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SWD Softball

By: Makaela Barnes        The lady panthers went at it again with one of their biggest rivals, the Miller Grove Wolverines. As the lady Panthers fought for the number 3 ranking against the Wolverines they unfortunately fell short. Sophomore Nala Moore, had an amazing hit that was a “Push up “away from an over the

Cross Country

By: Courtney Johnson Our fall 2015 southwest DeKalb Panthers Cross Country Track team is off to a fantastic season! As we are half way through the season here are some of our most recent highlights. On September the 12th, during the Carrollton Orthopedic Invitational, team Captain Ashley Middlebrooks performed admirably with a time of 22:34.41,

Who’s Who? Entry 2

By: Sydney Pressley In last week’s column you had the opportunity to analyze and guess who was who and this week you will get your answer. Last week’s spotlight was on the lovely art teacher Ms. G in the upperclassmen building. This week’s spotlight will be placed on someone much closer to us; a fellow

How Do You Cope With School Stress?

By: Christa Mundy High school is one of the best and most fun times of your life, but it could also be very challenging and stressful. As you progress in grade level, the more stressful it gets. From ninth grade to twelfth grade, classes and personal life gets very hectic. One way things get stressful

SWD Panthers Strike Out

By: Makaela Barnes The SWD Panthers Varsity softball team took a terrible lost yesterday as they went up against Dunwoody High school’s Wildcat 13-0. Although their Junior pitcher Kayla Hutcherson , was pitching an amazing game it seemed to not be enough to take the win. The team had been looking forward to the game

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


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,