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Jam Session: From left to right, seniors Borna Movaffaghi, Matthew Zelkowitz, Wyatt Anderson, and Isaac Bernstein practice an original song in Zelkowtiz’s basement. Left Turn 25 practices weekly for various performances.

Left Turn 25

Maia Weissman, asst. opinions editor
February 16, 2024

The band Left Turn 25 started with a violin and a drum kit, senior Matthew Zelkowitz, drummer and songwriter for Left Turn 25, explained. Six years ago, deep in Zelkowitz’s basement, the band began to...

Unstoppable

Mia Carr and Kaitlyn Jiang
February 16, 2024

South’s Variety Show (V-Show) is not just a talent show— it is a production unlike any other. Over 400 members’ abilities and hard work come together to create a high-quality production rivaling...

Past Lives

Ellory Moran, asst. a&e editor
February 16, 2024

Among all the Oscar nominees for Best Picture – Barbie, Oppenheimer, Killers of the Flower Moon, Poor Things, American Fiction, Zone of Interest, Maestro, and The Holdovers – the indie film Past Lives,...

The Glenbrook South Report

Molly Tomczyk, co-a&e editor
February 16, 2024

Excitement runs through the TV studio late on a weeknight. The producers applaud as they finally finish editing the Glenbrook South Report (GBSR), junior Ava Iannucci, GBSR Executive Producer, described. The...

Undead Dilemma: Character Ben, of “Night of the Living Dead,” played by sophomore Maya Depies, struggles beneath the grasp of zombie, played by sophomore Cailyn Durbin, during a run-through of the winter play. Actors later performed this frightening scene live Friday, Dec. 8.

A dead-icated performance

Kaitlyn Jiang, co-a&e editor
December 22, 2023

South’s winter play, a chilling adaptation of the 1968 film Night of the Living Dead, took center stage in the Drama Dance Room earlier this month with a blend of seasoned and novice theater members,...

Spotlight on Winship

Spotlight on Winship

Molly Tomczyk, A&E Editor
December 22, 2023

In 1980, South’s Norman E. Watson Auditorium was a much different place than it is today. Only about 30 lights had illuminated the stage and set pieces were built beneath the stage, where the current...

Elf (2003) Review

Ellory Moran, asst. a&e editor
December 22, 2023

When I was in elementary school, the best part of Christmas was the school holiday parties. The entire class would gather on the cozy rug, settle down with a cup of Swiss Miss, and watch a movie. In one...

Separate the art and artist

Separate the art and artist

Ellory Moran, asst. a&e editor
December 22, 2023

During a dreary, exhausting school day, I often find myself popping in an Airpod and playing my favorite tunes to comfort myself. Most students also listen to music to experience a sense of relief throughout...

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever (2023) Review

Kaitlyn Jiang, co-a&e editor
December 22, 2023

The newest cartoon installment of the Diary of the Wimpy Kid movies, adapted from the classic book series by Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever hit streaming services on Dec. 8, delivering...

The Year Without a Santa Claus Review

Erin Walker, asst. opinions editor
December 22, 2023

The rush of Christmas at the North Pole continued like it had every year, but this year was different. Overworked and exhausted, Santa sees no reason to pull himself together for the Christmas run this...

Caroling Choir: (top) (left to right) Chambers Singers juniors Lily Geimer, Naomi Lewis, and Leah Plasterer pose in front of the gazebo in Jackman Park. (bottom) (left to right) Chambers Singers sophomore Macy Hueblein, junior Maddie Uhlemann, sophomore Maddy Preston, Lewis, and Plasterer sing holiday songs under the gazebo in Jackman Park on Nov. 25 at 5 p.m.

Festive Chorus

Peyton Knorr, staff writer
December 22, 2023

South’s Chambers Singers kicked off the holiday season with 35 exciting performances spread over several weeks, Robby Shellard, Chambers Singers Director, said. Along with their scheduled events, Chamber...

Battle of the Bands Breaks Barriers

Battle of the Bands Breaks Barriers

Kaitlyn Jiang, co-A&E Editor
December 14, 2023

The squeal of a mic cut through the chatter filling the bustling East Cafeteria. Bright lights glared down on the bands as they adjusted their guitar straps, microphones, and drums in preparation for their...

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