Talent Show Fail

Talent Show Fail
Senior thespians direct faculty in comedic play held on March 31
February 27, 2020

This spring, some of the SCHS teachers will be starring in a faculty play, “Talent Show Fail”, which is a spring play that will be directed by the senior theater students. The play is about a small...

Wrestling goes to State

The girls wrestling team takes 4th place in the state.
February 21, 2020

STATE RESULTS The girls wrestling team tied for 4th in the whole state, while the boys team tied for 16th place. For the boys and girls team combined, this broke a record for the most medalists in school...

Winter Formal

Candyland board game
SCHS is having its annual Winter Formal dance on Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in the main gym, come rain or shine
February 19, 2020

Every year StuCo executive board members come together to decide the theme of the dance. “The theme is Candyland, and we’re still developing final decor,” StuCo sponsor Tori Ramsey said. “Using...

Districts Success

Districts Success
DECA qualifies 18 for State
February 14, 2020

On Tuesday, Feb. 4, DECA students won many awards and qualified most members for state competition, which will be held March 22-24 in Kansas City.  Senior Simon Fernandez and sophomore Jonni Rayburn...

Out With The Old

Out With The Old
SCHS switches from the paper passes of AIP to a fully-digital interface
February 14, 2020

Gone is the pen and paper AIP system as of the beginning of this second semester. Instead, the passes have been replaced with a fully-digital, ever-changing master spreadsheet where teachers request mandatory...

Not a Secret, Just Nature

shelf of pads and tampons with protesting signs
Proposed Missouri House Bills would make tampons and pads free as well as lower the tax on those same products
February 13, 2020

Even though most people don’t like to talk about menstruation, Missouri lawmakers are now discussing it.  Missouri House Bill 1954 is one of the two new bills that are coming up in the legislation....

Playing as a Team

senior Sophia Marion believes the Lebanon competition was one of the best things to happen to the team
Girls varsity basketball team travels to tournament to compete with Lebanon, Richland and Belton
February 12, 2020

From Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, the girls varsity basketball team took a trip to Lebanon, Missouri, for a tournament. They played a total of three games, lost all three, but the girls seem to have improved much...

Traveling Thespians

Traveling Thespians
Theater students take a trip to Kansas City for an all state thespian conference
February 4, 2020

On Jan. 8, theater students from SCHS went to the Missouri State Thespian Conference that was held in Kansas City. The Missouri State Thespian Conference (ThesCon) is a convention held in Kansas City for...

Tobacco 21 Is Wrong

New tobacco law isn't going to change behaviors in younger teens
January 31, 2020

As of this year, the government has passed a Tobacco 21 law that is raising every state’s legal tobacco purchasing age to 21 instead of 18. Their reasoning behind it is to stop teenagers from smoking...

Behind Closed Doors

Bathrooms, like this one, are being shut down around the school.
Administrators forced into shutting down bathrooms around the school
January 23, 2020

Student bathrooms are sometimes closed, causing them to be crowded with loitering students like flies around garbage on a hot day. According to Principal Jeff Walker, the bathrooms are closing mainly because...

Safety First

The SafeDefend box activates whenever the alarm is triggered, revealing supplies that can help in a serious situation
The practice of locking classroom doors has continued into the current school year
January 23, 2020

The school district introduced SafeDefend boxes in late 2019 to be used in cases of emergency. Shortly after the boxes were installed, teachers were asked to begin keeping their classroom doors locked...

“Little Women” Review

The featured image of the promotional material for 2019's
Even with recent Oscar noms, Little Women still isn't getting the attention it truly deserves
January 16, 2020

The issue of women being ignored in film awards ceremonies has attracted a much-needed spotlight recently, but it seems the Academy might’ve learned a thing or two, as 2019's greatest movie was recently...

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