A Special Day at Southview

“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.“ And with the reciting of the Special Olympics motto by hundreds of athletes from 10 area counties, the Spring Games of Area 4 Ohio got underway on the grounds of Southview High School. The athletes competed in a number of…

American Government Passion Projects

Mrs. Badiuk’s American Government students have been completing service learning passion projects.  Students were asked to take a personal passion or interest and find a way to serve the community through that passion.  Projects have included raising awareness regarding issues like drug abuse and animal cruelty. Students have worked to raise money for those affected…

Mock Trial – State Champs!!

Southview’s mock trial team captured an unprecedented seventh state title on Saturday, March 9th.  This is mock trial’s first title since 2014, but our records indicate they have an exceptional success rate once they advance to state competition, winning seven titles in their nine appearances in Columbus.   For the uninitiated, a mock trial competition…

Cougars Honored at Joseph W. Diehn Post #468

All too often I hear reference made to the sad state of affairs among America’s youth. They are easy targets for broad statements about a self-absorbed video game culture. But, no generation should be defined by its worst stereotypes.  I wish the detractors, or anyone skeptical of a future in the hands of today’s teenagers,…

Sci Oly Visits The Windy City

Southview’s Science Olympiad team, coached by Mr. Duffey and Mrs. Krueger, recently competed at the University of Chicago.  The team typically travels to local invitationals, but the coaches teamed up with Northview to plan this special trip.  At its inaugural competition, The University of Chicago hosted 37 teams, each consisting of fifteen students.  While most…

Ice, Ice Baby!

All right stop. Collaborate and listen. To say that the Southview Ice Hockey team’s 2016-17 season ended on a sour note is a bit of an understatement. They were shellacked by eventual state runner-up and perennial high school hockey powerhouse St. Francis de Sales, 16-0. In fact, it was so bad that the zamboni only…

Ekphrastic Poetry

An ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. Mrs. Darlene Blakely takes her AP students on a field trip to the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) each year so they can compose an ekphrastic poem inspired by one of the TMA’s artworks (glass, sculpture, painting, etc.). …

It’s a (Wo)Man’s Sport

Sophomore Brenda Conley is used to the glares, stares, and “guy-blinking meme” looks by now. After all, this is her second year as a member of the Cougar wrestling team. Rather than just “sitting around” after school as she did during her first quarter as a freshman, she decided to become involved in a school activity….