The Southwinds newspaper has been a part of the South Mountain High School community for over 50 years. As with many modern-day publications, the staff members have had to change with the times; our once only printed paper is now also entirely online. We have also switched to a biannual, full-color publication, the Southwinds Magazine, which, like the web-based version of the Southwinds, includes national news, South Mountain features, events, and sports stories, and entertainment pieces. While the job of the Southwinds reporters is to cover stories and events of interest to our readers, we would like to encourage everyone in JaguarLand to contribute ideas for future articles. Also, if you would like to take to the keyboard yourself, feel free to submit your thoughts or comments, and we will consider them for publication. Just make sure to include your name and contact information. You can access the Southwinds at If you wish to contact the staff, e-mail the editor, Marissa De Santiago at [email protected] Faculty Advisory Anne Montgomery can be reached at [email protected] Or speak with any of the reporters personally. A complete list of Southwinds staff members appears on the back page of our print magazine. We at the Southwinds look forward to providing you with stories that inform and entertain. And don’t hesitate to send us your comments and suggestions.

Southwinds Staff

Faculty Adviser

Anne Montgomery


Marissa De Santiago

Assistant Editor

Fabian Maldonado


Marissa De Santiago

Fabian Maldonado

Mia Robles

Sincere Wakefield-Scott

Oscar Arreguin

Adolfo Flores

Kimani Dickensen

Samaria Johnson

Zynajia Mingo

Lorne Jones

Efrain Ortiz

Salvador Palacios

Analysis Zepeda

The student news site of South Mountain High School