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  • You can beat test anxiety
  • Corporal Punishment
  • Online dating: more are jumping in
  • Jaguar mural loss sparks sadness on campus
  • Fake News

    Fake News

    Tabatha Ramirez, Reporter

    May 2, 2017

    According to Pew Research Center, fake news is rampant on social media with about one third of Americans saying they often see made up political news stories there. About half - 47% - of all Americans get some form of news from Facebook. Many social media sites have been taking steps to conf...

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  • You can beat test anxiety

    You can beat test anxiety

    Elizabeth Ochoa, Reporter

    April 7, 2017

      Do you ever check the time constantly during a test? Get easily frustrated? Or lose sleep the night before an exam? These are some examples of test anxiety. Many students deal with a little nervousness while testing, but having anxiety can affect your exam performance. “Test anx...

    To reduce test anxiety you should approach the exam with confidence, be prepared, choose a comfortable location for taking the test, allow yourself plenty of time, strive for a relaxed state of concentration, get exercise and a good night's sleep, and don't go to the exam with an empty stomach.

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  • Corporal Punishment

    Corporal Punishment

    Alejandro Antillon, Reporter

    April 7, 2017

    More than 160,000 students are victims of corporal punishment each year a study by the Society for Research in Child Development revealed. There are 19 states that allow corporal punishment in their schools. Most are in the south or west United States. Arizona is one of the states where corporal punishment...

    The red states depict where corporal punishment is legal and still used today.

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  • Online dating: more are jumping in

    Online dating: more are jumping in

    Talayna Barnes, Reporter

    April 5, 2017

    The first thing that comes to mind when you think of online dating may be desperate. Some people believe starting a relationship online is for losers who lack social skills. A cloudy stigma hangs over the idea of online dating, but the truth is people are now doing it more than ever before. S...

    Ethan Jacobs, a culture writer for Complex Life, an online news site, said, “Although our generation has managed to incorporate the Internet into virtually every aspect of our lives, for some laughable reason, we still hold onto the antiquated ideal that love should blossom “naturally”.

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  • Jaguar mural loss sparks sadness on campus

    Jaguar mural loss sparks sadness on campus

    Makayla Lambert, Reporter

    March 21, 2017

    Students and staff at South Mountain High School were left sad and confused when the Jaguar Mural in the M Building by the World Language classes was suddenly removed. Spanish teacher Debbie Kunes explained the origin of the mural. “The mural was created in 2014 after students expressed the desire...

    Over 200 South Mountain High School staff and students participated in the creation of the Jaguar Mural, that was painted over during the M Building repairs.

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Campus News

Changes on tap for 2017-2018

Changes on tap for 2017-2018

Elizabeth Ochoa, Reporter

South Mountain High School’s Assistant Principal of Registration Nicholas Oviedo confirmed the bell schedule for 2017-18. Next year, Advisory will be during ...

May 3, 2017

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National News

What happens when you want to date your best friend?

What happens when you want to date your best friend?

Rosalba Hernandez, Reporter

Have you ever found yourself in the situation where you start to have romantic feelings for your best friend? “I started thinking of her in a different way. I though...

May 4, 2017

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Sports

Outstanding wrestler is only a freshman

Outstanding wrestler is only a freshman

Reyna Luna, Reporter

Many know him as the only freshman wrestler on the South Mountain High school varsity team. Andres Avelar finished the season with a  record of 45-10 with 29 pins in 106...

May 4, 2017

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Jag Life

Ouija: Origin Of Evil

Ouija: Origin Of Evil

Oscar Jose Nunez, Reporter

Ouija: Origin Of Evil is a horror movie that was directed by Mike Flanagan who is most known for horror movies Oculus in 2013 and Hush in 2016. The movie is set ...

May 3, 2017

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The student news site of South Mountain High School
The student news site of South Mountain High School