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Students file back into the school building after an Aug. 16 fire drill. Going with the flow isnt easy for students with hidden disabilities.

Students with disabilities and impairments speak up about hallway struggles

Jax Poole and Iliana Vega November 15, 2023

The bell sounds, and the conglomerate of students pours out into the halls. The students trudge along, loitering and wandering aimlessly. Most students can make it to their next class quickly, but students...

Students step up to help peers weather the winter woes

Students step up to help peers weather the winter woes

Kaiya Sharipe, Ally Fan, and Jack Ewald November 8, 2023

Many high school teens experience mental health issues that affect their day-to-day life. In fact, 1 in 5 teenagers in the U.S. have had a serious mental illness in their life, according to the CDC. Many...

Travel basket donations collected for Bellevue East marching band. (photo courtesy of Edyn Butler)

Titan band gathers support for Bell East bus victims

Caitlyn Ybarra, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 27, 2023

Titan band members pulled together to create travel baskets for the Bellevue East marching band following a crash they experienced after the State Marching Contest on Oct. 21. No serious injured occurred,...

Zoe Retikis, 11th, paints her pumpkin.

Science Club sponsors pumpkin painting contest

Alayna Culver, Staff Reporter October 24, 2023

Wednesday, Oct. 25, Science Club hosted a free pumpkin painting contest in room D16 at 3:30 p.m.  The club thought that this would be a fun event for students and parents to attend and socialize. This...

Cat Queen Delaney Ziegler, 12th, begins dance for opening sequence of show.

‘Curiosity’ keeps band competitive

Caitlyn Ybarra, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 24, 2023

The Titan Marching Band's cat-themed show, "Long Live Curiosity," placed 2nd at the Nebraska State Marching Contest with a score of 95.5 and won the caption award of Best Guard. The show featured a Cat...

Volunteering helps students and community

Volunteering helps students and community

Cale Murphy, Staff Reporter October 17, 2023

Leo Club is a great way to start volunteering to help the community. Applications are in Ms. Anne Marie Thornton's room (D02) and Ms. Jackie Bass's room (D06). Leo Club helps people to find the best places...

Ms. Jean Porrata addresses her Spanish for Spanish Speakers class.

New Spanish chapter unfolds

Caitlyn Ybarra, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 13, 2023

Native Spanish speakers have a new class and expanded reading options at Papio South this year.  With the introduction of Spanish for Spanish Speakers, teacher Jean Porrata felt Spanish-language novels...

Maia Learning for Dummies

Maia Learning for Dummies

Gigi Sedlacek, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 12, 2023

If you have ever taken an English class at Papio South, then you have sat through a college prep informational presentation from one of the counselors. On that same note, you have probably heard of Maia...

TALKING TO STRANGERS: Dressed for Spirit Day

TALKING TO STRANGERS: Dressed for Spirit Day

Caitlyn Ybarra, Co-Editor-in-Chief September 26, 2023

TALKING TO STRANGERS: "What's your favorite part of Homecoming?"    

Izzy Haggard drawing message with chalk.

A Little Bit of Chalk and a Whole Lot of Hope

Kinley Harris, Staff Reporter September 15, 2023

In order to spread positivity and raise suicide-prevention awareness, Hope Squad gave chalk to the main office and asked students to come down during their Titan Time on Sept. 12-14 to write messages for...

Three students to serve as full-time photographers for Titan Journalism

Three students to serve as full-time photographers for Titan Journalism

September 7, 2023

After a three-week tryout period, three yearbook students have been chosen by their peers on the South Star and Titan Legacy staffs to serve as full-time photographers for the 2023-2024 school year. They...

Infographic showing map of mountain lion sightings relative to the location of Papillion-La Vista South H.S.

Mountain lion meanders near Papio South days before school starts

V Hall and Leia Baxter August 31, 2023

If you have a small animal or even a large one, you may have been warned this summer to not let your pet outside without watching for a wandering mountain lion. As many know, there were multiple mountain...

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