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Senior Ahmed Shabbir travels to Kenya to construct glasses for locals

Elianna Oliver, Social Media Editor

October 2, 2017

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In a country populated with about 44 million people, according to unicef.org, nearly 50 percent of Kenyans live below the poverty line. Living below this line generally alludes to life without “health care, education, clean...

Students and staff speak out about the importance of understanding mental disorders

Lauren Urschel, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017

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Mental illness: a term plastered all over social media and discussed extensively in the counselor's office and among teachers. It affects hundreds of thousands of teens —1.8 million to be exact, according to Mental Health Amer...

Community debates adopting versus buying pets

Summer Lyon, Victoria Palmer, and Samrina Acharya

September 11, 2017

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Six and a half million. Abandoned. Neglected. Hoarded. Abused. Mistreated. Six and a half million searching for a second chance. Every year, approximately 6.5 million animals nationwide enter shelters in the U.S. Approximately...

Students share experience volunteering

Aubrey Birk, Staff Writer

August 29, 2017

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Holding hands, coloring pictures and keeping up with the excited chatter of a room full of 4 year olds, this is what childcare at Grace Church consists of. While some students view summer as a break from the busyness of school, seni...

Students cross finish lines to support charity

Arielle Singer and Lauren Urschel

August 29, 2017

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Running events have become a common way for organizations to raise money and awareness for various causes. With organizations hosting events across the nation, students have been able to make an impact and participate in charity...

Staff and students share immigration experiences and perspectives

Arielle Singer, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017

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Immigration: the action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country. The decision to leave one country occurs due to a variety of factors. Whether an immigrant is pushed away from the negative aspects of their native co...

Q & A with Mr. Putnam

Elianna Oliver, Staff Writer

February 19, 2017

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Q: How long have you taught at Southwest? A: Since it opened, so seven years. Q: Have you always been an art teacher? A: As long as I’ve been teaching I’ve been an art teacher, but I didn’t start teaching u...

Debate team describes work put in for a successful season

Jenna Hope, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017

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Walking to the fixed forum after school ends, senior advanced debater Dean Ziegelman opens up his laptop to begin practicing for his debate. After compiling hours of resources and facts to support his argument, he strives to mak...

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