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Rebellious Times

Animals Need Homes

Samantha Reed, Writer

February 27, 2019

Four months ago I adopted a little ball of fur that I named Attica. She was a barely-8-week old kitten that sat sleepily in the back of a set of cages in the Jefferson Animal Shelter. She laid contently in my arms, but, when put back in her cage, she would cry out and desperately try to get back to me. Luckily, things ended...

Digital Wallets: Choosing The Best One For Your Needs

Digital Wallets: Choosing The Best One For Your Needs

February 26, 2019

We live in an age where our smartphones are constantly by our side. Most tasks are just a few taps away....

National Poetry Contest

National Poetry Contest

February 26, 2019

Feeling creative? The America  Library of Poetry is hosting its 23rd annual National Student Poetry ...

Democratic Candidates Profiles

John Sutter, Writer

February 19, 2019

The Democratic field has a lot of candidates. Here is a brief overview of all the people currently running.   Corey Booker: Corey Booker is the first African American senator from New Jersey. Here are some of his policies. Booker has sponsored a lot of policies that would help the poor including a $15 dollar m...

Car Care Tips?

Brendan Courter, Co-Editor

February 19, 2019

Have a car? Yes? I can’t blame you: cars are pretty cool. Know how to take care of that care? No? I can’t blame you: cars are pretty complicated.   The door handle of my car has fallen off six times this week alone, I haven’t checked my oil or tire pressure in six months, and my car can’t go in reverse...

Rosie Reader Program at Southwestern

Rosie Reader Program at Southwestern

February 10, 2019

  The Rosie Reader program has gone on for around eighteen years of the nineteen years that Angela ...

Diving In and Breaking Records

Diving In and Breaking Records

February 10, 2019

The girl’s swim team swam in their sectional meet on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Two Southwestern girl...

Is S.A.D. Affecting Students at Southwestern?

Avery Wilson, Writer

February 6, 2019

Twenty percent of people are affected by S.A.D.  This stands for Seasonal Affective Disorder., which is a mood disorder characterized by depression that occurs at the same time every year.  People dealing with S.A.D. may experience anxiety, apathy, general discontent, loneliness, loss of interest, mood swings, or sadness. ...

Mr. Bates Has Two Roles.

Hugh Smith, Writer

February 6, 2019

With Mr. Bates transferring over to the superintendent of the school, he will be leaving his 13th year as principal at Southwestern. During most of his years working here, he has been an assistant in both the middle and the high school. As of right now, he is doing both jobs as principal and superintendent which he claims is a ...

Fewer Students are Becoming Teachers

Samantha Reed

February 4, 2019

In a world so keen on education, fewer students are thinking of becoming teachers. In 1975, more than one-fifth (22%) of college students were majoring in education - a stark contradiction to the 4.3% of college students now. In viewing these facts, one has to wonder what is deterring students from becoming their favorite te...

Hunter Mefford and Abby Ralston crowned King and Queen

Homecoming 2019

February 4, 2019

Southwestern held its annual Homecoming event on Saturday, January 26, 2019, in the Southwestern gym. ...

Chromebook Use in School

Hugh Smith

February 4, 2019

   Technology is known to be used widely, but as it is used more by the populous, so does their usage and overall effect in school increase. With the recent introduction of Chromebooks, teachers have shared their thoughts on how it affects learning in the classrooms around the school. Morgan Hensley, who is the te...

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