academic Decathlon nine membe...

Students March in Overland Park Parade

Students March in Overland Park Parade

Andrea Smith, Staff Writer

October 10, 2014


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SM South Rompin' Stompin' Raider Band, orchestra, Pacesetter drill team. along with other school and community groups participated in the 54th annual Overland Park Parade. Due to freshmen only marching in pregame in the football games, they get to march in the parade and show their marching skills. “It...

StuCo Kicks Off a Big Year

StuCo Kicks Off a Big Year

Rachel Larberg, Staff Writer

October 4, 2014


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With the school year in full swing, Student Council has their work cut out for them. With Homecoming week and the canned food drive in one month Stuco has exciting things coming up. Take a look: It’s a Grand Affair! Homecoming this year will be filled with flapper beads, fathers and a whole lot ...

AcaDec Revs Up for a 15th State Championship

AcaDec Revs Up for a 15th State Championship

Kendall Barker, Staff Writer

October 1, 2014


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In Bolsa Grande, California in 1968, a single educator, indoctrinated with the conviction that collaboration and competition bred academic success for every student, held the very first Academic Decathlon. Since then, the competition has become an annual nationwide event as high school students across...

Cookies for a Cause

Cookies for a Cause

Emily Wilkinson, Asst. Editor-in-Chief, Web Editor

October 1, 2014


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SMS Care Club came together on Sunday, Sept. 28, to bake dozens of cookies for Ronald McDonald House. The group met at senior Isaac Lanan’s house at 4:00 P.M. in what was initially planned as a cookie decorating event for charity. “Originally, we were planning on just frosting the cookies, but...

The Rompin’ Stompin’ Raider Band Marches to a New Beat

The Rompin’ Stompin’ Raider Band Marches to a New Beat

Andrea Smith, Staff Writer

September 10, 2014


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Forwards march up 1, 2, 3, 4. The marching band music is from the rock opera Tommy, written by the Who. “I've always liked this show and got the (Tommy) album when I was 10 and loved the music and in 2003 got the music for the band, but didn't like the drill,” band director Steve Adams said. In...

The Marching Band Shows Their New Colors

The Marching Band Shows Their New Colors

Kendall Barker, Staff Writer

September 4, 2014


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Every home football game at South for the past several years has arrived with the guarantee of a spectacular halftime show awash with green and gold courtesy of the Rompin’ Stompin’ Raider Band. Next year, the colorful shows will transition to a newer, darker look as the classic bright colors of...

Raiders Dominate Salina South in Quarter-Finals

Raiders Dominate Salina South in Quarter-Finals

March 8, 2013


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The Raiders move onto the semi-finals of the Kansas 5A State basketball tournament with a 82-38 thrashing of Salina South. The 44 point victory was the largest margin of victory in the history of the Kansas 5A State tournament. Leading the way for the Raiders was junior Dainan Swoope with 18 points,...

South Debaters take third at State Competition

January 14, 2013


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Seniors Mason Owen and Keith Monaghan took third place in the state debate competition in Hutchinson, Kan., Jan. 12-13. This year’s topic was transportation infrastructure investment. “We go to a lot of tournaments [and] we invest a lot of time, so naturally we’re getting positive win records...

American Tradition Hosted by International Club

American Tradition Hosted by International Club

December 14, 2012


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Thursday Dec. 13 International Club hosted its annual winter activity: making gingerbread houses. The club, which aims to form bonds between South students and foreign exchange students, plans activities to expose both to new cultures and traditions. First semester, exchange students are invited to traditional...

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