The Harbinger Online


The Harbinger is a nationally-recognized student-run news organization based in Prairie Village, Kan. Its print edition is published every two weeks (the latest issue can be viewed here) and its web edition is updated daily.

This website is a rapidly-growing independent site of its own. This site includes original content such as: soundslides, photo galleries, blogs, live broadcasts, interactives, podcasts, polls, breaking stories and more that are part of an on-going effort to bring news to our school’s community.

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The journalism program also allows viewing of photos taken by newspaper and yearbook staff photographers of  school events and student life through the site Visitors may purchase high-quality prints of the photos at low rates.

If you would like to buy a subscription to the Harbinger or exchange papers with us, please download the PDF below, complete the form, and mail to the address listed in the bottom right of the form.


For more information, please contact us at with any questions, comments or concerns.

Adviser: C. Dow Tate

To apply to be a part of the spring 2017 Harbinger staff, a program that recently received second place overall for its online edition and first for its print edition in a national competition, please download and complete the application (right click once the digital book is open and select download). 21st Century Digital Media (Journalism 1) is not a requirement to be a photographer or online staff member, however, samples of work are required for inclusion in all applications. Completed applications should be delivered to room 521.

The Harbinger Online Staff

The Harbinger is the exclusive student-run news program for Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, KS. Staffed by approximately 60 dedicated super-students and overseen by adviser C. Dow Tate, the print and online publications have won numerous national awards. The Harbinger is published in print every two weeks and its website edition is updated daily. The website edition includes blogs, live video, photo galleries and stories not published in the ... Read Full »

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