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Never Been Kissed

Never Been Kissed

Ansley Chambers, Opinion Editor & Copy Editor

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 was Homecoming senior year when she had her very first kiss.  “It’s definitely embarrassi...

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...

Elias’ Grammy Picks

Elias' Grammy Picks

December 19, 2019

The 62nd GRAMMY Awards are Jan. 26 on CBS, but the nominations in 84 categories have recently been released. This year has seen an excellent class of new artists and a whole host of new albums to review. These new artists are also record setters as Billie Eilish and Lizzo are the first two artists to  ...

Preview of October 14th Board Meeting

Preview of October 14th Board Meeting

Evan Shibel, Asst. Editor-in-Chief, Sports Editor

October 14, 2019

With an extremely significant board meeting on the horizon this evening, October 14th, 2019, here is what you need to know. With teachers’ first pay period  that is supposed to be under the new contract negations ending this past Friday at the end of quarter and contract negotiations still under scr...

New Non-Discrimination Policy Creates Unease Throughout District

New Non-Discrimination Policy Creates Unease Throughout District

Evan Shibel, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2019

On Monday, September 16th, the SMSD Board of Education revised their non discrimination policy to include the LGBTQ+ community. This is an incredibly controversial topic and brought out many protests to the stand. The board passed the new policy 7-0 despite many opponents using strong language to speak...

Proposed policy could restrict student journalists’ rights

Proposed policy could restrict student journalists' rights

The Patriot Editorial Staff

June 24, 2019

The first reading of a new district policy was done at the Shawnee Mission School District board meeting on Monday, June 24. The proposal would give the school and district the opportunity to restrict student publication, including the printing of controversial subjects – an important aspect of jour...

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 ...

Breaking: Superintendent Jim Hinson to Retire

Sophia Belshe, Assistant Editor-in-Chief, Opinion Editor

April 19, 2017

After 34 years in public education, superintendent Jim Hinson will retire at the end of the school year, he announced in a statement Wednesday. Hinson took over as Shawnee Mission's superintendent in 2013, after spending 11 years as superintendent of the Independence Public School District. In...

Signature Programs to Be Moved to Center for Academic Achievement

Signature Programs to Be Moved to Center for Academic Achievement

Avery Woods, Sports Editor

February 10, 2017

Some high school students already know what they’re going to do in life and what career they want to pursue. That’s why SMSD has Signature Programs – soon to be located at the Center for Academic Achievement – that lets students explore different, centralized subjects that revolve around th...

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