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  • Students Have Summer Reading Homework

    Students Have Summer Reading Homework

    Elena Wilson and Nadia Malone

    June 14, 2016

    All students who plan to attend Southfield High School for the Arts and Technology in the fall have summer reading homework. The assignments vary by grade level and English course. Students are expected to get a copy of the book and be prepared to write an essay about the book when school opens... READ MORE »»

    Which book students are supposed to read for summer reading homework depends on their grade and the English course they are taking. Some of the required titles are A Thousand Splendid Suns, Outliers, The Mayor of Casterbridge and The Pact.

    Elena Wilson

  • Southfield High School Switches to New Warrior Logos

    Southfield High School Switches to New Warrior Logos

    Nadia Malone, Staff Writer

    June 6, 2016

    Since 1951, Southfield High School has been the home of the Blue Jays, but with the upcoming merger with Southfield-Lathrup, the school has adopted a new mascot - the Warriors - and hired an artist to design new Warrior logos. The designs were created by 1976 Southfield High School bicentennial graduate... READ MORE »»

    Southfield High School alumnus Todd Pearl said he designed the Warrior mascot to be "confident and strong."

    Todd Pearl

  • 9 To Retire from Southfield High School

    9 To Retire from Southfield High School

    Nakole Turner, Staff Writer

    May 31, 2016

    Not only is Southfield High retiring its Blue Jay mascot, but also nine staff members are retiring, as well. Craig and Pat Bonnington Craig Bonnington has taught every science class his department offers and has decided to retire after 39 years of teaching. During his career he taught briefly at South... READ MORE »»

    Science teacher Craig Bonnington is in his element when he teaches Physics. His element is gold.

    Rachel Walker

  • Last Sports Battles Between Southfield High and Southfield-Lathrup

    Last Sports Battles Between Southfield High and Southfield-Lathrup

    Rachel Walker, Staff Writer

    May 31, 2016

    In the final assessment, Southfield High won the last sports battles against its cross-town rival Southfield-Lathrup in all sports except softball, baseball and girls basketball. The two schools are merging in September, so the rivalry will be officially dead. Forever. FOOTBALL - SHS WINS The last... READ MORE »»

    Southfield High junior Marzell Patterson competes in the high jump. In boys track, Southfield High School easily dominated Southfield-Lathrup i their last matchup, 82-51.

    Rachel Walker

  • The Southfield Jay Changes Its Name

    The Southfield Jay Changes Its Name

    Rayven Malone, Editor-In-Chief

    May 31, 2016

    This is the final printed edition of The Southfield Jay. The 63-year-old paper is changing its name from The Southfield Jay to The Southfield Times because Southfield High is merging with Southfield-Lathrup High School and the school mascot is changing from the Blue Jay to the Warriors. So the Jay n... READ MORE »»

    The last staff members of The Southfield Jay voted to change the name of the publication to The Southfield Times in order to reflect the change in school mascot from the Blue Jays to the Warriors. The editor-in-chief who spearheaded the name change was junior Rayven Malone, who is seated in the front row, third from the left.

    Caitlin Martin

School Renovations Continue for Merger

Kara Allen, Staff Writer

The Blue Jay logo on the basketball court is scheduled to be replaced this summer with the school’s new Warrior logo to prepare for the merger of Southfield High School with Southfield-Lathrup High School, said Assistant Principal Vernon Burden. The...  Read More »

May 23, 2016 • 5 comments

Jay Wins Writing, Art, Photo Awards

Dennis A. Brown, Jr., Staff Writer

Two Southfield Jay staff members received national awards in the 2016 Quill and Scroll International Writing and Photo Contest. Staff artist Parrish Pearce won the Sweepstakes Award for his editorial cartoon about the impending merger of Southfield High Sch...  Read More »

May 23, 2016 • 0 comments

Sophomores React to Practice SAT

Nadia Malone, Staff Writer

The PSAT was "pretty easy," according to sophomore Miyah Brooks.  "Just one part without the calculator was hard,"Brooks said. Another sophomore, Dylan Barnes, said, "If I could change something, I would change the amount of time for each section...  Read More »

April 12, 2016 • 4 comments

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Ultimate Blue Jay Becomes a Warrior

Justin Black, Sports Editor

As Southfield High School closes the chapter on its sports history, one Blue Jay holds the record for earning the most varsity sports letters. Jamie Glinz, with 16 varsity letters, is the Ultimate Blue Jay. Glinz graduated high school in 2000 with two...  Read More »

May 31, 2016 • 3 comments

Students Defeat Staff in Basketball

Nina Walker, Staff Writer

For the first time in seven years, the student team defeated the staff team 61-48 in Southfield High School's annual basketball game. The student team was coached by Jay Sports Editor Justin Black and seniors Jalen Banks and Stormeigh Mattison. It...  Read More »

May 9, 2016 • 1 comment

Record-Setting Athlete To Retire From SHS

Rachel Walker, Staff Writer

After 30 years of teaching, Vincent Bean has finally reached the finish line of his career. The history teacher plans to retire in June. On top of being an easy-going, fun-loving Health and history teacher, Bean is an award-winning Blue Jay athlete,...  Read More »

March 23, 2016 • 13 comments

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Performance Review: Black History Program Produces Red Hot Results

Rayven Malone and Elena Wilson

  To celebrate Black History Month, Southfield High put on a captivating program brimming with music, poetry and a dramatic skit. The program was co-hosted by English teacher Virna Hobbs-Calhoun and pianist Devon Cadwell. The 45-min...  Read More »

March 2, 2016 • 5 comments

Michigan Suffers From Bad Press

February 26, 2016

Michigan has been under fire recently for a number of stories in the national news: The Flint water crisis, the Kalamazoo mass shootings, and the Detroit school conditions. All thr...  Read More »

Wacky Mechanical Museum Delights Visitors

February 24, 2016

Every teenager in Metro-Detroit needs to visit Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum at least once. The museum has over 200 vintage and modern coin mac...  Read More »

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Last Graduating Class of Blue Jays Flies Away

Reagan Young, Staff Writer

The Southfield Jay surveyed the 214 seniors in the Class of 2016 about their plans after high school. Here’s what the last graduating class of Southfield High School - the final class of graduating Blue Jays - had to say about their plans: Makayla Adams, Western M...  Read More »

May 23, 2016 • 1 comment

Event Celebrates Hip Hop Producer J Dilla

April 18, 2016

The Charles H. Wright Museum recently hosted the fifth annual Dilla Youth Day, which is a hip hop music event. The event celebrates the life and lega...  Read More »

Online Site Helps With SAT Prep

March 3, 2016

Juniors who wish to prepare for the upcoming SAT test can get free online test practice, according to Testing Coordinator Kara Shuell. The SAT has ...  Read More »

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