Talk:South Medford High School

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US-centric[edit]

Is it really US-centric to not specify that Oregon is in the United States? Anyone who clicks on the Oregon or the Medford link can find that out. As far as I can tell from the disambig page, there are no Oregons that aren't in the US... --Alynna 18:10, 17 October 2005 (UTC)

As I see it, it's more a question of establishing proper context - users shouldn't have to click across multiple articles just to find out which country a particular school is located in. There are 700 million English speakers in the world, and it's fairly likely that most of them don't know Oregon from an Oreo cookie. 217.155.20.163 00:20, 22 December 2005 (UTC)
If you browse through USA-related the articles on Wikipedia, many, if not most, do not specify a country, and merely specify city and state. I find your rationale a little off. The reason that we link article to other articles is so that we don't have to explain everything in one article. And besides, the stub is not Oregon, USA schools, it is Oregon schools. Nick2253 01:19, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

School Themes[edit]

I recently added the school themes section, but I'm not sure how far back the themes go, and what they all are. When I get a chance, I'll browse through my yearbooks, but I won't know what was the "theme" back before the 2003-2004 as that's my earliest yearbook. --Nick2253 18:30, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

Themes have been corrected by an unknown contributor --Nick2253 05:37, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

"Stub-ness"[edit]

I feel that this article really is starting to blossom into the real deal. How much more do we need, if any, before we remove the stub classification? I say that we're beyond stub-ness, but I'd like some more "yeahs" before taking action. --Nick2253 18:34, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

No longer a stub. Look at Clackamas High School and other pages for ideas about expansion. --Liface 19:45, 28 September 2006 (UTC)


I agree, I added a bunch of stuff about the small school's and our block scheduling to increase overall page length - Dave —Preceding unsigned comment added by Daveenna (talkcontribs) 00:17, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

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Notable Alumni[edit]

Some how Kyle Singler keeps making it back on this list. It is nice that we had a good basketball player at our school but he is hardly notable, perhaps in a little while he will, and at that time he should be added. So I replaced him with Bill Bowerman to keep that section alive and I will do research to find anyone — Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.39.168.250 (talk) 17:46, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Bill Bowerman did not go to South Medford. He is far too old to have graduated from South Medford High.
How about Jonathon Stark and Bob Wolcott for starters? Both are/were professional athletes of note. Jonathon Stark was a pro tennis player and Bob Wolcott was a professional baseball pitcher, notably during the "Refuse to Lose" Seattle Mariners season.
I'm not certain, but I believe Les Gutches, wrestler, may have graduated from South. Jeff Barry, baseball player with the Mets and the Rockies, may have also graduated from South.
Oh and Steven Bechler, who passed away while playing baseball with the Orioles.
So there's a good start for whomever wants to update the Notable Alumni section. And all of these people have Wiki pages. They just don't have the South Medford on all of their pages. That will have to be researched and cited on your own. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 208.205.249.206 (talk) 05:30, 26 April 2009 (UTC)
Keep in mind this is original research unless sources are given. tedder (talk) 15:43, 26 April 2009 (UTC)
I am aware of this being original thought/primary source (I can say I went to school with Jonathon Stark, but who am I). Hence, not putting any of this information into the main article. My point is there are plenty of people for this person at 96.39.168.250 to go do active research on, much of which can be found on the web in verifiable sources, mainly in the Mail Tribune archives. And Bill Bowerman went to Medford High School. An entirely different school as South Medford was started in 1987. The only relation that occurs between them: they are housed in the same building. Kyle Singler, seems to fall in the guidelines of being included.

And I was wrong about Bob Wolcott, he went to North. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 208.205.249.52 (talk) 09:33, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Kyle singler obviously did graudate from South Medford, but at this point is not a notable person. If he does, in the future, make himself notable, he should be added to this section. Atlasrune (talk) 16:52, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

I keep re-adding him because his page is bluelinked (he has a Wiki entry). I'd suggest discussing his notablility there: Kyle Singler. tedder (talk) 16:59, 15 May 2009 (UTC)
So, you say because he has a wikipedia page that he is notable? What gives you this idea?Atlasrune (talk) 17:16, 15 May 2009 (UTC)
I don't believe he is notable, but the proper place to challenge his notability is on his article. tedder (talk) 18:29, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

New Info[edit]

As it seems that this page hasn't been updated in over a year(as of 12/31/10) with up to date information on the new school, I propose that certain actions be taken to update all facts that need to be changed. The coordinates and picture can be changed, as well as a new/revised section on the new building. Shall I proceed? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wembelton (talkcontribs) 08:22, 31 December 2010 (UTC)