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  • Teens and HIV

    Teens and HIV

    Jayde Carter

    April 26, 2016

    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 disease. An anonymous South Mountain student spoke about the issue. “Yes, I am sexually active,” said Ashley, whose name... READ MORE »»

  • Social Anxiety

    Social Anxiety

    Alejandro Antillon, Reporter

    April 25, 2016

    Social anxiety disorder is the most common anxiety disorder according to Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Social anxiety is “excessive fear of embarrassment in social situations that is extremely intrusive and can have debilitating effects on personal and professional relationships.” "Social... READ MORE »»

    Social anxiety is the most common anxiety disorder according to Anxiety and Depression Association of America

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  • Cellphone addiction is real

    Cellphone addiction is real

    Leslie Alaniz, Reporter

    March 22, 2016

    According to the Collins English Dictionary, nomophobia is a stress caused by having no access to or being unable to use one’s mobile phone. This type of stress causes physical side effects such as panic attacks, shortness of breath, dizziness, trembling, sweating, accelerated heart rate, chest pain,... READ MORE »»

    According to American Psychiatric Association, people who are addicted to cellphones and try to quit have the same symptoms as people trying to stop using cocaine.

  • South Mountain boys soccer team wins state championship

    South Mountain boys soccer team wins state championship

    Marco Salcido, Reporter

    February 19, 2016

    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 Division II state championship with a 2-0 victory over the Sunnyslope Vikings. “It was an amazing experience. We worked hard... READ MORE »»

    The South Mountain Jaguars became the first team in Phoenix Union High School District history to a win a state championship in soccer by beating Sunnyslope 2-0.

  • South reporters see how the professionals work

    South reporters see how the professionals work

    Staff Story

    February 11, 2016

    On Friday January 29, South Mountain Multimedia Communications students visited ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, KPNX-Channel 12 News, and the Arizona Republic. The tour consisted of meeting journalism students and media professionals and exploring the facilities. “On our trip I learne... READ MORE »»

    Multimedia Communications students from South Mountain High School get a taste of the real world.

Campus News

Once Upon a Mattress a fractured fairytale

Oscar Mendoza, Makayla Lambert, Reporters

South Mountain High School’s Drama Department performed the musical Once Upon a Mattress, a spoof of the fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. The story is about a curse...  Read More »

May 4, 2016

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  • South Mountain students recognized for their haikus April 6, 2016
  • Academic Decathlon helps one student meet fears head on April 6, 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

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Jag Life

The Amityville Horror: 2005

Makayla Lambert, Reporter

  The Amityville Horror, loosely based on the murder of a family in 1974, is a very interesting movie, and now a new version will be coming out in 2017: Amityville...  Read More »

May 4, 2016

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The student news site of South Mountain High School