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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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