SM South News

New Boy’s Soccer Head Coach at South

New Boy's Soccer Head Coach at South

Evan Shibel, Assistant Editor-In-Chief & Sports Editor

May 13, 2020

As the Shawnee Mission South boys soccer team looks to usher in a new era of the program after former coach Matt Gordon stepped down near the end of last season, the squad will be led by new head coach and science teacher Aaron Dean. There is a very mixed sense amongst some of the returning Varsity p...

Why Everyone Needs To Read “The Diary of Anne Frank”

Milad Jahani, Reporter

March 22, 2019

Reading is something I have always enjoyed doing in my free time, and unlike some of my peers, I never dreaded being assigned a book to read for class. When I go through my bookcase looking for a book to re-read, there is one that always catches my eye; The Diary of Anne Frank. Personally, I am a...

Three South area schools on lockdown following car chase

Ali Harrison, Ads Editor, Asst. News Editor

December 6, 2018

Three schools - Shawnee Mission South High School, Indian Woods Middle School and John Diemer Elementary School - in the 103rd and Nall area were put on lockdown following a car chase with the Kansas Highway Patrol on Thursday morning. According to KMBC, the two suspects ditched their car at the “...

South takes home special win on senior night

The Raiders celebrate during their game. The Varsity boys defeated the Olathe North Eagles 4-2 on Monday, Oct. 22.

October 19, 2018

South won in large fashion Tuesday night, beating Olathe North 5-0 on senior night. "I’m proud of the boys tonight, I’m proud of every single one of the members of the team because we put on a performance that we feel really good about,” said senior captain Tim Nuñez who had an assist. For seniors...

Volleyball loses to Shawnee Mission East

Volleyball loses to Shawnee Mission East

Avery Woods, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2018

Tuesday night's game ended with a loss for the Lady Raiders Varsity volleyball team to Shawnee Mission East. The game started with a loss in the first match, then a win in the second and losses for the third and fourth. Varsity volleyball player and senior Abigail George thought that the loss in the...

‘Shrek’ Movie Night Promotes Suicide Awareness

'Shrek' Movie Night Promotes Suicide Awareness

Avery Woods, Assistant Editor in Chief, Sports Editor

April 23, 2018

At 7 p.m. on a Wednesday night, students filed into the Learning Commons with their pillows, blankets and tickets in hand, ready for a night of watching "Shrek". The night was sponsored by StuCo and was created to sponsor suicide awareness. The organization that sponsored it is SPEAK UP For Suicide ...

The ‘Twilight’ Series is the Worst Series Ever

the worst

Avery Woods, Assistant Editor in Chief, Sports Editor

March 4, 2018

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...

Trump Pushes Unity in First State of the Union Address

Trump Pushes Unity in First State of the Union Address

Sophia Belshe, Editor-in-Chief, Opinion Editor

February 1, 2018

Last night, Republican President Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union address last night, focusing on unity and emphasizing successes from his first year as president. “Tonight, I call upon all of us to set aside our differences, to seek out common ground and to summon the unity we need...

Review: Arcade Fire Lights Up Independence

Arcade Fire performing the song

Sophia Belshe, Editor-in-Chief, Opinion Editor

November 13, 2017

The Silverstein Eye Center Arena, usually home to the Missouri Mavericks hockey team, took new form Oct. 27 to welcome alternative band Arcade Fire for a uniquely stunning show. Opening act Bomba Estéreo gave an electric performance that was fun and full of energy, even if their style is not mainstream...

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