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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

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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...

Burger Day 9 raises more funds with sponsorships

Kelsey Kiwaiko, co-news editor

April 29, 2012

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Burger Day 9 raised a total of about $58,800 to donate to the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Chicago April 21-22, setting a new record for the event. Burger Day is an annual fundraiser organized by both GBS and GBN...

Galperin and Brown candidates for Presidential Scholars Program

Richard Pearl, staff reporter

March 29, 2012

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Seniors Michael Galperin and Thomas Brown have been chosen as candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, taking place in Washington D.C. this summer. The U.S Presidential Scholars Program is a program that was created...

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,...

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