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Where are they now? Mid/Late 2000’s Fads

Calvin Prenkert, Staff writer

August 18, 2017

Filed under Culture, News

The days of heelying past your friends who walked from gym to the classroom and begging your parents to buy you another furry friend because your webkinz account was supposedly about to expire are long gone. But, has anyone ever...

Updated MCCSC Lunch Policies

Camilla Clark, Photographer

August 17, 2017

Filed under News

   The MCCSC school board updated its lunch policy over the summer to better support students with negative account balances and to ensure their privacy.      This past May, the board voted to adopt a new, controversia...

New online forms in South

Jen Crystal, Staff Writer

August 17, 2017

Filed under News, Opinion

At the beginning of this school year, South phased out paper forms and instead introduced online forms for students. No longer do students receive a huge stack of papers to be filled out at the beginning of the year. Now, stu...

Friday Music

Seth Thomas and Calvin Prenkert

August 17, 2017

Filed under Features, News

Want to know if you can suggest music for the Friday afternoon announcements or understand how the music is chosen?

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Solar eclipse forms

Jen Crystal, Staff Writer

August 16, 2017

Filed under News

The solar eclipse is quickly approaching. This event, starting at 1 p.m. and ending at 4 p.m., will be incredible−but only if students follow safety precautions. Kirstin Milks, a science teacher at South, advised students to ...

Bus fiascoes continue

Bus fiascoes continue

August 15, 2017

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 ...


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...

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