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  • ROTC wraps up most successful season yet

    ROTC wraps up most successful season yet

    Anna Hedgpeth, Reporter

    March 10, 2017

    The South Air Force JROTC Drill Team had a highly decorated season full of accomplishments. The Drill team is a group of about 25 ROTC students, including freshmen through senior students, who work every day from 6-7 a.m. to prepare for competitive military marching competitions. There are seven different categ...

    Members of the Blue Springs South Air Force JROTC drill team pose with trophies they have won at competitions this year. They have competed a total of eight meets throughout the school year. Photo submitted.

  • Stotts awarded Teacher of the Year

    Stotts awarded Teacher of the Year

    Olivia Decker, Editor-in-Chief

    March 10, 2017

    Donna Stotts, Microbiology and CSI teacher, has officially been named the Blue Springs South Teacher of the Year for the 2016-2017 school year. This is Stotts’ 11th year at South, but she has been teaching for a total of 28 years, five of which were spent as a school principal in New Mexico. This is...

    Microbiology and CSI teacher Donna Stotts received the honor of 2016-2017 Blue Springs South Teacher of the Year. Photo by Autumn Campbell.

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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-...

    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. ...

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

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  • 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 ...

    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)

19 year old releases amazing debut album

Colton Robertson, Entertainment Editor

  Khalid is a young, new artist native to El Paso, Texas on the come up and just released his debut album, “American Teen.” The 19 year-old’s first career album was released on March 3 and includes 15 tracks...

March 24

Russian relations build concern for U.S citizens

Matthew Willis, Reporter

Great diplomatic relations are an asset to any country, but they have their liabilities. Getting too friendly with a foreign power frequently leads to controversy. For example, the relationship between the United States and I...

March 10

Throwbacks are good for the soul

Colton Robertson, Co-Entertainment Editor

Music can bring on many different emotions, but the one I’m going to focus on is nostalgia. So get those phones out and be ready to build a playlist. Everyone has a different taste in music, different guilty pleasure songs...

March 10

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Division I talent leads optimistic boys track team

Division I talent leads optimistic boys track team

Amaya Hernandez, Reporter

Boys track and field is starting back up and many people are excited to begin competing again. Boys track and field head coach Troy Harding said he is looking forward to the start of track and field be...

March 10

Girls track shows optimism heading into opening meet

Girls track shows optimism heading into opening meet

Jacob Dec, Assistant Sports Editor

Practice is just getting started for the girls track team, and the first meet is quickly approaching. Junior distance runner Tori Findley talks about what she did to prepare for this season during the offs...

March 10

Swim and Dive prepares for State meet

February 17

Boys Basketball emphasizes conference schedule

Boys Basketball emphasizes conference schedule

February 17

South athletes sign national letters of intent

South athletes sign national letters of intent

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Being nice should be an expectation

Colton Robertson, Co-Entertainment Editor

Each and every day I do my best to be the nicest person I can be, and you should too. When I was approached to write this story, I was initially excited, but soon after was con...

March 10

In state vs. out of state prices are terrible

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Climate Change is a real threat

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