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Netflix, But For High School Sports

Netflix, But For High School Sports

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 starting October 2nd. This was a district wide decision as now all schools in the district...

New Vs. Old

New Vs. Old

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 school. “I miss not only my friends, but making genuine connections with my teachers was something...

From The Other Side Of The Computer

From The Other Side Of The Computer

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. “Initially, I wanted online school because I want all students and staff at South to be healthy,...

It Is Finally Gameday, But Not As We Expected

It Is Finally Gameday, But Not As We Expected

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, the Chiefs were down 24-0 at the beginning of the 2nd quarter. Then Mahomes magic took place. Quart...

From South To Senate: Making Kansas Safer

Senior Emily Lang is in the process of getting a bill passed in Kansas to require sex offender registry for 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 of the bill requiring sexually motivated breach of privacy to be listed on the sex offender regi...

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...

Favorite Study Spot

Favorite Study Spot

Sarah Ohlde, Reporter

December 19, 2019

For lots of students, going home to work on homework just isn’t appealing or doesn't work. Many coffee shops, bakeries or places to eat offer free wifi, and a quiet place to study or get homework done. “I like Mclain’s market because its cozy, has a good atmosphere and good food,” junior Carina...

We CAN

We CAN

Ansley Chambers, Opinion Editor & Copy Editor

November 15, 2019

Beginning in October, you’ve probably been told numerous times to bring cans to school, but why? As students in Johnson County, we often forget that others – within our own community – are not always as fortunate as we are. The holidays can be especially hard for those who live below the povert...

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...

Construction Chaos

Senior Taylor Burns interviewing students in parking lot.

Sarah Oldhe, Reporter

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 buses and parents picking up their students. The goal is to minimize congestion and help students get...

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