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The Ups And Downs Of Hybrid

The Ups And Downs Of Hybrid
Two takes on the new integration of the new hybrid format of school during the COVID-19 pandemic.
October 26, 2020

PRO: As coronavirus has been present throughout the last few months, many controversial decisions have been made to accommodate the virus. Many logical decisions have been made such as ending the in person...

Netflix, But For High School Sports

Netflix, But For High School Sports
SMSD breaks ground on new streaming service for all sporting events across the district.
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
From the youngest to the oldest in school, many students share their perspective on the beginning of the strange new year.
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
Teachers share their opinion on the beginning of the virtual school year.
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....

Never Been Kissed

Never Been Kissed
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...

Construction Chaos

Senior Taylor Burns interviewing students in parking lot.
Students try navigating the new parking lot.
August 30, 2019

  Construction over summer tore up the old parking lot and workers paved a new one. The new lot layout has brought major changes to the way traffic flows. There are separate circle drives for...

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