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Return to Hybrid

Return to Hybrid

With second semester on the horizon, the district makes a change to the learning model.
Sarah Ohlde, Copy Editor January 13, 2021

With the beginning of second semester, middle and high school students will return to hybrid learning on Jan. 26. This means that students who have chosen the in-person learning option will be in school...

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.
Annalie Polen & Nathan Judd, News and Opinions Editor & Sports Editor 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...

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...

Voter Registration Step by Step

Voter Registration Step by Step

As many first time voters attempt to register, COVID-19 has only made it more hectic. Here is a step by step guide to make sure you are registered.
Noel Mohammed, Reporter October 12, 2020

This year with COVID-19 you may not feel comfortable registering to vote in person. Luckily there are two other ways to register contact-free. In Kansas, you are allowed to vote in-person and by mail....

Homecoming Madness

Homecoming Madness

Amidst the global pandemic, a rescheduled football game, and thirty minutes of rapid planning, court nominees look to find the silver lining of homecoming this year.
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...

Online School Pods

Online School Pods

Many parents are tackling issues they never thought they would have to deal with because of the new type of education for students across the district.
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...

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...

Sports Week Two In Review

Sports Week Two In Review

A look around sports at SM South after week two.
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....

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.
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

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...

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