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  • Test anxiety is a feeling of worry, concern, or anxiousness, prior to taking a test
  • Corporal Punishment
  • Is dating online really that bad?
  • Jaguar mural loss sparks sadness on campus
  • Ninety-one donors step up for STUGO Blood Drive
  • Test anxiety is a feeling of worry, concern, or anxiousness, prior to taking a test

    Test anxiety is a feeling of worry, concern, or anxiousness, prior to taking a test

    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 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 anxiety is a feeling of worry, conce...

    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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  • Is dating online really that bad?

    Is dating online really that bad?

    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 relationships online is for losers who lack social skills. A cloudy stigma hangs over the idea of online dating, but the truth is people are doing it now more than ever before. Starting a relati...

    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...

    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.

  • Ninety-one donors step up for STUGO Blood Drive

    Ninety-one donors step up for STUGO Blood Drive

    Staff Story

    February 2, 2017

    South Mountain High School hosted a blood drive on Thursday January 26 in the new gym. Ninety-one donors turned out, giving 51 units of blood. Students had to meet many requirements before they could sit in the blue donating chairs. “You first of all have to meet certain height and weight rest...

    Seniors Karina Corral (front) and Gabriel Montes donate blood for the first time at South Mountain High School's Student Government-sponsored blood drive in January.

    Photo by Flor Cardona

Campus News

ALMA convention

ALMA convention

Staff Story

In March, South Mountain High School’s Southwinds reporters participated in the 20th Annual High School Journalism Workshop, hosted by the Arizona Latino Media Association at A...

April 7, 2017

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National News

Test anxiety is a feeling of worry, concern, or anxiousness, prior to taking a test

Test anxiety is a feeling of worry, concern, or anxiousness, prior to taking a test

Elizabeth Ochoa, Reporter

Do you ever check the time constantly during a test? Get easily frustrated? or lose sleep the night before before an exam? These are some examples of test anxiety. Many students ...

April 7, 2017

  • Corporal Punishment April 7, 2017
  • What makes a healthy relationship? April 7, 2017
  • Is dating online really that bad? April 5, 2017

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Sports

Senior learns life lessons on court

Senior learns life lessons on court

Marissa De Santiago, Reporter

Senior guard Michael Gutierrez has played basketball since he was little and has always found comfort in the sport. Gutierrez has played on the South Mountain High School...

March 28, 2017

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Jag Life

Wilderness club visits Superstitions

Wilderness club visits Superstitions

Elizabeth Ochoa, Reporter

In March, South Mountain High School’s Wilderness club drove to the Superstition Mountains and stayed the night at the Lost Dutchman State Park. Club members wandered thr...

April 10, 2017

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