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High Quality, High Price

High Quality, High Price

Tara Phillips, A&E Editor

October 3, 2016


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The theatre department has raised its popularity in the community by performing popular shows and appealing to all audiences, but with great shows comes great cost. In order to keep up with costs, the theatre department raises money through a fundraiser called the Patron Drive. The Patron Drive is c...

2016 Overland Park Fall Festival

2016 Overland Park Fall Festival

Keeli Ward and Savannah Morgan

September 29, 2016


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The Overland Park Fall Festival Saturday, Sept. 24 included a parade, farmers market, merchants sales, food and free concerts on the multiple stages that were set up through the area. At the festival, there was also an arts and craft fair. During the festival there was a parade. South’s m...

Annual Bonfire & Car Smash 2016

Annual Bonfire & Car Smash 2016

Maxie Crimm, Photographer

September 28, 2016


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Orchestra celebrates Oktoberfest Friday, Sept. 30

Orchestra celebrates Oktoberfest  Friday, Sept. 30

Sophia Belshe, Assistant Editor

September 28, 2016


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Before the Homecoming football game kicks off, the orchestra will host a German themed event in the gym to pay homage to the German festival Oktoberfest. “This idea of community is what I think is really important at Oktoberfest,” orchestra director Jonathan Wiebe said. This annual event is one o...

Latin Students View Rare Collection At The Nelson-Atkins Museum

Latin Students View Rare Collection At The Nelson-Atkins Museum

Lily Wagner

September 21, 2016


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Forty students from all levels of Latin will be visiting the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art  Sept. 22. They will be viewing the “Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire” exhibit, which features gold and silver objects from the Romans. The objects were discovered in a farm field in France and kept b...

Watermelon Scrimmage Unites Football Program

Watermelon Scrimmage Unites Football Program

September 13, 2016


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For the past two weeks, the football team has been working diligently to improve. On August 25th, the team had a chance to show how their hard work has been paying off. The football team gathered for a friendly scrimmage dubbed the "watermelon scrimmage" to assess the team and have some fun. &nbs...

Seniority Rules: Open Lunch Remains for Seniors

Seniority Rules: Open Lunch Remains for Seniors

Mark Holland and Hannah Underwood

September 6, 2016


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The bell rings, and students rush out of their classes, anxiously awaiting their lunch. For underclassmen and juniors, lunch normally comes on a tray or in a lunchbox. However, once a student is a senior, they earn the privilege of open lunch. Last year, juniors were unsure if they would receive the...

South Security System Up and Running

South Security System Up and Running

Miah Clark, Keeli Ward, and Jill Propst

September 1, 2016


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     After nearly a year of technological perfecting, Shawnee Mission South’s security system is finally complete.  As of the November of last year, the installation of technology including the Raptor system and new cameras is finally complete. There are now cameras at each doo...

New Rocky Art in Front Hall

New Rocky Art in Front Hall

Tess Conley and Sophia Belshe

August 31, 2016


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The students had wanted to do something to celebrate the 50th anniversary of South, and decided to collaborate on a Rocky collage. “I think it's a good addition, and brings it [the front hall] together,”  junior Grace Reiman said. The finished project, a collage of small canvases used to cr...

Composting Program Introduced to Cafeteria

Composting Program Introduced to Cafeteria

Amelia Holcomb, Mitch Brock, and Mara Baine

August 26, 2016


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With worries about the waste consumption, changes are being made in the district to control it. High schools, middle schools and eventually elementary schools are or will be enforcing a new composting program as an initiative to reduce the amount of trash that enters the landfill. Joan Leavens, Coordinator...

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