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Students show interest in classic movies

Meara Nariss, staff reporter

June 6, 2012

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Students know the movies of today and a lot about them--but what about the select students who are into older, classic movies from many years ago? Classic movies may not seem like something that would interest teens, but freshman...

50th anniversary choral concert unites alumni with students

Mary Friedman, co-web editor

May 25, 2012

Filed under A&E, Top Stories

South alumni, consisting of 90 graduates from the class of 1962 to the class of 2011, performed in the orchestra and Master Singers’ Concert May 8 in honor of South’s 50th anniversary. Among these alumni was Tim Pittner,...

Mungo mixes genres to create distinct sound

Kali Croke, staff reporter

May 25, 2012

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Last year, five freshmen brought their passions for music together and formed the band Mungo, which is now a South sophomore band. The band members include lead singer Janna Lyhus, drummer Chris “Bear Claw” Neuhaus, bassist...

Ravina offers unique concert atmosphere for summer

Aaron Ach, staff reporter

May 25, 2012

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With summer just around the corner, students begin to purchase tickets for various music festivals and concerts. Some of these concerts are at Ravinia in Highland Park, which hosts over 120 live performances between June and August. This...

Students express themselves through original styles

Melissa Flaxman, staff reporter

May 25, 2012

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Bright colors, a mix of patterns, tights with different colored legs, cardigans and skirts. These are some of the items that are found in junior Alison Pigott’s wardrobe that make up her unique style. According to Pigott,...

New band Zaramela aims to embrace opportunities

Sally You, Shea Anthony, asst. A&E editor, asst. features editor

May 25, 2012

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The blaring sound of a trumpet, played by junior Aaron Gamalinda, takes over the melody as a deep, rich saxophone, played by junior Mike Jang, and a methodic drum beat, laid down by junior Malcolm Engel, combine to form a catchy...

FELA! the musical brings a taste of Lagos to Chicago

Julia Jacobs, asst. web editor

May 9, 2012

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‘FELA!’ does not begin with the curtains whooshing apart or a spotlight appearing with traditional musical bravado.  It is an unorthodox production, daring to capture the life of Fela Anikulapo Kuti: political renegade, musical...

GBSTV competes against local high schools in CTEC festival

Kali Croke, staff reporter

May 5, 2012

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High school TV programs bring forth their best work to go head-to-head in front of a panel of judges. Each year, the Chicagoland Television Educators Council (CTEC) hosts a TV festival in which high schools from the Chicagoland...

Almost Maine delves into many sides of love

Emily Mitchell, staff reporter

May 5, 2012

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What do getting hit with an ironing board, shoes falling from the ceiling and tons of kissing have in common? Well, they’re all about love, they all take place at 9 o’clock on a Friday night and it all happens in a quaint...

New indie band brings Icelandic sound to US folk music scene

Brad Lanphere, staff reporter

May 5, 2012

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What started as performing in and winning an annual Battle of the Bands in Iceland in 2010 has lead to being signed to Universal Records and slots at US festivals like South by Southwest, Sasquatch! and Lollapalooza for the young...

Yoga, Zumba provide emotional, physical outlet

Mary Friedman, staff reporter

May 5, 2012

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Whether it’s badminton, basketball or even kickball, South’s P.E. Department promotes many ways to be healthy and stay fit; however, South has made an impact for a number of its students recently by offering Yoga, a meditation...

Day in the life of South figure skaters: dedication to persevere

Christina Van Zelst, staff reporter

May 5, 2012

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The rush of adrenaline, the feeling of accomplishment and the freedom are just a few reasons why South students, such as seniors Ola Czyzewski, Jessica Young and Alex Franco, competitively ice skate outside of school. According...

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