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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

Maggie McKinney

Maggie McKinney, Web Editor-in-Chief

  • Favorite Movie: Radio Rebel
  • Celebrity Idol: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
  • Guilty Pleasure: Watching bad Netflix movies with my mom
  • Favorite Place in the World: Washington D.C.
  • Favorite Quote: "Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings"- Salvador Dali
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Senior Kate Vankeirsbilck competes in a race during the swim and dive meet against St. Teresas Academy at the Red Bridge YMCA on Jan. 26.

Swim and Dive Beats St. Teresa’s

Catherine Crayon, Video Content Editor Jan 28, 2021

Junior Grace Townsend finishes her warm up before the swim and dive meet against St. Teresa's Academy at the Red Bridge YMCA on Jan. 26.

Senior Paxton Misemer goes for a dive during the swim and dive meet against St. Teresas Academy at the Red Bridge YMCA on Jan. 26.

Senior Paxton Misemer goes for a dive during the swim and dive meet against St. Teresa's Academy at the Red Bridge YMCA on Jan. 26.

Senior Emma Grojean yells words of encouragement at her team mates during a race at the swim and dive meet against St. Teresas Academy at the Red Bridge YMCA on Jan. 26.

Senior Emma Grojean yells words of encouragement at her team mates during a race at the swim and dive meet against St. Teresa's Academy at the Red Bridge YMCA on Jan. 26.

Seniors Emma Grojean, Kate Vankeirsbilck and Elicia Baranowski chat during their warm ups before the swim and dive meet against St. Teresas Academy at the Red Bridge YMCA on Jan. 26.

Seniors Emma Grojean, Kate Vankeirsbilck and Elicia Baranowski chat during their warm ups before the swim and dive meet against St. Teresa's Academy at the Red Bridge YMCA on Jan. 26.

Junior Elizabeth Nordhus studies for her finals in the journalism lab on Dec. 7.

COVID-19 Causes Change in Final Exams Procedures

Liv Zender, Reporter Dec 9, 2020

Junior Elizabeth Nordhus studies for her finals in the journalism lab on Dec. 7.

Senior Megan Aldacos recipe for pumpkin nut bread is a holiday favorite for her

Holiday Recipes

Maggie McKinney, Web Editor-In-Chief Dec 4, 2020

PUMPKIN NUT BREAD-  senior Megan Aldaco Cream together four beaten eggs, three cups of sugar, one cup of oil and 14 ounces of canned pumpkin. In a separate bowl, sift together three and a half...

The Swisher family prays before eating Thanksgiving dinner at a church shelter where they have been staying after losing their home in Paradise, Calif., in the Camp fire, on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in Chico, Calif. (Gina Ferazzi/Los AngelesTimes/TNS)

Give Thanks- But Not In Person

Maggie McKinney, Website Editor-In-Chief Nov 16, 2020

Thanksgiving. A time-honored American tradition that celebrates families and friends coming together and rejoicing that American colonizers exploited and massacred Native Americans for the sake of imperialism...

During Spirit Week, the newspaper staff had its first Distribution Day of the 2020-2021 school year.

Student Journalism Makes An Impact

Maggie McKinney, Web Editor-in-Chief Oct 27, 2020

I never saw myself as a journalist. For most of my life, the news didn’t interest me. My parents got the Kansas City Star delivered to our front porch every morning, and I would pick it up only for the...

College Visits: Pandemic Edition

College Visits: Pandemic Edition

Maggie McKinney, Web Editor-in-Chief Oct 11, 2020

PART ONE PART TWO

Caroline Knopke 20 is crowned by her mother during the graduation ceremony at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts on Aug. 5.

Final Farewell for the Class of 2020

Maggie McKinney, Web Editor-in-Chief Aug 6, 2020

The Class of 2020 graduated on Aug. 5. surrounded by their families and teachers with a ceremony held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The traditional ceremony was modified to follow social...

Libby Slaymaker, Class of 20 flips through her yearbook from her car after receiving it in the parking lot on Aug. 5.

Libby Slaymaker, Class of '20 flips through her yearbook from her car after receiving it in the parking lot on Aug. 5.

Reilly Jackoboice and Lily Henkle, Class of 20 laugh at a picture of Jackoboice in the yearbook in the parking lot on Aug. 5.

Reilly Jackoboice and Lily Henkle, Class of '20 laugh at a picture of Jackoboice in the yearbook in the parking lot on Aug. 5.

Munachi Okuagu, Class of 20 flips through her yearbook in her car after receiving her copy of the book in the parking lot on Aug. 5. The yearbook is amazing, everyone who worked on it did an outstanding job, Okuagu said. My favorite thing about it is the theme Get This. It really suits the times we are living in right now.

Munachi Okuagu, Class of '20 flips through her yearbook in her car after receiving her copy of the book in the parking lot on Aug. 5. "The yearbook is amazing, everyone who worked on it did an outstanding...

Lily Henkle, Nina Trouvé and

Lily Henkle, Nina Trouvé and

Sophia Angrisano, Class of 20 receives her copy of the yearbook from her car in the parking lot on Aug. 5. The theme of the yearbook is Get This.

Sophia Angrisano, Class of '20 receives her copy of the yearbook from her car in the parking lot on Aug. 5. The theme of the yearbook is "Get This."

Three protesters hold an American flag being used as a protest sign and raise fists during the Black Lives Matter demonstration at the J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain on May 30. A raised fist is a symbol commonly used to represent solidarity among oppressed peoples.

Kansas City Protests Police Brutality

Maggie McKinney, Editorial Editor Jun 1, 2020

Protesters lined the streets of downtown Kansas City, Missouri to stand against police brutality against black people in the United States on May 30 and May 31. The protests, taking place in cities across...

A protester wearing a mask holds up a sign reading Silence Is Violence at the Black Lives Matter protest at the Country Club Plaza on May 30. Attendees were strongly encouraged to wear face masks and follow social distance guidelines during the protest in order to limit the spread of COVID-19.

A protester wearing a mask holds up a sign reading "Silence Is Violence" at the Black Lives Matter protest at the Country Club Plaza on May 30. Attendees were strongly encouraged to wear face masks and...

A protester holds up a sign saying Black Lives Matter in front of the J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain during the protest against police brutality on May 30.

A protester holds up a sign saying "Black Lives Matter" in front of the J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain during the protest against police brutality on May 30.

A protester holds up her fist in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement during the protest against police brutality at the Country Club Plaza on May 30.

Closing the Curtain on Performative Activism

Sep 16, 2020

A protester holds up her fist in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement during the protest against police brutality at the Country Club Plaza on May 30.

A line of Kansas City Police officers stand in a line near the Black Lives Matter protest at the Country Club Plaza on May 30.

A line of Kansas City Police officers stand in a line near the Black Lives Matter protest at the Country Club Plaza on May 30.

Two protestors argue with two Kansas City Police officers overseeing the Black Lives Matter protest at the Country Club Plaza on May 30. There was a heavy police presence accompanying the protests throughout the weekend.

Two protestors argue with two Kansas City Police officers overseeing the Black Lives Matter protest at the Country Club Plaza on May 30. There was a heavy police presence accompanying the protests throughout...

A police officer faces a crowd of people protesting police brutality and advocating for the Black Lives Matter movement in front of the J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain on May 30. The protest was organized in response to the murders of two unarmed black citizens, George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, by the police.

A police officer faces a crowd of people protesting police brutality and advocating for the Black Lives Matter movement in front of the J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain on May 30. The protest was organized...

Senior Reilly Jackoboice greets her teachers from her car during the graduation parade that took place in the parking lot on May 21.

Socially Distant Graduation Celebration

Maggie McKinney, Editorial Editor May 22, 2020

Faculty, students, and family members gathered in the parking lot to celebrate the senior class finishing their final year by holding a graduation parade on Thursday, May 21. Although graduation is scheduled...

Senior Emily Rine laughs with her teachers from her car while celebrating the end of her senior year during the graduation parade in the parking lot on May 21.

Senior Emily Rine laughs with her teachers from her car while celebrating the end of her senior year during the graduation parade in the parking lot on May 21.

Senior Rose Orrick waves to her teachers during the graduation parade in the parking lot on May 21.

Senior Rose Orrick waves to her teachers during the graduation parade in the parking lot on May 21.

Director of Campus Ministry Stephanie Pino-Dressman waves to the seniors driving through the graduation parade in the parking lot on May 21.

Director of Campus Ministry Stephanie Pino-Dressman waves to the seniors driving through the graduation parade in the parking lot on May 21.

Director of Athletics Kate Pilgreen chats with other teachers while getting ready for the graduation parade in the parking lot on May 21.

Director of Athletics Kate Pilgreen chats with other teachers while getting ready for the graduation parade in the parking lot on May 21.

Senior Nina Trouvé waves to her teachers from her car during the graduation parade in the parking lot on May 21.

Senior Nina Trouvé waves to her teachers from her car during the graduation parade in the parking lot on May 21.

Assistant Principal for Student Life Fran Koehler watches the graduation parade and holds a sign in the parking lot on May 21.

Assistant Principal for Student Life Fran Koehler watches the graduation parade and holds a sign in the parking lot on May 21.

Senior Maya Bair cries as she drives past her teachers during the graduation parade in the parking lot on May 21. It was really exciting to see everyone, but I think I was the most excited to see Mrs. Mulkey, Bair said. She was and always is so pure.

Senior Maya Bair cries as she drives past her teachers during the graduation parade in the parking lot on May 21. "It was really exciting to see everyone, but I think I was the most excited to see Mrs....

Social Studies Department Chair Jenny Brown-Howerton celebrates while wearing her graduation cap and gown during the graduation parade in the parking lot on May 21. Teachers and faculty wore graduation gowns in support of the seniors during the parade.

Social Studies Department Chair Jenny Brown-Howerton celebrates while wearing her graduation cap and gown during the graduation parade in the parking lot on May 21. Teachers and faculty wore graduation...

Senior Sophia Angrisano waves and greets her teachers from her car during the graduation parade in the parking lot on May 21.

Senior Sophia Angrisano waves and greets her teachers from her car during the graduation parade in the parking lot on May 21.

Senior Caroline Ehren drives through the graduation parade while being celebrated by her teachers in the parking lot on May 21.

Senior Caroline Ehren drives through the graduation parade while being celebrated by her teachers in the parking lot on May 21.

Theology teacher Bonnie Haghirian watches the graduation parade with her dog Tucker in the parking lot on May 21. Teachers gathered in the parking lot celebrate the Class of 2020 and to wish the seniors farewell.

Theology teacher Bonnie Haghirian watches the graduation parade with her dog Tucker in the parking lot on May 21. Teachers gathered in the parking lot celebrate the Class of 2020 and to wish the seniors...

Senior Brie Bowes waves to her teachers during the graduation parade in the parking lot on May 21.

Senior Brie Bowes waves to her teachers during the graduation parade in the parking lot on May 21.

Salette Corpuz assembles kits as the Costume Designers Guild rushes to make face masks on April 3, 2020, in Burbank, Calif. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Masking the Spread of Coronavirus

Maggie McKinney, Editorial Editor Apr 17, 2020

Before the world was introduced to COVID-19, wearing a face mask was reserved for healthcare professionals and the occasional fashion trendsetter. Now, amid a global pandemic, the average person is more...

Report Maggie McKinneys virtual learning workspace was situated on her bed throughout the first week. McKinney always kept her laptop, her AirPods, a scrunchie, writing utensils and her notebooks close by so she wouldnt have to get up during class.

A Virtually New Normal

Maggie McKinney, Editorial Editor Mar 28, 2020

“Is my screen presenting?” “Can you hear me okay?” “Did you turn your microphone off?” These questions were ones I never thought I would have to hear repeated over and over everyday....

South Korean medical workers wearing protective gear carry samples as they visit a residence of people with suspected symptoms of the COVID-19 coronavirus, near the Daegu branch of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus in Daegu on Feb. 27.

An Economic Epidemic

Maggie McKinney, Editorial Editor Mar 2, 2020

The World Health Organization declared the newest coronavirus, COVID-19, a “public health emergency of international concern.” But the virus is not simply a global health concern—it is a global...

Seniors Bridget Schumm and Peyton Wiewel dance together during the annual Father-Daughter dance Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Sheraton in Overland Park, KS. This years theme was Pink Ladies.

The Father-Daughter Sockhop

Maggie McKinney, Editorial Editor Feb 11, 2020

Students and their fathers had dinner and danced the night away at the annual Father-Daughter dance at the Sheraton in Overland Park, KS Saturday, Feb. 9. “I thought the dance was really fun,” sophomore...

Senior Kyleigh Smith records the senior fathers performance during the annual Father Daughter dance Feb. 9. Senior fathers performed a rendition of “My Girl” by The Temptations and “We Are The Champions” by Queen.

Senior Kyleigh Smith records the senior fathers' performance during the annual Father Daughter dance Feb. 9. Senior fathers performed a rendition of “My Girl” by The Temptations and “We Are The Champions”...

Senior Helen Willis dances to I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston at the Father Daughter dance at the Sheraton in Overland Park, KS Feb. 9.

Senior Helen Willis dances to "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston at the Father Daughter dance at the Sheraton in Overland Park, KS Feb. 9.

Seniors Kyleigh Smith, Phoebe Fridkin and Olivia Townsend read lyrics off their phones and sing Take Me Home Country Roads by John Denver to their fathers during the annual Father-Daughter dance Feb. 9.

Seniors Kyleigh Smith, Phoebe Fridkin and Olivia Townsend read lyrics off their phones and sing "Take Me Home Country Roads" by John Denver to their fathers during the annual Father-Daughter dance Feb....

Senior Brie Bowes dances after dinner at the Father Daughter Dance on Feb. 9.

Senior Brie Bowes dances after dinner at the Father Daughter Dance on Feb. 9.

Junior Anna McQueeny has a conversation with her father at the annual Father Daughter dance Feb. 9. This years Father-Daughter dance was held at the Sheraton in Overland Park, KS.

Junior Anna McQueeny has a conversation with her father at the annual Father Daughter dance Feb. 9. This year's Father-Daughter dance was held at the Sheraton in Overland Park, KS.

Sophomores Audrey Wohletz and Anna Baklanov pose for the photo booth picture during the annual Father Daughter dance on Feb. 9.

Sophomores Audrey Wohletz and Anna Baklanov pose for the photo booth picture during the annual Father Daughter dance on Feb. 9.

Sophomore Maddie Haukap dances during the annual Father-Daughter dance Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Sheraton in Overland Park, KS.

Sophomore Maddie Haukap dances during the annual Father-Daughter dance Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Sheraton in Overland Park, KS.

Seniors Sophia Angrisano and Maeve Hogg laugh while they dance during the annual Father-Daughter dance Saturday, Feb. 9.

Seniors Sophia Angrisano and Maeve Hogg laugh while they dance during the annual Father-Daughter dance Saturday, Feb. 9.

Sophomores Emily Joice, Kate McCarthy and Lauren Shaw pose for a selfie during the annual Father Daughter dance Feb. 9. Coinciding with this years Pink Ladies theme, burger sliders, mac and cheese and potato chips were served for dinner with chocolate chip cookies and a milkshake bar for dessert.

Sophomores Emily Joice, Kate McCarthy and Lauren Shaw pose for a selfie during the annual Father Daughter dance Feb. 9. Coinciding with this year's "Pink Ladies" theme, burger sliders, mac and cheese and...

Freshmen Shelby Beck, Gabel Whittaker and Katie Kasper pose with props for the photo booth during the annual Father-Daughter dance Feb. 9. This years theme was Pink Ladies.

Freshmen Shelby Beck, Gabel Whittaker and Katie Kasper pose with props for the photo booth during the annual Father-Daughter dance Feb. 9. This year's theme was "Pink Ladies."

Seniors Olivia Townsend and Reilly Jackoboice laugh at a joke during the annual Father Daughter dance on Feb. 9.

Seniors Olivia Townsend and Reilly Jackoboice laugh at a joke during the annual Father Daughter dance on Feb. 9.

Seniors Caroline Ehren and Munachi Okuagu dance after dinner during the annual Father-Daughter dance Feb. 9.

Seniors Caroline Ehren and Munachi Okuagu dance after dinner during the annual Father-Daughter dance Feb. 9.

Seniors Dana Kalt, Anna Breckinridge, Caroline Boessen, Brooke McKee, Stephanie Vince and Meg Wilkerson pose for a selfie during the annual Father Daughter dance Feb. 9 at the Sheraton in Overland Park, KS. This years theme was Pink Ladies.

Seniors Dana Kalt, Anna Breckinridge, Caroline Boessen, Brooke McKee, Stephanie Vince and Meg Wilkerson pose for a selfie during the annual Father Daughter dance Feb. 9 at the Sheraton in Overland Park,...

Senior Maya Bair dances with her father at the annual Father Daughter dance Saturday, Feb. 9.

Senior Maya Bair dances with her father at the annual Father Daughter dance Saturday, Feb. 9.

Senior Lilly Denney laughs at her father while he sings We Are the Champions by Queen during the annual Father-Daughter dance on Feb. 9. As tradition, fathers of seniors students serenade their daughter and senior students serenade their fathers.

Senior Lilly Denney laughs at her father while he sings "We Are the Champions" by Queen during the annual Father-Daughter dance on Feb. 9. As tradition, fathers of seniors students serenade their daughter...

Senior Maya Bair sings along to a song during the annual Father Daughter dance on Feb. 9.

Senior Maya Bair sings along to a song during the annual Father Daughter dance on Feb. 9.

Junior Kennedy Ruark dances with her father during the annual Father Daughter dance Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Sheraton in Overland Park, KS.

Junior Kennedy Ruark dances with her father during the annual Father Daughter dance Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Sheraton in Overland Park, KS.

Reverend Sharon Cantrell talks to the students at her table on Jan. 29 at the annual Women in Ministry Luncheon.

Women in Ministry Luncheon Inspires

Madeline Hammett, News Editor Jan 30, 2020

Reverend Sharon Cantrell talks to the students at her table on Jan. 29 at the annual Women in Ministry Luncheon.

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