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Maddie Cloutier

Maddie Cloutier, a&e editor

Hi, my name is Maddie Cloutier and this is my 3rd year on the editorial board. It’s my first year as an a&e editor, though, and I’m excited to help the section grow. Outside of Oracle, I’m involved in stage crew and history club.

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Forging friendships senior year

Forging friendships senior year

Maddie Cloutier, co-a&e editor
May 19, 2023

When I was a junior, all of my friends were seniors. While I was finishing my junior year finals, my friends were all graduating. While I was enjoying my summer, all of my friends were filling out housing...

Tattoos, piercings inspire self-expression

Maddie Cloutier, a&e editor
December 16, 2022

Please be advised the article below mentions sexual assault, which could potentially be triggering. A body modification is defined as any method of permanently adorning the body, according to

Marching Titans

Maddie Cloutier, A&E editor
September 30, 2022

Drum Major One of the two drum majors for South’s marching band, senior Emily Hahm has found a niche that she feels dedicated to. Her main job as a drum major is to conduct, but she also has to prepare...

Skilled singers: During the 2021 Jamnesty show, Chamber Singers performs outside in the Autos Courtyard. 
Photo courtesy of Samantha Glaser

Jamnesty jams out for Ukraine

Maddie Cloutier, Co-features editor
May 20, 2022

A show that lives up to its name at South is Jamnesty, combining “jams”—live music—with a focus on humanitarian goals, or “amnesty,” into one evening of excitement, Matt Whipple, Social Studies...

New bills increase LGBTQ+ mistreatment

Maddie Cloutier, co-features editor
March 18, 2022

“Do you think greater social acceptance of people who are transgender is…” “a. Very good for society.” “b. Somewhat good for society.” “c. Neither good nor bad for society.” “d....

How To Be A Human Being hits all the right notes

Maddie Cloutier, co-features editor
March 18, 2022

How to be a Human Being by Glass Animals, a British alternative band, was released on Aug. 26, 2016 as their second full album. Since then, Glass Animals released Dreamland in 2020, which has received...

“We’re always going to be around, even if it’s not pride month.”

Chloe Arciero and Maddie Cloutier
November 12, 2021

Queer experiences: a varied existence of both stigmas and safe spaces Walking in the hallways, nonbinary freshman Kai Stevens* feels a sense of dread.  While passing outside the library, Stevens...

Body positivity vs body neutrality: Titans tackle self love and its importance

Chloe Arciero and Maddie Cloutier
October 1, 2021

In an age where unrealistic, photoshopped, and unhealthy body standards are displayed on almost every type of media, it is no wonder that body image has become a persistent issue for many. According to...

Illustration by Aubrey Palaganas

Players travel to fantasy lands with a simple roll of the dice

Maddie Cloutier and Madeline Hussey
April 23, 2021

A fight rages across the landscape, swords colliding and magic crackling. In the real world, players sit around a table nervously as their Dungeon Master describes the fight. The wizard attacks, his player...

Photo Illustration by Naomi Skiles

Athletes Break their Silence

Maddie Cloutier and Sloane Shabelman
April 23, 2021

Trigger warning: this story contains descriptions of sexual assault and harassment Violated. Manipulated. Oppressed. Abused. Silenced. Every 73 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted, according to...

Illustration by Patsy Carolan

Seasonal Affective Disorder: When is more than just the “winter blues”?

Dani Carr and Maddie Cloutier
February 12, 2021

People can attest to the feeling of gloom that settles like the blanket of snow covering the ground while living through Chicago’s most infamous season. After months of the sun drifting off into darkness...

Aspiring Adamji: David Adamji replaced Thomas Kucharski as the instructional supervisor of the English Department. Adamji is grateful for the welcoming environment of South that has helped him settle in to his new position. Photo courtesy of David Adamji.

English department welcomes new instructional supervisor

Maddie Cloutier and Sloane Shabelman
October 3, 2020

The world looked a lot different when David Adamji, English Department instructional supervisor was hired in January. Pre-pandemic, he had not expected his first year of teaching at South to be through...

Wellness workshop initiates mental health conversation, proves ineffective

Maddie Cloutier and Jessie Norwood
December 20, 2019

This year, South held its first ever all-school workshop, which focused on the general wellness of the student body. Opinions on the workshop were divided between the students who did not enjoy it and...

Club Corner: TEDEd Club

Maddie Cloutier and Lauren Lee
November 15, 2019

Standing confidently in front of his peers senior and founder of TEDEd Club Hansen Punnoose has all eyes on him. Since starting TEDEd Club, a club focused on watching, discussing and creating TED Talks,...

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