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  • 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... READ MORE »»

    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

  • 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.

Campus News

New PPD chief speaks at South Mountain High School

New PPD chief speaks at South Mountain High School

Makayla Lambert, Reporter

In January, the NAACP invited the South Phoenix community to meet Jeri Williams, the first female chief of the Phoenix Police Department.  The event was held at South Mountain...  Read More »

Feb 7

  • Ninety-one donors step up for STUGO Blood Drive February 2, 2017
  • Utah Shakespeare Festival January 18, 2017
  • Is there a poet in you? Join the Spoken Word Club December 13, 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 states th...  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

Lady Jags volleyball team already looking toward next season

Talkie Shivers, Reporter

While Paula Spratlen-Mitchell remains the head varsity volleyball coach at South Mountain High School, she had three new coaches this year. They are Shawna Vanley for freshmen,...  Read More »

Jan 18

  • Cross Country Runners December 12, 2016
  • Badminton: a sport of many names November 10, 2016
  • Lady Jags volleyball team looking toward next season November 10, 2016

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Jag Life

Scream is a film with jaw-dropping horror

Scream is a film with jaw-dropping horror

Talayna Barnes, Reporter

Scream is a horror/ mystery T.V. series created by Jill Blotevogel, Dan Dworkin, and Jay Beattie. This two-season show is based on the 1996 slasher film by the sa...  Read More »

Jan 18

  • Utah Shakespeare Festival January 18, 2017
  • Hacksaw Ridge January 18, 2017
  • ‘Moana’s heart leads her to a journey of self-discovery December 12, 2016

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