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Nationally-ranked debaters prepare for upcoming competitions

Ruhi Bhaidani and Faith Savaiano, staff reporter, co-news editor

February 1, 2013

Filed under News

Seniors Bobby Shaw and Ben Wolch, the seventh best policy debate team in the country, will compete in several tournaments in the upcoming months that are key to the team’s standing on a state and national level. One of these...

Inaugural celebration, message evoke reactions from students

Julia Jacobs, asst. opinions editor

February 1, 2013

Filed under News

President Barack H. Obama was publicly sworn in for his second term on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. on Jan. 21. A private ceremony had taken place in the Blue Room of the White House the previous day, beginning...

Student council study: one-third of student drivers don’t buckle up

Rosie Kelly and Aaron Ach, staff reporters

February 1, 2013

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Student Council and John Skorupa, driver’s education teacher, conducted a preliminary survey about student seat belt usage during open lunch periods on Dec. 14. The survey was conducted as part of an Illinois Department of Transportation...

District pilot to test Nexus 7, Chromebook in classroom setting

Kathryn Jaslikowski, co-editor in chief

February 1, 2013

Filed under News, Top Stories

As part of a district-wide pilot to test the effectiveness of new technology in the classroom, six classes at South received Google Nexus 7 tablets and Google Chromebook laptops Jan. 29. According to Principal Dr. Brian Wegley,...

Off-campus staff surprises teacher with ‘hero’ award from Chicago Bears

Richard Pearl and Inaara Tajuddin, staff reporters

February 1, 2013

Filed under News

At a surprise assembly Nov. 28, 2012, Mary Rabinak, Glenbrook Off-Campus High School teacher, was named “Symetra Hero in the Classroom” for her work as a Special Education Instructor. Symetra Heroes in the Classroom is...

Chicago Tribune recognizes district as ‘Top Workplace’

Rosie Kelly, staff reporter

December 21, 2012

Filed under News

District 225 was named one of the top 100 workplaces in the Chicagoland area by the Chicago Tribune in November. District 225 was ranked as the 28th midsize company. The results were divided into three categories: small, m...

The times they [might be] a-changin’

Inaara Tajuddin, staff writer

November 9, 2012

Filed under News

The Schedule Choice Committee (SCC), consisting of 41 South teachers and administrators, is discussing the possibility of South switching from an eight-period day to a block schedule for the 2014-15 school year. The official decision...

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