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Illnesses attacking Student Body

Illnesses attacking Student Body

Faith Danaher, Staff writer

February 21, 2017


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  When looking around your classes this flu season, do you notice something different? Perhaps you notice a few more desks are empty than usual. That would be because sicknesses has been running rampant recently, causing many students to miss school. If you have not been sick, then you probabl...

Signature Programs to Be Moved to Center for Academic Achievement

Signature Programs to Be Moved to Center for Academic Achievement

Avery Woods, Sports Editor

February 10, 2017


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Some high school students already know what they’re going to do in life and what career they want to pursue. That’s why SMSD has Signature Programs – soon to be located at the Center for Academic Achievement – that lets students explore different, centralized subjects that revolve around th...

Students Get Their Pep On

Tess Conley, Writer

February 10, 2017


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The week of WPA was not only important for those going to the dance, but also those planning on competing in the Spirit Week Contest. Each day there is a different theme that students can dress up for, and at the end of the day Pep Club picks the winners. This year the themes were: Monday: Movie Star Monday ...

Come Look At South (Spirit)

Come Look At South (Spirit)

Madison Holloway, Ads Editor

February 7, 2017


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South prides itself in being home to a wide variety of electives, clubs and sports for students to explore their interests and possibly find a new passion. These can range anywhere from Writer's Workshop to Project Lead The Way and from Animal Rights Club to AcaDec. On Wednesday, Feb. 1 all eighth-grade...

Gun Control

Gun Control

Addie Soyski, Staff Writer

January 28, 2017


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Kansas is by no means a state that likes gun control. On July 1, a law will be enacted that permits Kansans 21 and up to carry concealed firearms in public buildings without a permit or training. This includes public universities, which has been a huge concern for some. "....On campus, sexual assault...

Farewell, Jackie

Farewell, Jackie

Savannah Morgan, Photographer

January 25, 2017


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Trump’s Inauguration Day

Trump’s Inauguration Day

Blake Atkinson, Staff Writer

January 21, 2017


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At 11:47 A.M. Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. It’s been 554 days since Trump announced his candidacy for president and after a very uphill battle he is no longer President-elect but President. During his speech, which focused mostly on the economy and patri...

Sweetheart Court Candidates Announced

Sweetheart Court Candidates Announced

Hannah Underwood, Writer

January 6, 2017


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A few weeks ago, seniors voted in their English classes for the five girls and five boys among their senior peers to be nominated for the Sweetheart Court. The court is composed of ten girls and ten boys. On Jan. 6, the candidates were announced. The Sweetheart King and Queen, along with the first...

Warm Snacks and Pots for Firing

Warm Snacks and Pots for Firing

Mark Holland, News Editor

December 22, 2016


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The Shawnee Mission South art classes are known for putting on events that showcase their student's work. One such event that occurred  Friday, Dec. 16 after several postponements was  Raku Day. It was an all day event where students could come and participate and they sold warm snacks such as s'mores...

Students offered a night of studying and treats

Students offered a night of studying and treats

Kyra Ringler, Heritage Reporter

December 14, 2016


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With the first final approaching this Friday, many teachers have already started review games and other activities in their classes to prepare students for the jam-packed week ahead. Not only have some teachers given the students class time, but many are offering a study session Thursday night, a schoo...

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