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South students take AP tests without enrolling in AP classes

Dani Tuchman and Hailey Hauldren, staff writers

April 19, 2013

At the end of the year, Advanced Placement (AP) students put what they’ve learned to the test when taking the infamous AP exams. While many believe taking an AP exam after a year of covering material is difficult enough, some...

Orsinger builds relationship with newly discovered biological sister

Nish Asokan and Donald Savaiano, staff writers

April 19, 2013

Everyone always said they looked alike, but they never knew why; that is, until they found out that they were actually sisters. Sophomore Rachel Orsinger and her sister Jennifer Gottemoller were both born in China and admitted...

Teachers reminisce on past careers, previous job experience

Arianna Nufio and Maggie Engels, staff writers

April 19, 2013

Marshall Harris, English teacher and Oracle advisor, was a vendor at Wrigley Field for ten years during high school, college, and his first few years of teaching. He began working at Wrigley Field during his sophomore year of ...

4H program provides farm experience for Glenview youth

Addie Lyon, staff writer

April 19, 2013

Bailing hay and feeding cows aren’t part of an average student’s afternoon activities. 4H is a program at Wagner Farm that gives young Glenview residents a rare opportunity to experience farm life. According to Todd Price,...

South teacher extends help outside of classroom

Arianna Nufio, staff reporter

February 27, 2013

"No matter where someone starts out, they will always end up where they are supposed to be." This statement describes the life of Bob Cowell, one of South's English Language Learner (ELL) Instructional Assistants. Before coming to South ei...

Students share phobias, tell effect on life

Julianne Arnold, staff writer

February 19, 2013

The feeling kicks in. First, it’s the sense of dread. The idea of helplessness fills the mind, and a sensation of fear surfaces. What follows is a realization. The spider is crawling quickly, and it’s coming closer. Many...

South students look back on childhood television shows

Grace Brunzell, staff writer

February 18, 2013

Michelle Tanner returned to her cozy San Franciscan home with a new friend: a fish named Martin. She won him at a carnival and now had the responsibility of taking care of him. Joey Gladstone mentioned to Michelle that she needs...

Human trafficking convention spurs awareness, involvement

Shea Anthony & Elisa Kim, asst. features editor

February 1, 2013

On Nov. 29, 2012, Alex Campbell was sentenced to a life in prison for human trafficking. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, he was charged for harboring four illegal immigrant women and forcing them to act as sex slaves on his b...

Blank books fill South hallways with legacy of love, hope, happiness

Morgan O'Connor, Grace Abiera, staff writer

February 1, 2013

Each human being experiences different emotions. South students and faculty have further explored the meanings of these attributes and discovered that they can be seen in several different ways. For Issues and Answers class...

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