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Fostering provides quarantine companions

Chloe Arciero and Dani Carr

June 12, 2020

While most of the world has come to a screeching halt because of COVID-19, the pandemic has not stopped the work of animal rescue organizations and their volunteers. Because of social isolation, the amount of people who adopt ...

South students use time in quarantine to explore new, old hobbies

Lexi Babich and Esther Lim

June 12, 2020

South students’ days fill up with one e-learning assignment after the next and with Zoom call after Zoom call. With so much time spent solely indoors, the seemingly endless days spent under quarantine can begin to feel tedious and d...

South students learn valuable lessons through family businesses

Abby McKew, staff writer

March 16, 2020

From beauty salons to supplying welding supplies, South’s families own all kinds of local businesses. While many students may look for jobs at the local supermarket or park district, some are given the opportunity to find u...

South students find fulfillment in volunteering

Julia Marriott, asst. features editor

March 16, 2020

Many students are often seen working part-time jobs outside of school for a consistent paycheck; however, some unrecognized students devote the same amount of time working without any paycheck in return. Providing new outlooks ...

Students’ provoke their opinions on app Life 360

Sloane Shabelman, staff writer

March 13, 2020

Driving home from a party around 12:30 a.m, junior Sarah Yagelski lets her mom know she will be home soon. Yet on the way home, Yagelski’s Life 360, a location-based social networking app, glitched, and alerted her mom that she did not g...

Club Corner: Senior Smiles

Sloane Shabelman, staff writer

February 14, 2020

Juniors Sam Maguire and Anya Gupta had expected little participation for the first meeting of their new club at 7:30 on a Friday morning, but their message prevailed. Together, Maguire and Gupta envisioned a club that looked t...

Sick or unprepared? The rationale of student ditching

Lexi Babich, asst. features editor

February 14, 2020

Waking up to the obnoxiously loud alarm clock so she can get ready for school,  junior Makenzie Evans* realizes that she completely forgot to study for another one of her tests. Many students would rather skip class than face t...

Ellie Welch-Jani reaches for the stars

Chloe Stannard, staff writer

February 14, 2020

From leading Women in Stem to being a co-captain in the Science Olympiad club, senior Ellie Welch-Jani has taken everything South has to offer to the next level by researching astrophysics with Professor Shane Larson at the Northw...

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