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Teachers, Technology and Tweets

Teachers, Technology and Tweets

Regina Yan, Writer

February 18, 2015


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Click. Facebook newsfeed. Scroll, click. Twitter feed. Flash, tap, send. Snapchat story. Social media has a ubiquitous presence in everyday student life, with the average teenager spending nearly six hours per day perusing their friends’ pages or their peers’ stories. However, students aren’t the...

Mail In Bond Issue Passes

Mail In Bond Issue Passes

Sophia Belshe, Writer

February 18, 2015


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In the district’s first mail in election, the $223 million bond issue passed by a landslide vote. This bond will help provide improvements in many areas of the district such as security upgrades, school remodels, a new aquatic and wellness center, and many general renovations. The bond passed by...

Sweetheart Crowns for Sweethearts

Sweetheart Crowns for Sweethearts

Rachel Larberg

February 17, 2015


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The heart pounding feeling of walking across the gym packed full of students was felt by seniors Carlie Johnson and Ethan Stone who were crowned the 2015 Sweetheart king and queen. Johnson is a member of Heritage Choir, Symphonic Orchestra, and Cross Country. Johnson was truly stunned when her name...

Suckers on Sale for BPA Going to State

Suckers on Sale for BPA Going to State

Avery Dorsey, Staff Writer

February 11, 2015


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BPA (Business Professional Association) is an organization supporting students interested in a career in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. Contributing $12 each at the beginning of the year, 30 students interested in a future in business...

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...

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