News and Publications of Notre Dame de Sion

Sion Student Media

News and Publications of Notre Dame de Sion

Sion Student Media

News and Publications of Notre Dame de Sion

Sion Student Media

Morgan Herriott

Morgan Herriott, Editorial Editor

Favorite Show: Grey's Anatomy

Spirit Animal: Duck

Emoji That Describes You: Upside Down Smiley Face

Favorite Place to Visit: Washington, D.C.

Favorite Music Artist: Billie Eilish

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COVID-19: One Year Later

COVID-19: One Year Later

Morgan Herriott, Print Managing Editor Apr 13, 2021

After a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, it finally seems as if there may be a light at the end of the tunnel. By May 1, all American adults should be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, according to...

Libraries, once revered and essential institutions, are struggling to adapt with an increasingly digital age.

Not the Time to Turn the Page

Morgan Herriott, Print Managing Editor Feb 26, 2021

Endless shelves of books. A quiet, calm and peaceful nature. Libraries have long served as a treasure for those who love to get away and get lost in the pages of a book. But in modern society, libraries...

While herd immunity is an effective solution to combatting the spread of other diseases, it is not the answer to fighting the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Herd Immunity: A False Promise

Morgan Herriott, Print Managing Editor Feb 3, 2021

The practice of herd immunity is one that has great significance in keeping people safe in our society. Herd immunity is when a large portion of a community becomes immune to a disease, making the spread...

A White House staff member, left, tries to take away the microphone from CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta during an exchange with President Donald Trump on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Washington, D.C. (Oliver Contreras/Sipa USA/TNS)

Uncensor the Media

Morgan Herriott, Print Managing Editor Jan 12, 2021

In today’s modern society, content on social media often tends to become extremely politicized, frequently resulting in extremist posts and remarks being made from both sides of the political spectrum....

Senior Kaitlin Lyman drew a chalk drawing at last years Earth Day celebration during Fine Arts week. This year, due to COVID-19, Earth Day celebrations took on a new look via virtual learning.

Combatting the Climate Crisis in School

Morgan Herriott, Print Managing Editor Nov 10, 2020

Climate change is arguably one of the most prevalent issues in today’s society. As climate change increasingly gets worse, our world is only getting closer to creating irreversible damage. It is necessary...

Seniors Mady Jenkins, Hannah McGraw and Violet Tumlin work on their projects for the Designing Real World Impacts class at the Burns & McDonnell headquarters on Sept. 2.

Shrink Your Screen Time

Morgan Herriott, Print Managing Editor Oct 21, 2020

It’s an addiction almost every teenager has. Seven hours and 22 minutes per day spent scrolling through social media, staying in the loop with friends and enjoying endless sources of entertainment for...

Senior Retreat: #Connected2021

Senior Retreat: #Connected2021

Morgan Herriott, Print Managing Editor Oct 2, 2020

The senior retreat brought seniors together to connect and spend time with one another.  The theme for this year’s retreat was #Connected2021, symbolizing the strong bonds between the senior class...

A mail carrier loads a truck for delivery at a United States post office in Torrance, California, on August 26, 2020. (Christina House/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Save the USPS

Morgan Herriott, Print Managing Editor Sep 8, 2020

$160 billion. It’s the amount of debt the United States Postal Service currently has, according to the 2019 USPS fiscal reports. While the USPS has been in troubled waters financially for the past few...

Senior Rose Orrick and alumna Brenna Richart 19 cross the one mile mark at the District cross country meet in Lake Jacomo Oct. 20, 2018. Orrick placed 35th and Richart placed 29th and will continue onto the sectional competition.

Get Your Walk On

Morgan Herriott, Sports Editor May 3, 2020

The faculty and staff won the school-wide walking challenge that occurred during the week of April 27 through May 1.  Social Studies Department Chair Jennifer Brown-Howerton announced the challenge...

This year, Pope Francis’s Holy Week and Easter celebrations will be streamed on the Vatican Media Youtube Channel. The celebrations, held at St. Peter’s Basilica, will be absent of the faithful due to the coronavirus.

Holy Week from Home

Morgan Herriott, Sports Editor Apr 9, 2020

Following the stay-at-home order issued by Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, traditional in-person Holy Week and Easter celebrations are canceled in much of the metropolitan area.  Holy Week is a time...

Science teachers Amy Vandenbrul and Kaci Flippo along with former science teacher Erin Paterson compete in last years Storm Stomp three-on-three basketball tournament. This year, Storm Stomp will be a 5k race held on April 18.

Racing for a Cause

Morgan Herriott, Sports Editor Mar 17, 2020

UPDATE: March 25 Due to COVID-19 concerns, this year's Storm Stomp was canceled, according to committee co-chair senior Stephanie Vince. All funding raised for the 5k race will go toward next year's...

Beginning a Season of Humility

Morgan Herriott, Sports Editor Feb 27, 2020

Students, faculty and guests gathered in the gym following second hour for Ash Wednesday Mass Feb. 26.  Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the liturgical season of Lent, where Catholics focus on...

Junior Gabby Gaither flashes a smile to teammate sophomore Anna Sheedy as her name is called as a starter for the game against Blue Valley Southwest Feb. 5. Storm lost 67-55 to the Timberwolves.

Varsity Basketball Makes Plans for the Season, Following 67-55 Loss

Morgan Herriott, Sports Editor Feb 6, 2020

Blue Valley Southwest High School won against Storm Varsity Basketball at Southwest Feb. 5, with a final score of 67-55.  The team started the game with a 33-24 lead at halftime, but was unable to...

“Underwater” Sinks Under the Surface

“Underwater” Sinks Under the Surface

Morgan Herriott, Editorial Editor Jan 14, 2020

The creepy and unsettling movie “Underwater” presents moviegoers with an enticing concept they haven’t seen before. When Kepler Station, an underwater drilling station, suffers the effects of an...

Kansas City-St. Joseph regional Bishop James Vann Johnston and Father Sunoj Thomas led this years all-school Mass Sept. 6.

Respect All Life Mass Honors Respect Life Month

Morgan Herriott, Editorial Editor Oct 11, 2019

`Students and faculty gathered in the gym for the “Respect All Life” Mass Oct. 10. The Catholic Church dedicates October as a month for a call for action to respect life. The Eucharistic celebration...

Senior Peyton Wiewel and her mom Sabrina Wiewel hip bump during the fashion show. Sept. 15

Students and Mothers Gather for Luncheon

Morgan Herriott, Editorial Editor Sep 16, 2019

Students and their mothers gathered at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel for the annual Mother-Daughter Luncheon and fashion show Sunday, Sept. 15. The event consisted of shopping at local boutiques, professional...

Tennis seniors Emily Rine, Caroline Boessen, Logan Dixon, Holly Frey and Avery Kuhls cheer on their fellow tennis players in the crowd at the pep assembly Sep. 10.

First Pep Assembly Sparks Spirit for STA Game Sept. 10

Grace Hills, Reporter Sep 11, 2019

Tennis seniors Emily Rine, Caroline Boessen, Logan Dixon, Holly Frey and Avery Kuhls cheer on their fellow tennis players in the crowd at the pep assembly Sep. 10.

Damon and Audrey Brown will serve as the head and assistant debate coaches for the 2019-2020 school year.

Married to Debate

Morgan Herriott, Editorial Editor Aug 28, 2019

Representing Western Kentucky University, Damon Brown approached the podium, ready to present his argument in the Lincoln Douglas event. With high hopes to lead the team towards another national title,...

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