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Homecoming Madness

Homecoming Madness

Reese Woods, Multimedia Editor

October 9, 2020

Friday, Oct. 9 is the 2020 homecoming football game and ceremony that was originally scheduled for the coronation to begin at 6:30 and the football game against Olathe South to follow, but with the COVID-19 outbreak on the Olathe South football team, a crazy thirty minute stretch for players and nominees...

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 has caused people to go out and find another way. Most public schools are currently all online....

Sports Week Two In Review

Sports Week Two In Review

Nathan Judd, Sports Editor

October 2, 2020

Soccer- South Soccer played Tuesday night and lost a close one to Olathe West. They were down by one goal and trying to come back, but fell behind after letting in another goal in the closing minutes. The Raiders played another good opponent, Olathe Northwest on Thursday, South’s senior night, and...

Coming To You Live From SMS

Coming To You Live From SMS

Annalie Polen, News & Opinions Editor

October 2, 2020

Friday nights here at South look a bit different than they did last year and every year before. Instead of a full stadium with football players and cheerleaders, filled with the sound of the band playing, you can find a quiet, empty stadium. Although it doesn't quite look the same, football and every...

Why Visiting a College is Crucial to Your Final Decision

Visiting the University of Arkansas, senior Alma Harrison sees Old Main, the oldest building on campus. She made the trip to Fayetteville on National Testing Day.

Alma Harrison, Editor in Chief

October 23, 2019

On this year’s National Testing Day, I had the privilege of traveling to Fayetteville, Arkansas to visit the University of Arkansas. Not only did I fall in love with the campus, but I learned a lot about what to look for and expect from college visits. I had registered to take a guided tour through...

Homecoming Court 2019

Homecoming Court 2019

Gini Horton and Alma Harrison

September 12, 2019

All nominees are named from left to right. Homecoming King Nominees Julian Duff is a head section leader in marching band, a member of Student Council and a member of the tennis team. Sam Aldeguer is the president of National Honor Society, a Varsity swim and dive captain and a member of In...

Quite Frankly the Band

Quite Frankly the Band

Nichole Thomas, Editor in Chief

September 4, 2019

Rain and wind did not stop the electric performance of Quite Frankly the band on August 24. With nearly 20 South students in attendance, the crowd was in for an entertaining night. All band members are under the age of 18; everyone was in for a surprise. On bass guitar was sophomore Scout Matthews an...

Adversity Score Aversion

Adversity Score Aversion

Alma Harrison, Editor in Chief

August 28, 2019

Standardized tests, like the SAT, are used widely across the country in college admissions. They’re an easy baseline to analyze a student’s knowledge of common core academics.  However, in May the College Board announced their new “Environmental Context Dashboard,” which is an adversity score...

Why You so Obsessed with Me?

Why You so Obsessed with Me?

Alma Harrison, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2019

It’s the summer of 2014. You’re bored, so you decide to try out this new app called Musical.ly. You set up an account and start scrolling through the “Featured” page. Eventually, you gain the courage to make your own lip-syncing video to “2 Phones” by Kevin Gates. You do this for a few mo...

Brian Brown enters Board of Education Race for South area representative

Picture from Brian Brown on Twitter.

Ali Harrison, News Editor

March 22, 2019

The SMSD Board of Education election is coming up this November, and the race for South Area Representative has begun with Brian Brown announcing his candidacy on Twitter on Tuesday, March 19. He is running to replace Rep. Deb Zila who has held the seat for three consecutive terms since 2007. Brown, who graduated from Shawnee Mission West, has a son at Brookridge Elementary ...

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