March’s Featured Photos

March’s Featured Photos

April 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Photo Galleries, Top Stories

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

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.

English Class Struggles

Kali Deck, Writer

February 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion

From having to do years and years of summer reading and then coming back to school and analyzing two to seven books a year, it’s come to my attention that either classic literature or English teacher’s preferences tend to be more on the depressing side. I get it, these books are acclaimed classics...

Support your local artists

Kali Deck, Writer

February 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion

When attending pep assemblies we are always updated to the point of overwhelment on the glories that our athletic teams are getting, but don’t even hear a peep about our fine arts department. As a matter of fact, sports is the only thing EVER discussed during pep assemblies. Pep club doesn’t seem...

The Experience: My Day at a Bernie Rally

Carina Smith, Editor

February 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Review

Bernie Sanders, the self-proclaimed democratic socialist announced his campaign rally at Bartle Hall on Monday. Just two short days later, Sanders met with over 7,000 people to try and promote his campaign before the Kansas caucus on March 5 and the Missouri caucus on March 15. And I was there- right...

Why I, a millennial, am not ‘feeling the Bern’

Kylie Cameron, Online Editor

February 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Let me get this clear before I start; yes, when Senator Bernie Sanders announced his run for presidency, I was ecstatic, just like every other millennial out there thinking that he was the hero that we all needed. However, I am now seeing that he is not the leader we need, and here’s why. He’s to...

An Open Letter to my Teachers…

Carina Smith, Editor

February 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Hello, I am your student in that one class. I have seven classes. I have multiple extracurricular activities. I have a job. I volunteer. I take care of my little brother whenever my family needs. And you tell me I “could have found time to finish that assignment”. I’m sure you don’t understand. You don...

Kylie Jenner Wheelchair Controversy

Kylie Jenner Wheelchair Controversy

Tevin Oller, Editor

January 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Kylie Jenner. A part of America's most talked about family, the Kardashians. Jenner always seems to be in the news. She was in the news again this time for posing in a wheelchair for a photoshoot in Interview magazine. Personally, I think it is appalling that this idea went through. "Oh, how coul...

Attention SMSD: Cancel school for the World Series parade

Kylie Cameron, Online Editor

November 2, 2015


Filed under Opinion

This is the first time in 30 years that the Royals have won the World Series, which means this is the first (and maybe only) time that many of us school aged kids will ever experience this kind of event. Many of my peers as well as parents (who experienced their World Series win in 1985), have alrea...

North’s Elevator

North’s Elevator

Tevin Oller

October 27, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Try to think of your ideal elevator. Does it have a heavy door before entering? Does it have a metal gate that if not shut, the elevator will not work? Does it have a need for a special key to access? Does it creek? If this isn’t your idea of an ideal elevator then North’s elevator definitely isn...

Summary: Democratic Debates

Summary: Democratic Debates

Nell Gross, Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2015


Filed under Opinion

On Oct. 13, the Democratic party held their first debate, which was hosted by CNN. The five Democratic nominees discussed all the hot button issues, such as income inequality, gun control, and foreign policy. This debate was much different than the one that goes on on the other side of the aisle, th...

One for the History Books

Carina Smith, Managing Editor

September 3, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

“Miley, what’s good?” is now the battle cry of a generation. Yeah, that’s right, I’m talking about MTV’s 2015 VMA’s. Didn’t watch it? Well first of all, you missed out on a lot. But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Let’s just say, “YES SLAY” or “Oh god please stop” is all I really sai...

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