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Free ACT deadline approaches

Hannah Holliday, Feature Editor

November 7, 2018

The Kansas government will pay for all juniors and seniors who have not taken the ACT before to take it for free during the school day on Feb. 20, 2019. The deadline to sign up is Nov. 16. Signups are available in the counselin...

Business academy prepares students

Emily Gray, Reporter

November 7, 2018

Selena Umana and Jackson Lindamood, sophomores, joined the Business & Finance academy with jobs in the business field in mind. “I like how I’m making new friends that will be with me throughout high school,” Umana s...

Radakovich teaches student naturalists, handles animals

Emily Gray, Reporter

November 7, 2018

Learning about nature is exciting for many students, but for Joan Radakovich, science teacher, it’s a way of life. Radakovich has been teaching for 29 years, four of them at Olathe South.  In class, Radakovich teaches stud...

Birthdays have great school treats

Alex Burbidge, Reporter

November 7, 2018

Usually when birthdays are thought of, parties, cake and enjoying the whole day come to mind. However, that is rarely the case, as school can put a wrench in that plan in a heartbeat. Celebrating at school can still be a grea...

Older students need to sleep more

Aly Gad, Reporter

October 5, 2018

The amount of sleep high schoolers need, compared to what they actually get, is dramatic.  The recommended amount is nine and a half hours for teenage brains to function well and be able to pay attention in school.  A...

College Now, AP testing offer college credit hours to students

Emily Gray, Reporter

October 5, 2018

College Now and the Advanced Placement (AP) test can both be good options for students taking AP classes. For both options students are eligible for up to six hours of college credit. The biggest difference between the two...

Students prepare for ACTs, SATs

Faith Holliday, Feature Editor

October 5, 2018

With school back in session, testing season is just around the corner. Oct. 10 is national test day for all Olathe Public Schools. Students will have the opportunity to take the practice SAT or the PSAT. Amy Brown, counselor,...

BSU accepts all students

Tristan Allen, Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2018

Last year, several students started the Black Students Union (BSU): a club dedicated to discussing pressing issues for minorities both at school and in society. Despite the name, the club is open to all students, regardless...

Stress increases because of pressure

Khadija Ceesay, Opinion Editor

October 5, 2018

Stress is a constant and growing issue within our society that continues to affect the lives of many young people, especially as they advance with school and throughout college.  Things like work, extracurricular, and family lif...

How does Maya Burke keep up with all her extracurriculars?

Mara Gee, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2018

Maya Burke is passionate about helping those around her, be that inside or outside of school. Burke serves in her church through singing worship and leading a second and third grade girls group twice a month. “It’s my ho...

Why is being a visual captain enjoyable for Shaun Carrier?

Nalia Lowry, Reporter

October 4, 2018

Shaun Carrier, 17, senior, is visual captain and percussionist here at Olathe South.  “My mom really wanted one of her two sons to be a percussionist and my older brother passed the baton down to me.”  Shaun started...

Improvements in technology provoke new ways to prevent distractions

Mara Gee, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2018

Having to deal with technology as a distraction in classrooms has become somewhat of a recent issue for teachers. Cindy Nitschke, U.S. history teacher, has noticed a growing problem in the “last seven years,” she said. Nit...

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