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  • Touch of Silver competes at Liberty

    Touch of Silver competes at Liberty

    Caeden Smithpeter, Reporter

    December 16, 2016

    Touch of Silver Dance Team worked hard this past weekend and it paid off. The team competed at Liberty High School. The team is lead by Coach Shelli Ray and made up of 18 girls. They performed three dances in three different categories: Hip-Hop, Jazz, and Mix. They placed first in Mix, second in Hip-... READ MORE »»

    Touch of Silver performs a competition routine at a home basketball game on Thursday, December 8. They performed the same routine at a competition on Saturday, December 10.

  • Swimmers earn All-State and All-American honors

    Swimmers earn All-State and All-American honors

    Kelsey Blanton, Assistant Editorials Editor

    November 18, 2016

    For the first time in Blue Springs South history, a relay team qualified as All-Americans. Jake Workman, Nick Keller, Ben Morgan, and Kyle Hepting seniors at South were the four guys in the 200 free relay that won. They were the first All-Americans under the head coaching of Errich Oberlander. ... READ MORE »»

    Seniors Kyle Hepting, Jake Workman, Ben Morgan and Nick Keller celebrate their awards at state. Photo by Pat Branch

    Patrick Branch

  • Cheer wins first state title

    Cheer wins first state title

    Trevor Hahn, Reporter

    November 18, 2016

    For the first time in school history, the Jags have a state champion cheerleading team. This hardware was brought back to the school after the team won the Superlarge division on November 5 at the University of Missouri-Columbia.  Senior Haleigh Wills talked about what it feels like to be a state ... READ MORE »»

    The cheer team poses with their first place trophy. This was the cheer team's first ever first place finish after back-to-back second place finishes. Submitted photo

  • Listen to Christmas Classics!

    Listen to Christmas Classics!

    November 4, 2016

    Non-stop, commercial free!  The Classic Sounds of the Holidays!  Go to www.BssdRadio.net  (Jag Radio)

  • Katie Coonce finds success in horse shows nationwide

    Katie Coonce finds success in horse shows nationwide

    Charly Buchanan, News Editor

    October 21, 2016

    Senior Katie Coonce has a love for horses, a passion for showing them and a skill at competing that leads to great success. Coonce finished first place in the Iowa Fall Classic horse show, which took place on September 22 through 26. The official title for Coonce and her horse’s achievement is Youth Hi... READ MORE »»

    Katie Coonce rides her horse, Diesel D.

  • South drum line gains new staff

    South drum line gains new staff

    Delaney Jackson, Features Editor

    October 21, 2016

    This year’s drum line was lucky enough to get a new staff. The new staff consists of Bailey Gruben, Nond Sli, and Andrew Brogan. Sli explains how they got involved with the drum line at South. “We got involved through Gateway Indoor Percussion. We knew a writer here (Cliff Walker), and he bro... READ MORE »»

    Staff member Bailey Gruben works with senior tenor Kolby Snelling at a percussion sectional. Photo by Delaney Jackson

  • Girls cross-country team starts season strong

    Girls cross-country team starts season strong

    Anna Hedgpeth, Reporter

    September 23, 2016

    By Anna Hedgpeth Reporter The Blue Springs South girls cross-country team has raced in two meets this season and varsity has won both. The team’s All-State runners, juniors Tori Findley and Danielle Hotalling, finished in first and 11th overall at the Greg Wilson Classic, their first ... READ MORE »»

    The girls cross-country team has started the 2016 season well and is ranked first in the state. Photo by Ryan Unruh

  • Fall play goes nontraditional

    Fall play goes nontraditional

    Anna Hedgpeth, Reporter

    September 23, 2016

    Anna Hedgpeth Reporter South’s fall play, A Midsummer’s Night in Jersey, is a parody of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream and the TV show Jersey Shore. It features nontraditional casting and plot twists, and a group of aspiring actors working as hairdressers. The story revolves around... READ MORE »»

    Senior Henry Smith and junior Noah Sweeney rehearse for the play. The show will be performed September 29-30, and October 1. Photo by Lauren Collins

  • Raider team pushes limits

    Raider team pushes limits

    Matthew Willis, Reporter

    September 23, 2016

    Matthew Willis Reporter The Raider Team at South is hard at work again, ready to take on another challenging year. Map navigation, long distance running, and building overall physical and mental endurance is only part of what this student-led JROTC extracurricular entails. Junior Carlos Velasque... READ MORE »»

    The student-led Raider Team practices for two hours every Tuesday and Thursday. Photo by Col. Stan Cole

“The Night The Buzz Stole Christmas Night 3” Concert Review

Liberty Smith, Reporter

“96.5 The Buzz”, an alternative radio station in the KC metro area, put together four separate nights of concerts in honor of the holiday season, each featuring 3-4 different bands. I attended Night 3 on December 16th and was mo...  Read More »

Dec 19

Reptile Club featured at South

Noah Robinson, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

Two years ago after making the transition from teaching science at William Chrisman High School to performing the same duties at South, Matt Heide started up the Reptile Club. Heide sponsored the club during his years...  Read More »

Dec 19

Christmas Choir Concert brings people together

Liberty Smith, Reporter

If there’s one thing that brings everyone together, it’s Christmas music. The annual Christmas Choir Concert was December 12th. Senior Choir President Izze Loos said, “It went off without a hitch.” The concert be...  Read More »

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Swim and Dive look to build off of last year’s success

Swim and Dive look to build off of last year’s success

Lauren Collins, Managing Editor

The girls swim and dive team has had a successful season so far. Junior Lauren Markley is excited for how well the team has been doing at practice. “All of our teammates have been doing so great at pr...  Read More »

Dec 16

Wrestling looks for leadership

Jacob Dec, Assistant Sports Editor

Boys wrestling has gotten off to an even 1-1 record to start the season with a 37-30 win at Raytown on November 29 and a 49-30 loss to Lee’s Summit North on December 6. Head wrestling coach Doug Black talk...  Read More »

Dec 16

Girls basketball gets off to strong start

December 16, 2016

Boys swimmers, divers cap off season with second place finish at State

November 22, 2016

Girls cross-country team finishes fifth at State

November 22, 2016

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People are upset about a tree on a cup

Charly Buchanan, News Editor

The controversy surrounding Starbucks’s holiday cups exposes those who feel the need to attack efforts to include minority groups. The idea that a cup could be so controve...  Read More »

Dec 16

Dakota Pipeline wrongly breaches Native American lands

November 22, 2016

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The student media site of Blue Springs South High School
The student media site of Blue Springs South High School