The Student News Site of Shawnee Mission Northwest

SMNW

The Student News Site of Shawnee Mission Northwest

SMNW

The Student News Site of Shawnee Mission Northwest

SMNW

Sofia Ball

Sofia Ball, Writer

Hi! My name is Sofia Ball and I am a writer for the Northwest Passage. Writing started out as a hobby for me. Something I never imagined I would be good at until about 7th grade after taking a creative writing class with Dr. Van Zant. I just started out as a freshman, and already, I've come to know and love many of the classes, teachers and students here at Northwest. I’d like to think of myself as an extrovert, but most of my freetime is spent either reading, writing or watching Netflix in my bedroom. I used to watch The Office all the time before it got removed. The only time you'll ever see me out and about is probably at Cross Country or Track practice. You may even see me handing out our latest newspaper issues around the school.

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Just Dance

December 12, 2022
Freshman Halle Grey sits in room 151 with the contents of her backpack in front of her.

Found it in My Backpack

November 22, 2022
We tried the Pepperjack Burrito from McLain’s Market on Sept. 12. Although we thought it was pricey for the size, we disagreed on whether it was spicy enough, too spicy or just right.

Forks Down: McLain’s

November 22, 2022
Senior Tanner Pruter plays the tenor drum Aug. 31 in Main Gym. The Marching Cougar Pride performed their “Chaos Order” show during the Bonfire Assembly. [During the performance] the band is split between chaos and order,” Pruter said. “The beginning of the show starts out with chaos and throughout the show, you get little glimpses of order.”

It Takes A Spark

November 21, 2022
In spite of her struggles with the mental aspect of the sport, golfer Jillian Blocker is named Student Athlete of the Month for September.

Not So Easy

October 6, 2022

Plant Care 101

September 18, 2022
At freshmen mixer, senior Elinor Engel dances with senior Jill Blocker Aug. 12 on the Northwest track. StuCo and Link Crew ran the event together to start the freshmen off to a good school year. “We had very good attendance and got a large amount of freshmen involved and dancing,” Engel said. “I think a lot of [freshmen] had fun.”

A Night to Remember

August 20, 2022
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