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One step closer to normalcy

One step closer to “normalcy”

Caroline Ohlandt, co-news editor
October 1, 2021

As the sun set, students in dresses and suits flooded the West Lot with unmatched adrenaline, feeling the excitement in the air. On Sept. 25, students gathered at South’s Homecoming dance for the first...

Back in time with homecoming style

Anna Marquardt and Jessie Norwood
October 1, 2021

As a teenager in the ‘80’s, Lisa Neu, English teacher and South alum, was always infatuated with homecoming week. Although she found more pleasure in the events leading up to the dance, she recognized...

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...

Fall Fest spices up school spirit

Anna Marquardt, staff writer
October 2, 2020

South’s Student Council hopes they can continue to give students a memorable year that follows safety guidelines despite many students not being able to participate in sports or clubs because of Covid-19. Senior...

KOO KOO FOR HOCO PUFFS: Beaming at the camera, Josh Koo, assistant principal of student
activities, celebrates on the stage at Homecoming on Oct. 21. This was the first Homecoming that South
has held using the company BOOM Entertainment. Photo courtesy of BOOM Entertainment

South reflects on revamped homecoming

Katherine Schurer, staff reporter
November 10, 2017

South held its first Homecoming using BOOM Entertainment last month. The school sold 2,200 tickets as opposed to 1,500 last year, according to Abby Grant, student body president. According to Josh Koo,...

BOOMING WITH ENERGY: Riling up the students at Minooka High School, an MC walks down the catwalk at a dance facilitated by BOOM Entertainment. South also recently hired BOOM Entertainment to aid them in organizing the upcoming Homecoming dance, themed Windy City South.

BOOM revamps GBS homecoming

Ann John, Caylie Jeruchimowitz, and Noah Walch
October 6, 2017

Student demand for a better homecoming at South has caused the school to hire a third-party company called BOOM Entertainment to facilitate this year’s homecoming dance for the first time, according...

Eleven-year-old Abeysiriwardena exemplifies GBS spirit through involvement

Eleven-year-old Abeysiriwardena exemplifies GBS spirit through involvement

Leah Dunne, co-a&e editor
November 4, 2016

From juggling in juggling club, debating global issues in Model UN and trying new teas in Tea Club, to introducing the freshman class at the 2016 Homecoming pep rally, freshman class president Anish Abeysiriwardena’s...

Homecoming elicits good memories

Erica Gelman, columnist
November 16, 2015

I remember my first homecoming. I was not yet disillusioned by the tremors of life, wore a black dress and spent three hours in the bathroom with my mom to style my hair. There was a rumor that someone...

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