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Uniform Styling

Article by: Christa Mundy How Will You Sass Your Uniform?   Southwest DeKalb now has a new reputation which is all about promoting our slogan “Embrace the tradition, we are Southwest DeKalb!” We now have a new tradition: Uniforms. That’s right! Some students oppose and some students support this policy, but either way it is

New Counselor

Article by: Sharmaine Horton   Southwest DeKalb, let’s welcome our new counselor, Ms. Alicia Fotanez. Originally from New York, she comes from a big family of 4 sisters and 3 brothers. She eventually moved to South Florida and then Georgia where she received her Bachelors in Art and Psychology from Clark Atlanta and graduate degree

HBCU vs. PWI

Article by: Jordan Benn It’s that time of year again! Most college applications are now available for prospective freshman, and many seniors are beginning to narrow down which schools they will be applying to. Many Southwest DeKalb seniors are great candidates for admission to schools such as Spelman College, Auburn University, Morehouse College, the University

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Prigge

Article By: Dalya Sanders You may have seen a new face if you’ve gone to finish an assignment, check out a book, or just looked for a quiet place to study. Mrs. Sue Anne Prigge, is Southwest DeKalb’s newest member, and currently serves as the Media Specialist here at SWD. Mrs. Prigge graduated from Oglethorpe

JV Volleyball

Article By: Christina Williams Yesterday, September 14, our Lady Panthers played a bitter-sweet game against the Cedar Grove’s Lady Saints. The Southwest Junior Varsity team won the first game 25 to 20, but lost the second and third game. Although our Panthers suffered two losses, they said they would easily “bounce back.” During the interview,

SWD Intramural Basketball

Article By: Tyron White This year Coach Brown decided to introduce a new idea, an Intramural League! Coach Brown says the purpose of the league is to, “Provide an outlet for these young men and their endeavors to show case their talent and receive feedback to prep the players for tryouts.” This league also allows

Who’s Who

Article By: Sydney Pressley There are many people at Southwest DeKalb, yet many of them are unknown. This column will informatively introduce you to certain people at SWD; so let’s get to it. Our first person in from St. Croix, Virgin Islands though you might hear them claim the country of Trinidad as their home.

Magnet Parent Meeting

Article By: Mariah Johnson Magnet students, there was a Magnet Parent Meeting held Monday, August 24th 2015. Mrs. Lewis-Porter, the magnet coordinator explained the goals for the meeting, which were to “inform parents of new information about testing, new teachers, and the curriculum.” There was a speaker who is a SWD Magnet alumni and now

SGA Election

Article By: Addison Robinson Hear ye, hear ye: Student Government Association officers will finally be revealed soon! The candidates for president are Cori Bostic, senior basketball team member and the Voice of SWD, and Camilla Barrow, the fashion show coordinator,and editor of the school newspaper. Candidates for Vice President are: Addison Robinson, senior tennis team

Senior Class Officers

Article By: Zaria Thornton   Class of 2016 is excited to announce and introduce our new Senior Class officers! This year, class of 2016 set it off with one of the first ever student held elections.Nominees for the Senior Class officers scattered posters everywhere and made creative videos for the senior class to let their