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Its kind of corny, junior Asiaha Kelle said. People keep saying are you going to the TikTok rizz party or do you know about the rizz party?

Q&A: Do you support the TikTok rizz party?

Ayma Malik, Editor in Chief
April 12, 2024
Find out how Southwest feels about the TikTok Rizz Party lore.
I told ten of my friends that I was doing a raffle for a $25 gift card of their choice, junior Jaylen Moore said. My friend who won picked out the gift card and everything but I didnt pay for it, so it was funny.

Q&A: Did you participate in April Fools Day?

Philipos Alebachew, Staff Writer
April 8, 2024
Learn about how students fooled others or got fooled on April First.
Im on Kendricks side, junior Jace Sanchez said. I really just like Kendricks music a lot more than Drakes and he has a lot more achievements, like a Pulitzer Prize.

Q&A: Are you on Kendrick’s side or Drake’s side?

Hunter Rhee, Staff Writer
April 2, 2024
Learn about what students and staff have to say about the Kendrick and Drake drama.
“I’m going to California to check out L.A. and go to Disneyland,” sophomore Kalvin Delos Reyes said. “We’re gonna go shopping and check out a lot of tourist spots and just have the chance to relax over spring break.”


March 8, 2024
Find out where SWCTA is headed for spring break!
I bought my husband one but I can not believe I spent 55 dollars on it, social studies teacher Jessica Kelly said. Somebody spent 40 dollars on my water bottle years ago. Everyone sees me with it all the time. Im a Hydroflask person and Im all about people reusing water bottles.

Q&A: Do you own a Stanley tumbler?

Ayma Malik and Adrienne Vera-Perez
March 1, 2024
Find out if Southwest likes Stanley tumblers or not.
¨Not really, but I feel like Im pretty good for the English and science sections,¨ junior Marilyn To said.

Q&A: Are you ready for the ACT?

Violet Moreno, Staff Writer
February 23, 2024
Find out if students feel prepared for the ACT.
I was just sitting with my family, senior Ethan White said. We had the dogs around us and were all just on the couch just watching and eating food. Everybody was being just casual.

Q&A: How did you spend your Super Bowl?

Ayma Malik and Kathryn Peterson
February 16, 2024
Find out what Southwest was doing during the Super Bowl.
“I thought there were way too many performances, I think that they just needed to speed up giving out the awards,” junior Kailani Lopez said. “Some of my favorite artists, like Lana Del Rey, didn’t win, so I was kind of upset about that, but it’s not that big of a deal.”

Q&A: Did you watch the GRAMMYs?

Adrienne Vera-Perez, Staff Writer
February 9, 2024
Find out if students and teachers watched the 66th GRAMMY award show.
Yes I think I could, I dont really have anything on my phone thats really important, sophomore Oliver Despain said. Communication is the only thing I use my phone for pretty much.


Madelynn Evans, Staff Writer
January 28, 2024
Find out if students could go an entire week without their phone.
“I’m in the middle of filling out my FAFSA,” senior Ilani Miron said. “I’ve been pretty busy right now, so I haven’t gotten to finishing it just yet, but it’s something that I’m definitely prioritizing. The FAFSA is a necessity, for pretty much all high schoolers, so I’m going to 100 percent complete it when I have the time.”

Q&A: Have you filled out your FAFSA?

Adrienne Vera-Perez and Zelina Panissidi
January 12, 2024
Find out if seniors have applied for federal financial aid.
“I would say that my new year’s resolution is to always strive to do better,” senior Juliette Montes said. “It could be like, maintaining a clean room, or being on top of my schoolwork. If I’m trying to improve myself, I will always try to put that effort in.”

Q&A: What is your New Year’s Resolution?

Adrienne Vera-Perez, Staff Writer
January 7, 2024
FInd out student and staff's resolutions!