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Shawnee Dispatch update

Reaghan Wharff, Opinion Editior

January 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion

I wrote an opinion article about how the Shawnee Dispatch does not cover De Soto High School sports last May. The Shawnee Dispatch covered Mill Valley High School, Saint James Academy, Shawnee Mission North High School and... Read more »

Tips and tricks on how to combat senioritis

Emma Bascom, Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2017

Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Senioritis is actually defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary as “an ebbing of motivation and effort by school seniors as evidenced by tardiness, absences, and lower grades.” Every high school student has probably, at some p... Read more »

Christmas is celebrated too early

Micah Faulds, Feature Editor

December 1, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Christmas is a wonderful holiday celebrated by many diverse groups of people. So popular, in fact, that 90 percent of Americans participate in this season of giving. After all, who wouldn’t love to join in on the fun games, s... Read more »

Student reaction to the election results

Ellie Fowks, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The 2016 presidential election, which took place on Nov. 8, has not only caused discussion among people across the United States, but at De Soto High School as well. Despite the fact that most DHS students were not able to vote, ... Read more »

Political discussion at DHS is too negative

Rylee Wilson, Arts Editor

November 16, 2016

Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Uncategorized

The results of the 2016 presidential election have caused massive debate across the country, on social media and even in mass protests on the streets. The halls of De Soto High School have been no exception, with students discussing... Read more »

Teenagers are put under too much stress

Reaghan Wharff, Opinion Editor

November 1, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

As a junior in high school, I have been told by many people that junior year is the hardest. I am starting to agree. I am in three Advanced Placement classes, as I have been for my entire high school career, but I have never... Read more »

School should be canceled the day after Halloween

Aneka Zarger, Graphic Designer

October 28, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Halloween is the one night out of 365 days that kids and adults can be whoever or whatever they want to be, no judgement passed and no questions asked. It is a holiday everyone can enjoy, from kids gleefully collecting candy to a... Read more »

How old is too old to trick-or-treat?

Clara Sloan, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Adolescence is often thought of as a time of putting up with the irresponsible and obnoxious behaviors of youth. With that perspective, it’s easy for adults to shake their heads and assume the tall kids with acne at their door... Read more »

Changing and creating traditions

Aneka Zarger, Graphic Designer

September 26, 2016

Filed under Opinion

It is funny to think that just four short years ago, I was a freshman. Between those years, numerous things have changed since my first day here at De Soto High School. There are the more obvious things, like the new addition t... Read more »

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