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On The Move

On The Move

Head Coach Brett Oberzan and Offensive Coordinator Bob Lisher Leaving SMS
Jake Foil, Reporter May 12, 2021

Yesterday morning, Coach Brett Oberzan called the football team into the weight room for a team meeting to announce his resignation. A shock to the entire team, as nobody had seen this coming. Brett Oberzan,...

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...

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...

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...

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.
Noel Mohammed, Reporter 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....

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,...

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...

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...

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