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Altruistic Artists:  Socially distanced, Interact members participate in their yearly Paint-A-Thon. Both Interact and Key Club have found safe ways to help out in their community during the pandemic. Photo courtesy of Grace Cullum.

South charity clubs inspire positivity, selflessness in members during pandemic

Sarah Al-Jawhar and Justine Liu
December 7, 2020

Bright and early before school starts, South service members eagerly hop out of bed to join Zoom calls for their 7:30 a.m. club meetings. Like all clubs at South, Key Club and Interact, two of South’s...

GREAT GREEN GARDENERS: Raking some dirt, South students work in the gardens at the annual Great Green Gardening Gathering. With the help of Key Club, Gardening Club held the event after school on April 5. Photo courtesy of Marina Madsen

Annual Great Green Gardening Gathering expands, prepares for planting season

Anne Ribordy, staff reporter
May 8, 2018

The 3rd Annual GBS Gardening Club Great Green Gardening Gathering took place with the help of Key Club on April 5. For two hours, students worked outside on nine projects, and concluded the event with...

WINNIN’ WOMEN: Smiling at the 2018 Pep Rally, seniors Cat Berg, Abby Grant, Gracie Hambourger and Bebe Haramaras show their spirit. The four senior girls make up South’s first all-female executive board. Photo courtesy of Abby Grant

South’s prevalent female leadership fights stereotypes, inspires

Leah Dunne, co-editor-in-chief
March 16, 2018

“The future is female.” A bold phrase, I know. But in this day and age we live in, one in which statements transcend into action and change, I could not stand behind this assertion more strongly. To...

Key Club hosts annual GBSRAK to spread positivity

Anne Ribordy
December 23, 2017

This year, Key Club’s Random Acts of Kindness (GBSRAK) campaign, which took place from Dec. 11 to Dec. 22, added new projects to appeal to a variety of different audiences, Katheryn Woo, Key Club co-administrative...

South’s Key Club and SWE combat lack of recycling through student initiative

Imra Taduddin and Eliza Schloss, asst. features editor
December 16, 2016

“Can you recycle that?” reads a sign posted above the trash cans in the west cafeteria. Below the bolded question lies a list of recyclable materials. Yet, peering into the garbage directly below,...

EVERYDAY IS ‘MUN’DAY: Discussing their meeting agenda, seniors Yoana Sidzhimova and Lori Steffel, GBS Model United Nations (MUN) president and vice president, lead their fellow board members. Sidzhimova and Steffel collaborated on an article about MUN that was published in the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth’s magazine Imagine.

MUN Leaders Publish Article in Imagine

Grace Shin, Co-News Editor
November 4, 2016

An article written by seniors Yoana Sidzhimova and Lori Steffel about GBS Model United Nations (MUN) was published in the Sept.-Oct. issue of The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth’s magazine, Imagine. According...

PERFECTING THE PLAN: Discussing the upcoming preparations for Key Clubís new social entrepreneurship, Senior Leader Madeline Shechtman strategizes with other members and leaders.

Key Club received grant to kickstart social enterprise project

Maeve Plunkett, staff reporter
March 11, 2016

Key Club received a $500 grant from the We Day organization, a group that celebrates and promotes service, to start a social entrepreneurship (S.Ent), which is scheduled to begin at the GBS book sale for...

REDEFINING SERVICE: Wrapping up a Key Club meeting, club sponsor Josh Koo (left) talks to student teacher Stephanie Jund about the club’s agenda. Aside from his many roles at South, Koo extends his reach deep into the city to aid organizations in need by creating documentaries aimed at raising awareness or funds for various causes.

Koo creates documentaries, aids community

Abby Grant, staff reporter
February 5, 2016

A science teacher, service enthusiast and documentary producer, Josh Koo, often recognized for his role as the sponsor of Key Club, has devoted his time and commitment to helping those within the community. According...

Key Club hosts, attends multiple service events

Key Club hosts, attends multiple service events

Hope Carrane & Sasha Vassilyeva, staff reporters
May 29, 2015

Key Club participated in a variety of events this past year, with their last event taking place on May 29 for South science teacher Linda Kocian. One of the recent service events that Key Club hosted...

‘Tis the season for Key Club’s new kindness campaign

‘Tis the season for Key Club’s new kindness campaign

Hope Carrane, staff reporter
December 19, 2014

Key Club is spearheading its first GBS Random Acts of Kindness Campaign, an initiative designed to encourage acts of goodwill throughout the building, running Dec. 8-19. The campaign’s primary focus...

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