The Southfield Jay

Class of 2012 seniors share college plans

Lorrin Johnson and Jaime Mathis

May 23, 2012

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The Southfield Jay conducted a survey to find out the plans that the seniors have for the upcoming fall school year. While most are staying in-state, some are attending out-of-state colleges, along with a few others who are going off to the milit...

Twin Towers: Freshman twins dominate school’s sports teams

Aariston Dawson

May 16, 2012

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  Freshman twins Varandré and Deandre White have their coaches seeing double. The brothers both run track, play football and play basketball for Southfield High teams. The twins’ track coach, Richard Crist, says the twin...

3 staff members choose June retirement

Andrea Spears, Saisha Johnson and Amani Johnson

May 16, 2012

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"Farewell" is what the students and staff will say to English teacher Robert MacFarland, Assistant Principal Columbus Moore and science teacher Ken Urban when they retire at the end of this school year. It has been quite a l...

Athletes hog weight room

Jonathan Moore

May 16, 2012

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Look around any American high school, and you will see that American teenagers struggle to remain fit. Their struggle occurs in a time when fatty foods and sluggish tendencies often get to even the most health-conscious of studen...

More athletes earn college scholarships

JOsepheene Wennechuk and Max Ellsberry

May 15, 2012

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Seven more seniors signed letters of intent to play college sports next year. Kiara Salisbury signed a partial scholarship offer to play softball for Indiana Tech, where she plans to study criminal justice. Salisbury’s Coach, ...

Baseball bat rules change for 2012

Shannon Stoudemire

May 15, 2012

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Varsity baseball players say a new rule prohibiting certain bats has made little difference to them. Only bats that meet certain safety and performance standards are allowed in games this year, according to a rule change by the Nationa...

Basketball rivalry unites staff, students

Aariston Dawson

May 15, 2012

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For the third year in a row, the staff defeated the students in the annual Staff versus Students Basketball Game held in the field house. The final score was 33 points for the staff and 27 points on the students’ behalf. Senior...

Prom fashions feature shiny, shimmery fabrics

Regi Jackson

May 15, 2012

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Prom fashions this year feature several noticeable trends, according to Lord and Taylor’s Novi store manager, Karen Simmons. Shine is perhaps the biggest trend, Simmons says. The shine shows up in two ways: jeweled necklines ...

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ musical hits heavenly note

Seneca Peters

May 15, 2012

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The four-school production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" can make one a true believer…in the power of music. The two-hour musical debuted on April 20 and 21 at Southfield-Lathrup, then showed on April 27 and 28 at the same loca...

Jay staff scores at journalism conference

Seneca Peters

May 15, 2012

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The Southfield High school newspaper staff received 16 individual awards at the 2012 Michigan Interscholastic Press Association Spring Conference on April 17. The staff also took home a Gold Award for the print version of The Southf...

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