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Class Trip Enriches Learning

Amberly Tran, Broadcast & Online Editor

January 7, 2019

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In order to prepare for the exam, AP Seminar students attended a trip to Crystal Bridges on Dec. 6. The exam features an art interpretation element, and the trip’s exhibits offer students the opportunity to apply art interpretation skills. “My goal for the trip is for students to come out with a better understanding of the argumentation value...

Dancers Go Big City For Parade

Elyse Cano, Print Editor

January 7, 2019

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Performing in record breaking low temperature of 19 degrees, eleven senior Southern Belles spent the November break performing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. To fight from cold temperatures, the Belles used hand-warmers and wrapped themselves in foil blankets before performing in their sequence dresses for the parade. “Our...

Volunteers Lay Wreaths at National Cemetery

Sarah Long, Reporter

January 7, 2019

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Thousands of volunteers gather at Fort Smith’s National Cemetery to place wreaths on headstones Dec. 8 for the Christmas Honors organization. Approximately 16,300 wreaths are placed in less than four minutes, each one symbolizing gratitude community members have towards the veterans and honoring their memories. “We feel that it is every citizen’s...

Annual Dinner Raises Funds

Annual Dinner Raises Funds

January 7, 2019

Choir hosted the 35th annual Madrigal Dinner Dec. 6-8 at the First Presbyterian Church. The dinner and show raises money for the...

Quizbowl Prepares For Upcoming Tournaments

Quizbowl Prepares For Upcoming Tournaments

December 10, 2018

Southside Quiz Bowl players intensely practice over the next few months as they prepare for the Springdale Invitational Feb. 16th, the State ...

Street Art Unifies Town

Street Art Unifies Town

November 12, 2018

Unexpected project’s 2018 season, entitled the “Outlier Series,” adds to the revamping of the town and brings eight new...

Board Introduces Merit Program

Elyse Cano, Print Co-Editor

November 9, 2018

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In October the school district announced a new academic initiative, the Superintendent Scholars Program. The program aims to help increase the number of students who qualify for National Merit Semifinalist. Focusing on the class of 2021 the program will select sophomore students based on their results of the October PSAT. “I think this [program]...

Downtown Park Opens

Downtown Park Opens

November 9, 2018

World-class amenities enjoyable for everyone arrive downtown with the creation of the Fort Smith Riverfront Skate and Bike Park....

District Announces Security Director

Allison Brannan, Print Co-Editor

November 9, 2018

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After voters approved the Fort Smith Public Schools millage in May, the school board proceeded with district safety by the district’s first school security director. Taking office on Nov. 19, Bill Hollenback will assume the 15,000 students within the school district to ensure safety. Former Sebastian County Sheriff, Hollenback decided against...

Back in the Big Apple

Sarah Long, Reporter

November 9, 2018

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Eleven senior Southern Belles take on New York’s frigid temperatures Nov.22 to dance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Belles dance with the Spirit of America group and perform to “Walking in a Winter Wonderland.” “Going to New York is an experience on its own but being able to dance in the parade is an experience of a lifetime. I...

Shoe Drive Enhances Competition

Elyse Cano, Print Co-Editor

November 7, 2018

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As a community service event, Interact Club chose to participate in the Ozark Water Project. The Project focuses on the global water crisis taking place primarily in Africa and Haiti. The process begins with schools or churches collecting shoes either new, or gently used. After receiving donations the organization sells the shoes for $0.35 per pound....

Juniors Improve Community

Sarah Long, reporter

October 11, 2018

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Junior Leadership Academy (JLA), sponsored by the Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce, held the first session Sept. 5. Designed to help students,the program allows for opportunities available in Fort Smith while growing leadership skills. “JLA is a great opportunity to learn about your community and grow as a person. It is a fantastic program and a great...