Ask the experts: March Madness picks edition 1

According to Sports Illustrated, last year the most precise NCAA bracket was created by 12 year old Sam Holtz.  Although the staff of The Senator is filled with experts on a plethora of topics, none is more plentiful than the sports specialists. This year, some of our basketball experts are here with their March Madness bracket picks. Click on … Continue reading Ask the experts: March Madness picks edition 1

Oscar winner Moonlight shines above the rest

Sexual identity has been a commonly avoided theme by many African-American movies over the years. Thankfully, director Barry Jenkins tackled this taboo theme with great confidence in his Oscar award winning film, “Moonlight.”   The main focus of the movie is the character Chiron (played by Trevonte Rhodes) who is dealing with his struggle as … Continue reading Oscar winner Moonlight shines above the rest

Black History Month spotlight – Mae Jemison

On October 17, 1956, Mae Jemison was born in Decatur, Alabama to parents, Charlie Jemison and Dorothy Jemison. Her father worked as a roofer and carpenter while her mother worked as an elementary school teacher. She is the youngest of two older siblings, Ada Jemison and Charles Jemison. At the age of three, the Jemison … Continue reading Black History Month spotlight – Mae Jemison

Black History Month spotlight – John Lewis

John Lewis is a democratic U.S. representative of Georgia's 5th district, dean of the Georgia congressional delegation, former chairman of SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), former "Big Six" leader (collection of leaders of various groups that organized the 1963 March on Washington), and Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree. In fact, he is still alive today … Continue reading Black History Month spotlight – John Lewis

SHS Students take advantage of outside opportunities

As students, we are very lucky to be offered a plethora of different activities through our school, whether it’s sports, language clubs, music or theatre. Springfield High has lots of outlets for students, but despite this, many also continue to be part of other clubs, teams or organizations outside of school. The YMCA or “Y,” … Continue reading SHS Students take advantage of outside opportunities