SM South News

The Final Swing

The Final Swing

Sarah Ohlde, Copy Editor

October 16, 2020

Last weekend (Oct. 10-11) the girls tennis team competed at regionals, hoping to qualify for state. Although seniors Mary Novak and Madison Hanna got 5th place at regionals, they won’t be going to state this year due to new coronavirus protocols only allowing 4 doubles teams to go to state. “Even...

Rivalry Week

Rivalry Week

Jake Foil, Reporter

October 2, 2020

This week, the SM South Raiders take on heated rival SM East, this Friday night at 7, in SM North’s stadium. Both schools are going into this game after losing to Olathe schools last Friday, SM East losing 20-21 vs Olathe South, and SM South losing 21-42 vs Olathe East. Both the Raiders and Lancers...

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 school. “I miss not only my friends, but making genuine connections with my teachers was something...

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, the Chiefs were down 24-0 at the beginning of the 2nd quarter. Then Mahomes magic took place. Quart...

SMSD Board approves return to fall sports

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.

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 postpone fall sports. The day before, the board met with Johnson County Health Department as many...

From South To Senate: Making Kansas Safer

Senior Emily Lang is in the process of getting a bill passed in Kansas to require sex offender registry for breach of privacy.

Ansley Chambers, Opinion Editor & Copy Editor

April 17, 2020

The fourth and final woman to testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee Feb. 24, senior Emily Lang shared her story to the Old Supreme Court room filled with Kansas legislators. Senators stood in support of the bill requiring sexually motivated breach of privacy to be listed on the sex offender regi...

Pinhole Photography

Pinhole Photography

Haley Carter, Writer

January 28, 2020

What is this project called? It’s called the pin-whole camera project What do you do for this project? Basically you take a box and out of it you make a pinhole camera. Meaning there’s a tiny hole in the center and it’s projected onto a piece of photo paper in the back, so it’s the same a...

Back From Break Bingo

Back From Break Bingo

Gini Horton, Head Web Editor

January 10, 2020

Shouting and cheering at the announcement of “B1” chips clinking as students muttered the number they needed to complete a line of five. Back From Break Bingo was put on by the Student Council to lift spirits as students readjusted to school. “We thought coming back from break is hard for everyone,...

Perspective on Finals

Perspective on Finals

Annalie Polen, News Editor

January 8, 2020

As I lay awake in my bed at 11:57, trying to work on anything to salvage my grade because I have a B in a class that I should have an A in, I  have begun to think about finals and what it all means. Probably one of the most dreaded weeks for every high schooler in the whole year, except of course th...

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