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What graduating early showed me about growth

Jaden Welch-Jani, guest writer
May 20, 2022

 The first question I usually get asked when people hear I am graduating early is “How?”  I have always been interested in learning about different subjects, so I took classes over the summers...

Competition with college admissions

Competition with college admissions

Sophia Pinc, Columnist
March 4, 2022

Your admissions status has been updated.  I was in the car with my parents when I received the email, and my hands shook with excitement and nerves as I opened the letter that would decide my future.  Congratulations!...

Rising like a Phoenix, Martinelli makes his mark

Charlie Mihelic, Staff Writer
October 1, 2021

After a long and prosperous three years playing basketball as a Titan, senior Nick Martinelli looks forward to his fourth and final season before heading off to play as a Pheonix at Elon University in...

Illustration by Patsy Carolan

Switzerland, Mexico, Canada, Ireland and more!

Julia Marriott, asst. a&e editor
May 21, 2021

Independently traveling across Mexico, reconnecting with family in Canada, studying law in Switzerland and exploring biomedical science in Ireland are a few unconventional post-high school plans seniors...

Academic elitism overlooks community college

Olivia Perkins, asst. news editor
May 21, 2021

I’m not good at math.  My math grade has been slipping, and it is no secret that finding the circumference of a circle will never come easy to me. In fact, nothing about math will come to me without...

Graduation day incites anxiety, nostalgia

Graduation day incites anxiety, nostalgia

Zoe Delis, co-a&e editor
May 21, 2021

Blue and gold caps and gowns. Long and sophisticated speeches from South’s best and brightest. Parents pointing the camera at you as you witness grandpa dozing off. You wait for Dr. Fagel to echo your...

How to be a productive second-semester senior

Maia Schwallie, co-opinions editor
May 21, 2021

Senioritis: the infamous disease that often overtakes second-semester seniors, plaguing us with apathy, laziness, and a general lack of motivation. Teachers dread it, GPAs drop because of it and colleges...

Babichs at Bradley University: continuing a legacy

Lexi Babich, asst. features editor
May 21, 2021

Right around the turn of the 19th Century, my grandfather, Simon Wohl, and his family immigrated to the United States from Poland. The Wohls decided to settle down in a town in central Illinois called...

Photo illustration by Om Patel, 
photos by Maggie Baumstark and Edgars Cers

A divide: The college resource opportunity gap

Maggie Baumstark and Emily Blumberg
December 18, 2020

As seniors anxiously await admission decisions from universities, a looming question may run through their minds: “Did my school do everything to prepare me for college?” Named the 17th best public...

Ellie Welch-Jani reaches for the stars

Chloe Stannard, staff writer
February 14, 2020

From leading Women in Stem to being a co-captain in the Science Olympiad club, senior Ellie Welch-Jani has taken everything South has to offer to the next level by researching astrophysics with Professor...

Aspiring Athlete: Making a daring pass across the field, junior Grace Diehl shoots for gold as she plays for the soccer team Eclipse North, featured in both pictures above. Diehl explained that it has been a major aspiration of hers since a young age to play soccer at the collegiate level.

Diehl looks forward to a soccer career at Cornell

Lily Christopherson and Caroline Ohlandt
November 15, 2019

In the biggest game of her life, junior Grace Diehl remembered sprinting back onto the soccer field with a concussion and broken nose after a rough collision with an opposing player in front of Cornell...

South students choose gap year as alternative post-grad plan

South students choose gap year as alternative post-grad plan

Imra Tajuddin, co-editor-in-chief
May 24, 2019

While most seniors from South are heading straight to one of thousands of universities across the U.S.A. and beyond, senior Yvonne Fondrevay is taking a slightly different path. Beginning this summer,...

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