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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...

Jumping into National Honor Society

Jumping into National Honor Society

Mitch Brock, Reporter

November 21, 2016


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  The National Honor Society initiation that took place Nov. 3 had a bigger turnout than last year. As the new initiates filled the risers on the stage, held their candles, and said the NHS pledge, they became members of NHS. They will soon be exposed to collecting many community service hours and mai...

Canned Food Drive Continued with Mr. AmeriCAN

Canned Food Drive Continued with Mr. AmeriCAN

Amelia Holcomb, Editor-In-Chief

November 18, 2016


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Student Council's annual Mr. AmeriCAN raised cans and money for the canned food drive Wednesday, Nov. 9. All ticket sales and cans collected will go directly to the Johnson County Christmas Bureau. Senior boys were were nominated by various clubs and student organizations, and were whittled down to ...

Students Qualify At EcoMeet

Students Qualify At EcoMeet

Mark Holland, News Editor

November 16, 2016


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For a few of South's science students, their knowledge of nature has provided them with an opportunity to go to what is known as the EcoMeet. "The EcoMeet is a competition where a bunch of people from around the state get together and test their knowledge about Kansas plants and animals," junior Madi...

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