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Subpar Streaming Services

Subpar Streaming Services

New way to watch high school sports takes the SMSD in a wave of new and expensive problems.
Nathan Judd, Sports Editor November 4, 2020

This year, the Shawnee Mission School District partnered with the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) to bring high school sports fans a reliable way to watch while following Covid-19 guidelines....

The Final Swing

The Final Swing

The Raider girls golf and tennis squads head into the finishing stretch of their season with regional events.
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...

Rivalry Week

The SM South football team gears up to play their most hated opponent of the season.
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...

New Vs. Old

New Vs. Old

From the youngest to the oldest in school, many students share their perspective on the beginning of the strange new year.
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...

It Is Finally Gameday, But Not As We Expected

It Is Finally Gameday, But Not As We Expected

The Kansas City Chiefs look to kick off their season against the Houston Texans today at Arrowhead Stadium.
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,...

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

Vote allows high school sports to resume practices starting Thursday, competitions to follow
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...

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

From South To Senate: Making Kansas Safer

Senior Emily Lang works to pass a bill in the Kansas Senate after experiencing a sexually motivated 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...

14 Days of Bromances Day One

Reese Woods, Video & Assistant Web Editor February 3, 2020

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...

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...

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