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Stop Separating the Art from the Abusers

Megan Smith, Sports Editor

October 18, 2018


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In the immediate wake of the #MeToo movement, celebrities accused of sexual harassment or assault finally faced backlash for their actions. However, people forgot soon after and continued to support those with problematic pasts of assault, abuse and manipulation. This is not ok. Celebrities, or anyo...

Deaf Awareness Week

Ansley Chambers, Copy Editor

October 1, 2018


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Last week was Deaf Awareness Week, also known as International Week of the Deaf (IWD). The last week of September is always IWD, starting on Monday and ending on the last Sunday of the month, which is Day of the Deaf. Kansas City is one of few cities across the country that has a strong deaf communi...

Inside the Walk Out

Inside the Walk Out

Ali Harrison, Reporter

May 2, 2018


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On April 20, the 19th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School in Columbine, CO, schools across the nation held walkouts to protest gun violence. Here at South, Republican and Democrats alike marched out into a peace sign formation in the stadium at 10:35 a.m. for 17 minutes of silence to ho...

The ‘Twilight’ Series is the Worst Series Ever

The ‘Twilight’ Series is the Worst Series Ever

Avery Woods, Assistant Editor in Chief, Sports Editor

March 4, 2018


Filed under A & E, Online Carousel, Opinions, Reviews, Uncategorized

The Twilight series is quite possibly the worst YA series I've read in my entire life. Yes, I said it, and I'll probably get some hate for this, because people either love Twilight or hate it. And yes, the movies were awful, but I'm going to tell you why I believe that the books never should have...

‘Between the World and Me’ Review

‘Between the World and Me’ Review

Megan Smith, Reporter

February 28, 2018


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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a correspondent for The Atlantic and an author of several novels, including "The Beautiful Struggle" and "We Were Eight Years in Power," both books about being a Black man in America. His memoir, "Between the World and Me," is a profound narrative on the experiences of Black men in ...

Girl’s best friend

Girl’s best friend

Gini Horton, Reporter

February 6, 2018


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The light of my life, my shining star, my one and only, my sweet puppy. My dog has been in my life for nine amazing years, she brings me joy, cuddles and kisses. My family got Fred when I was in first grade from a farm in the middle of nowhere Kansas. I remember driving home with her wrapped in ...

‘Let It Snow’ Is a Cute Collaboration of Romance Authors to Create an Enjoyable Read

‘Let It Snow’ Is a Cute Collaboration of Romance Authors to Create an Enjoyable Read

Avery Woods, Assistant Editor in Chief, Sports Editor

February 6, 2018


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What's better than a Hallmark-esque Christmas romance? Three Hallmark-esque Christmas romances. That's the gist of "Let It Snow," a three-part holiday romance, with each story written by a different author, and all tied together in one story. The defining aspect of this book is the fact that one part...

Getting High off Music

Getting High off Music

Pablo Jimenez, Reporter

February 5, 2018


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For a while now there has been a thing going called I-Dosing. If not familiar with I-Dosing it is an auditory binaural beats, involving the forced sensation of an altered state of mind. It takes two different sounds in each ear that have the same frequencies and the brain combines the two sounds a...

March for Life 2018 From D.C. to Topeka

March for Life 2018 From D.C. to Topeka

Ali Harrison, Reporter

February 2, 2018


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Pro-life advocates traveled from across the country to the National Mall in Washington D.C.  Jan. 19 for the March for Life. The march takes place annually around Jan. 22, when Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that legalized abortion, was passed. The rally was praised by many important figures both ...

John Green’s ‘Turtles All the Way Down’ is Profound and Relatable, Yet Unoriginal

John Green’s ‘Turtles All the Way Down’ is Profound and Relatable, Yet Unoriginal

Avery Woods, Assistant Editor in Chief, Sports Editor

January 26, 2018


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Following his 2012 hit novel The Fault in Our Stars can't be easy for John Green. Almost all of his YA novels are praised and worshipped by readers. Green is famous for his romances in amusing settings, and his latest novel is no different. This time, Green introduces Turtles All the Way Down, a ...

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