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  • Learning lounge installed in PAC

    Learning lounge installed in PAC

    Liberty Smith, Reporter

    February 17, 2017

    Some around South may have noticed that a lounge area has been added recently just outside the PAC that features many comfortable seating options. This is phase one of a four-step plan to eventually turn the area into a fully functional coffeehouse and flexible learning space for the students and staf... READ MORE »»

    The learning lounge outside the PAC is expected to be fully completed by the beginning of next school year. Photo by Charly Buchanan.

  • “My Fair Lady” cast hard at work

    “My Fair Lady” cast hard at work

    Donald Kelly, Entertainment Editor

    January 27, 2017

    Note: Photo identified as Ethan James has been changed to correctly identify Ethan Davis Blue Springs South’s vocal and instrumental music departments are taking on the challenge of the musical “My Fair Lady.” South students involved in the play have been preparing for this show since early November... READ MORE »»

    Students Madelyn Padget, Caleb Jones, Antonio Grisafe, Zaine Ali, and Ethan Davis rehearse for “My Fair Lady”. The first showing of the musical is 7 p.m., February 9. Additional shows will be on Friday, February 10 and Saturday Feb. 11. Photo by Caeden Smithpeter.

  • South grads come back to teach

    South grads come back to teach

    Carissa Alford, Reporter

    January 27, 2017

    South has been building a legacy since it was established in 1992. In fact, many teachers who roam the halls today used to walk the halls as students before current students had graduated elementary school. Teachers Danny Mathis, Ashleigh Bertrand, Katie Rucinski, David Ceule, Jakob Estep, Nathan Moon... READ MORE »»

    Teachers Heath Creek, Danny Mathis, Nathan Dorsch, Katie Rucinski, David Cuele, Jakob Estep, and Nathan Mooney are all South Alumni. Staff Photo

  • Tori Findley honored with Runner of the Year

    Tori Findley honored with Runner of the Year

    Mahlyk Davis, Sports Editor

    January 27, 2017

    After dominating the cross country circuit in her junior season, Tori Findley recently named Gatorade Missouri Runner of the Year. Findley, who lettered in cross country, basketball, soccer and track her sophomore year, is focusing on running her junior year and believes it will help her. “It was ha... READ MORE »»

    Tori Findley became South's second recipient of the Gatorade Missouri Runner of the Year award. Photo by Ryan Unruh

  • Touch of Silver competes at Liberty

    Touch of Silver competes at Liberty

    Caeden Smithpeter, Reporter

    December 16, 2016

    Touch of Silver Dance Team worked hard this past weekend and it paid off. The team competed at Liberty High School. The team is lead by Coach Shelli Ray and made up of 18 girls. They performed three dances in three different categories: Hip-Hop, Jazz, and Mix. They placed first in Mix, second in Hip-... READ MORE »»

    Touch of Silver performs a competition routine at a home basketball game on Thursday, December 8. They performed the same routine at a competition on Saturday, December 10.

  • Swimmers earn All-State and All-American honors

    Swimmers earn All-State and All-American honors

    Kelsey Blanton, Assistant Editorials Editor

    November 18, 2016

    For the first time in Blue Springs South history, a relay team qualified as All-Americans. Jake Workman, Nick Keller, Ben Morgan, and Kyle Hepting seniors at South were the four guys in the 200 free relay that won. They were the first All-Americans under the head coaching of Errich Oberlander. ... READ MORE »»

    Seniors Kyle Hepting, Jake Workman, Ben Morgan and Nick Keller celebrate their awards at state. Photo by Pat Branch

    Patrick Branch

  • Cheer wins first state title

    Cheer wins first state title

    Trevor Hahn, Reporter

    November 18, 2016

    For the first time in school history, the Jags have a state champion cheerleading team. This hardware was brought back to the school after the team won the Superlarge division on November 5 at the University of Missouri-Columbia.  Senior Haleigh Wills talked about what it feels like to be a state ... READ MORE »»

    The cheer team poses with their first place trophy. This was the cheer team's first ever first place finish after back-to-back second place finishes. Submitted photo

  • Listen to Christmas Classics!

    Listen to Christmas Classics!

    November 4, 2016

    Non-stop, commercial free!  The Classic Sounds of the Holidays!  Go to www.BssdRadio.net  (Jag Radio)

  • Katie Coonce finds success in horse shows nationwide

    Katie Coonce finds success in horse shows nationwide

    Charly Buchanan, News Editor

    October 21, 2016

    Senior Katie Coonce has a love for horses, a passion for showing them and a skill at competing that leads to great success. Coonce finished first place in the Iowa Fall Classic horse show, which took place on September 22 through 26. The official title for Coonce and her horse’s achievement is Youth Hi... READ MORE »»

    Katie Coonce rides her horse, Diesel D.

  • South drum line gains new staff

    South drum line gains new staff

    Delaney Jackson, Features Editor

    October 21, 2016

    This year’s drum line was lucky enough to get a new staff. The new staff consists of Bailey Gruben, Nond Sli, and Andrew Brogan. Sli explains how they got involved with the drum line at South. “We got involved through Gateway Indoor Percussion. We knew a writer here (Cliff Walker), and he bro... READ MORE »»

    Staff member Bailey Gruben works with senior tenor Kolby Snelling at a percussion sectional. Photo by Delaney Jackson

South media keeps students informed

South media keeps students informed

Mahlyk Davis, Sports Editor

For years, South has prided itself on having stellar media outlets. From The Jag to Jag TV and Predator, if there is media to be covered, you can bet it will be. Predator, the yearbook, is a year-long project. It is less...  Read More »

Feb 17

Modern Language Fair celebrates cultures

Modern Language Fair celebrates cultures

Amaya Hernandez, Reporter

This year’s Modern Language Fair was filled with foreign food, performances, pictures, and cultural presentations. The Modern Language Fair is led by all of the foreign language teachers who  work together to make the...  Read More »

Feb 17

Debate and forensics hopeful for Nationals

Delaney Jackson, Features Editor

This year’s debate and forensics team is having a strong season and hopes to finish stronger with bigger tournaments upcoming. The debate and forensics team has been competing since October, and it’s been one of their mo...  Read More »

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Swim and Dive prepares for State meet

Lauren Collins, Managing Editor

The girls swim and dive team had a great run at conference on February 11 and finished second. Coach Erich Oberlander comments on how the team did at conference. “The team did great at conference. L...  Read More »

Feb 17

Boys Basketball emphasizes conference schedule

Boys Basketball emphasizes conference schedule

Trevor Hahn, Reporter

The Suburban Big 6 conference made a big change this year for all sports with the addition of Park Hill. This not only changes the name of the conference to the Suburban Big 7, but strengthens the co...  Read More »

Feb 17

South athletes sign national letters of intent

South athletes sign national letters of intent

February 17, 2017

Girls swim with confidence heading into conference

Girls swim with confidence heading into conference

January 27, 2017

Girls basketball optimistic for continued success

Girls basketball optimistic for continued success

January 27, 2017

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Emmett Till case has resurfaced

Donald Kelly, Co-Entertainment Editor

In 2007, Carolyn Bryant, who accused Emmett Till of verbally and physically harassing her in Mississippi in 1955, admitted that she lied. Bryant was working on August 20, 1955,...  Read More »

Feb 17

New education secretary Betsy Devos is bad

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