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Electives recover after the pandemic

Mia Carr, news editor
September 30, 2022

Despite lower elective enrollment in the past two years due to Covid-19 and South’s declining student population, popularity of most electives is back on the rise this year, administration officials...

Illustration by Jiha Kim.

There are 720 days of high school and college comes along just to end it

Connor Fondrevay-Bedell, asst. news editor
May 20, 2022

On the first day of my freshmen year, my expectations for high school had been crafted by stories from my older sister, John Hughes’s movies, and bad television shows.  I thought that high school would...

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...

Omicron on the rise, district implements post winter break testing

Hafsa Rahman, asst. news editor
December 17, 2021

To mitigate the spread of Covid-19 during the holidays, District 225 will continue to use SHIELD and BinaxNOW Covid-19 testing program for all students after winter break, Casey Wright, associate principal...

Technology Trumps Paper: A laptop lies next to an open book.                    Photo Credit: Pixabay

“This sudden shift back to paper assignments is inconvenient for students”

Riley Shankman, Columnist
December 2, 2021

During the months spent in hybrid learning, everyone relied on their Chromebooks and resources like Zoom, Edpuzzles, Flipgrids, or Google Classroom as new ways to learn from home. As we have shifted back...

New school year brings new Covid-19 protocols

New school year brings new Covid-19 protocols

Hafsa Rahman, asst. news editor
October 1, 2021

On Sept. 22 the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) identified an outbreak of over two positive Covid-19 cases in one of South’s athletic teams, Superintendent Dr. Charles Johns said. The...

South readies for reopening

South readies for reopening

Carter Johnson, Staff Writer
May 21, 2021

After a year of hybrid and e-learning, South is beginning to plan ahead for the 2021-2022 school year regardless of many unknowns, Cameron Muir, associate principal for curriculum and instruction, said. Although...

Grieving students cope with the loss of loved ones

Dani Carr and Madeline Hussey
May 21, 2021

Content warning: this story contains discussions of death. That feeling when you know you will never talk to someone again is one of the worst feelings in the world. Yet this past year, it’s become...

Logging off: 9 teachers retire after a year of difficulties

Logging off: 9 teachers retire after a year of difficulties

Mia Carr and Hailey Cho
May 21, 2021

As the school year comes to an end, goodbyes are being exchanged throughout South’s hallways. Although most of these farewells will only last for the summer, there are a few people who will not be returning...

graphic by Om Patel

The benefits of vaccination aren’t shared equally around the globe

Connor Fondrevay-Bedell, Columnist
May 6, 2021

Ever since I was little, I’ve had a deadly fear of needles. Visits to the doctor’s office were traumatizing, with memories of my fingers being pricked haunting me. Flu season was my own personal nightmare...

Mask up, South! This year’s “Masquerade” themed homecoming is set to look different than years past

Hafsa Rahman, staff writer
April 6, 2021

This week, South will be celebrating a “Masquerade” themed homecoming, although Covid-19 restrictions will cause the occasion to take a more non-traditional form, Mark Maranto, assistant principal...

South students share opinions on Covid-19 vaccine

Olivia Perkins, asst. news editor
February 12, 2021

With the Covid-19 vaccine being distributed to those who need it the most right now, there it is not clear when it will become available to a majority of the Glenbrook community. Students at South have...

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