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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...

Illustration by Erin Zhou

Chronic illnesses pose threatening obstacles

Taylor Everson, asst. features editor
March 15, 2019

In sixth grade, senior Anna Shabelman started to experience recurring fevers. These fevers would happen every four weeks and according to Shabelman no one could figure out why. Eventually blood tests to...

Students catch up on school

Annie Rogula, asst. features editor
October 29, 2018

Suicidal tendencies, severe illnesses and all kinds of different injuries are just some of the many factors that keep students from participating in their daily classes at school. For students like sophomore...

Stranger Things lives up to the binge-worthy hype

Brigid Murphy, asst. features editor
November 4, 2016

“Something’s coming. Something hungry for blood,” whispers Mike Wheeler after a silent first few minutes of the show. Not only does he foreshadow the anticipated drama of the Netflix original Stranger...

Faking It: South students discuss varying levels of involvement with fake IDs

Dani Tuchman & Gracie Sands, co-editor-in-cheif & asst.-features editor
April 22, 2016

It’s a Friday night, and you’re now ready to unwind and have some fun. Not only have you agreed to host your group of friends, but you’re also in charge of supplying the alcohol for the evening....

Illustration by Grace OMalley

South reflects on divorced homes, impacted relationships

Leah Dunne, asst. features editor
October 2, 2015

A typical white picket fence home is often portrayed with the two happily married parents, beaming down at their smiling children. Everyone is all together and content in their picture perfect lives. However,...

Current Student Council Executive Board reflect on past year, newly elected look ahead

Current Student Council Executive Board reflect on past year, newly elected look ahead

Hannah Rauh, asst. features editor
April 24, 2015

As the 2014-15 school year comes to a close, the newly elected Executive Board look ahead to their next year at South, while the current senior Executive Board reflect on their time in Student Council. CLASS...

Eastern and Western Religions classes inspire new perspectives

Eastern and Western Religions classes inspire new perspectives

Anne Marie Yurik, asst. features editor
March 13, 2015

There are a lot of religions throughout the world, with differing beliefs, customs and traditions. Students at South, through the classes Eastern and Western Religions, have been taught these religions...

Military Parents: South students share experiences with their parents who have served

Military Parents: South students share experiences with their parents who have served

Hannah Rauh, asst. features editor
March 13, 2015

Being a part of the military is something that runs deep in many American families. Generation after generation has been involved with the armed forces, and this has lead to the stereotype of “military...

With new age, comes new choices: As South Students turn 18, they choose whether or not to exercise their right to vote.

Alexandra Sharp, asst features editor
November 7, 2014

From choosing a homecoming theme to the President of the United States, voting has been a system practiced for hundreds of years. As South seniors begin to turn 18, the idea of exercising this right becomes...

Hofmockel cooks past worries, savors result

Hofmockel cooks past worries, savors result

Claire Fisher & Hannah Rauh, co-opinions editor & asst. features editor
November 5, 2014

While some students have known since day one what they want to be when they grow up, others need a little more time and have to do a little more soul and self searching to find their true calling. Despite...

South gives back: This summer, several South students went on service trips where they traveled, volunteered and built friendships in other parts of the world.

South gives back: This summer, several South students went on service trips where they traveled, volunteered and built friendships in other parts of the world.

Connie Hoesktra and Hailey Hauldren, asst. features editor and co-features editor
October 3, 2014

Anne Brennan - Guatemala Junior Anne Brennan spent a week in Guatemala this past July with members of her church. According to Brennan, she has heard of other students participating in service trips...

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