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The Calorie Condundrum

Ren Park, Culture Editor December 19, 2022

It was my mom’s birthday. The big “Five-Eight.”   I put on my brand new dark red pleather dress and my favorite charcoal denim jacket and accompanied her to the finest dining location...

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...

Rocky the Raider poses for Student Councils Promotional Material. This pose was later used on the Sweetheart Week 2022 Shirt.

Dance Off or Is the Dance Off?

Fletcher Knowles, Reporter February 11, 2022

“We learned that the dance was canceled in early December, and then just at the beginning of February, we found out that it was back on”, said Student Council Secretary Noa Vacek. The decision was...

Senior Emma Thurston (middle) with two of her junior friends who also played in the game. Grace Bagby (right) and Sofia Guiliani (left).

Powderpuff Players

Reese Woods, Co-Editor-In-Chief November 18, 2021

On Friday, November 12, juniors and seniors participated in the 2021 Powderpuff football game. For those who aren’t aware of Powderpuff, it is a junior girls vs senior girls football game coached by...

Online School Pods

Online School Pods

Katie Hiebl, Asst. Editor-in-Chief October 5, 2020

School, for the year of 2020 at least, has become anything but normal. With everything that has happened in the last six months, going back to school in the traditional way was inevitably impossible. This...

Netflix, But For High School Sports

Netflix, But For High School Sports

Evan Shibel, Editor-in-Chief September 22, 2020

At 12:56 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22, John Johnson, athletic director at Shawnee Mission South, announced that all sporting events held in the main gym, auxiliary gym, or the stadium, would now be livestreamed...

New Vs. Old

New Vs. Old

Annalie Polen/Reese Woods, News Editor/Multimedia Editor September 21, 2020

Friday night football games, homecoming, homecoming court. A year ago today, student life would have been normal for this year's seniors. Now, for their last year of high school, they’re stuck with online...

From The Other Side Of The Computer

From The Other Side Of The Computer

Noel Mohammed, Reporter September 21, 2020

This year has seen many changes from a national lockdown to ending in-person learning earlier this spring. Now we have heard an ample amount of opinions from students and parents, but not much from teachers....

It Is Finally Gameday, But Not As We Expected

It Is Finally Gameday, But Not As We Expected

Jake Foil, Reporter September 10, 2020

Kansas City, MO - The Kansas City Chiefs kickoff their 2020 regular season with a rematch of their divisional round comeback victory against the Houston Texans.  The last time these two teams met,...

Never Been Kissed

Never Been Kissed

Ansley Chambers, Opinion Editor & Copy Editor February 10, 2020

“I didn’t really process it until afterward. Very quick. Just a quick little peck. I think [it was] the same as everyone else’s first kiss. Mine was just a little later,” a senior girl said. It...

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