2019 Issue 2

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vol. 50, iss. 2•Salina High School South•730 E. Magnolia, Salina, Kan. 67401•11.08.19

2OPINION 11.08.18

Ua pcoming events November

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Debate @ Shawnee Mission NW Fall Show: “The Musical Comedy Murders 1940” 7 p.m. Debate @ Central Debate @ Shawnee Mission NW Fall Show: “The Musical Comedy Murders 1940” 7 p.m. First day of winter sports practice


Happy Thanksgiving NO SCHOOL


Around the School Coffee Bar

Open first, second, third and fourth block

Paw Mart

Open during ELO Closed Wednesdays

n Writing Center

Open during ELO Walk ins welcome Tuesdays and Thursdays Appointment necessary on Mondays and Fridays Closed Wednesdays

Tripodium Staff 2018-2019



Alivia Heard Lizzy Franco

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Copy Editor

Peyton Froome

Photo Editor

Class Ring Delivery Day V Wrestling @ Valley Center Basketball @ Campus

Ivan Nava

Staff Members

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

SAT Testing District Music @ Manhattan Debate @ Lawerence Free State, Maize & Clay Center JV Wrestling @ Home JV B Basketball @ Valley Center 9th G Basketball @ Manhattan 9th B Basketball @ Junction City

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Joslyn Jones

Softball Chicken Noodle Dinner in the Commons

Novice Debate @ Lyons B Swimming @ Campus Basketball @ Home vs. Maize

V/JV Wrestling @ Maize Winter Orchestra Concert

NSDA Policy Debate Nat’l Qualifiers @ Great Bend Basketball @ Home vs. Buhler ACT Testing NSDA Policy Debate Nat’l Qualifiers @ Great Bend V Wrestling @ Clay Center Winter Vocal Concert

Editorial Policy Letters to the Editor

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.


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.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

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: Junior Kyle Iselin plays the trombone during the light show at the last home football game. The light show is done every year by the marching band. photo by lizzy franco


OPINION 11.08.19

South Speaks

South’s personnel share their opinion on pep rallies


“Some kids don’t like to be in that atmosphere with a lot of people and it takes a lot of time away.”

Jonas Baughman

Should pep rallies be optional? By Ivan Nava

C-O-U-G-A-R-S is a chant that can be heard echoing through the halls when pep rallies start. However, some students prefer to opt out of going to these pep rallies. Pep rallies are complex to understand because they only interest a certain group of students that want to cheer on other students. Some students also believe that pep rallies are repetitive. Student Council sponsor Nikki Chamberlain said that pep rallies are not for everyone, so why should they be mandatory? Some students do not feel as comfortable as others do in big crowds. Some students also complain that pep rallies are a waste of time and interfere with their study time during ELO. ELO is built in for students to catch up on studies they might not have done and ease the amount of work that they have to do at home. When these pep rallies are implemented and are mandatory they have no other choice but to drop the pencil and head to the gym. These rallies also take most of ELO and students are told to stay in the gym until the end of the school day. Assistant Principal Julie Falcon has something to say about pep rallies. They are planned to teach new students the class chants and traditions. It is important for freshmen to learn these chants and build their class spirit throughout their school year. They are also held to inform the student body about activities and introduce candidates for special events such as homecoming, Sadies and prom. To have Falcon says yes or no to having everyone attend pep rallies is just not an option. She states that administration is here to express and implement the opinions of the students within the confines of school policy, so if a change wants to be made it has to come from the students. Security measures are also a critical point as to why students are forced to go. It is simply easier to have all students in one place. It makes sure students are not leaving from one class to another without the administration knowing. One solution to this problem is to make pep rallies optional and have some teachers keep an open room for students that do not like the pep rallies. This will help aid the students that do not want to be there and would prefer to be in ELO doing homework and have security measures in place.

tripodium staff’s opinion on pep rallies



Junior “Not everyone is involved in sports so it does not fit everyone’s personality.”

Aaleyah Escalante

Sophomore “Some student have a lot of homework and don’t have time to go to pep rallies.”

Yarixa Zelaya

Freshman “Some people do not like to be around people.”

Amanda Nguyen

Staff “Pep rallies should not be mandatory but should be encouraged. We would also have a more energetic crowd if only students that wanted to go were there.”

Nikki Chamberlain

4FEATURE 11.08.18

Celebrating citizenship By Peyton Froome

Tomase Dominguez, a custodian at South High, has lived in Salina for the past 22 years. She moved here from Zacatecas, Mexico with her husband while pregnant with her son. This September, Dominguez received her American Citizenship after seven months of applying, studying and traveling to Wichita to take the citizenship test. The first step of the process is to pay $750 to apply online. “I received a letter a month later to travel to the immigration office in Wichita for prints and to collect my book to study the questions,” Dominguez said. Over the next three months, Dominguez studied the 100 questions she could be asked at the interview. Since the time frame to study was during summer, Dominguez listened to YouTube while working because the students were not in the building.

I feel safer now...My citizenship is safe.

Tomase dominguez

“Studying was the most difficult part of the process because of nerves and certainty in which questions I might be asked,” Dominguez said. After studying, Dominguez traveled back to Wichita for her final interview. In order to pass, Dominguez would be asked 10 questions about American history and government and have to answer six questions correctly. She also had to prove she can write and read in English by reading sentences out loud to the interviewer and writing sentences in English. A month later, Dominguez received her final letter for her citizenship ceremony on Sept.19 at the Century II Plaza. One hundred fifty other new citizens from 35 different countries attended the ceremony, along with Dominguez’ immigration officer and Wichita’s mayor. After all is said and done, Dominguez likes being an American. “I feel safer now, especially because the current president could have taken away my green card. My citizenship is safe,” Dominguez said.

Tomase Dominguez accepts her citizenship award on Sept. 19 at the Century II Plaza. photo courtesy of curtis stevens

Questions on the Citizenship Test

Requirements to Become a U.S. Citizen

• What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence? • What is the economic system in the United States? • Name one branch or part of the government. • What are two Cabinet-level positions? • There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them. • What did Susan B. Anthony do? • Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States.

Must be at least 18 years old Continuously live in the United States as a green card holder for a certain number of years Establish residency in the immigration district one applies to Speak, read, and write English proficiently and answer six out of ten questions during the test correctly If male, register for the U.S. military Swear allegiance to the U.S.


FEATURE 11.08.19

Junior Ryan Graff sits on entrance sign of UAS at Kansas State Polytechnic. photo by lizzy franco

Drone Boy

Ryan Graff attends Kansas State Polytechnic for unmanned aircraft course By Eric Rincon

Going to K-State Polytechnic missing every Tuesday and Thursday during seventh and eighth block is the weekly routine for junior Ryan Graff. Graff goes to K-State Polytechnic for his one semester drone class. Noah Endreshack, a good friend of Graff, south alum and K-State student, was the person who introduced him to the idea of drones, while Melanie Goodrich, junior class counselor, was the one who told Graff about the classes at K-State Polytechnic. K-State Polytechnic is one of the largest enclosed UAS flight facilities in the nation and are continually recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration. Polytechnic is around the student experience, emphasizing innovative learning. The student facility ratio is 14:1, meaning the faculty is focused on each individual student. Right now Graff is in basic training, and has not yet flown the drone in class. He is in the ground control station.

“ Get your drone registered or go to jail. Ryan Graff ”

The military drones ground stations are big rigs that two people sit in and can control the routes, see all the cameras attached to it and payload the guidance system. “A regular drone is just a remote,” Graff said. Graff has eight people in his class, and out of those eight he is the only high schooler. His classmates are all college freshman starting out in UAS field with Graff. They are very kind and helpful if Graff is lost at some points. The cost for the class is $455 for the semester. Although Graff has not flown the drown in class yet due to him just learning the basics, he flies a drone of his own. “The class is really enjoyable; the professor is really laid back,” Graff said. Sammual Lee Kleinback is the professor of Graff’s class. Students act as instructors in entry-level flight classes. Licenses for drones are needed in order to fly a drone. The name of the license is “Part 107”. In order to take the test you must be 16 years of age, able to read, write, speak and understand English. Lastly, you must be in physical and mental condition to safely fly a UAS. You can get fined if you do not have a license for your drone. Graff plans on going to school for drones after high school. Unmanned aircraft schooling takes four, and each year is a different course. His plan is to go to the air force or army to get his school paid for. Then Graff plans on working for the military as a drone operator.


all Up In smoke

By Zaida Segura


What are your thoughts about vaping? “I think vaping is dumb, especially if it has nicotine in it because it’s way easier to get addicted to.”

Freshman Denalyn Vasquez

Sophomore Brandon Dinh

Junior Alexxa Nunemaker

Senior Diego Esparza

Do you think teachers are strict about vapes? “I honestly know a few teachers that are pretty chill about them and don’t care as much, but there are also teachers that obviously dislike it and are against it.”

Do you think the vaping problem has calmed down since last year? “Yes, I feel like it was just due to the fact that last year, people were ratting each other out for money.”

What are your thoughts about students bringing vapes to school? “I see no point in bringing them. I feel like students should stay focused on their grades rather than trying to vape in the school bathrooms.”

Dangers and risks No one knows if vaping is safer than smoking cigarettes. According to Dr. Michael Joseph Blaha, in his article for John Hopkins Medicine, he explains that, although people are exposed to less toxins than cigarettes, vapes can cause different problems. Nicotine is a highly addictive chemical that is found in both substances. This addictive chemical rewires your brain to crave smoke and can cause withdrawal symptoms. It will raise blood pressure, spike adrenaline and increase heart rate with the likelihood of a heart attack. Researchers have yet to understand the long term effects of vapor because of how new the substance is. This generation is being used as test subjects. Along with the effects of physical health, there are consequences from South High’s administration if you are caught vaping on school grounds. The consequences of vaping in school for a first time offender is three days of in school suspension, a ticket and an educational packet to complete with Jeremiah Thornton, family and student support coordinator. The second offense is disciplined with five days of out of school suspension and another ticket. The third offense will result in a long term suspension. According to Scott Chrisman, assistant principal, vaping has dropped 50% since last year and less underclassmen have been instigators.

Parenting 101




Students take home Real Care Baby for the weekend to test their parenting skills By Hannah Schmidt

Senior Luis Martinez

took home the Real Care Baby his junior year and said one of the hardest parts about taking care of the baby was getting up in the middle of the night and trying to figure out what the baby needed. “I would recommend this class to other students because I learned a lot, not just about parenting but about life and how to get through tough life situations,” Martinez said. Before taking the baby home, Martinez said he was happy but stressed knowing that anything he could do wrong could hurt the baby. Martinez’s favorite part about taking care of the Real Care Baby was that it always gave him something to do, and he never got bored. After his weekend with the baby, though he was feeling very stressed and tired.

Senior Paige Johnson

said one of the hardest parts about taking care of the Real Care Baby was staying up late at night to take care of the baby when she was tired. Although it may have been a struggle to stay up with the baby, Johnson’s favorite part was the fact she was able to be a mom for the weekend. “One of the biggest take aways from the parenting class that I learned is that a baby does not care what time it is, what you are doing, or what is happening, it will cry until it gets cared for,” Johnson said. Before Johnson was able to take home the baby, she said she was excited for the weekend, but also a little nervous. After the weekend, Johnson was happy to take the baby back to school, but sad because taking care of the baby was fun.

Senior Luis Martinez holds the baby in accomplishment after he gets it to burp. photo by alivia heard

Kiley Meyer

teaches the parenting class at South High. Meyer thinks taking home the Real Care Baby is a benefical experience for students to get to know what taking care of an infant and their needs is like and how it can make them feel with the emotional and physical stress of getting to be in the shoes of a new parent is like for a weekend. Taking care of these babies can teach students how to think on their feet when trying to figure out what a newborn needs. “I would highly recommend this class to anyone who is considering being a parent down the road, a babysitter or even working in a daycare center. It would be very benefical,” Meyer said. Meyer said she would love to see more boys enroll in the parenting class. The guys can often times be surprised by how much they didn’t know about what their parents went through and the caregiver roles, along with the babies. When more boys enroll, they can be good support systems when their significant other is going through a pregnancy.

Mystique Escobedo

was able to take care of the Real Care Baby her junior year. Escobedo said one of her favorite parts about taking care of the baby was naming it. “One of the biggest take aways I got from the parenting class was everything we learned about relationships and babies. You get the chance to learn why babies are the way they are. I would also recommend this class to other students because you really learn a lot,” Escobedo said. After the weekend with the baby, Escobedo said she was very excited to get her sleep back because during her baby weekend it required her to wake up early and took away from her sleep.

8FEATURE 11.08.19

Creative Cairns


Lyric Cairns is one of the many creative people in the school. She is a physics and AP physics teacher and the robotics sponsor. Even though this science whiz spends most of her time teaching she also spends her time creating pieces of art at home and at school. Cairns started her drawings last year and has continued to change them every time the topic changes in physics.

photo courtesy of lyric cairns

photo by joslyn jones

A photo by joslyn jones

photo by joslyn jones

nother South High graduate doing big things. David Olson, a 1975 graduate, is now working on his next art project, but for the school this time. In 2015 a bond was approved to put new art into the school and Olson jumped on the idea right away. “I wanted to have a way to show how South made me who I am today,” Olson said. Olson first became interested in art before high school, “It was my second semester of my seventh grade year, my art teacher began introducing me into projects and I just knew,” Olson said. He had found himself always wanting to create something new, and continued his

journey with art all through his education. South had given him a strong introduction into art and prepared him to go to Bethany College. Being an artist means drawing inspiration and ideas from everywhere and for Olson, it’s just life in general. With the sculptures he is creating now he drew his motivation from his time at the school, and his relationships with people. “I came up with it from just experience with the school, in terms of what the school felt like. Also the interactions that would happen in the school,” Olson said. Each sculpture is suppose to be an individual representation of it. Projects like this take dedicated time





for the future By Joslyn Jones

Advice from David Olson to aspiring artists

Sam Foster

Senior Sam Foster has taken art every year and this will be his last in high school. He enjoys being able to put his own unique spin on his pieces. Foster currently is working on one of his favorite pieces. “The piece I’m working on right now has more of a horror aspect to it. I’ve always been interested in that side of art and I think it’s really unique for the class.” Foster said.

Artist David Olson’s advice to aspiring artists is to always be willing to try. “We are not making mistakes,” Olson said. Olson also said experience who you are and keep creating things. Just don’t think about it so much. and the process is a journey as Olson said, but there is a deadline. Olson’s work will be put up in the school around spring time. His sculptures will be placed in the humanities wing and stem wing. There are already two models of his sculptures in the art gallery for people to view. Olson has a lot of experience in the art realm and continues to learn and create new things everyday. Olson looks at life in a way where everything should be a learning experience and his art goes along with that. “You have to be willing to try and take risks. Because if you don’t, you’re just reliving the same moment over and over again,”Olson said. Being an artist gives him the ability to always try new things and change every time. He doesn’t see his hardships as struggles, he sees it as a journey and looks forward to growing and learning from each and every opportunity.


photo by kati rivera

Denisse Escobedo Senior Denisse Escobedo is wanting to pursue a career in art and believes that taking this class will help her. She enjoys being able to work with her friends. Escobedo is currently working on a clay project and is excited for the outcome.

photo by kati rivera

Teegan Boyer AP art gives senior Teegen Boyer the freedom that she enjoys. “My favorite thing is probably being able to create what I want,” Boyer said. Currently she is working on one of her favorite projects, which will be a piece of hand squishing an orange.

photo by kati rivera

10 FEATURE 11.08.19

Behind the


Junior Nathan McConnell and senior Brock Roets film for Audio Video Production. photo illustration by lizzy franco

Video, editing classes use real-world equipment to produce productions By Lizzy Franco

Interactive Media, Audio Video Productions and Multimedia Production and Editing are just a few of the classes that produce the productions for South High. Seth White has taught interactive media for four years now, co-teaching with Salina Central teacher Shelby Dinkel his first year. Throughout the four years White has learned how to use the different programs and equipment that he had not known in the beginning. The main program that White and ,Audio Video and Production teacher, Craig Bagley use is iMovie. Although this is what is taught, students that grasp the idea of editing use Adobe Premiere Pro. Junior Lexi Doherty is taking Interactive media for the first time this semester. So far her favorite production has been the football hype video. To make the hype video, Doherty used the studio to film a majority of the video.

She then went to the game and finished filming the rest of the content. “I felt like an actual director, filming and seeing the final product,” Doherty said. The studio cost $93,000. It contains professional equipment that can be found in the real world. Doherty used Premiere Pro to edit the video and spent around 10 hours editing. Although this video received more notice than most videos do, Doherty believes that most of the videos and projects that come out of the class are unnoticed or under appreciated. Senior Marcus Krannawitter also thinks the projects made from the class are under appreciated. Krannawitter has been in Interactive Media, Audio Video Productions and Multimedia Production and Editing. Through these classes he has learned more about editing. Dinkel was teaching Audio Video Productions when Krannawitter took the class. She had taught him Premiere Pro, which he still uses to edit all his videos. Krannawitter’s favorite video he has produced is the mock wreck video from last April. This video was not just for the school, but he was asked to create the video for the police department. The football hype videos are also some of Krannawitter’s favorite videos to create.

These are the most well known around the school. To produce most of Krannawitter’s videos, he spends about seven to 10 class periods plus ELO filming and editing. One thing that Krannawitter wishes would happen is an advanced video class. Agreeing with him, junior Terran Gallaway believes that after taking Audio Video Productions there should be an advanced class. “It’d be beneficial for many students that are curious about film production to have more film classes to choose from,” Gallaway said. Bagley is working to create an advanced class. The cougar news show is what the outcome of this class would be. The class would produce a weekly news show to be played of what has happened in the previous week. Junior Nathan McConnell is currently in Audio Video Production and has learned camera shots and camera basics. Although the studio is used mainly with this class, the class has yet to use the studio. “I’m hoping to use and learn all parts of the studio before this class is over,” McConnell said. Learning the technologies for these classes may be one of the hardest parts, but once students pick up on it they begin to have fun with the classes.



Students receive hands-on learning during internships


By Peyton Froome


s second quarter rolls around, internships are in full swing. South High offers four types of internships: teaching, business, culinary and medical. Senior Cade Hannert is enrolled in the teaching internship and attends Coronado’s P.E. classes every gold day during eighth block. “I’ve learned a lot, and the internship makes me want to be in the teaching career even more,” Hannert said. Hannert learns how to handle students’ behavioral issues and is constantly handson. He especially likes being away from a desk and having fun every day at the internship. “The only thing I would change is the time of day we have the internship. I would rather go during the morning,” Hannert said. Much like Hannert, senior Mataya Copes would also change the length of the medical internship rotations. Each rotation lasts a month, but Copes would prefer longer. Copes enjoys that the sponsors teach her how to complete tasks every day, but she does wish she could view more in-depth parts of her rotations and have more personal interactions. “It’s exciting; I like going every time. It’s nice to learn things in the setting with professionals,” Copes said. So far, Copes has interned at the behavioral health unit and the outpatient pharmacy. In the beginning, Copes wanted to pursue a career in psychiatry. She is not sure if her preferences have changed, but the internship has opened her eyes to several other options in the medical field. Senior Halle Medina interns for business at PawMart. She spends her internship stocking PawMart supplies, figuring out prices for items, making shirts and designing logos.

Senior Cade Hannert interacts with the students during his P.E. internship at Coronado Elementary School. photos by alivia heard

firsthand experience

Mataya Copes

“I like learning how the business part works, and designing the shirts and items. I don’t really dislike anything,” Medina said. The only part Medina would like to change is the amount of help provided at PawMart because there are only three interns. So far, the business internship has changed Medina’s mind on what she would like to pursue as a career. “I wanted to do fashion design, but then we started designing things in the internship and I was pushed towards graphic design,” Medina said. Medina believes the internship is both effective in teaching her while also keeping her interested.

halle medina

Senior Alyssa Jared has interned for the past quarter as a culinary intern at the Coffee Bar. Her main task is making cookie dough for PawMart, and she rarely works in the Coffee Bar. The internship has not helped Jared decide on a current career pathway, mostly because she is not in an actual kitchen. “I like the internship because I like to cook and get homework done, but I’m usually by myself,” Jared said. After the first semester, a new set of students will participate in medical and culinary internships, the business interns will continue and the teaching internships will switch schools.

alyssa jared

12SPORTS 11.08.19

Girls Golf

Fall sports Freshman Nina Frees tied for 29th place at the 2019 state golf tournament.


Team place at league Sophomore Zoe Norton and freshman Nina Frees tie for first at the AVCTL golf tournament.

qualifying for state as a team

3rd Team place at regionals

Junior Karlee Roudybush, sophomore Zoe Norton, senior Lindsay Brown, freshman Nina Frees, senior Marissa Nutz, and senior Mollina Tran pose after getting third at regionals. photo by lauren raubenstine

Senior Ty Garrett Most career receptions in south history Seniors Kamren Xaysongkham, Colby Bulleigh, Zachary Isaacson, and Ty Garrett walk out onto the field against Dodge City. photo by lauren raubenstine

Volleyball 14-22

Regular season record

Football 2-6

Regular season record

146 774 Regular season Kills

Regular season Blocks Seniors Victoria Maxton, Sophie Nelson, Peyton Froome, Kiara Montey, juniors Madalyn Crow and Mariah Janda celebrate while playing Central. photo by lauren raubenstine





By Lauren Raubenstine


Girls Tennis State results

5th- Senior Robyn Logan, singles 5th- Senior Jillian Coleman and freshman Tess Daily, doubles. 9th- Junior Alexxa Nunemaker and sophomore Iliana Armbrust, doubles.


Team place at league

Team place at regionals Runner-Up at State as a team

Head coach Ryan Stuart, seniors Robyn Logan, Jillian Coleman, junior Alexxa Nunemaker, sophomore Iliana Armbrust, freshman Tess Daily, and assistant coach McKenzie Weishaar pose with the second place trophy at state. photo courtesy of lisa coleman

Cross Country Girls: 4- 5 Freshman Olivia Mancino-Hinde pushes through the course during the varsity race in Junction City. “My favorite thing about cross country is running with my friends,� said Mancino-Hinde said. photo by alexandra rector

average miles ran at practice a day

Guys: 5- 6

Sophomore Izaac Leonard State qualifyer

Boys Soccer 6-9-1



Regular season Record

goals scored in regular season

goals allowed in regular season

Sophomore Alexander Escobedo dribbles the ball against Derby players. photo by abigail s miller

14 FEATURE 11.08.19

in the media

Chasin’ Clout

By Maleha Hadnot

Not many high school students take the time to create and edit covers, but senior Barry Sayasing has gone above and beyond and gotten recognition. Sayasing gained likes overnight due to singer Keshi reposting his cover on SoundCloud. Keshi is an underground singer. “He wasn’t that popular, but his music was pretty tight,” Sayasing said. Keshi dropped a song that caught Sayasing’s eye titled “Right Here.” Sayasing realized that no one had covered the song yet and he saw it as a chance to shine. “I’m trying to get some clout. I’m not going to lie,” Sayasing said. In three days Sayasing made the cover and tagged Keshi in it. “He might see it; he might not, you know?” Sayasing said. Keshi saw Sayasing’s cover within four hours. Keshi reposted Sayasing’s song and posted it on his story, shouting Sayasing out. “I was like, oh, snap. Then my notifications just started flowing,”Sayasing said. Sayasing getting recognition from someone he looks up to as a singer has motivated him to create more music. Sayasing’s name on Soundcloud is Soutjay, his middle name. Soutjay is translated from Laos to English meaning lots of love. When Sayasing thinks of an idea or hums a melody in his head he will record it so he doesn’t forget later. Sayasing makes his music on his PC using FL Studio 12. This helps him edit his music with the beats. Sayasing will continue to make music, hoping to get recognized by some of his other favorite artists.

Tik Tokin

Remember Musical.ly? It’s back, but better. Tik Tok has become a platform for people to sing, dance or just make funny videos. Teens have gained thousands of followers on Tik Tok overnight for posting random videos. Senior Victoria Maxton enjoys making Tik Toks because they are funny and entertaining. “I probably spend an hour to an hour and a half every day on Tik Tok,” Maxton said. Some of Maxton’s favorite people on Tik Tok are John Edward and Liam Silk. Tik Tok is suitable for a variety of people. They have videos for comedy, learning dances or lip syncing videos.

A screenshot of a funny video from Victoria Maxton’s Tik Tok where she posed to trumpet beats then danced to a song about tomatoes. photo courtesty victoria maxton

Scrunchies and more Oversized tee shirts, scrunchies and Hydroflasks;What more could a VSCO girl ask for? VSCO girls walk the halls of South High everyday. The idea of VSCO girls came from the VSCO app itself. VSCO is a place to edit and share aesthetic photos. Throughout the last year, VSCO girls have made their own style. People started following the trend and now its the new fad. Sophomore Lainey Howard pictured represents a VSCO girl. VSCO girls have definitely made their own trends and they have even brought some back. “My favorite part is the colorful oversized t-shirts,” Howard said. Everyone knows over sized tee shirts are a big part of the trend. “I feel like it is kinda the new fashion” Howard said. Being a VSCO girl is easy… as long as you have a hydro flask and scrunchies.


FEATURE 11.08.19

Join the Club

By Alivia Heard

HOSA we dine together

Drama FCA

Meets every gold Monday ELO Sponsored by Kevin Poland

Meets first Tuesday of each month after school Sponsored by Kate Lindsay

Meets every other Tuesday ELO Sponsored by Jim Allen



Sponsored by Lyric Cairns

Sponsored by Jesse Yarochowicz

Ask about donating blood to Red Cross.

scholars bowl Meets Wednesdays 2:50 to 4:30 p.m.

NEW Politics

Sponsored by Matt Mosher, Adam Lesser

club was created by the debate class as a request that people come and discuss important issues faced in politics.



Room 603/604

Collected over 1,000 lbs of food for the food bank in Oct. The fall show is this weekend.

Room 1111

Meets twice a month after school

Meets first Tuesday of each month

Room 2311

Meets Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursday 2:45 p.m.

Room 1306

Placed third at the BEST robotics competition which qualified them for regionals in Denver.

Room 1112

NEW Over-

booked is a book club the librarian was awarded a grant for. It’s all booked up this year, but ask to join for the next. by Overbooked Meets once a month Sponsored Elizabeth Burke


Meets second gold day of each week 7:15 a.m. Sponsored by Candace Mahoney

Room 2305


Meets Fridays ELO

Meets second Tuesday of every month ELO


Room 1120

comic book Sponsored by Joshua Massey

Books sold for $5 at the end of the year. Sponsored by Megan Hagaman


Sponsored by Orlando Carmona

16 PHOTO STORY 11.08.19

BEHIND THE SCENES The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 Nov. 7, 8, 9 7 p.m. By Kamryn Kulas

Sophomores Michael Hauser, member of set crew, and Aidan Heusman, member of the cast, help stain and paint the set walls while listening to the radio. photo by kamryn kulas

Senior Casey Grennan, crew chief, works on lights during the Saturday set crew. photo by alivia heard

Sophomore Michael Hauser measures and cuts pieces of scrap wood for the set crew to paint. photo by kamryn kulas

Seniors Allison Hull, casted as Nikki Crandall, Casey Grennan, crew chief, and Lauren Zimmerman, casted as Marjorie Baverstock, are raised on the scissor lift to help Pam Debold and Kay Engelland, theatre assistants, find costumes. photo by alivia heard

Junior Jacqueline Han is taught to drill and measure by Roger Coberly, theatre assistant. photo by alivia heard

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