Tripodium Issue 1

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vol. 50, iss. 1•Salina High School South•730 E. Magnolia, Salina, Kan. 67401•10.04.19

2 CALENDER 10.04.19

Upcoming Events

Homecoming Crowning, Football game vs. Derby 7 p.m.

Oct. 10

Boys Soccer vs. Newton 5 p.m.

Oct. 7 Oct. 8 Start of 2nd NO SCHOOL Homecoming Quarter Dance 8:30 p.m. Oct. 12 Debate@BVN Boys Soccer vs. Oct. 11 Derby 5 p.m.

JV Girls Golf@ @ Manhattan

Oct. 15

Volleyball 5 p.m.@ @ South Boys Soccer@ @ Andover

Oct. 19

Debate@ South Girls Tennis State

Oct. 26


Oct. 5

Oct. 4

Tripodium Staff


Cross Country regionals Volleyball Sub-State

Debate@ Blue Valley North

Football@ Maize Parent Teacher Oct. 18 Conferences No School

Oct. 16 and 17

No School 17th

Oct. 22

Picture Retakes Volleyball@ @ South

Oct. 29

Soccer Regionals Debate @@ Great Bend

Oct. 31

@ Volleyball... McPherson and Hays

“If I had a superpower I would want invisibility.”

Senior Hannah Schmidt “Me and my dog have the same birthday.”

Senior Maleha Hadnot

Photo Editor

Ivan Nava

Staff Members

Girls Golf Girls Tennis Regionals Regionals (TBD) 9th/JV football vs. Maize Football vs. Hutchinson Cross Country Oct. 25 @Central Football@. girls tennis Oct. 24 Newton state

south debate tournament

Maleha Hadnot Joslyn Jones Kamryn Kulas Lauren Raubenstine Eric Rincon Hannah Schmidt Zaida Segura

Graduation Follow order day @SHSTripodium


Joslyn Jones

Editorial Policy Letters to the Editor

“I have a missing fingernail.”

The staff encourages letters to the editor from its readers. Letter should be taken to room 2117 or mailed to the Tripodium, 730 E. Magnolia, Salina, Kan. 67401 The following guidelines will be used in consideration of printing letters to the editor. Letters should be no longer than 200 words. Letters should be signed and must be signed and must include the address and telephone number of the author. No anonymous letters will be published. If it is the wish of the author and editor is in agreement, the author’s name by be withheld. The letter must not be libelous, obscene, profane and it must not infringe upon copyright. The letter must not be an invasion of privacy or disruptive of the school process.

Senior Ivan Nava


Junior Lizzy Franco

Senior Joslyn Jones

The Tripodium is dedicated to publishing news, features, columns and sports in an unbiased and professional manner. All new, feature and opinion stories are determined by the staff and they invite readers to contribute ideas to them. The publication is a forum for student expression and will not be subject to prior review by the USD 305 administration.

“I had a fish for four years named Ted, RIP.”

Notice of Nondiscrimination

“I put my milk in before my cereal.”

Senior Eric Rincon

“I’m 17 and still can’t swallow pills.”

“I hate pickles.”

Senior Lauren Raubenstine

Junior Zaida Segura

“Lizzy made me do this. Go Yerds.”

Peyton Froome


By Lauren Raubenstine

Senior Peyton Froome

Copy Editor

Volleyball @ _ Hutchinson

MEET THE STAFF “I’m just trying to be the best Kaylee Warren I can be. What an editing legend.”

Alivia Heard Lizzy Franco

and Lyons

on twitter for HAPPY nov. 7 missed HALLOWEEN! Musical comedy dates or changed. murders of 1940 Nov. 1 south theare 7 p.m. debate@ @ KCKCC

Senior Alivia Heard


“Sometimes they tell me to be the bigger person but I can’t when I’m only 5’3.”

Junior Kamryn Kulus “My eyes are two different shades of green.”

Unified School District #305 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its program and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Any person having inquiries concerning Unified School District #305 compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, ADA, Title IX, or Section 504 is directed to contact the Unified School District #305 Executive Director of Human Resources, P.O. Box 797, Salina, Kansas, 67402, 785-309-4726.

Cover: Senior Cason Long runs the flag during the first home football game against McPherson. photo by lizzy franco


OPINION 10.04.19

I’m sorry to break it to you...

You abandoned me, I’m with sac now.


South Speaks

South’s personnel share their opinion on the new lunch policies “Everyone is talking about the sauce situation, but the line situation is much worse. We need to be aware that there are three separate lines, so there shouldn’t be a clump at the door.”

Holly Johnson


“We should be able to just get what we can eat. Think of how much food they’ve been wasting.”

What’s Up With Lunch?

Tripodium staff’s opinion on the new lunch policies By Alivia Heard New policies are being enforced this school year as reviewed on page 6, but the most backlash from students and teachers has come from the new lunch policies. With the menu changes, how much sauce we can put on our tray, and the time students can go back to class, all we want to know is why? Laine Norris, Directer of Food and Nutrition Services, explained that the menu of the schools have been created to balance nutrients, decrease waste, offer more variety, allow for introduction of new menu items and grab and go options. However, some of those ideas seem to be contradicting. If there is a balance of nutrients and a decrease of waste then there would not be hundreds of vegetables thrown away daily. Some argue that if they had ranch to eat them with, it would be more appealing. Along with this, students and staff have witnessed lunch items being thrown away when they are taken to the cashiers and they are not a part of the nutrition standards, or they can not be paid for. As for the introduction of new menu items, it seems students have been eating the same school lunch combinations for 12 years. Most are familiar with the “Chicken Line,” “Main Line” and “Pizza or Burger Line” from every previous year. Seniors would even remember when those were separated between lockers. As the school grows older with us and every bit of it has changed, the last thing we relied on was the lunch lines. Now the choices are no longer reliable. There are not many solutions to such a change considering most of the rules that students and staff must follow are from the state or national regulations. What can be done is a change of attitude. Students are already beginning to bring their own bottles of condiments, meaning they can have as much as they please with no one telling them they have to throw it away. Students who do not care for the condiments or vegetables can grab them anyway and pass them to a friend who does. Something else people can help with is offering to pay for the lunch of a student who shamefully has their lunch thrown away. Help each other out. Along with that, be resourceful. The next time a fast food run is made, ask for an extra sauce packet. Bringing Wendy’s barbecue sauce or Dairy Queen’s ranch packet might be an option. As for the time that students can go back to class, it may be wise to add one more minute. Though five minutes is too much, one minute is too less. Students need time to eat, use the bathroom, and walk back to class. Allow some leisure time. Everyone will be out in four years or less, and the lunch that is provided with the proper nutrients is not something that everyone around the world is accustomed to. Though we do ask for different options, not to throw away food and maybe one more sauce packet, it really is up to us to change our attitude about the situation.

Daeshaun Nash “I feel like the new food is giving us less options. I liked it better when there was chickens strips and spicy chicken sandwich everyday.”

Travis Truong


“I have first lunch. My teacher starts class at exactly 11 o’clock. There’s no time if you need to use the restroom or prepare yourself having to walk up the stairs and set your stuff down. She starts the lesson before everyone walks in.”

Grace Hilbert “As a vegetarian, I struggle to get sufficient nutrition from the school. The non-meat options are unreliable.. Sometimes they’re available, sometimes they aren’t. I wish there were a reliable option that didn’t contradict my beliefs.”

Mia Dennett


“The salad bar is a lot more limited compared to what it was last year. One day there’s only tomatoes and carrots, the next day there’s... well, not that.”

Dawson Jamison

“I just wish they gave us more food.”

Adrian Aranda


“I take a sack lunch. Are we sure they’re serving us real food?”

Brookelyn Barnett

“Last year we served the same thing every single day. I think it’s nice to have variety.”

Sherry _______, Food Service


“I like the overall school schedule, but it would be nice for the kids to have more time to eat.”

Ryan Stuart, Computer Applications

4FEATURE 10.04.19

Meet the Teachers

Introducing the new staff of the 2019-2020 school year ELISE POTOCNIK spent six years at Salina West as a counselor. Potocnik transfered to South High due to the closing of West. “I’ve always liked teaching and counseling, so it’s like the best of both worlds,” Potocnik said. Her graduating class only had 26 students.

VICTORIA KELLEY has taught for eight years. When Kelley first moved to Salina she was a para in in the special education department. “I feel like this is where I’m supposed to be,” Kelley said. Bonus: Kelley’s sister also teaches at South High and her mother was a para for 16 years.

LISA MODROW has been a JAG specialist at South High since December of 2018. Modrow has a bachelor ‘s degree in criminal justice, an associate’s in business and has worked as a correctional officer. “I feel like in high school you can really reach people to make better life decisions,” Modrow said. Modrow wishes to continue in the field of teaching. LYNNETTE FROOME is the administrative assistant for the counseling department. Froome went to college at Kansas State University and sees herself close to retirement in five years. Froome’s favorite is watching daughter, senior Peyton Froome, play ball. JAMIE SMITH is a Spanish 1 teacher. Smith’s educational backround is a bachelor’s in Spanish and master’s in secondary education. In five years, Smith hopes to pursue a PHD in applied linguistics.

HANNAH RIVERS is a special education teacher. Rivers has been a paraeducator at both South High and South Middle for a total of five years. Rivers graduated from Central High in 2007 and attended Kansas Wesleyan, where she received her bachelor’s degree. In five years Rivers sees herself teaching in USD 305.

CRAIG BAGLEY is a business teacher. Bagley has been teaching for a total of 13 years. He graduated from Brigham Young University and Purdue Global University. Five years from now, Bagley sees himself still working at South High.

ARNOLD SCHMIDTBERGER has taught social studies most of his teaching career but he is currently a PBD lab teacher for English and social studies. Schmidtberger has coached numerous sports and in five years sees himself coaching or teaching at South High CHRIS GREEN is a first year MTSS specialist. Green has degrees in school counseling, administration, elementary and early education. Green enjoys working at South High.

HEATHER SMITH Returned as a counselor at South High this year after moving to Nebraska last year with her son junior Que Hill. Smith has been counseling for 14 years and has a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s in school counseling.

RYAN SHAFER is a parttime PBD teacher and part-time business teacher, teaching financial literacy and computer apps classes. In five years Shafer sees himself still teaching at South High. Shafer graduated from South High in 1997. AMANDA TACKETT is a 9th, 10th, and 12th grade English teacher. She graduated from Riley Country High in 2003. Tackett has a B.S in secondary education from Kansas State University and a M.S in educational administration from Emporia State University. Tackett sees herself moving to an administrative position of some sort, whether in education or another field in the near future. Tackett hopes to see her family grow in numbers, and is looking forward to building her life in the Salina area. IRMA GARCIA is the new art teacher. Garcia teaches part of the day at South High and the other part at Central. This will be her fifth year teaching as a ten year alum. Garcia enjoys photography in her free time. HANNAH MCCARTY is a first year modified social studies teacher. McCarty went to Butler Community College and Kansas State University. Last year she student taught at South High and in five years McCarty sees herself teaching at South High.

JESSE YAROCHOWICZ is a Medical Investigations 1 & 2 teacher at South High. Yarochowicz is a first year teacher and a sponsor of the HOSA Club. Yaroochowicz graduated from South High in 2014.

School Rules





By Hannah Schmidt


All hones should be put away where they can not be seen. When Dr. Curtis Stevens did walk through, he noticed a lot of individuals had an ear bud in or had their phone out during directed instruction. However, some classes are different when it comes to their rules on the use of phones and ear buds in the classroom. The expectations at South High are that if the teacher is talking or there is an activity going on in class where one has to speak or listen to another student, it is not honorable to have an ear bud in or have a phone out. A lot of problems were happening because there is not an ability to self


When South High had pods, there were only two restrooms in the school. There was a restroom in the 200 pod and the 400 pod, and this could be a problem for a student in the 300 pod because they would have to walk a further distance and miss more class time. In the new building, there are more restrooms. “Because there are so many restrooms, it can become problematic when the staff is trying to keep them from being vandalized or trying to control the vaping issue.” Stevens said. The restrooms in the commons are only open during lunch, and this is to

ELO Passing:

When passing during ELO, students have to get an orange pass. The orange passes are new and are used only to pass students from one teacher to another. Stevens still wants students to use the out of class tracker because it helps staff know that students are safe, and if something were to happen they know where students are. The passes also help regulate

regulate and there is no norm among students. The other side of this is that if there is a learning task where it is acceptable to use the phone, then Stevens says he absolutely wants students to use their phone. Research can tell that for a predictable learning environment to have success, they are always good to know what the expectations are, and brains process information better when it is focused on one thing at once. There can also be stress on students about what is happening on social media. When their phone buzzes, they want to know what’s going on and it takes their attention away from class.

try and help funnel all of the traffic from lunch into those restrooms only. The other restrooms in the school are open during the rest of the day. Staff tries to keep all restrooms open, but if something is damaged they have to close it in order to fix it before more damage occurs. When one of the restrooms gets vandalized, it has to be closed down so they can investigate. They have to figure out who was out of class at what time and their location. “They do not have an answer on how to keep the restrooms from being vandalized or how to keep students from making poor choices in the restroom,” Stevens said.

the amount of students going to another class to be unproductive. They were created with the intention to help students with a legitimate need to get help without a lot of extra movement from other students. On Wednesdays there is no passing, and on Mondays and Fridays students can pass at 2:10 after circles. Circles were created to make students feel connected to other students. Stevens does not want students to leave

Dress Code:

The Dress Code at South High is something students always question. Stevens said the dress code is updated as the trends change and new styles come around. “It is always tough to definitively say it can be this or can not be that.” Stevens said. Professional casual dress is expected from students each day. Clothes can not pose a distraction to the educational environment or present a danger to the physical health of the students. An example of things that could pose a danger to a student’s physical health are clothes with references to tobacco, drugs, alcohol and inappropriate messages. Some clothes have double standards, and it really has to be a judgement call from a teacher or administrator. Clothes that have something that could be used as a weapon, like pocket chains, are also prohibited. If a teacher or administrator feels that a student could harm another student with it, they will ask for it to be removed. As the trends are always changing, so are the students. Students are different from the time they first enter high school to the time they leave. The teachers and administrators have to find a judgement as best as they can. Overall, it is just what a reasonably prudent person would expect and Stevens calls it Dressing for Success. “Try and always put your best foot forward,” Stevens said.

South High without talking to someone else and building a relationship with them. He wants kids to feel like they are a part of a group and that they have someone to talk to. Link Crew works weekly with freshman to help them build relationship with others. Overall, ELO passing and it’s new rules create a better environment for students.


Meet the Freshmen By Zaida Segura

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Rylee Davis

Angel Lopez



Video 1 Episode 1 Oscar overcomes osteosarcoma and obstacles

By Eric Rincon After being diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in the 6th grade, senior Oscar Campa beat cancer and shows the digital world, through his video vlog, that he can still live a normal life and is not limited. Campa was diagnosed on Aug. 31, 2012, and had his first chemo treatment on Sept. 9, 2012. Then came his arm surgery when he had it amputated, and by Dec. 2, 2015 he beat cancer. Two years after beating cancer Campa was motivated by his mom and Uncle Alex Mendioala to hit the weight room. Despite having one arm, Campa had no limits and nothing to hold him back. He first started going to the gym at the Salina Regional Medical Center where his mom, Elizabeth Campa, works. He could only be there for an hour when he started out and he took the opportunity. Now he works out daily at Genesis Health Club after soccer practice. In addition to the work out, he takes conditioning class where he has specialized equipment to help him lift weights. “It was hard at the beginning. I was very tired just with the three pound dumbbells,” Campa said.

“ Your disabilities can take you forward as long as you move forward. ” Oscar Campa Now Oscar is lifting up to 30 pound dumbbells, deadlifting 195 pounds and squatting up to 250 pounds. He usually takes preworkout along with a protein formula and some creatine. Campa drinks a lot of water to stay hydrated. There are also specialized equipment for Campa at Genesis Health Club for him to be able to squat. His vlog was made in July of 2019. Campa’s vlog is about him and his daily life at the gym. He was motivated because of the fact that he had cancer and wanted to get back out there. “My teammates, friends and family motivated me, especially my uncle Alex,”

Campa said. Oscar’s cousin from Lawrence is in graphic design and makes podcasts. He comes down to Salina to help Oscar make his vlogs. Campa now has two episodes completed and there should be a third one coming by the end of soccer season. The vlog also talks about Campa’s music interest showing how much he enjoys listening to Mexican music while he works out. He doesn’t listen to what the majority of people listen to before games or workouts. Campa is hugely motivated in the gym by his friend Jeff Franco. He helps Campa getting to and from the gym and he also helps him during work outs. Campa and Franco spend a lot of time together and take turns paying for each other at Qdoba. “Surround yourself with good people that will push you,” Franco said.

Scan to visit Campa’s vlog


Once Upon A 10.04.19

By Lizzy Franco and Alivia Heard Illustrations by Abby S. Miller

Dance Info 8:30-10:30 South High Commons Tickets $15 GAME INFO

7 p.m. Salina Stadium Coronation at halftime Tickets $4

Abby Miller Knight in Shining Armour Eric Rincon Favorite Princess Mulan Favorite Fairytale Princess and the Pea Favorite Type of Apple Fuji Favorite Disney Movie High School Musical

Peyton Froome Knight in Shining Armour Ethan Elam Favorite Princess Mulan Favorite Fairytale Jack and the Bean Stock Favorite Type of Apple Green Granny Smith Favorite Disney Movie The Incredibles



Homecoming... 10.04.19

Katie Taylor Mia Reidelberger Knight in Shining Armour Charlie Baird Favorite Princess Jasmine Favorite Fairytale Little Red Riding Hood Favorite Type of Apple Granny Smith Favorite Disney Movie Nemo

Knight in Shining Armour Koby Ratcliff Favorite Princess Cinderella Favorite Fairytale Little Red Riding Hood Favorite Type of Apple Granny Smith Favorite Disney Movie Monsters Inc.

Lauren Raubenstine Knight in Shining Armour Gavin Giroux Favorite Princess Cinderella Favorite Fairytale Three Little Pigs Favorite Type of Apple Anbrosia Favorite Disney Movie High School Musical

10 SPORTS 10.04.19

Hydration is key

Confident Season

a Swinging Start

By Maleha Hadnot

By Maleha Hadnot

A running start to the cross country season has senior Haylee Lefort thrilled to get going, but along with the season comes struggles. “I am most excited to go to meets and support my team. The biggest struggle this year I believe will be the heat. Running in the heat ain’t it,” Lefort said. A key concept of running is staying motivated. “The idea of making my family and coaches proud, or the idea of getting P.R.’s (personal record) is the best feeling,” Lefort said. Head coach Travis Peterson agrees as he explains the heat has brought some challenges but he still wants the runners to do the best they possibly can. “The heat has created some challenges for us. The key has been for the runners to stay hydrated and the more that we run in the heat, the more that they become adjusted to it,” Peterson said. As the runners are getting their season started, their hard work is paying off. Peterson has seen several runners make significant strides since the season has started. Some runners put in extra work to come out on top. “Alex Linenberger is a senior that has a chance to have a great season. He has worked very hard over the past four years and it is paying off for him.” Peterson said.

As the tennis season begins, sophomore Iliana Armbrust is feeling pretty confident about this coming season. “I feel extremely confident going into this tennis season because I know that I will do as well if not better than I did freshman year, going to big tournaments like Regionals and State,” Armbrust said. Armbrust is still gaining strength back from her foot sprain that happened this summer, which had her out for two months. “I am most excited to play my favorite sport with some of my best friends. The girls on the team get along with each other really well and we all become close friends.” Armbrust said. Though the season has been fun for the tennis team that has become a family, the heat has been a struggle for all of them. Keeping all players hydrated is a priority when playing in the heat. “I like to remind the players that the kid across the net is playing in the same exact heat, it is just whoever handles it better mentally usually will come out on top,” head coach Ryan Stuart said. The team was ranked second in the state at the start of the season has been working to keep their rank this season.

By Maleha Hadnot

Varsity runner Alex Linenberger at the Hays invitational meet where he took fiftennth place. photo by alex rector

Sophomore lliana Armbrust concentrated on the ball at the Salina Central Duals meet where her and Alexa Nunemaker took first. photo by chloee andrewson

As the volleyball season is in full swing, senior Kiara Montey is ready to take on her last season. She can not wait to see all of her hardwork payoff. According to Montey, volleyball is more than just a sport to these girls. As they work together throughout the season they become a family. Because of Monteys closeness to this family, she strives to be a better player everyday. “Wittman inspires me the most because she sees my full potential and always pushes me to do my best,” Montey said. As excited as the players are, there have been fall backs. Along with every good team comes struggles such as juniors Evie Barth and Lexi Dohery are both coming back from injuries. Doherty is coming back from a back injury since the beginning of the season. Barth is coming back from an ankle injury. “The season is going pretty much as expected, except that we have had two major injuries. Our team has struggled with unforced errors like missed serves misplaced shots and serve receive,” Head Coach Rose Wittman said.

Seniors Kiara Montey and Victoria Maxton laughing in between plays at the SES tournament where they took fifth place. photo by lexi doherty



Seniors lead A New Young winning team team By Lizzy Franco

By Lizzy Franco

The boys soccer team may have had a rocky start, but has been dominating in the last few games. So far this season, as of Sept. 27, the team is 5-3. According to head coach Trey Crow, the season started slow but has goals to finish with a winning record. “I want to see the team improve day by day,” Crow said. Senior Ernesto Martinez has goals to see the team succeed and even go to state this year. The team placed third at the Maize South tournament this year. Senior Eric Rincon and junior Brandon Oaks currently lead the team in goals. Rincon has 15 goals and five assists, and Oaks with 10 goals and five assists. Along with Rincon and Oaks, junior Jorge Navarro and senior Alex Escobedo have had an impact on helping the team by being adaptable with their positions. Even with the rocky start to the season, Crow would not change anything that has happened. “We’ve all been playing together since we were younger, and we should be able to win more games,” Martinez said.

A young successful team is the best way to describe the girls golf team this year. The team has placed in the top five in every tournament so far. Along with the team having success, freshman Nina Frees and sophomore Zoe Norton have had a very successful season. Frees has played golf for six years and so far has felt confident about this season. “The major thing I personally need to work on is the mental side and staying positive,” Frees said. Staying positive is easier for Frees when she is having fun with the team at practice and tournaments. Along with Frees this season, Norton has had success. “My goal this season is to stay under 95 in 18 (holes) and low 40’s for 9 (holes),” Norton said. Both Frees and Norton enjoy golf being an individual sport where they can focus on what they need to fix by themselves. With the teams’ two top golfers being only underclassmen, they have successful seasons to come in the next 3 years. As of Sept. 26, Frees’ best finish this season has been 4th at the South Invite. Norton’s best finish has been 4th at the Central Invite.

Junior Brandon Oaks dribbles past the defender at Salina Stadium. The team is currently 5-3 halfway through their season. photo by lauren raubenstine

After driving, senior Yulisa Chihuahua looks at where the ball travels. photo by kamryn kulas


Motivated for more

By Lizzy Franco This season has been a long awaited season for most. The start of the season may not be how the football team wanted to start, but many good things are still anticipated. The team is currently 0-3, as of Sept. 30, and are looking to become more consistent throughout the game. “We play really good football at times, we just need to become consistent,” head coach Sam Sellers said. Senior David Ollenberger is looking for the team go to .500 this season. The team is more motivated this year and Ollenberger, along with others, feel the team is better than the last few years. Along with the team being motivated, sophomore Kayson Dietz sees everyone enjoying practice and the seniors leading the team. “We’re better than last year, but we have a long ways to go to be where we want to be,” Dietz said. According to Sellers, senior Ty Garrett is a stand out player on the offensive side. Only three games into the season and Garrett has had 226 receiving yards and averages 75.33 yards per game. The team still has high expectations for the rest of the season. “We just want to start winning some games and having some fun,” Sellers said.

During the South Central game, junior Carter Kirby gets a tackle and celebrates. Kirby currently has 11 tackles three games into the season. photo by lizzy franco

12FEATURE 10.04.19

working Towards College By Joslyn Jones

Q & A with Jim Allen, senior counselor Where can students find scholarships?

When should students apply for scholarships?

“On the counseling website we have a dedicated page for scholarships.”

“They need to start that process now, every month there is deadlines for scholarships.”

How do students apply for scholarships?

Why is it important to have scholarships?

“ There’s probably two most common ways.” Paper scholarships and most commonly online scholarships.

“Scholarships are free money you don’t have to pay back.”

Volunteer Work Where to find volunteer work?

Volunteer work can be found on various websites and even through the school.

Why does volunteer work matter?

Not only are you helping your community but volunteer work also looks good on scholarships and college applications.

What kind of volunteer work is available?

There is all types of volunteer work some examples would be: environmental work, helping children and young people, providing assistance to the elderly and international work.

Websites to help Scholarships -https://www.305southhigh. com/

Volunteering - volunteer






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FEATURE 10.04.19


Collaboration With College

Seniors Sadie Farris and Isaac Frost practice rolling fire hoses during a Fire Science class. photo by Lizzy Franco

Seniors Maclaren Scoville and Lauren Eitel work on Advanced English 4 college coursework. photo by Lizzy Franco

Senior Kennedi Herbel attempts to walk in a straight line while wearing vision distortion glasses during General Psychology.

For several years, South High has offered college credit classes. Dual credit classes allow student to achieve credits for both high school and college. Blended courses involve both high school and college curriculum, and college only classes provide college credits alone. The college courses are available through Salina Tech, Hutchinson Community College, and K-State Polytech. To teach the classes, teachers must either have certification in their area of emphasis or a Masters’ degree. Carla Moore teaches Advanced English 4 and has previous experience at Cloud County Community College and Brown Mackie, teaching composition, speech, and other classes part-time for 13 years. “Teaching a college course is very engaging and rewarding as a teacher. I get to help students prepare for college by helping them grow their writing abilities,” Moore said. College courses are especially helpful for students’ budgets. The average dual credit course is four hundred dollars cheaper than taking a college-only course. “The college courses are a wonderful opportunity in high school. It improves academic skills, time management, and critical thinking,” Moore said. As the semester continues, the workload increases, forcing students to recognize areas of growth for future education. Blended courses offered include General Psychology, Introduction to Literature, and Advanced English 4. Some blended and dual credit courses are taught by traveling teachers, like Linda Jones. Jones travels from Central to South to teach General Psychology. General Psychology and Advanced English 4 are often the most popular blended courses. This semester, 39 students are enrolled in Advanced English 4 and 47 students are enrolled in General Psychology. K-State Polytechnic and Salina Tech offer courses such as Fire Science, mechanic classes, and computer classes. When taking a class at these schools, students must travel during the day. If interested in taking a college credit class in the future, visit the counseling center for more information.

Cost Comparison of Three Credit Hour Classes 700

Cost ($)

By Peyton Froome


Class taken at a local four year college

Class taken through South High

Colleges Providing Course Credit Hutchinson Community College K-state Polytechnic

Salina Tech

Counselors include Jim Allen, Melanie Goodrich, Heather Smith, and Amy Wagner.

14 FEATURE 10.04.19

Packin’ HEAT

As the school year begins to roll around, security measures start from the first day students enter the building. Many students are vocal about how guns should be used inside the school, but teachers’ views may differ. A survey was sent out to all teachers of South High to see their opinion on gun use in school. The survey was anonymous, so all teachers’ opinions are completely hidden. Many teachers have an opinion of what they think on the idea. Forty eight teachers responded to the survey of three simple questions, and the majority of teachers that responded believe they would not feel comfortable carrying a gun in school. Most teachers cited not being trained or comfortable carrying a gun at school. Some teachers who are gun trained and are frequent users also do not feel safe knowing there could be guns at South High. In a smaller percentage that would carry a gun at school, a teacher said, “In a crisis situation I would not be able to get

by Ivan Nava

all of them (students) out of the building quickly and they would not be able to do so independently. Having a gun would be our only form of protection.” Many measures have been taken to inform etchers and students of how to prepare if a crisis was to happen. “All teachers in South High have had general safety with ALICE training,” Assistant Principal Scott Chrisman said. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate and is an active shooter response training. There are other measures South High has taken to make students feel safer. The main school entrances to South High have controlled door safety and have cameras in which the school secretaries can choose to not let a suspicious person enter the school. “In the older times at South High, we used to lock doors and turn off lights, but we now know that is not always the most viable option,’’ Chrisman said. Times have changed in society, and new measures have to be made to keep students

Teachers Vote Are you a gun owner?

Yes 31.25%

No 68.75%

safe. Students that think about doing serious damage to other students can also face dangerous consequences if acted upon. Even bringing a gun to school can get the student suspended for an entire calendar school year. Many students seem to think gun use in our school may not be the biggest concern in South High. “About 90 percent of students feel safe in our school,” Chrisman said. There are more students in the school that feel uncomfortable around their peers than have fear of gun use. South High has tried to combat students that feel uncomfortable around their peers by implementing circles in ELOs. The school administration has taken many measures for all students to feel safe in the school, but they say the work is not done yet. “We will not be content with the scores until we reach 100 percent on students feeling safe,” Chrisman said.

48 teachers responded to survey on guns in school

Have you had gun train- As a teacher, would you ing? carry at school?

Yes 39.58%

No 60.42%

Yes 16.67% No 83.33%



Teachers Speak

No: “i have enough crap to deal with and i have zero experience with guns.”

Sarah Cradduck


Would you feel okay with teachers carrying guns?

Students Speak

NO: “No guns are a No: “we need to work deterrent and cops from the roots and with guns still have not just give guns to crime.” school.”

chris Barkley

junior ayleen Escobedo

Yes: “ in a crisis situation... Having a gun would be our only form of protection.”

yes: “i would be fine with it since 93 percent of shootings happen in gun free zones.” senior Colin Green

Salina South Teacher Some teachers have to chosen to respond anonymously

16PHOTO STORY 10.04.19

Senior Marcus Krannawitter, as a part of his Interactive Media class, works the video board during home football games. “I am really cheering the boys on so I get to use our victory slide,” Krannawitter said. photo by kati rivera

Friday Night Lights By Kati Rivera

Clyde the Cougar sports his favorite football theme. His favorite part of games is taking pictures and interacting with everyone before the game even starts. photo by lizzy fraco

Seniors Alyssa Jared and Abigail S. Miller wave the student section flags while cheering on the football team. All of the energy and excitement during games is what gets Jared excited for football season. photo by lizzy franco

As a part of Drama Club, sophomore Avery McComber helps the concession stand during the first home football game. photo by kati rivera

Senior Lauren Eitel performs alongside the marching band. “There is something more relaxing about twirling for your school than twirling at competitions,” Eitel said. photo by lizzy franco

For the marching band’s Halloween theme during halftime, junior Jennifer Phomchaleun holds up a cutout ghost for color guard. photo by lizzy franco

Junior Alia Yager holds up a poster while in the student section. “I don’t understand football in the slightest, but I still go to the games to cheer the boys on with my friends,” Yager said. photo by kati rivera

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