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

Veronica Meiss

Veronica Meiss, Online Editor-In-Chief

Hello! My name is Veronica Meiss and I am the Web Editor-In-Chief of the Northwest Passage. My whole life is practically in room 151. On the rare occasion I am not thinking about something newspaper-related, I can be found in the band room, fulfilling my Drum Major responsibilities for the Marching Cougar Pride. Whenever I’m at home, I am doing school work – even during the summer when I should be enjoying free time – while watching Gilmore Girls in my living room. In the three years I have been on staff, I have always had a passion for this website and I am beyond excited to be in charge of smnw.com. Be prepared to see a lot of me this year

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Each trash bag below represents 100 pounds of the trash generated by the average student. Together, NW students generate 2.6 million lbs. of trash annually

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

February 1, 2023
Senior Kyle Vogel comes up for air Jan. 7 at SM Aquatic Center. Vogel placed 3rd in the boys 200 meter Freestyle with a time of 36.05. “[During a race] I try to keep my form as good as I can while also keeping up my arm tempo,” Vogel said. “I thrive off of improvement and I love looking at the board after a race and seeing a new best time.”

Every Little Detail

January 30, 2023
Freshmen Ian Murdock, Avery Cornelius and seniors Alexis Petry and Dylan Reed hold up the spirit stick Dec. 1 in the Main Gym. It was awarded to the band by judges due to their support of other groups. “In the moment, there was so much adrenaline and just pure energy,” Reed said. “Last year at [the Sweetheart assembly], we were a skit away from winning and I was hoping to run it back”

An Experience to Remember

December 13, 2022

The Reward

December 12, 2022
As the only cashier in this lunch line, Judy Maxon works to check students out as quickly as possible.. The food services staff has been experiencing a shortage of workers since students returned to the building during the pandemic.  “Some days it’s a little more challenging getting started in the mornings or getting lunch on time,” Maxon said. “We’re working as fast as we can go, [but we’re] short-handed.”

Staff Shortage

November 30, 2022

We Heard You: Free Lunch

November 22, 2022
Junior Tad Lambert talks to senior Nevaya Davis about Jewish Student Union (JSU) Sept. 8 in the mall. JSU is a club for Jewish and non-Jewish people to get together and talk about Jewish culture and hangout. “I have thought about [starting JSU] since the end of my freshman year,” Lambert said. “At the beginning of sophomore year I just said let’s do it,” photo by Ashley Broils

New Horizons

November 18, 2022

Midterm Election Results

November 17, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II Dead

September 8, 2022

Rock, Tree and House

August 25, 2022

We Heard You

May 28, 2022

Mask or No Mask?

May 28, 2022

Masks Required Again

January 24, 2022

Sunshine and Rainbows

January 24, 2022

The Judgement Talk

December 13, 2021
Tina Clark

Tina Clark

October 6, 2021
Jenna Budney

Jenna Budney

October 6, 2021
Britt Haney

Britt Haney

October 6, 2021
Barb Legate

Barb Legate

October 6, 2021
Wendy Woods

Wendy Woods

October 4, 2021

Brooke Brummer

October 4, 2021

Jordan Sogaard

October 4, 2021

Meg Qualls

October 4, 2021

Hank Kniggendorf

October 4, 2021
Homecoming 2021

Homecoming 2021

September 10, 2021
In-Person Reopening Plan

In-Person Reopening Plan

February 24, 2021

The Mental Barrier

January 28, 2021

Election Update

November 7, 2020

Band camp canceled

July 29, 2020
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