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New Teachers

New Teachers

Nic Camburako and Landrea Van Mol

September 6, 2019

There are 10 new teachers this year and even one returning teacher. Here is a snapshot into what brought them here, what they want to accomplish this year and what they are like as a teacher.  Travis Gatewood “How does it feel to be back at South?”  Well, It feels great to be back at South. I m...

Emirati Expedition

Emirati Expedition

Elias Henderson, Writer

September 4, 2019

This summer the SMS Arabic and economics classes took a joint school trip to the United Arab Emirates. This trip was meant for Arabic students to gain language exposure and for economics students to experience a different economic system and situation. The trip was from June 20-27 and included a layov...

Trumpet Triumph

Trumpet Triumph

Abby Cox, Social Media Manager

August 29, 2019

Sitting in the awards ceremony, waiting for his results, then eighth grader Christopher Petrella watched as the announcer called up the top three solo performers in his category. Petrella wasn’t one of them. “I wasn’t really surprised,” Petrella said. “I didn’t think I would win.” However,...

School Without Seniors

School Without Seniors

Annalie Polen, news editor

May 22, 2019

As we finish up our last few weeks of school it may feel a little empty in the halls without seniors. The seniors finished up and were ready to graduate before all the other underclassman had even begun finals. School days without the seniors feel a little different as we miss some of our favorites s...

When One Door Closes, Another Opens

When One Door Closes, Another Opens

Katie Hiebl, Reporter

May 22, 2019

What made you start diving? So, I was a gymnast before, (diving) and I got hurt pretty bad when I was in my freshman year of high school. My best friend was on the swim team, and so the day I got released from my back brace and could do activities again, she was like come join the dive team. ...

It’s Never Too Late

It’s Never Too Late

Katie Hiebl, Reporter

May 17, 2019

How long have you been dancing? I have been dancing for 5 or 6 years. What made you start dancing? There is a church by our house and my cousins were doing this dance thing and they had classes you could take so my mom signed my sister and I up for it for just one semester in the fall, an...

Q&A with Anna Burns

Q&A with Anna Burns

Avery Woods, Editor-in-Chief

April 9, 2019

Senior runs the popular game the senior class plays called "Gotcha."

Funny Business

Funny Business

Katie Hiebl, Reporter

March 25, 2019

Everybody at some point in their life will have a job. Some days will be easy, some days harder, and a lot in between, but hopefully you will have some funny days too. These are stories from some students and teachers here at South.   Job: Babysitting   Person: Grace Kline   ...

Classroom Review

Ansley Chambers, Copy Editor

March 25, 2019

Top three rooms at South: Tucker Love- This is where all the magic happens. Maybe I have some bias, being a Patriot editor afterall, but that doesn’t change the lighting situation. The journalism room has outstanding room, especially for being on the bottom floor. Most basement rooms feel dark and d...

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