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AcaDec Revs Up for a 15th State Championship

AcaDec Revs Up for a 15th State Championship

Kendall Barker, Staff Writer

October 1, 2014

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

SMS Care Club baked and wrapped dozens of oatmeal raisin and peanut butter cookies for Ronald McDonald House.

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

October 1, 2014

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 across the track during the South/North football game.

Andrea Smith, Staff Writer

September 10, 2014

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

This is the first design, with a gold arch across the chest and golden buttons with a black left shoulder and green on the right shoulder.

Kendall Barker, Staff Writer

September 4, 2014

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

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

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

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...

A Dance to Remember

A Dance to Remember

April 24, 2012

The night almost every high schooler has waited for is just around the corner: Prom. “People expect a lot more out of it than other dances because it’s such a big deal. We hope people enjoy it,” junior class vice-president Mary Distefano said. The theme may come as a surprise to most students....

An Extravagant Production

An Extravagant Production

April 24, 2012

Bright lights, sparkly costumes, and fancy backdrops: it’s time for Extravaganza. Extravaganza is a spectacle of dance routines primarily performed by the Pacesetters and Southettes, but also includes Southlanders, Cheer and Drumline. “It’s kind of like a showcase of everything that we’ve done...

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

March 21, 2012

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....

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