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News and Publications of Notre Dame de Sion

Sion Student Media

News and Publications of Notre Dame de Sion

Sion Student Media

Ella Satterwhite

Ella Satterwhite, News & Sports Editor

Ella is a first-year staffer on Le Journal. Outside of school, she travels with her family to go to climbing competitions. Her favorite food combo is sweet potatoes with marshmallows, and she loves a good herbal tea. Ella’s favorite Sion tradition is Beanie Week, and she is excited to make beanies for the freshmen in her maison next year when she is a senior.

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Spring Art Gallery

Spring Art Gallery

Ella Satterwhite, Copy Editor Apr 24, 2024

Bailey Biggs In this portfolio, senior Bailey Biggs focused on making her pieces reflect herself and her interests, including her interest in gore. Biggs mixed cuter images, such as teddy bears and...

More Than a Thrift

More Than a Thrift

Ella Satterwhite, Reporter Apr 17, 2024

In the age of fast fashion, new clothing is only $5 and a single click away. However, the environmental and social effect of such rampant consumerism bears many hidden dangers. There are alternatives to...

3 Easy Books for a Summer Book Club

3 Easy Books for a Summer Book Club

Ella Satterwhite, Reporter Apr 10, 2024

Summer is approaching, bringing with, for many of us, more time. Time to explore new concepts, practice old skills and re-discover past favorites. One way to stay engaged over the summer is through a book...

On the Horizon

On the Horizon

Ella Satterwhite, Reporter Apr 3, 2024

March, and with it music in our school's month, has come to an end, but many more musical events are on the horizon. Here is a brief overview of some of the events coming to Sion in April.   Tri-M...

The back of Suleika Jaouad Batistes dress depicts Jon Batiste conducting a symphony.

Red Carpet Review: The Oscars

Ella Satterwhite, Reporter Mar 27, 2024

The Oscars, or Academy Awards, are a spring ceremony to recognize achievement in the film industry. Awards presented range from Best Picture to Best Actor in a Supporting Role to Best Makeup. The Oscars...

Russian opposition Alexei Navalny and his wife Yulia Navalnaya fly back to Russia after Navalny’s treatment in Germay for Novichok poisoning. Navalny was arrested upon after landing and stayed imprisoned until his death last Friday.

Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Died in Prison

Ella Satterwhite, Reporter Feb 21, 2024

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny died in a Siberian penal colony on Feb. 16, destabilizing the movement six months before the next election. Russian refusal to release the body has also led many,...

House Speaker Mike Johnson banging the gavel after he announced the Houses vote to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas (House Television via AP news)

House Impeaches Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas

Ella Satterwhite, Reporter Feb 14, 2024

The House of Representatives impeached Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas with a vote of 214 to 213 on Feb. 13, marking the second time a Cabinet official has ever been impeached. "Mayorkas...

Representatives Sean Tarwater (left) and Stephen Owens (right) consult each other Thursday in the House of Representatives before discussion the tax reform bill. The bill passed 81-37 in the House before being vetoed by Governor Laura Kelly. (NPR)

Legislature to Vote to Overturn Gov. Veto on Flat Tax Bill

Ella Satterwhite, Reporter Feb 7, 2024

A tax cut bill, House Bill 2284, proposed in the legislature was vetoed by Governor Laura Kelly on January 26th. This week, it is anticipated that Kansas Republicans will move to override the veto and...

Rescuers search through rubble for survivors. Photo released by Xinhua News Agency (USA Today).

7.1 Magnitude Earthquake in China kills 3

Ella Satterwhite, Reporter Jan 24, 2024

On Jan 23 at 2:00 a.m. local time, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck the mountainous western Xinjiang region of China, leading to three deaths and 120 damaged buildings, including 47 collapsed houses....

Map of areas with temperatures below seasonal average. 

Source - CNN

Cold Front and Winter Storms Hit Across the U.S.

Ella Satterwhite, News Reporter Jan 17, 2024

This January, record-breaking cold fronts and winter storms have occurred across the U.S., leading to power outages, many states issuing states of emergency and deaths. More cold is also expected in the...

Basketball Bash

Basketball Bash

Ella Satterwhite, News & Sports Editors Nov 15, 2023

This year, Sion’s varsity team won against Barstow 46-7 and defeated Harrisonville by around 25 points. The Basketball Jamboree is an annual Sion tradition where the varsity team plays various other...

Wicked West 
In one of the scare zones, called Outlaws Revenge, guests experience a town filled with undead cowboys and other frightening creatures.

How to Haunt

Ella Satterwhite, Sports/News Section Editor Oct 6, 2023

Every year in the fall, Worlds of Fun is transformed from an amusement park into a haunted experience. Guests can experience all of the standard rides and a few extra experiences like haunted mazes, outdoor...

Beach Ball Bonding 
Junior Allie Serville catches a ball as a part of a get-to-know-you game. “While I am atheist, Ive always found religion and religious traditions very beautiful and interesting, which led me to do my own research about different religions purely for fun,” Serville said. “When I heard Sion had a club in which students could learn and celebrate other religions and religious beliefs I saw it as a perfect opportunity to meet like-minded peers.”

Meet the Purple Week Clubs

Ella Satterwhite, Staffer Sep 19, 2023

Fun Club With Fun Club comes crafts, candy, games and more as every week brings a new activity designed to help everyone have fun. “My favorite part about Fun Club is that it’s kind of like a...

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