Kids participate in all kinds of sports. There are baseball players, basketball competitors and track stars, and when season ends, they all sprint toward the same place — the 760 Sports Academy gym in El Centro.

Most students at Southwest High School know Lacey Jones as a biology teacher, but few know that she is also the designer of Stag and the Swan, clothes for infants and toddlers.

Teenagers have to face obstacles in school like peer pressure and being accepted by society. Students and teachers at Southwest High School recently gave their views and experiences on the difference between being someone else in the real world and being themselves in their minds.

The sound of students conversing as they walk into the orchestra room mixes with the tuning instruments and fills the whole room. The students go silent as the conductor comes out of his office, getting ready to start playing a melody of his choosing.

In room K-57 at Southwest High School, Southwest High School Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts students are sketching, constructing, gluing and designing a new sign for the Jimmie Cannon Theater for the Performing Arts at Southwest.

At Southwest High School, the school psychologist and the students she works with want to overcome the stigma tied to mental health issues and spread the word that if they need help, the school is there to support them.

Cowboy trailers rolling in from all sides of towns, the smell of fresh hay in the air, Western apparel worn from head to toe — these were a few of the signs heralding the famous Brawley Cattle Call Rodeo.

Students at Southwest High School are branching out into the world of video production by creating their own YouTube channels and producing videos.

Boxing and wrestling are aggressive sports typically associated with males. Clarissa Soriano-Segura, a 16-year-old junior from Southwest High School, has a very strong liking of contact sports, especially wrestling and boxing. She wanted to change the standards of females in male-dominated sports.

Students in the Mexican-American Club at Southwest High School come together to build altars to display from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 for Dia de los Muertos to honor the memory of the person who is being represented in the altar.

A hot summer scorching over the players and the smell of sweat fills the air. “Huddle up boys,” says the coach, while the players rush to put on their bulky shoulder pads.