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Students reflect on most memorable camp experiences

Kiersten Teresi, staff reporter

June 19, 2013

For many South students, summer is the time to relax; however, for a few South campers, summer means connecting with nature. Sophomore Christina Coleman reflected on her years as an attendant of Camp Jorn. “I’ve been...

Bill introduced: banning sale of energy drinks to minors

Evan Sawires, staff writer

June 6, 2013

Dental problems. Depression. High blood pressure. Inability to focus. Electrolyte disorders. Seizures. Stroke. Insomnia. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, these are just a few of the health issues that can result...

Students examine role of internet in social life

Lauren Frias, staff writer

June 6, 2013

Settling down to begin a collection of homework assignments, freshman Hwa Oh opens her laptop and commences a flurry of mathematical equations and quotes from literary classics. As the mouse pointer darts across the screen, Oh...

Students discuss struggles: ADD and ADHD

Donald Savaiano, staff writer

June 6, 2013

It’s a daily event: teachers find themselves frustrated with their students for not paying attention. However, some of these students cannot help themselves. Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) affects kids ability to learn...

South students celebrate Persian/Muslim holiday: Norouz

Kiersten Teresi, staff writer

May 22, 2013

Jumping over fire. Attending festivals and parades. Coloring eggs. Celebrating for days on end. These are just some of the things that characterize Norouz. Norouz is a Shia-Muslim/Persian holiday that starts in the beginning...

Senior uses project to bring students together to help others

Mollie Cramer, staff writer

May 20, 2013

At Gabby Gottfried’s senior project event, Music for Murals, on May 23, students will be able to “make their mark” both physically and economically. Whether it’s outlining your hand on a student made mural or donating...

Books Brighten the Lives of Austin Elementary Students

Kiersten Teresi and Dana Sim, staff reporters

May 16, 2013

Most students cringe when they think of spending mass amounts of time with reading material. However, for the students of John Hay Community Academy in Chicago, a visit from Zack Saltzman, who started the volunteer project of...

“Sphinx” band expands musical career, describes experiences

Evan Sawires, Jess Melchor, staff writer

May 13, 2013

A short, blaring F#,  played by juniors Symeon Solecki and Nick Edelman, sets the stage for senior Jeremy Vollen’s jazzy vocal entrance in the opening lines of The Strokes’s song “You Only Live Once”. Soon, Vollen’s...

Students take advantage of ninth period internship course to discover passion

Lauren Frias, staff writer

May 13, 2013

As the end of the year approaches, the impending necessity to make career choices becomes more evident for high school students. With the unclear future ahead, students may have an apprehensive mindset.  However, with the offer...

Parapro helps bring Shakespeare to life; students value experience

Lauren Durning, staff writer

May 9, 2013

The Chicago Shakespeare Theater was built to resemble the Globe Theater in  London. Instead of having to stand for three hour plays, there are plush green seats surrounding the stage. Three or four times a year, some of  these seats a...

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