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KONY video spreads through South

Kelsey Kiwaiko, co news editor

March 22, 2012

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Invisible Children, a not-for-profit organization, released “KONY 2012”, a 30-minute video about Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) March 5. Kony is the leader of the LRA in Uganda, and they kidnap children...

‘E’mail program sends positive messages

Melissa Flaxman & Inaara Tajuddin, staff reporters

March 22, 2012

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Erika’s Lighthouse, South’s depression-awareness club, recently launched “E”mail, a program in which students and staff can send positive, free, handwritten messages to others by depositing provided postcards into a box...

Urban students create finalist project

Claudia Nadolny, staff reporter

March 22, 2012

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Sophomores Lexie Whisler, Katie Rossman and Taylor Thomas were chosen as finalists to compete at the regional level of the Chicago Metro History Fair at Niles North Feb. 25. According to Daniel Rhoades, Urban Studies teacher,...

District 31 referendum seeks to rescue school funds

Rosie Kelly, staff reporter

March 22, 2012

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District 31, which is facing a $1.55 million deficit, will try to pass a referendum March 20 for a 0.27 percent property tax increase. According to Principal Brian Wegley, of an average incoming freshman class of 650 kids,...

U of I Tuition Increase demands consideration

Julia Jacobs and Carolyn Kelly, asst. web editor, staff reporter

March 22, 2012

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Incoming freshmen at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (U of I) will face a 4.8 percent tuition increase, ranking it the fifth most expensive public school in the country with an annual tuition totaling $11,636. Out...

Desi Club celebrates colorful Hindu holiday

Niral Dave, editor in chief

March 22, 2012

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Desi Club members dressed in all white tossed handfuls of pink, orange and green powder at each other and into the air, filling the courtyard with an overwhelming floral scent as they celebrated the Hindu festival Holi March 8. According...

Shooting for experience, Titan Stars practice cheer

Kelsey Kiwaiko, co-news editor

February 19, 2012

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The Titan Stars, a program that gives students with special needs an opportunity to cheer with the JV cheerleaders, is continuing its second consecutive year. According to Alyson VanderPlas, JV cheerleading coach, the eight...

DanceFest inspires youth through evolving program

Richard Pearl, staff reporter

February 3, 2012

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DanceFest, an annual fundraiser hosted by the Titan Poms that took place Jan. 28, reflected how the program has transformed over the years. Titan Poms prepared and taught dance routines to elementary and middle school students to ...

Public school faces religious lawsuit

Sarah Jaleel, co-news editor

February 3, 2012

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Jessica Ahlquist, high school sophomore from Rhode Island, recently won a lawsuit to remove an 8-foot prayer displayed on the wall of the Cranston West high school auditorium. A seventh grader created the prayer, according...

Tate’s drive to coach earns Diamond

Ben Kraus, staff reporter

February 3, 2012

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Tara Tate, head GBS debate coach, earned the Second Diamond rank, an award that recognizes longevity and success in a debate coach’s career, October 2011. According to Tate, she reached the minimum mark for years coaching...

Glenbrook bookstores to break from current provider

Carolyn Kelly, staff reporter

February 3, 2012

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GBS and GBN bookstores will transfer to Beck’s Books once the contract with the district’s current provider, Follett Corporation, expires this summer, according to District 225 officials. Superintendent Michael Riggle said...

GOP debates elicit South response

Julia Jacobs, asst. web editor

February 3, 2012

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The 2012 Republican primaries are beginning their second month with remaining candidates Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum under the scrutiny of the American people, including South students and faculty. To...

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