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Student progress added to teacher evals

Student progress added to teacher evals

Aaron Ach, co-editor-in-chief
April 24, 2015

In February 2014, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) formally mandated that public schools in Illinois incorporate a “student growth component” as part of teachers’ evaluations by Sept....

Not found by gender, yoga provides needed stress relief

Not found by gender, yoga provides needed stress relief

Aaron Ach, co-editor-in-chief
March 13, 2015

It was the Monday night before first semester finals started, and needless to say I was running a touch behind on the two papers I had due that morning and the two exams I had to sit for that afternoon....

Sunset Village of Glenview shows changes on horizon

Aaron Ach, co editor-in-chief
November 7, 2014

Glenview’s most affordable area of residence, the Sunset Village, took a hit a couple of years ago; as of May, the numbers released in a report done by the Glenview Announcements indicates that the mobile...

Homophobic slurs harm school environment

Aaron Ach, Co-editor-in-chief
November 7, 2014

There are few students inside the walls of South who haven’t overheard a conversation along the lines of, “Dude, I know! He’s such a faggot!” or one that went along the lines of, “Her mile time...

Board evaluates outlook of Chromebooks

Board evaluates outlook of Chromebooks

Aaron Ach, asst. news editor
April 22, 2014

This year, South began the “1:1” technology initiative when non-seniors received a Samsung Google Chromebook. The Board of Education, with the help of technology specialists, is currently deciding...

First gun licenses mailed after concealed carry approval

Aaron Ach, asst. news editor
March 14, 2014

House Bill no. 0148, also known as Concealed Carry, permits qualified Illinois citizens ages 21 and over to carry any approved firearm on their person. The first permits were mailed at the beginning...

Residents suffering from serious illnesses can now be prescribed medical marijuana

Residents suffering from serious illnesses can now be prescribed medical marijuana

Aaron Ach, asst. news editor
February 7, 2014

House Bill no. 0001, which legalizes medical marijuana use in Illinois, went into effect Jan. 1. Illinois was the twentieth state to legalized medical marijuana, and it is implementing strict regulations...

Pope’s humility, devotion to poor impress community

Aaron Ach, staff writer
April 19, 2013

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who will go by the papal name Francis, was elected Pope by a gathering of Catholic cardinals in Vatican City March 13.  Despite his Italian heritage, Argentinian Pope Francis is...

National movement for STEM curriculum to be introduced at South

National movement for STEM curriculum to be introduced at South

Aaron Ach, Staff Reporter
March 11, 2013

Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-intensive program, will be introduced to South next school year with two new courses. According to Dawn Hall, the...

GBS Connects unites students, professionals in open-atmosphere setting

GBS Connects unites students, professionals in open-atmosphere setting

Aaron Ach, staff reporter
December 21, 2012

GBS Connects, an all-day opportunity for South students to meet with professionals in careers they are considering pursuing in the future, occurred Dec. 12. Staff members and Guidance Department administrators...

Model United Nations team travels to St. Louis for university symposium

Model United Nations team travels to St. Louis for university symposium

Aaron Ach, staff writer
November 9, 2012

South’s Model United Nations (UN) team brought 13 members to the Washington University Model United Nations Symposium (WUMUNS) in St. Louis, MO, Oct. 19-21 for the club’s first ever out-of-state conference. Senior...

Ravina offers unique concert atmosphere for summer

Aaron Ach, staff reporter
May 25, 2012

With summer just around the corner, students begin to purchase tickets for various music festivals and concerts. Some of these concerts are at Ravinia in Highland Park, which hosts over 120 live performances...

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