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The Final Bow

The Final Bow

Ellory Moran, staff writer
May 19, 2023

Senior Lila Becker looked out at the audience, tears streaming down her face and confetti flying around her, as she took her final bow. It was the closing night of Mean Girls, and Becker’s last time...

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...

Talented orchestra: During the Master Singers/Orchestra Concert, South’s Symphony Orchestra plays on the auditorium stage. 
Photo by Veronika Gliwa

Music groups’ final bow

Kaitlyn Jiang and Kaia Otwell
May 20, 2022

Excited chatter flooded South’s auditorium as families and friends filled the seats to watch the Master Singers/Orchestra and Spring Choral concerts. South students in band, orchestra, and choir lit...

Graphic by Connor Fondrevay-Bedell

Travel policy adapts to evolving pandemic

Betsy Jarosick, staff writer
April 22, 2022

South’s Etruscan Editorial Board traveled to Los Angeles in early April, representing one of the first major tests of the district’s new overnight travel policy, Mark Maranto, Assistant Principal of...

Fine Arts Experts : Outside hires Marla Lampert (bottom right), Mike Vilches (left), and Dave Levit (top right) bring new ideas to South’s Fine Arts Department. The three direct V-Show, lead percussion groups, and work on sound design, repsectively, and all have additional jobs outside of working at South. Photos courtesy of Marla Lampert, Mike Vilches, and Dave Levit

Priceless perspectives

Sloane Shabelman, co-a&e editor
March 18, 2022

From killer kicklines to phenomenal percussionists, students are led to excellence by numerous staff in the Fine Arts Department who only use their talents at South part-time, but also work  in professional...

Marvelous musicians:  Posing for a photo (left to right) North students seniors Abby Rench and Changwoo Yu and South students senior David Lukaszcyk, sophomore Andrew Yang, and juniors Peter Hitzeman and Anthony Tu, unite at the ILMEA state musical festival. 
Photo courtesy of Peter Hitzeman

At ILMEA, melodies ring, choirs sing, musicians do their thing

Hannah Kahhat, staff writer
February 11, 2022

The smooth, melodic sounds of musical masters filled the room as the six musicians representing South performed at the Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA) state music festival. From Jan. 26-29,...

Captivating Crusaders: Posing for a photo, the Country Crusaders celebrate their performance at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) block party. The band works together in performances and practices for Cross Country. Photo courtesy of Elie Nassif

Triple threat Country Crusaders: runners, performers, stars

Caroline Ohlandt, co-news editor
November 12, 2021

Peering out into the hundreds of faces, senior Sebastian Zimmer stepped onto the stage, taking in one last moment of silence before his performance began. As the lead singer and guitarist of his band,...

Russell pursues musical education passion at South

Esther Lim, co-a&e editor
October 2, 2020

Long tones—always play those long tones! These are the words of wisdom Markeises Russell, new Fine Arts Department instructional supervisor and co-band director, tells his students every band rehearsal....

South’s Most Influential: Erin Kirby

Erin Kirby, Drum Major
December 22, 2017

From the audience’s perspective, people take for granted the amount of work it takes to lead the band. Drum majors, especially, are relied on for so many different tasks that some just expect it to be...

Graphic by Rachel Nwia

Community reacts to student protests

Sofia Snyder, co-sports editor
November 10, 2017

After members of the marching band and cheerleading squad knelt during the national anthem at the home football game on Sept. 28, anonymous community members have reached out to the school in reaction...

DEDICATED DRUMMERS: Members of South’s drumline, junior Bryce Brennan, senior Michael Vilches and senior Grace Rodriguez (from left to right) diligently practice in the band room after school. The drumline is a close-knit group composed of 17 members, according to senior drum captain Michael Vilches.

Drumline bonds, increases female involvement

Ann John and Caylie Jeruchimowitz
November 10, 2017

The powerful drum beats echo throughout the room. With each unified burst of sound, the excitement within the student body grows. This group of percussionists work hard to entertain and support South. Drumline...

Graduating Greg:  Leading South’s band members, Greg Wojcik, head band director, prepares to conduct his final concert at South. Wojcik has been a member of the Titan family for 38 years and is retiring this year.

Wojcik concludes final year at South, leaves lasting bonds

Leah Dunne and Ava Mazzei
May 26, 2017

“One band, one family.” This has been the motto of the GBS band program for the past 38 years under the direction of Band Director Greg Wojcik. According to Wojcik, this motto has been something he...

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