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Senior Tips

By: Tatiyana Wilson As everyone is well into Senior Year there are a check list of things to do. Through your previous years of high school you should have been focused on grades, grades, extracurricular activities and grades to suffice a good GPA and activeness after school. Two of the many important things colleges look

Fall TV is Back

By: Zaria Thornton The wait is almost over! Our favorite fall television shows are slowly returning and have millions of fans anxious to know what happens to their favorite characters. Scripted series such as: Empire, Scandal, and How to get away with Murder are among the most anticipated shows returning this week. Our favorite strong,

DeKalb County: The Bridge

By: Sharmaine Horton The Bridge is a new innovative TV show on PDS-TV24 for young people ages 13 to 25. This show consists of high school students in DeKalb County School District who sit and discuss their opinion on a variety of topics. Kelli Ffrench-Parker, a SWD Class of 2015 alumni, was the star of this

SAT Testing

By: Jordan Benn Many students become extremely nervous when it comes to standardized testing. Throughout a child’s education they are tested on various subject matter to reveal their readiness to advance from grade level to grade level. The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), is a standardized test widely used for college admissions to determine a student’s

Curriculum Night

By: Jarrod Flounory Ahh, curriculum night…..the time for parents to come to school with their notepads and their pens, and to stop by every table in the building to pick up flyers full of helpful information.  It is time for parents to come to school to check up on “little Johnny” to see what his

Friday Night Lights: SWD Dancing Divas

By: Mariah Johnson Ever wonder how the Dancing Divas prepare for games each week? How much time and preparation goes into one 10 minute halftime show? “Hours of practice, sweat, and dancing are needed for that one feature moment,” says new Coach for the 2015-2016 Dancing Divas, Camryn Askew. It may seem like the Divas

Teacher Spotlight

By: Dalya Sanders You may have noticed a change in the Spanish department here at SWD. We applaud you for your attention to detail. One of those changes is our newest teacher Senorita Cabral. She’s young and hip and you can’t miss her. Senorita Cabral graduated from Georgia State with a Bachelor’s degree in History

JV Volleyball

By: Christena Williams Monday 21, the Lady Panthers JV volleyball team brunt home an amazing win against Rockdale’s Lady Bulldogs. The game went on to three matches, Southwest winning two out of three and winning the entire game. The first match was won 25 to 21 and the same for the second game. After talking

Student Government Association

By: Addison Robinson After much anticipation, the Student Government Association Officers were finally announced!  Congratulations to President Cori Bostic: senior basketball team player, Vice President Addison Robinson: senior mock trial attorney, Secretary Ashley Middlebrooks: senior track team member, and Treasurer Jaedah Wheeler: senior cheerleader.  SGA is looking forward to planning and hosting many events throughout

Varsity Volleyball

By: Ravyn Turner           Congratulations to the SWD Varsity Volleyball team for their wins on September 22, 2015 against Druid Hills and Creekside High School. The game was beyond serious, there was no talking whatsoever when the ball was being served. The team felt a little intimidated about the fact that Druid Hills was