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Is dance a sport? Opposing perspectives from dancer and football player

Julia Jacobs, asst. opinions

February 1, 2013

Filed under Opinions

After four years of playing AYSO soccer I scored a total of zero goals. As the coach, my dad rotated me through forward, midfield and defense, yet I revealed no prodigious talent in any position. In my first 15 minutes as goalie...

Inaugural celebration, message evoke reactions from students

Julia Jacobs, asst. opinions editor

February 1, 2013

Filed under News

President Barack H. Obama was publicly sworn in for his second term on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. on Jan. 21. A private ceremony had taken place in the Blue Room of the White House the previous day, beginning...

The Hobbit: thrilling action and timeless storytelling strike perfect balance

Julia Jacobs, asst. opinions

December 21, 2012

Filed under Opinions

Though I’ve always yearned to be a part of the Tolkein fandom, I’m not going to pretend I went to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey sporting slightly pointed ears and shoeless feet. In truth, it took me months to trudge t...

Rowling’s entrance into adult fiction compelling yet overwhelming

Julia Jacobs, co-opinions editor

November 9, 2012

Filed under Opinions, Reviews

In her debut adult novel, The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling takes a Hagrid-sized leap from wands, wizards and an epic prophecy to the inner-drama surrounding the death of a Parish councilor. The plot initially seemed drab; the intr...

Preliminary projections estimate South’s enrollment growth

Julia Jacobs, asst. opinions editor

May 25, 2012

Filed under News

In preparation for the upcoming enrollment bubble at South in the next five years, District 225 plans for a temporary strain on the school budget and resources. Kimberly Ptak, district director of operations and purchasing,...

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