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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,...

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.
Senior Emily Lang works to pass a bill in the Kansas Senate after experiencing a sexually motivated breach of privacy.
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
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...

Favorite Study Spot

Favorite Study Spot
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...

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