Danger Disagreement

September 11, 2020

Arguments against SMSD school board decisions are made in vain, as coronavirus cases continue to be worrisome to health officials. At the board meeting held on Aug. 24, parents of devastated students and student-athletes a...

Illustration by Erin Albers

All… and nothing

April 7, 2020

An Evangelical Nation?

Alex Barfield, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

     Growing up in Lee’s Summit, Mo., a town with one of the largest evangelical communities in the nation, Christianity was inescapable.      I remember gazing out of the window of the family SUV as a child, my eyes ...

Serving Justice

February 27, 2020

     Something is seriously wrong with the way criminals are dealt with in the United States.      Here, we treat criminals like animals – we throw them in steel cages for years and then toss them back into society witho...

Disney’s Live Action Repeats

Zach Dulny, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

     I won’t be seeing “Mulan” when it opens in March. Here’s why.      Walt Disney Pictures has been releasing live action remakes of their animated features since their 1996 live action remake of “101 Dalmati...

Right Cause, Wrong Reasons

Anika Paulette, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

     A few weeks ago, I found myself standing outside in the middle of a chilly January afternoon in support of our teachers. The walkout had started out on the football field in the back of the school, and the crowd seemed ...


Anika Paulette, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

     It’s late October, a few weeks before Halloween. You walk out of your room and peek into the living room. Your mom looks up from the conversation she’d been having with your dad and you sense you’re interrupting ...

Impeachment Imperfections

December 20, 2019

   In 230 years, only two U.S. presidents have ever been impeached — President Andrew Johnson in 1868 and President Bill Clinton in 1998. President Richard Nixon resigned in 1974 before the House of Representatives co...

A Streaming Scrape

Alex Barfield, Staff Writer

December 17, 2019

           I’ve heard it consistently or the past few years from people young and old: “Music isn’t as good as it used to be”’       While I’ve heard friends say,“there is still good music – you ...

I’m Fine

Anna McNish, Staff Writer

December 17, 2019

           She loses people. She pushes people away, people whom she could have loved deeply if she wasn’t too scared to have any feelings. Feelings for her are a mix of sadness, self-hate and humiliation, like being...

Payment Predicament

Payment Predicament

December 9, 2019

Payment Predicament

Payment Predicament

December 6, 2019

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