New education secretary Betsy Devos is bad

Olivia Decker, Editor-in-Chief

February 17, 2017

Over the past few weeks the internet has been flooded with news about Trump’s administration and Executive Orders, and while all of the things being discussed are extremely important, something that affects high school studen...

Progressivism is increasing in the world

Noah Robinson, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

February 17, 2017

The idea of progressivism in the United States has been oft-mislabeled as radical and wishful thinking.  While it does promote change in the United States, it is not nearly as radical as it is made out to be. In reality,...

Mental health should be taught in schools

Liberty Smith, Reporter

January 27, 2017

Author Theodore Kaczynski has said, “Our society tends to regard as a sickness any mode of thought or behavior that is inconvenient for the system and this is plausible because when an individual doesn’t fit into the syst...

School fights now warrant felonies

Staff Editorial

January 27, 2017

There is a criminal law overhaul in Missouri and the 1,000-page legislation is confusing and scaring residents in the state, especially students of Missouri schools. The most expansive changes to Missouri’s criminal code s...

People are upset about a tree on a cup

Charly Buchanan, News Editor

December 16, 2016

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 controversial is almost silly, but the issue surrounding the c...

Dakota Pipeline wrongly breaches Native American lands

November 22, 2016

By Ethan James Reporter The Native Americans who have spent the last months in peaceful protest against an oil pipeline along the banks of the Missouri River are standing up for tribal rights. They’re also standing up for cl...

Change your life; learn a language

November 22, 2016

By Anna Hedgpeth Reporter Many students take their two language credits in high school and quit, but learning a second language gives a person an edge in the workforce, allows them to interact with more people, and makes them ...

Is weird becoming the new normal?

Liberty Smith, Reporter

November 18, 2016

If the word “Hipster” makes you cringe, if you’ve had enough of people parading around in Nirvana T-shirts without knowing a single song other than “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” if you feel the need to scream every time so...

Is risking mental health worth being smart?

October 21, 2016

By Liberty Smith Reporter If I had a dollar for every time I heard a high school student say they were stressed about college, I’m sure I’d have enough money to send myself to college twice. If I were given an hour of...

Has diversity of faculty at South increased enough?

October 21, 2016

By Kelsey Blanton Assistant Editorials Editor Blue Springs South has never been known for having a very diverse staffs, but with the increasing numbers of minority students  coming to South, the administration will have adju...

College costs are at an all-time high

September 23, 2016

By Noah Robinson Assistant Editor-in-Chief   The overall cost of education beyond high school has risen to a level beyond the reach of many families and individuals across the United States. The average cost of at...

Maximize your years in high school

September 23, 2016

By Olivia Decker Editor-in-Chief   These past two years at South have gone by so quickly that it’s hard to believe that one year from now I won’t be going to school with the same people I’ve been surrounded...

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