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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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Don’t Text or Ticket

February 17, 2011


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By Sarah Rose Late one night, while stopped at a red light, sophomore Tucker Swiastyn received a text message. He responded and didn’t think to put his cell phone away before continuing to drive on. Soon after, he saw police lights flashing through his back window. Swiastyn was one of the first fi...

The TSA

January 12, 2011


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Changes in national security measures taken by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have given rise to a storm of discontent among airline travelers. Seemingly intrusive body scans and enhanced pat downs have caused many to question the lengths that must be taken to ensure safety in the skies. Last...

Cell Phones Policy

October 25, 2010


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By Jimmy Langton 10,420 is the number of 2009-2010 tardies administration is hoping to lessen with a proposal to allow cell phones during the lunch period. So far associate principal Ryan Flurry is optimistic. “We’re looking pretty good,” he said. If students lower the number of tardies significantly,...

Newsweek

October 25, 2010


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Newsweek named Shawnee Mission South on their list of America’s Best High Schools of its 2010. Newsweek stated it based the list on how each school’s staff worked to challenge students with college-level curriculum and advanced-placement exams. The list was based on three percentages, the ratio of...

Tiles to a memory

October 13, 2010


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by Terriss Ford Memories are etched into the halls of Moody, embodied in the classrooms, encapsulated in a time capsule, and imaginatively crafted into the ceiling tiles. However, after 45 years of students passing through its vibrant halls, Dorothy Moody Elementary may soon be nothing more than an...

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