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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’s 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, Wyoming and El Centro, California. Video... 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.

  • Wilderness Club heads north to Sedona

    Wilderness Club heads north to Sedona

    Elizabeth Ochoa, Reporter

    October 20, 2016

    Members of the South Mountain High School Wilderness Club took their first trip of the year to Slide Rock State Park in Sedona. Fourteen students traveled along with four teachers. French teacher Richard Hodgson has been the club’s faculty advisor for 12 years. There are 40 students who are members.... 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

  • Voter Registration Day

    Voter Registration Day

    Staff Story

    October 4, 2016

    South Mountain High School held a voter registration event for students on Tuesday September 27. The event took place in the new gym during Advisory. The registration day was conducted by CHISPA Arizona, a pro-environmental organization. The event was held for the first time at South Mountain to raise... READ MORE »»

    Senior Jesus Montoya registering to vote on Voter Registration Day at South Mountain High School.

    Photo by Marissa De Santiago

  • Epic Proportions tour stops at South

    Epic Proportions tour stops at South

    Staff Story

    September 26, 2016

    On September 22, The Epic Proportions Tour performed a rock concert for South Mountain High School students in the auditorium during Advisory. Artist Gabe Kubanda opened the show with drummer Michael Neumann and bass player Tyler Greene. Kubanda sang covers of Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber. In addition,... READ MORE »»

    Following a concert in the auditorium, students from South Mountain High School join the musicians of the Epic Proportions Tour.

    Photo by Elizabeth Ochoa

Campus News

Voter Registration Day

Voter Registration Day

Staff Story

South Mountain High School held a voter registration event for students on Tuesday September 27. The event took place in the new gym during Advisory. The registration day...  Read More »

Oct 4

  • Nicholas Oviedo gave up a career in sports to be an educator September 27, 2016
  • Brian Guliford steps into the principal’s office at South September 23, 2016
  • Former student returns to South as a member of the staff September 15, 2016

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National News

Teen Pregnancy: a cycle that affects mother, child, and community

Teen Pregnancy: a cycle that affects mother, child, and community

Marissa De Santiago, Reporter

Teen Pregnancy: a cycle that affects mother, child, and community. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, teen pregnancy costs U.S. taxpayers between...  Read More »

Nov 9

  • What do ballet and track have in common? November 3, 2016
  • Teens and HIV April 26, 2016
  • Social Anxiety April 25, 2016

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Sports

Badminton, a sport of many names

Badminton, a sport of many names

Maria Landa, Reporter

Throughout history, badminton has been called many names: battledore, shuttlecock, and poon. Badminton is a sport that began in Asia. It was a sport only upper class people...  Read More »

Nov 10

  • Lady Jags already looking toward next season November 10, 2016
  • According to the AIA step is not sport November 1, 2016
  • South Mountain boys soccer team wins state championship February 19, 2016

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Jag Life

Former Jag News students snag four Rocky Mountain Emmys

Former Jag News students snag four Rocky Mountain Emmys

Elizabeth Ochoa and Makayla Lambert, Reporters

Former South Mountain High School’s Digital Communication Video students won four Rocky Mountain Emmy student production awards at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale. The...  Read More »

Nov 1

  • Wilderness Club heads north to Sedona October 20, 2016
  • Epic Proportions tour stops at South September 26, 2016
  • Phoenix Union High School District dictates new schedule September 23, 2016

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