The Mission

The fight for student journalists’ rights

Grace Altenhofen, Writer

May 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

If you had googled my name a few weeks ago, the only pertinent result would have been a photo from the county spelling bee in 6th grade. Now I’m mentioned by name in a multitude of articles from news outlets across the country and the video of my speech at a board of education meeting has been repo...

College Experience in High School?

College Experience in High School?

Michael Her, Photographer

May 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Michael Her Throughout my high school career, I took a total of five and a half Advanced Placement (AP) classes, four College Now classes, and two online classes through Johnson County Community College (JCCC). With those classes, I experienced different levels of teachings. AP, College Now, and JCCC classes eac...

Open Lunch at North

January 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

This year there is a possibility for Open Lunch ending entirely because the school cannot control all of the underclassmen that are sneaking out of the building.  We think Open Lunch should stay.  Open Lunch provides a break from school and offers more variety than the lunch room. Most...

Nickel Nonsense

November 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Last year North’s staff introduced a new form of positive reinforcement, North Nickels. These wooden nickels were given out when a staff member saw a student following T.R.I.B.E. Tennents and they could be used at the North Nest in room 112 or on special event days, like Pie Day or Ice Cream Day. It...

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...

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