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  • Prop 205

    Prop 205

    Alejandro Antillon, Reporter

    December 13, 2016

    In the recent election, Arizona voters were asked to pass Proposition 205 to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. Proposition 205 would have allowed adults 21 years of age and older to posses up to one ounce of marijuana in private and grow up to six plants for personal use. However, Arizonians... READ MORE »»

    Arizona voters were encouraged to vote on Prop 205 which would have legalized marijuana like alcohol.

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  • What Makes a Terrorist?

    What Makes a Terrorist?

    Adriana Robles, Reporter

    December 9, 2016

    If somebody told you to kill yourself for a cause, would you do it? The obvious answer is no, but to some the response would be an immediate yes. Take the case of terrorism, for example. What makes a person wrap themselves in explosives? What makes them push the button? According to Alex Bower, a World... READ MORE »»

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  • According to the AIA step is not sport

    According to the AIA step is not sport

    Makayla Lambert, Reporter

    November 1, 2016

    You can’t miss them. They’re outside the counseling office almost everyday, moving as a unit, yelling, and smacking themselves in a rhyme. Most South Mountain staff members and students know that these performers are the two-time national champion step team known as the Ice Cold Souljahs. Step... READ MORE »»

    The two-time national champion South Mountain High School step team is known as the Ice Cold Souljahs.

    Photo by Makayla Lambert

  • Former Jag News students snag four Rocky Mountain Emmys

    Former Jag News students snag four Rocky Mountain Emmys

    Elizabeth Ochoa and Makayla Lambert, Reporters

    November 1, 2016

      Former South Mountain High School Digital Communication video students won four Rocky Mountain Emmy student production awards at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale. The Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards is a regional event that covers Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyo- ming and El Centro, Califor... READ MORE »»

    Former South Mountain High School Jaguar News students pose with their trophies at the Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards. From left to right: Amanda Salameh, Christian Guzman, and Florence Kivalu.

  • A slippery visit to Slide Rock

    A slippery visit to Slide Rock

    Elizabeth Ochoa, Reporter

    October 20, 2016

      The first trip of the year was to Slide Rock State Park in Sedona. French teacher Richard Hodgson has been the club’s faculty advisor for 12 years. “A lot of our students don’t get the opportunities to be in some of these areas in the state that are beautiful,” said Hodg... READ MORE »»

    Members of the South Mountain High School Wilderness Club still dripping from their trip down Slide Rock in Sedona.

    Photo by Elizabeth Ochoa

Campus News

Is there a poet in you? Join the Spoken Word Club

Oscar Nunez, Reporter

South Mountain junior Sabrina Ybañez, who is president of the Spoken Word Club, wants you to step up and share your poems on social media. Ybañez also points out ...  Read More »

Dec 13

  • The Mix It Up Day December 13, 2016
  • Voter Registration Day October 4, 2016
  • Nicholas Oviedo gave up a career in sports to be an educator September 27, 2016

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National News

Transgender Bathroom Laws

Transgender Bathroom Laws

Mia Robles, Reporter

Seventy- five percent of transgender youth say they feel unsafe at school. To help solve the problem, former President Obama issued an executive order that sta...  Read More »

Dec 13

  • Prop 205 December 13, 2016
  • Drinking and Driving December 13, 2016
  • What Makes a Terrorist? December 9, 2016

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Sports

Cross Country Runners

Cross Country Runners

Reyna Luna, Reporter

Cross country is a competitive team sport which consists of five or more runners who race with other teams at the same time. South Mountain High school’s cross country season is...  Read More »

Dec 12

  • Badminton, a sport of many names November 10, 2016
  • Lady Jags already looking toward next season November 10, 2016
  • According to the AIA step is not sport November 1, 2016

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Jag Life

‘Moana’s heart leads her to a journey of self-discovery

‘Moana’s heart leads her to a journey of self-discovery

Reyna Luna

16 year old actress Auli’i Cravalho from Oahu and Dywane Johnson (known as by his ring name the rock) bring Moana and legendary demigod shapeshifter Maui to life in the...  Read More »

Dec 12

  • Mad Max: Fury Road November 9, 2016
  • What do ballet and track have in common? November 3, 2016
  • Former Jag News students snag four Rocky Mountain Emmys November 1, 2016

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