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  • Basketball Players Commit to Colleges

    Basketball Players Commit to Colleges

    Klein O'Neal, Sports Editor

    November 10, 2016

    Two seniors signed letters of intent to play college basketball next year. Michael Flowers signed with Western Michigan University and Deja Church signed with the University of Michigan. Flowers played three years for Southfield High as a Blue Jay starting point guard all three years. Basketball...

    Seniors Deja Church and Michael Flowers sign their letters of intent to play college basketball. Church signed with The University of Michigan; Flowers chose Western Michigan University.

    Taylor Lawson

  • Survey Reveals School’s Heavy Homework Teachers

    Survey Reveals School’s Heavy Homework Teachers

    Aaron Moore, Ryan McDonald, and Marcel Green

    October 19, 2016

    Math teachers give the most homework, according to a student survey conducted by The Southfield Times. Math teacher Karla Crum was identified as the teacher who gives the most homework, according to a survey of 132 Southfield A & T students across grades 9-12. The survey included 39 freshmen, 31...

    Math teacher Karla Crum collects an assignment from one of her students. Crum is known for assigning daily homework and says she is proud of it.

    Elena Wilson

  • Freshmen Receive Chromebooks

    Freshmen Receive Chromebooks

    Eriss Samuel, Staff Writer

    October 19, 2016

    For the first time in the history of Southfield Public Schools, all freshmen have been issued their own Chromebook computers to use for the school year. The Chromebooks are supposed to help freshmen improve in their studies and feel more at ease in high school, said Assistant Principal Scott Tocco. The...

    Computer time: Freshmen Davieana Mitchell (forefront), Amauri Brown (on right) and Sharday Tyler (back row) check out their new Chromebook computers during Semiar in Erin Reynoso’s Spanish classroom.

    Taylor Lawson

  • Ribbon-Cutting Celebrates New School

    Ribbon-Cutting Celebrates New School

    Rayven Malone, Editor-in-Chief

    October 19, 2016

    The former Blue Jays of Southfield High School and the former Chargers of Southfield-Lathrup High have finally merged - the result of a decision made by the district’s Board of Education to address declining enrollment districtwide. A ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the merge was held Sept. 20...

    Principal Sonia Jackson celebrates the grand opening of Southfield High School for the Arts and Technology (Southfield A & T) by cutting the ceremonial ribbon.

    Kennidi Holloway

  • Band Director Merges Two School Marching Bands

    Band Director Merges Two School Marching Bands

    Klein O'Neal, Staff Writer

    October 3, 2016

    The merging of Southfield High School with Southfield-Lathrup High School has turned out to be a good move for the newly combined marching bands, said Dr. James Charles, newly appointed director of the Southfield A&T Marching Warriors. The newly merged band has been invited to to several competitions...

    New tunes: Dr. James Charles, formerly band director at Southfield-Lathrup, is the new band director for Southfield A & T - the new school formed by the merger of Southfield High and Southfield-Lathrup.

    Kennidi Holloway

Performers Wanted for Lip Sync Battle

Torriana Anthony, Staff Writer

November 10, 2016No Comments

Today is the last day for tryouts for Southfield A&T's Lip Sync Battle. Tryouts begin at 3:30 in science teacher Kimberly Wardell-Stone's classroom, which is C 103. The Battle is scheduled for Dec. 7, in the school's auditorium. Tickets are $10 ...

School Launches New Seminar Time 3  Days Per Week

School Launches New Seminar Time 3 Days Per Week

Taylor Thomas, Staff Writer

October 26, 201615 Comments

In an effort to improve student achievement, Southfield A & T added seminar time to the schedule this year. Seminar gives students 40 minutes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday after lunch to catch up on studies or seek extra help from a teacher. Junior...

Blue Jay Cafe to Reopen as Warrior Cafe

Blue Jay Cafe to Reopen as Warrior Cafe

Marcell Green, Staff Writer

October 3, 201610 Comments

The popular Blue Jay Cafe that has been a hotspot for staff to eat lunch will no longer have the Blue Jay banner. Due to the merge of the two high schools - Southfield High and Southfield-Lathrup - the cafe will now operate under the name Warrior Cafe. "The...

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New Soccer Team Makes Playoffs

Klein O'Neal, Sports Editor

October 27, 2016No Comments

The new Boys Soccer team made it to the playoffs but lost in the first round to Troy Athens. They ended their season with a 13-4 record. Soccer is a new sports opportunity available to Warriors this year. The Southfield A & T campus has not...

Rivals Become Unified Teammates

Rivals Become Unified Teammates

Bobby Hardison, Sports Writer

October 19, 20169 Comments

The Hatfields and McCoys are now one family. That’s because the former Blue Jays of Southfield High School and the former Chargers of Southfield-Lathrup are now merged into one school, with one varsity football team, one golf team, one volleyball,...

Girls Golf Season Putts to a Close

John Charley III, Staff Writer

September 28, 2016No Comments

The Girls Golf Team ended their season without a win but individual team members showed great improvement, said Coach Stephen Sharp. The team nearly defeated West Bloomfield High School, Sharp said, losing by eight strokes, 243-235. The team had one...

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Hold Your Nose and Vote for Hillary

Hold Your Nose and Vote for Hillary

Ashley Ogu, Editorial Editor

October 18, 2016No Comments

As everyone knows, the presidential election is coming up in November. There has been a lot of talk about whom to elect - Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton - considering that they would both be a bad choice. This year’s election has...

Jay Newspaper Will Change With Times

May 23, 2016

The Southfield Jay reluctantly puts its name to rest with this last published issue, ending 63 years of printed issues under that name. But it is not o...

Performance Review: Black History Program Produces Red Hot Results

Performance Review: Black History Program Produces Red Hot Results

March 2, 2016

  To celebrate Black History Month, Southfield High put on a captivating program brimming with music, poetry and a dramatic skit. The prog...

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How to Make Your College Application Shine

John Charley III, Staff Writer

November 17, 2016No Comments

Like millions of other high school seniors, Shelby Moore of Southfield High School is in the process of applying to colleges. And like millions of others, he is struggling with the application essays. "In an essay I like to get  to the point," Moore s...

There’s a Club or Group for You at Southfield A & T

October 26, 2016

Is your school year somewhat dull? Have you ever wanted to join an organization but didn’t know which was the best for you? If you said yes to either...

Red is the New Black at Southfield A & T

September 29, 2016

Warm, ruddy and vibrant. All of these words describe the fall color that has been popping up at the new Southfield A & T high school, where red...

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