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Dedicated dancers display devotion at annual show

Stephanie Ziegler & Christina Van Zelst, a&e editor & staff reporter

December 16, 2011

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Poms This year at the Dance Show, varsity Poms performed a routine that they spent a lot of time perfecting. They danced to Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful People”, a routine they performed at the fall sports assembly. Co-captains...

Scat That! jazzes up songs with unique vocal bands

Mary Friedman, staff reporter

December 16, 2011

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South’s vocal group Scat That! has formed an identity through their exploration of jazz that separates them from all other choral groups at South. Choir Director Stevi Marks describes Scat That! as a group that requires...

Pep Club shows all how to “come out and support us”

Emily Mitchell, Staff Reporter

December 8, 2011

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For 50 years, Glenbrook South has been "washing" other schools' teams "in the river" and cheering their own teams on to victory.  From the "Titancrumble" to the new "South!" cheer made up this year, the spirit continues to evolve. ...

Setting the stage: Winship plays an integral role in South productions

Kelly Anderson & Olivia Day, staff reporters

December 2, 2011

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After school in the auditorium… a yelled command… the pounding of nails on wood. Auditorium manager Rich Winship descends the spiral staircase to face the hustle and bustle of an afternoon with stage crew, yet again. Winship...

Sunny’s humor takes a twist

John Adkisson, co-sports editor

November 4, 2011

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As It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia entered its sixth season, it had already proven to be one of television’s leaders in off-the-wall, crass, unacceptable humor. And that was before the sixth season even began. Sunny follows five frie...

Footloose remake lives up to original expectations

Faith Savaiano, co-opinions editor

November 4, 2011

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As I walked into the recently released Footloose, a remake of the 1984 dance classic, I expected three things: cheesy teenage romance scenes, a mediocre plot and some killer dancing. The original movie starred the curiousl...

Barack strums her heartstrings as emotional outlet

Mary Friedman, staff reporter

November 4, 2011

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The vision to one day produce music is shared by many young adults who have developed a passion for it, but the determination to make this a reality sets true musicians apart from the rest. About two years ago, sophomore Katie...

Day in the life of De La Cru: practice to performance

Michelle Rolf, staff reporter

November 4, 2011

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Dancing  in baggy jeans and Nike kicks, they stomp the floor to the beat of a blaring hip-hop remix. Flailing their arms and flipping their hair back and forth, they moved in sync with the rhythm, creating a sophisticated combination...

Radium Girls uncovers truth of 1920s factory fallout

Christina Van Zelst, staff reporter

November 4, 2011

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It’s the 1920s. A girl is working in a factory owned by the US Radium Corporation (USRC), and her best friend dies. Now, she is sick too. She files a lawsuit and changes the world. She is a Radium Girl. This year’s fall...

South acrobat ‘Tye-ing’ talent to future career

Richard Pearl & Morgan O'Connor, staff reporters

November 4, 2011

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Gracefully twisting her limbs in order to secure her position on the large silk rope hanging from the ceiling, sophomore Alison Tye completes a series of tumbles to finish her performance. This practice is a typical routine for...

Coldplay experiments with new sound

Brad Lanphere, staff reporter

November 3, 2011

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Three years, four months, thirteen days and two Grammys for Best Rock Album and Best Selling Album of 2008 later, Coldplay released their fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto. Pronounced My-low Zy-letoe, the title, like the albu...

Purple Apple takes a bite out of fame

Mary Friedman, staff reporter

September 30, 2011

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For some, becoming a rock star is merely a childhood dream. However, South freshmen Olivia (Livy) Eigel, Madison (Madi) O’Brien and Noreen (Nonie) Andersen have taken their vision to the next level by pursuing their musical t...

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