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Thanksgiving Break or Fall Break?

Tyler Rains, Writer

November 17, 2017

Filed under News

This year, the Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD) is trying something new for its Thanksgiving break. In past years, students have only had off the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the days after. However, this time, stud...

Global Powers Fall

Seth Phillips, Writer

November 17, 2017

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Italy and USA fail to qualify for Moscow 2018 Italy and the USA did not make the World Cup this year. The last time the USA missed the world cup was in 1986, more than three decades ago. The last time Italy missed the Worl...

Kid Gorgeous

November 13, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, News, Opinion

Laughs and cheers filled the Midland Theatre last night as John Mulaney performed a hilarious, energetic, and fast paced, set. The Midland was just one of his many stops on his Kid Gorgeous tour that began in March of this yea...

Whats Causing a Big Red Flag?

Michaela Tarwater, Writer

October 30, 2017

Filed under News, Opinion

Flag Etiquette How much does the American public know about the history of the flag and/or proper flag etiquette? Most would agree, that the average American does not know enough about proper flag etiquette, or Flag Code. The f...

The Surprise of the NFL So Far

October 27, 2017

Filed under News, Sports

The NFL season is now seven, almost eight, weeks in and there have been a lot of exciting plays and games so far. One big surprise this season has been the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles have a 6-1 record, the best in th...

Top Recent Ironically Listened to Songs

Paige Bartlow, Editor In Chief

October 27, 2017

Filed under News

Shooting Stars- Bag Raiders This catchy 2009 Australian pop song took the internet by storm in the form of a multimedia meme featuring people falling through the colossal void of space, or alternatively, falling in genera...

Flipside Column: A Grounded Opinion

Tyler Rains, Writer

October 26, 2017

Filed under News

You probably know what astrology is, even if you don’t think you do. The conventional definition of astrology is the study of the movement and position of celestial bodies and its influence on human affairs and the natural w...

Recap of Lip Sync 2017

Tyler Rains, Writer

October 25, 2017

Filed under News

“Lip Sync” is an event put on by the Advanced Video Productions class in order to raise funds for their program. It is an annually recurring event, happening in the fall every year. This year, it was on Tuesday, Oct. 17. ...

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