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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.

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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.

In Maria Mendez’s classroom T-69 at Southwest High School, a fresh linen scent fills the room, motivational posters are hung on the wall and photos of students smile on the class.

You may have had a teacher who had a positive impact in your life. That person may have been a mentor, a coach or just someone who was there when you needed guidance. However, you may not know just how much of an impact you had in that teacher’s life.

Prom is approaching. Proposals are being answered; money is being saved, and the juniors and seniors here at Southwest High School are ready to dance in an Enchanted Forest on May 18.

Amanda Smith, a senior at Southwest High School, started off her high school years obtaining A’s and B’s. Now in her senior year, she has found her grades slipping so much that she is at risk of not graduating.