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Irresponsible driving requires reflection, self awareness

John Park, columnist
April 24, 2017

The door to the taekwondo studio opens and a 9-year-old orange belt walks in. “Hello, sir!” “Hello, Michael!”* We run just another regular class, but afterwards, my co-worker comes up...

Give religion your whole heart, take spiritual action

Give religion your whole heart, take spiritual action

John Park, columnist
February 10, 2017

How religious do you consider yourself to be? Maybe you’ve been A1 since day one for a Catholic band, or you have your own playlist of Nasheeds. Maybe you lowkey go to youth group to scout dating prospects,...

New STEM demand disregards humanities’ importance

New STEM demand disregards humanities’ importance

John Park, columnist
December 16, 2016

Who was more influential? Nikola Tesla or Mahatma Gandhi? Tesla’s long list of technology patents, from alternating current to X-ray, have become integral to our modern life. On the other hand, Gandhi’s...

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Lockdown provokes shock, calls for serious approach

John Park, Columnist
November 23, 2016

“We are now on a hard lockdown.” The weight of Principal Lauren Fagel’s words immediately froze the school atmosphere. The next instant, I could see the genuine terror in some of the students’...

Trusting environment gives students chance for integrity, not academic dishonesty

John Park, columnist
September 30, 2016

“Helga and Claus are partners for a project on the causes of the Great Depression. Helga has no research to support her arguments and makes up false sources, while Claus uses legitimate information....

COILING TO THE TOP: Using stoneware clay to create a coil pot, senior Alex Remeniuk works on a piece of pottery he hopes to finish in time for the AP Art Show. Remeniuk was able to further his passion for pottery through winning South’s William H. Schreiner Memorial Arts Scholarship, which brought him to New Mexico for a pottery class.

Remeniuk uses scholarship to pursue passion for pottery

Aakash Bhojwani and John Park
March 11, 2016

According to senior Alex Remeniuk, he took his first ceramics class at South thinking it would be an easy course. Little did he know that his first class would send him on a journey filled with challenges...

Duca dazzles in jazz singer role for FOX’s Empire

John Park, staff reporter
February 5, 2016

On a dimly lit nightclub stage, a band starts to play a soothing, jazzy tune. A couple measures in, a dulcet voice begins to sing a melody and creates an atmosphere that invites the club’s audience back...

DE LA WHO: Dropping with the beat, De La Cru dances center stage for this year’s Dance Show, Spark. Led by seniors Grace Yang and Madeline Sprowls, De La Cru performs modern hip-hop stlyes of dance, oftentimes in combination with other styles from their male dancers, who did not perform in the Dance Show.

Annual Dance Show sparkles in spotlight

John Park and Megan Sheqiladze
December 18, 2015

The December Dance Show is an event where ballet meets hip-hop and Latin culture. This year’s show, Spark, which is hosted by Orchesis, and included De La Cru, Latino Heat and Poms. For Orchesis, the...

CONDUCTING WITH CONFIDENCE: Sustaining a steady tempo for the marching band, Drum Major Adam Ley conducts the musicians during the show. Ley, along with the other drum majors, seniors Matt Grinde and Lauren Yep, led the halftime performance during a home football game.

Drum majors march into new season

John Park, staff writer
October 2, 2015

During a marching band performance, the audience may have their eyes fixated on the impressive patterns that the band is making on the field. But all of the band members have their eyes set on one of three...

Orpheus explores cultural Greek dancing

Orpheus explores cultural Greek dancing

John Park, staff reporter
March 13, 2015

Orpheus was a Greek mythical musician whose music coaxed the trees and rocks to dance. The Glenview-based dance troupe, Orpheus, draws its name from this legendary figure and its dances from the rich culture...

Speech team performs for triumph

Speech team performs for triumph

JOHN PARK, Staff Reporter
February 6, 2015

A speaker approaches the center of the stage where three judges will closely examine the speaker’s every word and motion. The speaker is addressing an audience whose eager eyes would trigger an overwhelming...

Battle of the Bands displays students’ original style

Battle of the Bands displays students’ original style

John Park, staff reporter
December 19, 2014

A drummer strikes the last cymbal while a guitarist plays the finishing chord of a song. Their band, Zeitgeist, walks off the lit-up stage as the winners of this year’s Battle of the Bands, an annual...

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