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Happy ever after

Happy ever after

Kaitlyn Jiang, asst. news editor
May 19, 2023

The audience sat enraptured as the many melodious voices of South’s curricular choirs took them on a trip through the history of Disney, presenting songs from the 1920s to now, Choral Director Robert...

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...

Finale of Fusion

Finale of Fusion

Molly Tomczyk, staff writer
May 19, 2023

Old songs. New melodies. Fusion, South’s extracurricular acapella group, will perform on June 1 in the choir room, Fusion Director Lauren Berryhill said. The concert will consist of 15 songs from the...

Community from assembly

Community from assembly

Stella Ivanov, staff writer
December 16, 2022

As music blared through the walls, crowds of people gathered into the auditorium to see South’s orchestra, choir, and band perform for the winter music assembly on Dec. 14, choir director Robert Shellard...

The “Fusion” of Solace and Nine

Jessica An, Staff writer
September 30, 2022

Every Monday after school, voices of passionate singers fill the choir room, including those of the new choir group Fusion, which is an audition-based a cappella group consisting of both male and female...

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...

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,...

Concentrated Kunkel: Pointing out a pitch, junior Rachel Kunkel leads The Intonations at rehearsal. The new choir group is all-inclusive, requiring no auditions or previous choir experience.

The Intonations crescendo

Sloane Shabelman, co-a&e editor
November 12, 2021

One year ago, juniors Lila Becker, Rachel Kunkel, and Jubilee Chen walked along the track in P.E., discussing their experiences with choir. All three felt frustrated by the lack of opportunities available...

Cheerful Chung: Flipping through his binder of songs, senior Noah Chung practices with the a capella group Nine. A recent transfer to South, Chung is grateful to be involved in choir.

Nine newbie Noah Chung

Anna Marquardt, co-a&e editor
November 12, 2021

Roughly 30 minutes before pressing submit on his virtual audition for Nine, South’s boys a capella group, senior Noah Chung began practicing. He never expected to make the cut, as singing had always...

Fine Arts finds ways to connect music virtually

Sofia Oyarzun, staff writer
November 20, 2020

As the school battles through the year with hybrid learning, music teachers in the Fine Arts Department shared their plans to find a system that works for their respective programs. These programs are...

Gender disparities prevalent in GBS electives

Hailey Cho and Abby McKew
December 20, 2019

As hundreds of classes are taught at South, diversity is present in many classrooms through ethnicity, belief or gender. However, there are certain electives at South with imbalances between students who...

CAROLING COLB: Performing in Souths 2016 variety show, from left to right, alumnus Micheal Kirby,  senior Colb Uhlemann, alumni Ethan Reiss and Jack Riley sing together. Uhlemann is the president of Master Singers and is involved with three of Souths a capella groups.

Leah Nella and Dany Herrera
December 7, 2017

Senior Colb Uhlemann, president of master singers, is a well known star in Scat That, Nine, and Chamber Singers at South. According to Uhlemann, his greatest interests are jazz, a capella, playing the...

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