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Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

March 21, 2012


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High school administrators are beginning to crack down on inappropriate dance moves at school-sponsored dances. Although common, “grinding” has never been as popular as it is today. Recently, the WPA (Women Pay All) dance brought the administration’s attention to the issue of inappropriate dancing....

Artistic Opportunities

Artistic Opportunities

March 20, 2012


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A band begins to play an instrumental of The Raconteurs’s “Steady As She Goes,” a large crowd applauds, and an MC is heard announcing the start of the show. Girls walk down the runway in student made designs that vary from bright blue and pink feathers to dark Victorian inspired accessories to white aluminum flowers. This year, Shawnee Mi...

AcaDozen

March 20, 2012


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The Academic Decathlon team brought home a state title this year, their 12th in a row. The team is made up of all grades, and the students are organized into three teams, Honors, Scholastic, and Varsity, that are organized according to the student’s current GPA. Anyone can join if they have the de...

Speaking Up

March 20, 2012


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The fear of public speaking tops many lists of phobia surveys, but don’t expect to find any glossophobics in Room 362. Instead, over 50 students who participate in the forensics program can be found intentionally practicing to speak in front of a group. Forensics is a form of competitive speaking...

Kansas Queen

Kansas Queen

March 20, 2012


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The audience enjoys the opening number of a pageant show while the girls wait backstage, anticipating the nerve racking moment when they’ll sit in a room with four judges, each one able to ask any question they desire. It could be about personal life, it could be about opinions on certain politics, or they might just ask for a joke. This was just one of ...

Busy at Work

Busy at Work

February 14, 2012


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The theater department has been hard at work these pas few months with the preparations for their winter production, The Drowsy Chaperone. Students are looking forward to performing this musical within a comedy. The show follows a nameless narrator, simply called Man in Chair, as he listens to his favorite...

End of a Tradition

February 3, 2012


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“Level 1 of Japanese, Chinese, and Russian will no longer be offered at Shawnee Mission South to allow for the additional levels to be offered at the satellite locations.” That one sentence, printed in a letter administered by Associate Principal Ryan Flurry, will change, if it already hasn’t,...

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

October 26, 2011


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Essentially the backbone of the student body, STUCO is dedicated to making sure each student’s opinion is voiced. At their monthly meetings, STUCO discusses upcoming events as well as brainstorms ideas for other events that they could add to the agenda. However, with school dances, the canned food drive, the bloo...

Haunted House

Haunted House

October 25, 2011


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Watch out for an evening filled with fun and frights, Oct. 29, the night of the senior Haunted House and Pumpkin Patch. The festivities will include booths for games with prizes and pumpkins for the younger crowd and a senior class run haunted house for the older students. “I think we’re going to try to have more music playing and have more emp...

Standing up against SIDS

Standing up against SIDS

September 26, 2011


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