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The Problem with Cheating

Rena Lipari, Writer

January 30, 2018


Filed under Features

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 with them.  While many students have cheated without being caught, that’s not always the...

Most Common Names at North

Kayla Warren, Writer

January 30, 2018


Filed under Features

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 Logan (8 of each). The most popular name at North, Matthew, comes from the Hebrew name “Matityahu”,...

Off-Season Conditioning

Off-Season Conditioning

Rilee Morrow, Writer

January 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

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. Most conditioning or weights sessions take place in the morning, some start as early as 6 a.m. Athletes...

Anatomy Dissection

Anatomy Dissection

Eyleen Hernandez, Photographer

December 11, 2017


Filed under Features, Photo Galleries, Top Stories

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

Instructional Coach

Instructional Coach

Grace Altenhofen

November 30, 2017


Filed under Features

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 mathematics before returning to school for her master’s in curriculum and instruction. “I l...

Thanksgiving Week

Zeva Rose Gebhard

November 2, 2017


Filed under Features

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 be traveling to Texas visiting Irving and Fort Worth visiting with family and celebrating Tha...

Varsity Softball Senior Night

Varsity Softball Senior Night

Chanelle Boldridge, Photographer

May 2, 2017


Filed under Features, Photo Galleries, Sports

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 win with Izabel Meza on the mound, Cadence Ashlock at 2nd base, and Selene Cisneros in center fiel...

February’s Feature Photos

February’s Feature Photos

March 7, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion, Photo Galleries, Top Stories

These are what the SMN photographers thought the best photos were. Help us pick the top photo of the month.

Nite in Italy

Nite in Italy

February 21, 2017


Filed under Features, Photo Galleries

On February 15th, Strolling Strings and Chamber Orchestra held a night for music and food (a.k.a. pizza). All photos were taken by Freshmen Jaclyn Honn

Northman 2017

Northman 2017

January 11, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Photo Galleries, Student Life, Top Stories

The 2017 Northman assembly was held on January 6, 2017 and the crowning at halftime of the boys basketball game on January 10, 2017. The winners include Danny Presler, 2nd runner up, Spencer Dubois, 1st runner up, and Will Schneider as the 2017 Northman. The top 11 candidates included Harrison ...

Student chosen to be a part of opera program

Student chosen to be a part of opera program

Kylie Cameron, Online Editor

March 8, 2016


Filed under Features, Student Life, Top Stories

Senior Alice Barnard was chosen to be a part of the Lyric Opera Young Artists Program through the Lyric Opera of Kansas City last summer and was also accepted for the rest of the year to study opera. She auditioned with 30 other students that stayed after the summer program to train for the auditions and ...

Distinguished Alumni: Tad Carpenter

Vanessa Tapia, Writer

December 18, 2015


Filed under Features, News, Student Annoucements, Top Stories

Tad Carpenter was announced as the distinguished alumnus to speak at graduation for the class of 2016. Carpenter is an author, teacher, illustrator, and designer in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born into the design business. His mother is a fiber artist and his father has been working at Hallmark for 40 years...

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