Four Shawnee teens seriously injured in car wreck

Rory Dungan, Co-Editor-in-Chief

July 8, 2020

Three Northwest students and one Rockhurst student were involved in a car wreck on Tuesday evening. According to a source close to the families, rising Northwest sophomores Jack Overesch, Peter Crafton and Drake Zimmerman and...

How COVID-19 Affects Pets

Olivia Nagorka, Staff Writer

July 4, 2020

     Coronavirus has had a huge impact on human lives, but how does it affect pets?       Andrea Kennedy from Kennedy’s Animal Clinic in Raytown, Mo. answers this question, along with explaining how her facility was ...

COVID-19: Help Offered at SMSD

Grace Logan, Staff Writer

July 1, 2020

     Students and families who need emotional or financial services can receive assistance from programs offered in the Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD). There are many organizations dedicated to the well-being of members in...

Restaurant Guide

Ally Pruente, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

Supporting local restaurants during a pandemic is just one thing we can do to bring us closer together and keep these businesses up and running.  Some restaurants are still offering services such as delivery, curbside pic...

Artwork by Erin Albers

Coping in Quarantine

April 20, 2020

Terrific Teachers

Ruth Demeke, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19, SMSD has closed all school buildings for the rest of the school year. This has led to an online method where students can learn virtually.  Teachers have been using video chat applicat...

Employment Emergency

Elizabeth Kuffour, Managing Editor

April 9, 2020

     On March 15, government officials in the Kansas City Metro area agreed upon a 15-day closure of all restaurants and movie theaters in Johnson, Jackson and Wyandotte Counties. Kansas City then went under a 30-day stay-a...

Repertory class to put on Fall Rep Show Nov. 20-22

Rory Dungan, Copy Editor

November 13, 2019

The Fall Repertory Theatre Show will take place on Nov. 20-22 in the Little Theater. The three dates will showcase student-run, one-act productions made by the 4th hour Repertory class. There are seven individual acts, all which...

Cappuccino Day Nov. 22

Rory Dungan, Copy Editor

November 13, 2019

CCC will be selling cookies and drinks, including lemonade, cappuccinos and hot chocolate on Nov. 22. They will be sold for $1 each during the first four class periods, as well as during passing periods and before school. All...

StuCo will host MSFD dance Nov. 16

Rory Dungan, Copy Editor

November 13, 2019

The annual Mother Son-Father Daughter Dance will take place on Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. in the cafeteria. The theme is decades, so dress up with your parent or guardian and come dance the night away! There will be a costume competition...

Coin drive starts Nov. 11

Rory Dungan, Copy Editor

November 8, 2019

Student Council will begin collecting coins for the annual drive on Monday. All proceeds will be given to the Johnson County Christmas Bureau. All cash and coins will be accepted at any time, but each day will be dedicated...

Marching band performed at the district festival

Rory Dungan and Zach Dulny

November 5, 2019

“Up next is the Shawnee Mission Cougar Marching Pride!” The band walks out in their formation, to the sound of a stacatto drum beat. They get into their positions as the dance team intertwines within the formation. Se...

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