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Students Gain Experience from Jobs

High schoolers make money by finding jobs doing whatever they can

Teen Driver Gets Restricted License

Freshman Sam Pottenger gets his restricted license and starts to drive to school and work.

Running Costs

Running Costs

[media-credit id=1709 align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit] By Patrick Hornung Every year the Shawnee Mission East All Sports Booster Board has weekly meetings to decide how much money should be given to each varsity sport. Athletic Director Sam Brown and 48 other SME parents are all present at the meeting. They also decide […]

Freshman Madison Hyatt Takes Trip To The Big Apple

Freshman Madison Hyatt Takes Trip To The Big Apple

Freshman, Madison Hyatt was putting the last things together in her already over filled suit case, her nerves were binding in her stomach and after seven months of preparation the day to leave Kansas City had finally come. Hyatt and her choir group called Allegro were given an opportunity most only dream of. Allegro was going to New York City to sing at Carnegie Hall.

Freshman Reflects on Running Varsity

Freshman Reflects on Running Varsity

Freshman Hannah Arnspiger talks about her season, so far, on the East varsity track team and her past season on the East cross country team.

East Students Take on Thai Super Hot Chili Challenge

East Students Take on Thai Super Hot Chili Challenge

A sip of milk then a bite of rice, chicken and bits of 53 spicy peppers. Freshman Anthony Garcia has just one more bite to go. He takes a gulp of milk that barely makes it down. Garcia tries to tune out the cheers and claps of the people around him.

From the Far East to the Midwest

From the Far East to the Midwest

16 years ago, SM East junior Tim Whittaker was adopted from Korea by Americans John and Anne Whittaker. Now, Tim is struggling to make his birth country a bigger part of his life.

Determined to Dance

Determined to Dance

Freshman Julia Sprouse suffered a severe ankle injury, just weeks before her Kansas City Ballet School’s Spring Showcase, and Drill Team try-outs.

April 27, 2012 2:55 pm /  

Students With Jobs In High School

Jobs in High School can put stress on a student. It can also benefit for the future. Juniors are all of legal age to work, and most of them are driving and need the money for gas or insurance. But is it worth the stress and effort?

April 27, 2012 2:35 pm /  

Fans React to the Hunger Games

Fans React to the Hunger Games

Whether you’re Team Peeta or Team Gale, Team Cinna or Team Haymitch, many SME students who are fans of the hugely successful “Hunger Games” franchise will agree that the movie adaptation of Suzanne Collins’s novel was a success.

April 27, 2012 2:24 pm /  

East Student Reflects on Year Abroad

For would-be junior Caroline Dickens, April marks eight months into her foreign exchange year in Switzerland. The transition from life in Leawood to life in a small town in northern Switzerland has not been an easy one.

April 25, 2012 2:47 pm /  

Freshmen lose STUCO election, have hopes for next year

Carefully shading in Batman’s cape, freshman David Ronning mindlessly doodled in his spiral during second hour. Freshman Taylor Hawes sat next to him, and colored in the white patches of her backpack with a cherry red marker.

April 25, 2012 2:44 pm /