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Pilot Student Signs With Air Force Academy

Pilot Student Signs With Air Force Academy

February 4, 2019

Southside senior Madison Marsh signed with the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) Jan. 25. Both an undergraduate school an...

Architect Returns To Campus

Allison Brannan, Print Co-Editor

January 7, 2019

Class of 1999 graduate John Langham works alongside other architects to improve four Fort Smith Public School elementary schools. Majoring in architecture, Langham graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2004 and is now working with WER Architects/ Planners who specializes on educational buildings. “ [The district] put out a request for...

Alumni Authors Bot Book

Amberly Tran, Broadcast & Online Editor

January 7, 2019

Starting as a joke that became reality, alumni Blake Matthews recently completed his children’s book, “Don’t Give a Bot a Bit.” The book aims to educate young children on computer science, while still entertaining them. “I wrote this book because no one else had done it and it needed to be done. I was teaching professional development for...

Medical Path Inspires Senior

Elyse Cano, Print Co-Editor

January 7, 2019

In the summer of 2015 senior Ryan Keefer entered the Scubs summer program sponsored by UAFS. The program focuses on high school students gaining real life experiences within the medical field. Throughout the week, students received training to become First Aid, CPR, and AED certified. The students also participated in a fake surgery to have a stimulation...

District Implements Policy

Haleigh House, Reporter

January 7, 2019

Recently the Department of Education approved a credit for Community Service Learning (CSL). Students can report 75 service hours to earn one credit. “The district wrote a course approval that if a student has a required number of hours in community service they can actually get a community service credit added to their transcript,” Principal...

Service Opens Doors To Career Path

Elyse Cano, Print Co-Editor

January 7, 2019

Volunteering at the Barling Fire Department since the age of three, serving the community does not seem out of the ordinary for sophomore Jaden Williams. After growing up witnessing his grandfather become heavily involved in the fire department, Williams began to search for opportunities to become involved as well. Throughout his childhood Williams...

Sister School Returns for Visit

Allison Brannan, Print Co-Editor

November 12, 2018

Arriving to Fort Smith on Oct. 8, German students from sister school in Hanover, Germany met their host families for the first time. “I felt excited because [my German student and I] met in Germany and we asked Mr. Parker to let me host my exchange student it was a great experience to get to see my friend again, ” senior Patrick Jones said. Students...

Actor Earns Nomination

Elyse Cano, Print Co-Editor

November 12, 2018

Senior Caleb Hopkins first took the stage at the age of eight. Studying for the past ten years Hopkins honed his craft for acting at Fort Smith Community School of the Arts for ten years. This past summer Hopkins was nominated for a National Youth Arts Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his character Lumiere in the musical Beauty and the Beast. On...

Theatre Performs Classic

Sarah Long, Reporter

November 12, 2018

As West Side Story’s premiere comes closer at 7pm on Nov. 16-17 and 2 pm on Nov. 18 interested parties can purchase tickets by calling Maverick Theatre at 479-646-1179 or by buying tickets at the box office. The classic musical highlights the tension a gang of Puerto-Rican immigrants, the Sharks, face from a local gang of All-American boys, the...

Teacher Enthusiastic With School Pride

Allison Brannan, Co-Editor

October 11, 2018

Loud music and shouts of “Game Day” became the image of French teacher Sheila Goodfellow with over the top posters on doors and illuminating school spirit. “I think that’s just who I am and I support what I do. I have always been involved, from wearing a cheer uniform for Southside to having my son here and being a teacher, I have just always...

Colleges Scout Senior Quarterback Standout

Elyse Cano, Print Co-Editor

October 11, 2018

Quarterback Taye Gatewood continues to grow within his athletic career, from receiving the Bill Breedlove Award to earning Arkansas state Player of the Week. As football season continues in full swing, Gatewood made four touchdowns and accumulated 196.3 passing yards within the first three games. Over the course of the past three years Gatewood made...

Creating A New Image

Elyse Cano, Print Co-Editor

October 11, 2018

Among several changes to the new year comes a new vision for the future of students, faculty, and parents. “My vision for Southside is that it’s a place where students want to come and where they feel like they belong. I want us to have academic success and I want kids to have met their individual goals,” Miller said. Before coming to Southside,...