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Critique creates new avenues for self-growth

Critique creates new avenues for self-growth

Sarah Al-Jawhar, Opinions Editor
February 20, 2024

In a world that champions individuality and self-expression, the idea of caring about what others think may seem counterintuitive.  However, understanding and caring about others’ opinions can actually...

Under Watch: Officer Adam Uscicki keeps surveillance at South from his office, with monitors projecting live feedback from the building’s 177 security cameras, inside and outside the school. The camera’s footage can be used in cases of car accident outside, altercations inside, and stolen property. Photo by Gaby Yap

South theft rates increase

Gaby Yap, co-editor-in-chief
February 16, 2024

Running late into the pungent air of the locker rooms for her Gold 4 class, freshman Savannah Steck hurriedly sets up base at her locker. She goes through her normal routine, getting into uniform and,...

Minimum wage increases in Illinois

Minimum wage increases in Illinois

Mia Carr and Milutin Todorovic
February 16, 2024

With the signing of legislation by current Governor J.B. Pritzker, the workers of Illinois saw their minimum wage increase from $13 to $14 an hour, according to the Illinois Department of Labor (DOL),...

Jam Session: From left to right, seniors Borna Movaffaghi, Matthew Zelkowitz, Wyatt Anderson, and Isaac Bernstein practice an original song in Zelkowtiz’s basement. Left Turn 25 practices weekly for various performances.

Left Turn 25

Maia Weissman, asst. opinions editor
February 16, 2024

The band Left Turn 25 started with a violin and a drum kit, senior Matthew Zelkowitz, drummer and songwriter for Left Turn 25, explained. Six years ago, deep in Zelkowitz’s basement, the band began to...

Big Competitors: In a tournament on Feb. 1, teams compete to win the championship. As playoffs have begun, the next games are set for Feb. 15th.

Intramural inspires tough competition

Kate Rogula, asst. sports editor
February 16, 2024

Friends and family come together every Thursday night, filling the bleachers in support of South’s boys’ intramural basketball. The program provides an alternative option for students at South...

Flag Football sanctioned by IHSA

Kate Shambo
February 16, 2024

After months of anticipation, flag football is officially an Illinois High school Association (IHSA) sanctioned sport. IHSA removed flag football from the Emerging Sports list, a list of sports that...

Take off

Take off

Danielle Joseph, sports editor
December 22, 2023

Forever friendships, international competition, and a once-in-a-life-time experience are all characteristics Scott Nemecek, Varsity Girls’ Basketball Head Coach, used to de- scribe the opportunity...

Poke Bros proves delicious- but expensive

Poke Bros proves delicious- but expensive

Clare Lanscioni, Food Columnist
February 17, 2022

A new lunch spot in Plaza Del Prado just opened for South students to enjoy customizable poke bowls. Poke Bros. serves Hawaiian poke bowls, usually assembled with a rice base and diced raw fish and toppings....

In dark times, students look to holiday traditions for light

In dark times, students look to holiday traditions for light

Chloe Arciero, Dani Carr, and Grace Clark
December 18, 2020

Hanukkah  The aromatic smell of latkes drifts around the room and friends and family chatter away as they cook up fried oreos, doughnuts, snickers and anything else they can get their hands on. This...

Coaches and players enter summer with uncertain expectations

Skylar Kreske, staff writer
June 12, 2020

Athletes and coaches have said GBS athletic summer camps have been a very effective and beneficial way for athletes to get in shape before tryouts and make an impression on the coaches. However, with the...

Illustration by Chaeyeon Park

Anti-Asian sentiment demands for appropriate language

The Editorial Board
June 12, 2020

Walking through the hallways of South at the start of second semester, senior Hiroki Imura was told “not to get close” by students passing by. While attempting to do laundry, freshman Sabine Lee’s...

Illustration by Patsy Corolan

14 staff members wave goodbye to South, hello to retirement

Sloane Shabelman, staff writer
June 12, 2020

As Sonja Meyer concludes her 26 years as an English teacher at South, she can only think of one way to describe this unsatisfying end to her school year: “I feel like students who get to the end of a...

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