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How Much Do We Need Math?

How Much Do We Need Math?

Hayden Zeller

November 19, 2017


Filed under 21st Century Journalism, Opinions

What if I said most Americans never use complex math during their job. You might say that is crazy and there is no way that is true, but for most Americans it is. According to Livescience.com about 86 percent of jobs require simple addition and subtraction. So why is it necessary to learn all these ma...

Pep Rallies for the Arts

Pep Rallies for the Arts

November 17, 2017


Filed under 21st Century Journalism, Opinions

Pep rallies are meant to inspire enthusiasm. But sports are not the only groups that deserve pep rallies. An all arts pep rally would be an exciting and fun new thing to try here at South. Before and after school you could find all of the arts working tirelessly on their music. Theatre, orchestra, ...

Computers a Distraction?

Computers a Distraction?

Daniella Campos, Reporter

November 14, 2017


Filed under Online Carousel, Opinions

Computers are definitely a huge help when it comes to school work. During the day, I use my computer in almost every single class. If I don’t have my computer, I definitely miss out on schoolwork and I’m at a huge disadvantage. Most written work is done on our computers instead of by hand, which is al...

Making Your Voice Heard In High School

Lily Wagner, News Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Online Carousel, Opinions

  Sometimes, as a high school student, I feel voiceless. Not being taken seriously because of my age. Not having the right to vote on issues that will affect my future. Not having an accessible platform to bring attention to problems I want to fix. An issue I care strongly about is the status...

SMS Recognizes 9/11

SMS Recognizes 9/11

Ali Harrison, Guest Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Online Carousel, Opinions

September 11, 2001 was one of the most tragic days in United States history. Now, 16 years later, we, as a country, take the day to recognize its significance and remember all who were affected by it. Thankfully, South did just that. We started our morning announcements, read by senior Annaleigh H...

A School Without Walls

A School Without Walls

Muriel Lund

April 1, 2017


Filed under Online Carousel, Opinions

My junior year of high school I made the decision to attend Insight School of Kansas, an online public school, instead of Shawnee Mission South. The setup was much different. The classes alternated every day; for example, I attended accounting for an hour on Mondays and Wednesdays only and had a diffe...

Our Earth, Our Choice

Our Earth, Our Choice

Muriel Lund, Staff Writer

March 6, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Online Carousel, Opinions

   One highly controversial topic in today’s society is the role of human activity in climate change and the existence of global warming at all. Global warming is the gradual increase in the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere and its oceans, a change that is permanently changing the Ear...

Growing up in the Obama Presidency

Growing up in the Obama Presidency

Addie Soyski, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Online Carousel, Opinions

Like many high schoolers, Barack Obama has been president for most of my life. Inclusion and high environmental standards were a staple of his presidency. His terms were also marked by healthcare and Wall Street reforms, a nuclear peace agreement with Iran, and the rescuing of the auto industry. His...

Being Single on Valentine’s Day

Being Single on Valentine’s Day

Nichole Thomas, Staff Writer

February 5, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Online Carousel, Opinions

For years people have struggled to find a date for Valentine's Day. Why? Is being single all that bad? Is having the coveted Valentine the whole purpose of the holiday? Valentine's Day is the second biggest holiday for card-giving after Christmas. Dating sites have a huge increase in memberships betw...

More Than Just One Holiday

More Than Just One Holiday

Savannah Morgan, Photo Editor

December 21, 2016


Filed under Online Carousel, Opinions

Living a life with separated parents can be easy or it can be hard. Some like to say they like getting double the presents around the holiday season. Others claim it is the hardest part of the year for them for their own personal reasons. I am not writing this to say one is more common or is more...

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