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.
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.