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Students take on summer jobs, work with kids

Marlye Jerva, staff writer

October 16, 2013

People may think of summer as a time to hang out with friends and relax.  However, some South students decided to work over the summer with little kids. One of these students is senior Maureen Anderson who worked at Wagner...

Apps become more popular with smartphones

Caroline Berg, staff writer

October 14, 2013

With smartphones becoming more prevalent, South students can pick and choose from a variety of apps for their cell phones. A common application that students use revolves around social media. According to an Oracle-con...

New teachers describe their experience at South so far

Nish Asokan, staff reporter

June 24, 2013

Hundreds of new students arrive at South every year; however, they are not the only newcomers. For the 2012-2013 school year, South welcomed 12 new teachers to its faculty:   Katie Schroeder, Steve Silca and Michael...

Project Earth contributes to the betterment of the community as a whole

Lauren Benson, staff reporter

June 23, 2013

  In order to help save the world, all a South student has to do is walk down the hallway to Room 360 on a Wednesday after school, where he or she will find a small group of students determined to do what they can to...

Students feel both blessed and challenged by being part of a big family

Hailey Hauldren, staff reporter

June 22, 2013

Struggling to get seven smiles for a Christmas card, sharing rooms with siblings, or attacking family chores with a team of 10 may seem like scenes straight out of “Cheaper By The Dozen,” but for many South students, these...

Students outline the benefits and negatives of academic dishonesty

Maggie Engels and Dani Tuchman, staff reporters

June 21, 2013

We hear the policy in each class at the start of every year, but throughout each semester, some students forget the rules and regulations behind this heavily stressed topic: academic dishonesty.   According to the South...

Urban Studies History Class visits Chicago public high school to gain perspective

Addie Lyon, staff reporter

June 20, 2013

As a part of the Urban Studies History Class curriculum, each semester students travel to a school located in the West Engelwood community called Lindblom Math and Science Academy to shadow students attending this school in Chicago.   According...

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