Entertainment, Feature

Showing Exceptional Pride For Cultures

Your culture contributes to traditions, religious beliefs and values. Three students show their pride for their heritage by participating in social media movements, activism and more. Emily Lopez, Faith Childs and Jose Robles-Solis are greatly invested in their background. “I love my flag, I think it’s very beautiful and I show it off as much as I can,” Robles- Solis …


Communication Specialist

Following the resignation of a central office staff member, Shawnee Heights hired Tiffanie Kinsch as a communication specialist. From the money saved not filling this position, we were able to create this new job. Kinsch will be taking over the website and all official district social media accounts. She is in charge of organizing, curating, and posting content. “I am …

Cheer Wins Inaugural 5A State Championship Title

The varsity cheer team will take the mat on Nov. 18 at the Expo Center for the first ever state cheer competition. The cheer team will be competing in the class 5A division against 18 other teams. There are three different routines that will be performed including fight song, cheer and a band dance. There is also a crowd involvement …

T-Birds Fall In Regional Competition

Friday, Oct. 20 the  football team went head to head with the Emporia Spartans to finish off the regular season. Senior Quarterback, Mitchel Lady, started off the game early with a 61 yard touchdown run to take the lead but ended up falling behind 19-14. The following week was the start of playoffs. During playoffs, it’s a single game elimination …

Defend DACA

In September, President Donald Trump moved to repeal the executive order put in place by former President Barack Obama that protected young undocumented immigrants called DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. He called on Congress to pass a replacement into law within six months to protect these immigrants. Junior, Jonathan Lozano is considered a “Dreamer” under DACA, and is …

#ME TOO

Shortly after Harvey Weinstein, American film producer and former film studio executive, became the subject of sexual assault allegations, the hashtag #MeToo trended nationwide. Alyssa Milano put out a call to action for other victims of sexual assault. Milano tweeted “If you have been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.”   According to …

Governor Race

Four high school students are running for Governor in the 2018 Kansas Gubernatorial election. The candidates includes Jack Bergeson, 16, and his running mate Alex Cline, 17, both from Wichita for the Democratic party. The Republican party includes Ethan Randleas,17, Wichita, Tyler Ruzich, 17, student at Shawnee Mission North, Dominic Scavuzzo, 17, student at Rockhurst High School, and Joseph Tutera …

Supreme Court Funding

The Kansas supreme court has ruled that funding for school districts is again unconstitutional. Legislature will reconvene in January to discuss a plan to meet constitutionality. “We don’t know yet, it will mean increased funding we just don’t know how much or how it will be directed to be used,” Dr. Martin Stessman, Superintendent said. Though there has not been …

Updates Throughout The District

Middle School The green team is a group of 8th grade students who have come together under sponsor Karen Stockwell to learn about composting and the importance of it. Along with this club comes a new courtyard that is Kansas-themed. This courtyard was arranged by middle school teachers Kyle Kunard, Danielle Mott, and Barbara Cole. “I hope to help build …