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SM North Juniors help 8th graders prepare for college

SM North Juniors help 8th graders prepare for college

Gage Chapman, Writer/Photographer February 1, 2021

Logging into Webex, Juniors Ore Oni and Samantha Morinville are getting ready to help a group of about 20 eighth graders, recruited by teachers and counselors, prepare for their future. The Core cap...

A behind the scenes photo of Dave Jorgenson creating at TikTok.

Meet North Alumnus Dave Jorgenson – A Washington Post video producer, TikTok creator and author. 

Anna Miesner, Writer and Editor October 28, 2020

Heading into his senior year of high school at SM North Dave Jorgenson, had no plan for his future. “That panic [of not knowing what to do] really set in and I think Tate saw that in me,” Jorgenson...

Coach Walter leads the football team to their first game of the season.

The whole nine yards

Olivia Robinson, Writer October 19, 2020

Shawnee Mission North announced back in January that Andrew Walter would be the new varsity head football coach for the 2020 school year. With experience with coaching staffs at Blue Valley Northwest,...

Freshman First Day 2019

Freshman First Day 2019

Emma Jones, Photographer August 14, 2019

On August 12, 2019, freshman mentors lined up outside the field house doors to welcome the class of 2023 to the Brickhouse. The day consisted of games, learning about North's History, ad touring the...

Softball Camp

Softball Camp

Will Baldwin, Photographer April 9, 2019

Over Spring Break, the SMN Softball team held an all-ages softball camp. The camp lasted from March 11th to March 14th. The camp included hitting, throwing, and catching practices. This camp was run by...

The Problem with Cheating

Rena Lipari, Writer January 30, 2018

Cheating has become increasingly easier for students. With the power of the internet at their fingertips, students have the ability to look up answers or ask their classmates to share their own answers...

Most Common Names at North

Kayla Warren, Writer January 30, 2018

Though there are many names in existence there are bound to be repeats; even at a diverse school like North. For boys at North, the most common names are Matthew (13), Dylan (10), Ethan, William and...

Fingers crossed and head down, sophomore Adie Basey does a 30 second plank. photo by Rilee Morrow

Off-Season Conditioning

Rilee Morrow, Writer January 30, 2018

Come winter time, many North student-athletes are getting up earlier than other students.   They are getting up, putting on their athletic clothes. They are heading to school to work out....

Anatomy Dissection

Anatomy Dissection

Eyleen Hernandez, Photographer December 11, 2017

On Wednesday and Thursday December 5th and 6th Mr. Sherwood's anatomy class dissected sheep brains.

photo by Stephanie Whisler

Instructional Coach

Grace Altenhofen November 30, 2017

The 2017-18 school year saw a new face in the hallways of SM North: Laura Brogdon, the instructional coach. Brogdon graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education...

Thanksgiving Week

Zeva Rose Gebhard November 2, 2017

With less than a month before Thanksgiving, many students can’t wait for the new week long break for the holiday. With the longer break, students are already planning on traveling for the holiday. “I’ll...

Varsity Softball Senior Night

Varsity Softball Senior Night

Chanelle Boldridge , Photographer May 2, 2017

At the Shawnee Mission Softball Complex, North varsity softball rallied in a 17-2 win against Shawnee Mission South for their senior night on April 28th. All three seniors contributed heavily to the...

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