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The Next Holocaust is Happening, and No One has Noticed

Kyle Vogel

October 17, 2020

We are all familiar with the Holocaust that took place in the 1940s. The event killed millions of Jewish people, and was the catalyst for World War II. Now, history is repeating itself with the Uighur Muslims in China. Uig...

Forest Fires Rage in the Western U.S.

Kyle Vogel

October 17, 2020

The skies are orange and the streets are filled with smoke on the west coast, as everything is covered in flames and ash and the world delves further into chaos and uncertainty. Several massive forest fires have been burni...

Breonna Taylor’s Court Case Comes to a Close

Kyle Vogel

October 17, 2020

Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT, was killed by police while she slept March 13. Her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, was involved in a shootout with police at their home, after Walker mistook the police for intruders.Taylor was shot b...

All Your Computer’s a Stage

Morgan Tate

October 16, 2020

Silence is not something Choir teacher Cassie Banion is used to hearing in her class.  She can barely tell if the kids are warming up. All she can hear is her own voice echoing through the empty room while she plays the pi...

Decisions, Decisions

Rory Dungan, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 16, 2020

If you’re a senior and you still don’t know where you will end up next fall, the clock is ticking.  Instead of being stressed out over the process, seniors are encouraged to take advantage of the resources available to...

Student reactions to Fall Sports

Yeretzy Blanco

October 16, 2020

The Shawnee Mission School District reversed their decision Sep. 9th and allowed Fall sports to continue. While some student-athletes were determined to play, many others saw the decision as potentially harmful due to the ongoing pand...

The Dangers of New Destinations

Grace Logan

October 16, 2020

Unwelcome and unwanted; many countries around the world have banned US travelers from entering their borders. As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, the hope of students who plan on traveling this spring break dim...

Freshman Student Council Representatives

Ruth Demeke, Online Editor

October 2, 2020

Congratulations to the new freshman StuCo representatives for 2020-2021:  Nikki (Nicole) Cohen, President Derek Larsen, Vice President Madison Cecil Emelia Fothergill Grace Heitz Marina Johnson Tad Lambert ...

Hybrid Learning Model Update

Veronica Meiss

October 2, 2020

  The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) released its updated gating criteria for schools, which states that secondary students, high school and middle school, who chose the in-person learning plan w...

Homecoming Court

Elizabeth Kuffour, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2020

The 2020-21 Homecoming Court was announced today in seminar. The candidates are as follows:   King Ty Black Ty Blecha Cullan Bower Kenet Del Cid Garrett Goetz Colby Johnston Anthony Kempf Landyn ...

Freshman Student Council Elections

Veronica Meiss, Staff Writer

September 17, 2020

Student Council is beginning to elect representatives for the 2020-2021 school year, starting with the Class of 2024. Freshmen who are interested in running for student council as a freshman representative need to do the f...

National Merit Semifinalist Announcement

Ally Pruente

September 16, 2020

Our own SNMW students, Jesse DeBok, Gentry Gardner, Michael Kouri, and Elizabeth Kuffour are official National Merit Semifinalists.  National Merit is a corporation formed to recognize United States high school students w...

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