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ABC’s latest hit twists classic fairytale stereotype

Kathryn Jaslikowski, co-a&e editor

February 3, 2012

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When a friend requested that I check out ABC’s latest hit series, Once Upon a Time, I was immediately skeptical of what I would find. The title itself warrants the makings of the classic fairytale story line: shy, ordinary girl und...

Allen self-publishes book to provoke thought, discussion

Christina Van Zelst, staff reporter

February 3, 2012

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Can something come from nothing? What is the difference between how and why? There may not seem to be an answer, but John Allen, English and Humanities teacher, raises a point on ways these questions can be put to use. Allen...

Day in the life of South models: adolescent ambitions

Sally You, staff reporter

February 3, 2012

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Among the exceedingly talented groups of students at South, there is a small population of students that look to pursue careers in the modeling industry. Sophomore Gaby Biczek’s dream of becoming a model emerged when she...

Variety Show unifies student body in celebration

Mary Friedman, staff reporter

February 3, 2012

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There were over 140 acts that made up the strenuous tryout, one audition every five minutes. Over the course of twelve and a half hours, directors determined who would earn the opportunity to participate in South’s 2012 Variety...

Web users ‘stumbling’ and ‘tumbling’ on ‘pinteresting’ sites

Claire Fisher, staff reporter

February 3, 2012

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Being a teenager today often means busy days and late nights spent scribbling through homework or cramming for tests, when the ability to focus is at an all-time-low and the stress is piling up. Relieving this stress by taking...

Original Cinderella story merges with reality TV

Kelly Anderson, staff reporter

February 3, 2012

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This year’s winter play took a twist on a classical fairytale with a modern approach. Performing this year was a range of South students from freshmen to seniors, taking roles of reality TV stars and incorporating them into...

Rudd supplies unique talent for independent film

Bailey Monte, co-web editor

February 2, 2012

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Our Idiot Brother opens with a smiling Ned (Paul Rudd) donned in a full beard and long hair, resembling a cheerful, optimistic Jesus with fruits and vegetables from his biodynamic farm surrounding him at his town’s farmer...

Smith’s direction leads TV to Lip Dub success

December 16, 2011

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3. 2. 1. Action. The camera lights turn on, and the confetti flies. The director walks cautiously and intently next to the cameraman, giving him his signals: turn right, five seconds, lower camera angle, pet horse, now. To many...

Battle of the Bands celebrates undiscovered student flair

Anna Hofmockel, staff reporter

December 16, 2011

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A violist, two guitarists with towering mohawks, a drummer and a bassist take the stage. They are the members of the band Democratic Malfunction 2 (DM2), and this year’s winners of Battle of the Bands, the annual music competition...

Day in the life of Speech Team: communication champions

Claire Fisher, staff reporter

December 16, 2011

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Shaking hands, wobbling knees and a cracking voice: symptoms of stage fright, one of the most common held fears worldwide. This is a sight one will never see upon entering the GBS Speech Team office, where students forgo their...

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...

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