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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

Filed under A&E, Web Exclusives

‘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

Filed under A&E, Top Stories

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...

Hunger Games has odds in its favor in tying with novel

Kathryn Jaslikowski, co-a&e editor

May 4, 2012

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Reclining in the chair at the Glen 10 Theater at 12:01 a.m. of Friday, March 23, I looked up eagerly as the screen flashed from boring advertisements to previews. In 15 minutes, the movie I had been waiting for so long to see...

Phantom: musical members unmask talent

Shea Anthony and Sally You, staff reporter, staff reporter

May 4, 2012

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North and South chorus members fill the choir room with bursts of chatter. Co-director Andrew Wallace steps in, conversation dies down and all the loosely-scattered students suddenly shift their attention towards him. On Wallace’s...

Creative creating in Architecture course

Sally You, staff reporter

March 28, 2012

Filed under A&E, Web Exclusives

While Photography, Child Development, Foods and Nutrition and Autos are among the highly populated electives South students take, Architecture is one applied art class not many students seem to know about. The class is run...

Juniors experiment with mixing, synthesizing beats

Maeve Hanrahan, staff reporter

March 22, 2012

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The beat drops and energy flows like electricity through the air. There’s a new music genre emerging at South and throughout the nation. It’s what some call “electronic music”. This music consists of mixing synthesized...

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