The Green Pride

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, ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

DHS should include more meatless options at lunch

Abby Smith, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2016

Filed under Opinion

For students who do not eat meat, whether that be for moral, health or other reasons, eating school lunch is not easy. School lunches are predominantly made up of meat: a roadblock to a happy and healthy meal for these studen...

Shawnee Walmart shooting raises questions about gun accessibility

Clara Sloan, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2016

Filed under Opinion

A suspect from Overland Park was arrested and charged on Tuesday, Sept. 13 for attempted first-degree murder in the Sunday attack at a Shawnee Walmart in which two good Samaritans intervened. In broad daylight, two men by the names of ...

Shawnee Dispatch should cover De Soto High School sports

Reaghan Wharff, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2016

Filed under Opinion

A few weeks ago, it came to my attention that the Shawnee Dispatch does not cover De Soto High School sports. At first, I figured it was all okay, because DHS is not located in Shawnee, but then I came across an article writte...

Take a break from technology

Micah Faulds, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2016

Filed under Opinion

I sit down on my bed, open my chemistry textbook, and begin taking notes over the stoichiometry chapter. As soon as my pencil touches the paper, I hear a little buzz, and my phone screen lights up, alerting me that someone li...

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