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Senior Ace Cofield and junior Ava Harris lead the walkout towards the SMSD district stadium field at South.

Students organize walkout in support of black SME student

Eric Vacek and Greta Waller December 2, 2023

Students walked out of South on Thursday in response to a racist attack on a black student at Shawnee Mission East. According to The Kansas City Star and video released by various media outlets, a black...

South Resumes Outdoor Activities

Hailey Godke, Reporter September 1, 2023

Over the past week, students have experienced the effects of global warming. The heat wave, along with the decreased AC, disrupted the daily routine. According to AP news, people across the Americas have...

2023 NHS Election

Greta Waller, Reporter April 5, 2023

On Tuesday, April 4, junior and senior members in National Honors Society voted for the Teacher of the Year and NHS Officers for the 2023-24 school year. The incoming officers are current juniors in...

LGBTQ+ students and allies gather at walkout

Walkout for LGBTQ+ Rights

Ren Park, Reporter April 4, 2022

On April first, South participated in a nationwide walkout in protest against anti LGBTQ+ legislations. Students gathered in the stadium to peacefully demonstrate their support for the queer and transgender...

On The Move

On The Move

Jake Foil, Reporter May 12, 2021

Yesterday morning, Coach Brett Oberzan called the football team into the weight room for a team meeting to announce his resignation. A shock to the entire team, as nobody had seen this coming. Brett Oberzan,...

Varsity football players tear through the Raider Pride banner held by the cheerleading squad during the 2019 Homecoming football game. The 2020 football team and all fall sports teams had their seasons postponed due to coronavirus.

SMSD Board approves return to fall sports

Evan Shibel, Editor-in-Chief September 9, 2020

After questions concluded around 6 p.m. Wednesday, the SMSD board of education voted 5–2 in favor of resuming the fall sports seasons. Prior to the vote, SMSD was the last district in the state to still...

National News- Week in Review

National News- Week in Review

Nichole Thomas, Editor-in-Chief December 9, 2019

Russia is Banned Again The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has officially band Russia from participating in international sports competitions After Russia being banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics,...

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...

Administrator Nicholas Platko stands next to the new TV screens added to the front hall over the summer. There has been talk of plans to add more screens in different places throughout the school in the future. 
Photo By Cassandra Awad

Platko’s Pride and Joy: South’s New Screens

Miah Clark and Pablo Jimenez September 12, 2017

Students expecting the same old sight of the same old trophy case were most likely shocked on their first day, as the longstanding trophy case was replaced by three television sets during renovations....

Breaking: Superintendent Jim Hinson to Retire

Sophia Belshe, Assistant Editor-in-Chief, Opinion Editor April 19, 2017

After 34 years in public education, superintendent Jim Hinson will retire at the end of the school year, he announced in a statement Wednesday. Hinson took over as Shawnee Mission's superintendent in...

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