SM South News

Changing the Face of Beauty

byby JeepersMedia CVS

Emma Harding, Reporter

March 6, 2018

CVS will no longer be altering the makeup, size, shape and skin color of their makeup advertisements to change how women and young girls see their beauty products, as well as becoming more of a drug-free place to shop. Helena Foulkes, executive vice president of CVS Health and president of CVS Pharmacy, ...

Amtrak Collision

Amtrak Collision

Brynn Taylor, Reporter

March 2, 2018

The sound of a train is less than unrecognizable as it approaches the station. Many people find that a train is a way of calming transportation, for all the scenery and the people you may meet. For Amtrak employees, it is no question about how much they may love their job, but things started taking ...

SMSD Board chooses next superintendent

The new superintendents typically come to visit every school, so he will be walking the halls of South soon.

Ali Harrison, Reporter

March 1, 2018

After Jim Hinson’s resignation as SMSD superintendent was unanimously approved by board members in April, the board began the search for someone to fill his seat, currently taken by Interim Superintendent Kenny Southwick. They received some criteria suggestions from staff, teachers, and parents on...

Sweetheart Court Announced

Sweetheart candidates Kailey Hance, Karoline Shelton, Madison Holloway,  Patrick Sturm, Nick Wissel and Mason Zeller

Pablo Jimenez, Reporter

February 15, 2018

After the girls varsity basketball game Feb 10 the winners of the Sweetheart court were announced. Seniors Nick Wissel and Karoline Shelton were crowned King and Queen. Shelton plays for the girls varsity basketball team and Wissel plays for the boys varsity basketball team. The couple is also dating....

What Are KSMS Tryouts Like?

As part of KSMS activities, senior Kameron Ozburn officiates the Rock Paper Scissors match.

Daniella, Reporter

February 13, 2018

KSMS is a  well known group around school which hosts tryouts for the next school year every fall and spring. This year there were 15 available spots open, which is pretty unusual. A good majority of people tried out during fall tryouts, and I was lucky enough to be one of the four people accepted for...

Sweetheart Candidates

Sweetheart Candidates

Lily Wagner, News Editor

February 7, 2018

Front row: Madison Holloway, Sophia Belshe, Kylie Hance, Francie Wilson, Bethany Ward, Karoline Shelton, Grace Reiman, Erin Viets, Ellie Vaughn, Abby Tennant. Back row: Bennett Vavak, Patrick Sturm, Kam Ozburn, Joe Early, Nick Wissel, Joe McAtee, Trey Bebee, Adam Zahnd, Mason Zeller. Not pictured: Nick...

Silhouettes Set Off

Silhouettes Set Off

Miah Clark, A&E Editor

February 6, 2018

The list for the 2018 competitive Silhouette slam poetry team was put up this week. The team includes senior Tara Phillips and junior Miah Clark as captains, as well as sophomore Lily Widener, juniors Avery Woods and Claire Elscott and seniors Josiah Schools, Jenica Kolbeck, Harrison Polen and Claire Nash....

Trump Pushes Unity in First State of the Union Address

Trump Pushes Unity in First State of the Union Address

Sophia Belshe, Editor-in-Chief, Opinion Editor

February 1, 2018

Last night, Republican President Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union address last night, focusing on unity and emphasizing successes from his first year as president. “Tonight, I call upon all of us to set aside our differences, to seek out common ground and to summon the unity we need...

Power to the Polls: the 2018 Women’s March on Topeka

Protesters gather at the Kansas Capitol in Topeka for the anniversary of the Women's March on Washington. About 400 people showed up and marched. Photo by Megan Smith

Megan Smith, Reporter

January 25, 2018

With my poster in hand, reading  “All Bodies Are Good Bodies” on one side and “reSISTERS” on the other, I walked up to the steps of the Capitol Building in Topeka, Kansas. I watched the masses of people gathering behind and all around me, and heard the speakers welcome us to the second annual...

Students preparing for college throughout high school

If you need any extra information on colleges, then take a trip down the counseling halls. There is a board with many different colleges and college information on it. It gives students scholarships possibilities, ACT and college visit times. Next time you're walking down the counseling hall take a look at the board.

By Olivia Riley, 21st Century Journalism

November 16, 2017

Freshman year and senior year may seem far away from each other, but it is never too early to start preparing for college. There is always something students can do to help themselves prepare for that big step in their life. Taking important classes early can benefit students in the long run. If students sp...

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