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Student Summit for Human Rights finds common ground on social issues

January 12, 2018

Two boys in a romantic relationship hold hands down the hallways of South. Moments later, a group of students begin to shout slurs and walk between them to separate the couple. This, according to junior...

Mindful music: Playing on stage, junior Megan Heublen, sophomore Jack Sundstrom (left) and junior Jack Quinones (right) perform at Jamnesty, April 13. The students contributed to the show and to peace week, raising awareness and playing music.

Jamnesty showcases student talent, raises awareness

Cassidy Jackson, co-a&e editor
April 21, 2017

On April 13, Amnesty International and STAND for Peace (STAND) hosted their annual Jamnesty event, capping off STAND’s Peace Week. According to STAND sponsor Matthew Whipple, Jamnesty puts live music,...

Peaceful Performance:  Singing at Jamnesty, senior Stephanie Zenzola takes part in the event hosted by STAND and Amnesty International. Jamnesty is one event that remained during a changed Peace Advocacy Week.

STAND spreads same message through new Peace Advocacy week

Brigid Murphy, asst. features editor
April 21, 2017

STAND for Peace is one of South’s clubs centered on the issue of global human rights. Their passion is captured in one of their main events: Peace Advocacy Week. Students can see their efforts for peace...

GBS alumna helps construct South African childrens museum

GBS alumna helps construct South African children’s museum

Alex Ladan, staff reporter
June 15, 2016

Play Africa, a non-profit company (NPC) and social enterprise, is building the first children’s museum in Johannesburg, South Africa. Wanting to be involved, GBS alumni Trisha Siegel moved to Johannesburg...

Old News: Vietnam War Teach-Ins

Maeve Plunkett, staff reporter
May 27, 2016

In April, South students from STAND for Peace held teach-ins, public information sessions, for all freshman history classes about topics ranging from freedom of speech to the contested genocide in Burma...

WHIPPLE’S WISE WORDS: Speaking to his AP World class, Matthew Whipple leads a dicussion that includes a balance of current events and topics outlined in the world history curriculum. Whipple takes many of the themes from this class and applies them to STAND For Peace (STAND), the international service club that he has sponsored for over 10 years.

Whipple emphasizes global citizenship in teaching passion

Jane Rathod and Youjin Shon
April 22, 2016

Just over 30 years ago, Matthew Whipple, Social Studies teacher, walked across the stage to receive his South diploma. After graduating from Northwestern University in 1987, Whipple later returned to South...

Smile for STAND: Posing following the clubs 2015-2016 yearbook photo, senior leaders Grace Kilpatrick and Kate Hegay prepare for the clubs at fundraising efforts  and programs. This marks the tenth year of the club at South.

STAND pursues global peace throughout South

Abby Grant & Gina Kim, staff reporters
December 5, 2015

Students Taking Action Now in Darfur, (STAND) members can often be seen throughout South fundraising and raising awareness for various global charities and organizations promoting world peace. This was...

South graduate meets hopeful student in Kenya

Georgia Arvanitis, co-news editor
October 3, 2014

Lauren Ingebrigtsen, 2014 graduate traveled to Kenya for a service trip with an organization called Matanya’s Hope July 7 to Aug. 28. Ingebrigtsen had been a member of South club STAND for Peace for...

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