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Showing Exceptional Pride For Cultures

Andrea Lopez, Emily Seuell

November 15, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Feature

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-So...

Defend DACA

Kortney Michel, Taylor Lincoln

November 15, 2017

Filed under Academics, Feature, School News

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 call...

A Show Stopper

Rebecca Donaldson

November 15, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Feature, School News

Starting Nov. 16, the musical production of ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’ will be performed through Nov.18 at 7 p.m.. The production will have 23 sets and 12 locations. Compared to ‘Shrek’ last year ...

Board Election Within Shawnee Heights

Elizabeth Hennessey

November 15, 2017

Filed under Announcements, Feature, News

School board elections are being held Nov. 7. Three positions are open. District A, Position 4 previously filled by Gene Edwards is now being competed to be filled by either Thomas Browne, Jr. or Rosa Cavazos. “My kids ha...

Hubert Leaves At Semester To Prepare For D1 Football

Brooklyn Armbruster

September 15, 2017

Filed under Feature, School News, Sports Center

D1 bound defensive end, Wyatt Hubert is a notable individual. At 9 years old he attended his first Kansas State football game. Since then he’s had his eyes on only one college. Hubert has earned quite the reputation for his so...

Kailey Ward Award

Sami Thomas

September 15, 2017

Filed under Announcements, Entertainment, Feature

Junior, Kailey Ward won the 2016 Sunflower State Games Female Athlete for rowing. “[My coaches] didn’t tell me anything. I was pretty excited,”Ward said. Athletes can be nominated by coaches or spectators. She achieved...

Seasonal Workers

Rebeccca Donaldson

September 15, 2017

Filed under Feature, News, School News

Just like your favorite seasonal drinks, eggnog and pumpkin spice, some job opportunities only come around once a year. For many students at Shawnee Heights, seasonal jobs are a good way to gain experience and cash without bec...

Decline In Girls Sports

Taylor Lincoln

September 15, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Feature, Sports Center

Forty four years ago Title IX was passed making girls and boys opportunities equal in education and activities. Before Title IX only seven percent of high school athletes were girls, today that number is exponentially bigger ...

Teachers Side Jobs

Valeri Dodds

September 15, 2017

Filed under Feature, News, Staff

Contrary to popular belief, teachers do more than most students would think. Many have other jobs outside of teaching. Being parents, beauty consultants, and even business owners are just a few examples of the many things tha...

Ku Enginering Trip

Kelli Morrison

September 15, 2017

Filed under Academics, Entertainment, Feature

This October, Mrs. Laura Hirsch and Ms. Wendy Elkins took five students to the University of Kansas for a high school engineering design competition. The KU Engineering competition is meant to bring top minded high school students...

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