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Tenacious Titan: Completing her rehab exercises at the Ability Institute of RIC, Kristin Meyer, program director and conductor of the Glenbrook Symphony Orchestra, perseveres despite severe injuries after the plane crash. Photo courtesy of Kristin Meyer.

Meyer’s passion for teaching perseveres in the face of adversity

Sloane Shabelman, Abby McKew, and Shannon Mathew
February 12, 2021

The sun was low in the sky on that Sunday afternoon six years ago in Monee, Illinois. Suddenly, the plane hit the power lines, the aircraft shuddered, the field of weeds below rushed up and Kristin Meyer...

South students escape into literature during quarantine

Shannon Mathew, staff writer
November 20, 2020

When the pandemic limited people to their homes, restricted social activity and caused school to move into an online space, many students experienced screen time overload, librarian Lauren Gruber said....

Students with insomnia share struggles

Students with insomnia share struggles

Lexi Babich and Shannon Mathew
November 15, 2019

We have all heard the constant reprimands from doctors and parents: “Teenagers need at least eight hours of sleep each night!” But how many of us actually do get “enough” sleep? Less than 15 percent...

Illustration by Patsy Carolan

Students reflect on stress caused by social media

Shannon Mathew, staff writer
October 4, 2019

What would life be like without social media? Happier, according to a 2017 article called “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?” published in The Atlantic. Teens who spend more time looking at...

illustration by Margo Kazak

South celebrates the holidays in different ways

Agnosticism Growing up in a Christian household, Jane Emerson* went to church frequently and celebrated Christian holidays without fault. Now, Emerson does not celebrate these holidays out of faith, but...

What   a   view:  Sitting amongst his fellow summer interns, senior Brendan Garvey (in the salmon shirt) attends a viewing party at an Apple store in downtown Chicago. Through this internship at Apple, Garvey hopes to explore his options for a possible future career.

Students explore internships for future careers

Shannon Mathew
September 28, 2018

As seniors decide what interests to pursue in college, many turn to summer internships to find a career they might want to pursue in the future. According to senior Lily Dolan, her internship at Jiobit...

Teachers reflect on previous career paths, find belonging at South

Teachers reflect on previous career paths, find belonging at South

Lauren Bianco and Shannon Matthew
April 20, 2018

Although David Kane, social studies teacher, had his mind set on being a judge, he says he is happy with where he ended up. He believes his years of practicing law were not a waste because his path, no...

Koo finds meaning in backpacking passion

Koo finds meaning in backpacking passion

Samantha Boas and Shannon Mathew
March 21, 2018

Calling his mom through a payphone along the way, Josh Koo, assistant principal of student activities, said that he was headed to Niagara Falls. According to Koo, on a Friday after school, he told his...

Overwhelm of student stress calls for relief

Overwhelm of student stress calls for relief

Shannon Mathew , staff reporter
January 19, 2018

Stress. It is the six-letter word that creates the idea that “I can’t”, according to South social worker David Hartman. It is a word that connotes to a lot of sacrifice whether it be sleep, social...

Illustration by Raya Shoilekova

GSA changes club name to SAGA to promote inclusion

Shannon Mathew and Anne Ribordy
November 10, 2017

The first time junior Kaleb Garden attended a Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) club meeting his freshman year, he was greeted by the previous club sponsor, Katrina Prockovic. According to Garden, current...

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