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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...



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...

Classroom Review

Ansley Chambers, Copy Editor

March 25, 2019

Top three rooms at South: Tucker Love- This is where all the magic happens. Maybe I have some bias, being a Patriot editor afterall, but that doesn’t change the lighting situation. The journalism room has outstanding room, especially for being on the bottom floor. Most basement rooms feel dark and d...

Three South area schools on lockdown following car chase

Ali Harrison, Ads Editor, Asst. News Editor

December 6, 2018

Three schools - Shawnee Mission South High School, Indian Woods Middle School and John Diemer Elementary School - in the 103rd and Nall area were put on lockdown following a car chase with the Kansas Highway Patrol on Thursday morning. According to KMBC, the two suspects ditched their car at the “...

Pumpkin Patch Poetry Festival

Pumpkin Patch Poetry Festival

Annalie Polen, Reporter

October 28, 2018

The opportunity to see people of all kinds speak their mind can be held at the pumpkin patch poetry slam. Bring your soccer players, your actors, your writers and your football players and see them as they write about stereotypes, racism, love and even hot dogs. Freshman Avigail Blacksmith performed bo...

Boys soccer takes down defending state champs

Boys soccer takes down defending state champs

Milad Jahani, Reporter

September 26, 2018

South took their first win of the season versus against what were the 7-0 Olathe East Hawks. South, who was ranked at the bottom of the Sunflower League at 0-7, miraculously pulled out a win, scoring two goals in the last 15 minutes of the game against Olathe East. "I mean it feels amazing, especial...

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