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Lettuce shortage at South

Emma Bowlen, Staff Writer

May 22, 2017

Filed under News

Those who frequent the salad bar for lunch are now in for disappointment. Over the past few weeks, there has not been enough lettuce to supply the salad bar; as a result, students can no longer get their daily dose of greens at...

CRAM summer training

Layla Moore, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017

Filed under News

While many BHSS students will be at the beach or in another state over the summer, prospective CRAM students will spend four days a week for four weeks in school. Kevin Sparks will be training around 30 new students to repair ...

PAWS Club

Ethan Baer, Staff Writer

May 18, 2017

Filed under Culture, News, Uncategorized

South Optimist recently interviewed PAWS member Krista Konerman about the animal advocacy club here at South. Can you tell me a little bit about what the club is? "PAWS stands for Panther Animal Welfare Society and as a...

Laptop return begins 5/22

Amanda Lewandowski, Staff Writer

May 17, 2017

Filed under News

As the school year comes to an end, make sure to get all of your textbooks and  school issued laptop turned in. Starting Monday, May 22, students may begin turning in their school issued laptop, charger, and stylus to the...

Summer jobs/volunteering

Carlie Williams, Photographer

May 17, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, News

Summer is right around the corner! With less than two weeks left, you might be thinking about all your amazing plans this summer.  Numerous activities take place: volunteering, vacations, hanging out with friends, or even a su...

Graduation updates

Isabelle Neal, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017

Filed under News

With two weeks left of school, most seniors have already checked out and are just counting down the days until they leave South. However, to ensure that you'll be able to walk across the graduation stage, there are still a couple...

Mix it Up at Lunch day

Molly Wagschal, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017

Filed under News

If you want to step━or rather, sit━outside of your comfort zone, keep an eye out for Mix it Up at Lunch day. This event will be coming to South on Tuesday, May 16 during all lunches. The newly formed Community Leadership Club...

Sexting and Finstas: when does the school get involved?

Chris Forrester, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017

Filed under News

High school is already the stage for loads of drama, which can be a hassle for administrators, but with the rise in popularity of social media, the matter is rapidly becoming more complex. The latest development in the world of so...

Summer reading reminder

Lucia Davila, Staff Writer

May 8, 2017

Filed under News

In three short weeks, summer break will be upon us. With the sunshine out and the students gone, it’s easy to disregard all responsibilities as soon as you exit the school building. However, if you signed up to take an Honor...

Sounds of South falls at District

Lucia Davila, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017

Filed under News

Gwen Witten Upchurch has been teaching choir and leading Sounds of South for 32 years, directing fully staged musicals and coaching young performers as they grow into confident, talented singers.   “It’s been the best ...

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