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Senior Yasmin Chavez faces cancer, continues to fight back

Calli Haramaras, co-features editor
March 13, 2015

Senior Yasmin Chavez saw soccer as her passion - she has been playing for the past 10 years of her life, and is currently committed to play at North Central College next year. However, her future as a...

Our Mental Status

Our Mental Status

Alexandra Sharp, Anne Marie Yurik and Calli Haramaras, Asst. features editors and co-features editor
February 6, 2015

In the age of selfies, Snapchats and Skyping, recent correlational studies have revealed a connection between social media usage and mental health among today's youth Depression and Anxiety - As...

THE BLUNT TRUTH: Marijuana, as the most widely used illicit drug in America according to www.drugabuse.gov, has been making headlines in 2014. South students discuss their usage and its effects on their body, schoolwork and lives.

THE BLUNT TRUTH: Marijuana, as the most widely used illicit drug in America according to www.drugabuse.gov, has been making headlines in 2014. South students discuss their usage and its effects on their body, schoolwork and lives.

Calli Haramaras & Hailey Hauldren, co-features editors
December 19, 2014

THE BREAKDOWN As the year comes to a close, 2014 may just be remembered as the year of marijuana. On the national and local scale, topics concerning the drug have headlined newspapers, magazines and...

Presence of “rape culture” on college campuses calls for reflection, conversation

Presence of “rape culture” on college campuses calls for reflection, conversation

Calli Haramaras & Hailey Hauldren, co-features editors
November 7, 2014

On the evening of Oct. 30, 2010, 18 year-old Jessica Stevens* was a freshman attending college in Milwaukee when she was allegedly raped by four members of her school’s basketball team, one even being...

Carabez fosters dogs through Young at Heart Pet Rescue

Madison O'Brien and Calli Haramaras, co-features editor, asst. features editor
March 14, 2014

This past week, Hector Carabez, special education teacher, opened his home to his thirty-third foster dog. As a member of the board of directors for Young at Heart Pet Rescue, an organization that rescues...

Unique Career Aspiration: Madeleine Lee - Voice Actress or Anime Writer

Unique Career Aspiration: Madeleine Lee – Voice Actress or Anime Writer

Calli Haramaras and Madison O'Brien, asst. features editor and co-features editor
March 14, 2014

From Garfield to “Adventure Time”, freshman Madeleine Lee has always taken interest in comics and animation. According to Lee, she has wanted to be a voice actress or anime writer since she was young....

Unique Career Aspiration: Shawn Zachariah - Retirement Home Manager

Unique Career Aspiration: Shawn Zachariah – Retirement Home Manager

Calli Haramaras and Madison O'Brien, asst. features editor, co-features editor
March 14, 2014

Six months ago, senior Shawn Zachariah decided to pursue a career that he had never considered before. After beginning his job as a waiter and host at Chestnut Square at The Glen retirement facility over...

ADHD-medication abuse revealed among student body, worries administration

ADHD-medication abuse revealed among student body, worries administration

Calli Haramaras and Hailey Hauldren, asst. co-features editors
February 7, 2014

To some students it may seem like a magic pill. It’s a drug, prescribed to those diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), that has the potential to increase focus while studying,...

Students share personal experiences, reflect on dangers of cyberbullying

Students share personal experiences, reflect on dangers of cyberbullying

Calli Haramaras and Hailey Hauldren, asst. features editors
November 8, 2013

On Sept. 9, Rebecca Sedwick, a teenager from Florida, committed suicide after months of being bullied on Facebook by her peers. Sedwick was called ugly, told to “drink bleach and die,” and even directed...

Eco Gym offers greener workout as first ever human, solar powered fitness center

Calli Haramaras, asst. features editor
October 4, 2013

Open 24 hours a day, Eco Gym, the first ever human and solar powered fitness center, prepares to open up Oct. 1. Using state-of-the-art fitness machinery, electricity is produced from each workout, fueling...

Students decide to travel abroad, make a difference before attending college

Students decide to travel abroad, make a difference before attending college

Calli Haramaras, staff writer
May 24, 2013

While the majority of the graduating seniors are preparing for college by finding roommates, buying school supplies and furnishing their dorms, seniors Molly Markshtien and Erika Grad are preparing for...

Peer mentors provide engaging learning environment for students with special needs

Calli Haramaras, staff writer
April 19, 2013

While capturing the mind and interest of a large portion of South’s student body, the highly interactive peer mentor program has continued on the rising path after years of fluctuation. What started...

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