Snow Day Adjustments

Cate Taggart, Co-copy editor

February 28, 2019

There have been several questions recently about whether or not the district will need to adjust the calendar due to of the number of snow days we have had this school year.  In Shawnee Mission, we built four snow make-up days...

Column: Animal Testing Needs to End

Cate Taggart, co-copy editor

December 4, 2018

Animal testing has been an alternative to human science experiments since Greek scientist Aristotle first took record of these studies. In the past few decades, scientists and cosmetologists have experimented with different che...

In the Fast Lane

In the Fast Lane

December 3, 2018

Monday’s Cougar Core Schedule

Cate Taggart, co-copy editor

December 2, 2018

Monday Dec. 3, is the fourth #CougarCore day of the year and is an early release day. Those who have the permission slip form signed by their parents and have met the Cougar Core standards, have permission to leave when announ...

New SMSD Health Services Policy

Cate Taggart, co-copy editor

November 6, 2018

The Shawnee Mission School District has recently issued two new requirements for the following contagious infectious/diseases: Influenza and Mumps. Influenza or what is called the flu by most people, is a respiratory illness cau...

Band Concert

cate taggart, co-copy editor

October 8, 2018

The NW band is hosting a concert tonight at 7pm in the auditorium. The concert is free of charge and anyone may attend. ...

Confiscating our Rights

Jake Ditto and Elizabeth Kuffour

September 27, 2018

49 years ago the Supreme Court decided that students maintained their First Amendment rights upon entering the school building in the monumental court case Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District. Yet, the Shawn...

The Baseball Season has Begun

Cate Taggart, staff writer

March 29, 2018

Varsity baseball players stepped up to the plate on Wednesday, March 21 against Blue Valley Southwest for their first game of the season, and lost 5-4. In order to prepare for the season, they have been training and making sure t...

Invisible Illness

Cate Taggart, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018

When my mom was first diagnosed with cancer, my whole family sat at a booth in Applebee’s, prepared for a normal dinner. This dinner was anything but normal. My mom began to cry and told us she had breast cancer. She assured ...

Cartoon Creations

Cartoon Creations

January 25, 2018

Photo by Evan Battles

Matthew Wolfe Feature

November 15, 2017

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