Editorial

Recently, I encountered an interesting bioethics case in SSM’s BioScience Program. It involves a child who has Trisomy 13 while his mother is not notified of the condition during her pregnancy. Trisomy 13, also called the Patau syndrome, is a chromosomal condition associated with severe intellectual disabilities and physical abnormalities in many parts of the […]

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I recently encountered a slideshow (ironically) that raised the argument regarding the overuse and abuse of PowerPoint, which is designed to achieve successful dissemination of knowledge; however the question is—are Power Points ineffective and even harmful to one’s education? The author points out that a presenter should make his or her slideshow incomprehensible in order […]

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It’s Shakespeare season here at Shattuck as students of all grade levels delve into the world of Romeo and Juliet, Othello, and Hamlet.  William Shakespeare is legendary and his works are recognized throughout the whole world.  However, ever since the 1800s, people have been questioning Shakespeare’s authorship. There are large groups on either side of […]

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Features ...

Jammin’ Jukebox!

Jammin’ Jukebox!
Hello and welcome to the Jukebox! In today’s issue, we will be seeing a very interesting artist whom not many people know about and who has created a whole label of his own in Europe. Well then, let’s begin! Category: Electronic Song: “Pantheons” Artist: Bear Damen Album: None, it is a single. Song History: “Pantheons” […]
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Creative Cuttings—“The War Diary”

Creative Cuttings—“The War Diary”
Everything was serene, peaceful even.  I almost laughed and broke the silence, but restrained myself at the last moment.  You see, I live in a war zone where there is constant artillery fire and gunshots.  I live alone; my father was killed during a recent raid of supplies in my village.  I have no siblings […]
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Creative Cuttings—Walt Whitman “Copy Write”

Creative Cuttings—Walt Whitman “Copy Write”
I hear Webster singing, the many melodies I hear, Those of birds, chirping and flying at the break of dawn, The fishermen singing their own as they troll in the boat waiting for a bite, The grandmother as she cooks breakfast for the fishermen, or any who are hungry, The girls singing what belongs to […]
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What does it Take . . . to Start your own Dance Company? SSM’s Ms. Carrie Homuth

What does it Take . . . to Start your own Dance Company? SSM’s Ms. Carrie Homuth
Explain all of the dance hats you wear. Ms. Homuth: I am a choreographer, dance educator, amateur website designer, costume designer, director, grant writer, and sometimes a performer (however, I do not often perform anymore).  While I would consider myself primarily a modern/jazz dance choreographer, I expose my students to various forms of dance including […]
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What does it Take . . . to become a CEO (part 2)

What does it Take . . . to become a CEO (part 2)
Last week, I wrote an essay about tips for people who want to become CEOs. This week, I interviewed someone who used to work in a well-known international bank as Chief Administrator of various banking institutions– HSBC, Merrill Lynch, and World Bank Group. As a result, he had encountered lots of people who are CEOs […]
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News ...

Changes Just Around the Corner!

Changes Just Around the Corner!
Plans to build new buildings on campus were briefly mentioned by Ms. Layendecker previously at an all-school assembly. The faculty then wanted to hear the students’ opinions to incorporate them into the plans as well. So on March 18th, around thirty students from SSM’s upper school gathered for the “Master Planning Activity,” which entailed discussing […]
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Gone Without a Trace– Malaysian Airlines Flight Disaster

Gone Without a Trace– Malaysian Airlines Flight Disaster
On Saturday, March 8, at 12:41 am local time, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 took off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport on its way to Beijing. The weather was good, and it looked as though the plane would make the trip to Beijing for an arrival time of 6:30 am.  However, what seemed like a normal […]
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Our Tokyo Guests . . .

Our Tokyo Guests . . .
On Thursday March 20th, 20 girls from Tokyo, Japan arrived on the Shattuck Campus. They all come from the same school, Toyo Eiwa. This all-girls school, located in the Minato neighborhood of Tokyo, pulls girls from all over Tokyo and its surrounding cities. They were very surprised with the amount of open space and land […]
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Fine-Arts ...

Shattuck Shines!–Pre-Conservatory Program

Shattuck Shines!–Pre-Conservatory Program
This previous weekend was busy for the Pre-Conservatory students! Ines Guanchez, Daniel Eras, Magdiell Antequera, Mariya Zabara (and Osip and Sedra in the college division) all competed in the finals for the Schubert Club Competition! It was a great experience for all and Shattuck St. Mary’s was represented well! Daniel Eras received Honorable Mention (3rd) […]
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Sports ...

Soccer at Shattuck–Showcasing Talent at the Player’s Showcase

Soccer at Shattuck–Showcasing Talent at the Player’s Showcase
This past weekend, the SSM Girls’ U17 Soccer team traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada to play in one of the biggest showcases in the spring for US youth soccer, the Player’s Showcase. The tournament saw over 400 college coaches in attendance to evaluate and recruit players from various teams from all around the country. Shattuck’s […]
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Skaters bring it on Home!!

Skaters bring it on Home!!
The SSM Figure Skating team has been awarded the 2014 Skate Kansas City High point trophy!!! This trophy is awarded to the skating club accumulating the most points in the competition. It is based on the following: four points for 1st place decreasing to one point for 4th place. Congratulations Skaters! We should receive the […]
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Hockey Hits! Boys Commit!

Hockey Hits! Boys Commit!
The Surrey Eagles, [from the British Columbia Hockey League in Canada] are pleased to announce the commitments of a pair of forwards from the prestigious Shattuck St. Mary’s high-school program in Minnesota. Alex Rodriguez ’14 and Sean Harrison ’14 will both don Eagles colours beginning in the 2014-15 BCHL season. Rodriguez, from Miami, Florida, has […]
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