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The evolution of school discipline – Full-credit policy marks latest modification to changing rules behind suspensions, expulsions

Julia Jacobs, co-editor in chief

February 7, 2014

In the Dean’s Office, South’s own simulated judicial system, the sentence of an out-of-school suspension no longer comes with an academic blow. Although it has not yet been officially approved by the Board of Education, a...

First love: unpacking the psychology behind adolescent relationship dependency

Julia Jacobs, co-editor in chief

December 20, 2013

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when teenagers didn’t exist at all. Prior to the Industrial Revolution, there was no gaping space between childhood and adulthood like there is now. Children as young as age 13 would...

Commission votes against proposed Northbrook Walmart

Julia Jacobs, co-editor in chief

November 8, 2013

The Northbrook Plan Commission decided not to recommend that the Village Board of Trustees approve Walmart’s application to build on 1000 Skokie Blvd. at an Oct. 30 meeting. Although the Plan Commission does not have a final...

SlutWalk Chicago protesters make statement about widespread slut-shaming, rape culture

Julia Jacobs, CJ Park, editors-in-chief

October 4, 2013

At Daley Plaza in Chicago on Sept. 7, hundreds sat cross-legged on the pavement like one gigantic kindergarten class during story time. Their eyes were glued onto the woman at the microphone, attention rapt. To an outsider,...

Explosions at Boston Marathon hit runners, spectators, affect members of South community

Sarah Jaleel & Kathryn Jaslikowski, co-editor in chief

April 19, 2013

Two bombs detonated 12 seconds apart near the Boston Marathon finish line at 2:50 p.m. April 15, causing three fatalities and at least 175 injuries, according to The Boston Globe. The cause of the explosions was unknown, accordin...

Jackie Robinson biopic captures reality of racism in baseball, history

Kathryn Jaslikowski, co-editor in chief

April 19, 2013

“We’re a ship without a captain, and there’s a typhoon coming.” It was April 1947, and the Brooklyn Dodgers were without a manager. Leo Durocher was suspended, and his replacement had quit after two games. Dodgers’...

Why some have got it wrong: ‘love thy neighbor’ should not discriminate

Sarah Jaleel, co-editor in chief

February 1, 2013

As I look back on my experience as a 6-year-old Religious Education student, I remember few aspects. Overall, I learned that being Catholic means that you love each other no matter what. Though I don’t consider myself to...

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