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Drama Club banquet honors this year’s members

Henry Netherland, staff reporter

June 7, 2012

Filed under News, Web Exclusives

Members of the Drama Club received awards at the Drama Club Awards Banquet presented by club sponsors, Beth Barber, John Knight and Richard Winship, on the auditorium stage May 11. According to Barber, each year the Drama Club...

Alumnus wins moot court competition

Chris Callahan, staff reporter

June 6, 2012

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Danny Lewin, class of 2006 GBS alumnus, won the moot court competition at the University of Michigan (UM) Law School April 2. According to Lewin, moot court is a “simulated oral argument” in which attorneys argue in front...

Business Department welcomes Hall as new chair

Tammy Craven, co-news editor

May 25, 2012

Filed under News

Dawn Hall will begin her position as the new Instructional Supervisor (IS) of the Business Education Department in the fall of 2012. Hall, who has taught for 11 years, will replace retiring Steven Kornick in supervising the Busin...

Preliminary projections estimate South’s enrollment growth

Julia Jacobs, asst. opinions editor

May 25, 2012

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In preparation for the upcoming enrollment bubble at South in the next five years, District 225 plans for a temporary strain on the school budget and resources. Kimberly Ptak, district director of operations and purchasing,...

District 34 prepares to accomodate budget reductions

Inaara Tajuddin, staff reporter

May 25, 2012

Filed under News, Top Stories

After nearly a year-long five-step process review, the District 34 Board of Education agreed upon budget cuts totaling $1.8 million for Springman and Attea middle schools due to an imbalance between expenditures and revenue. Dr....

Diminishing server capacity creates system failures

Ben Kraus, co-web editor

May 25, 2012

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The recent failures in computer servers at South can be attributed to aging hardware, according to Marcus Thimm, District 225 chief technology officer. According to Thimm, the district is replacing current servers and storage...

Cure Club seeks support for law banning underage tanning

Carolyn Kelly, staff reporter

May 8, 2012

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Cure Club has partnered with Skin of Steel to raise support for a bill in the Illinois legislature that would prohibit minors from using indoor tanning beds. Although tanning is currently allowed in Illinois with parental permission...

Nurses enhance allergy policy to spread awareness

Inaara Tajuddin, staff reporter

April 29, 2012

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The nurse’s office sent a mass email addressed to South’s staff on March 7 to bring awareness of latex and nut allergies. These allergies are becoming increasingly common among South students, according to Barbara Marzillo,...

Updated attendance system seeks efficiency

Claudia Nadolny, staff reporter

April 29, 2012

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The Dean’s Office has begun to test a new automated attendance system, which will be implemented at the start of the 2012-2013 school year. According to Dean Bean, the school is currently running a pilot program to work out...

Etruscan receives high honors for 2010-2011 yearbook

Tammy Craven, asst. news editor

April 29, 2012

Filed under News, Top Stories

South’s yearbook, The Etruscan, received a Pacemaker and Best in Show award for its 2010-2011 yearbook “Choices” at the Journalism Education Association (JEA)/National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) national high sch...

Charitable book drive donates to underpriveleged

Rosie Kelly, staff reporter

April 29, 2012

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The GBS Library hosted its first children’s book drive for Bernie’s Book Bank April 9 - 20.  The book drive’s goal was to collect 8,000 books for  underprivileged kids throughout Chicago, according to GBS librarian Carol...

Top collegiate team invites Model UN to shadow

Tammy Craven, asst. news editor

April 29, 2012

Filed under News

Six South Model United Nations (UN) members, along with the advisors, went to NY to observe the National Model UN Collegiate Conference April 5. Dr. Derick Hulme, Alma College’s Political Science Department chair and Model...

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