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  • 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

  • The Ally Pledge

    The Ally Pledge

    Sergio Villalobos, Reporter

    September 14, 2016

    The Ally Pledge is a requirement that is now a part of the Advisory period. “The Ally Pledge is your commitment to say when someone gets bullied I will do something and help make the school a better place, said Matt Lersch, South Mountain High School's Assistant Principal of Instruction. “I... READ MORE »»

    The Ally Pledge is your word to lookout for others and to help prevent bullying.

    Courtesy Google Images

  • Band teacher experiences the life of a Marine

    Band teacher experiences the life of a Marine

    Maria Landa, Reporter

    September 9, 2016

    It might surprise South Mountain students to know that, over the summer, music and band director Stuart Bailey traded his baton for a rifle. Bailey got the opportunity to experience life on a Marine Corps Base. The 8th Marine Corp District sent 60 educators - teachers, counselors, and administrators - from aro... READ MORE »»

    South Mountain High School music teacher Stuart Bailey arrives at the Marine Recruit Depot in San Diego for a teachers bootcamp.

    Photo courtesy of U.S Marine

  • Understanding ethical behaviors

    Understanding ethical behaviors

    Talayna Barnes, Reporter

    September 9, 2016

    One of the changes to the advisory program is the Ethics Evaluation, which is located on page twelve of the student planner. “The ethics evaluation is a set of questions to help our students to evaluate their approach in a workplace,” said Assistant Principal of Instruction Matt Lersch. “If... READ MORE »»

    Volunteer Rickia Hampton (right) glances at Takela King's test. Cheating does not display academic integrity.

    Talayna Barnes

  • New program for incoming freshmen

    New program for incoming freshmen

    Makayla Lambert

    September 8, 2016

    South Mountain High School freshmen have been placed in a new program called Freshmen Academy. Antonia Richards, an English 1-2 teacher, explained that the program was created to prepare students for the future. “(The idea is) to integrate students into all areas of South Mountain,” she said.... READ MORE »»

    South Mountain High school teacher Antonia Richards (left) and freshman Jay Montoya both feel positive about Freshman Academy.

    Photo By Makayla Lambert

Campus News

Nicholas Oviedo gave up a career in sports to be an educator

Chris Dominguez, Reporter

Before Nicholas Oviedo became the Assistant Principal of Registration at South Mountain High School, he worked for the National Basketball Association and Fox Sports Arizona. “I...  Read More »

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
  • The Ally Pledge September 14, 2016

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National News

Teens and HIV

Jayde Carter

Teens are the main group of people who do not get tested for HIV. It’s shocking that fewer than 1 in 4 high school students who have had sex have never been tested for the...  Read More »

April 26, 2016

  • Social Anxiety April 25, 2016
  • Cellphone addiction is real March 22, 2016
  • What should you do when stopped by the police? February 2, 2016

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Sports

South Mountain boys soccer team wins state championship

Marco Salcido, Reporter

This past Saturday the South Mountain boys’ soccer team broke a barrier that no other Phoenix Union High School District squad has ever broken. The Jaguars took home the...  Read More »

February 19, 2016

  • Want to play sports in college? November 27, 2015
  • South senior has faced obstacles November 10, 2015
  • No Pass No Play October 2, 2015

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Jag Life

Epic Proportions tour stops at South

Staff Story

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...  Read More »

September 26, 2016

  • Phoenix Union High School District dictates new schedule September 23, 2016
  • Band teacher experiences the life of a Marine September 9, 2016
  • South Mountain’s Open House August 23, 2016

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