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Ellie Ruos

Ellie Ruos, co-features editor

I am Ellie Ruos, and I am a co-features editor. I love the outdoors, and my favorite activities are backpacking, camping, and rock climbing. My favorite things are friendship bracelets, coffee, Chacos, driving with the windows down and my music up, and anything that is mini.

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Titan pride is more than just dances and football games

Titan pride is more than just dances and football games

Ellie Ruos, co-features editor
June 12, 2020

I always thought having school spirit meant that you were banging the buckets with Titan Nation at a football game, marching in the Homecoming parade and going to pep rallies and school dances. There is...

Illustration by Ella Prillaman

Thank U, Next: Students learn from romantic relationships

Ellie Ruos, co-features editor
February 14, 2020

In third grade, Valentine’s Day meant a class party in your homeroom. It meant Sweetarts, Hershey’s Kisses, and conversation hearts. It meant telling your crush on the playground that you like them,...

Seniors part of the Senior Summit design committee work together to hang up the artwork in the gallery. 
According to senior Colin McCarthy (middle), their goal was to create a united collage from all art submissions.

Senior project brings unity to class of 2020

Ellie Ruos, co-features editor
December 20, 2019

“Kindness.” “Justice.” “Freedom.” “Fun.” These are just a few of the abstract nouns the senior class used to capture their core values during a moment of reflection. “A View of the Summit”...

Amazing Adventures: Ziplining through the trees, Science Teacher Jessica Pritzker stands on the Monteverde zipline, the longest in Costa Rica. Pritzker spent her pre-honeymoon in Costa Rica in December before
getting married the next January.

Teachers travel around the globe, learn essential life lessons

Ellie Ruos, co-features editor
April 22, 2019

It’s wasn’t until he traveled solo around the world that Ceramics Teacher Kurt Webb realized there is adventure to be found everywhere. After traveling within the United States and out to Japan, New...

Actress Kiernan Shipka portrays timeless character Sabrina Spellman in Netflix’s chilling reboot of the comic strip and sitcom Sabrina the Teenage Witch. From left to right, actresses Tati Gabrielle, Abigail Cowen and Adeline Rudolph play the antagonistic, Macbeth-esque Weird Sisters in the show, which has been renewed for a second season.

Sabrina reboot wickedly good

Ellie Ruos, co-features editor
February 8, 2019

I was on a “witch hunt” (although I don’t particularly care for that term) for a good binge-worthy TV show when I came across The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.  After watching the entire first...

Astrology supports self-identity, forms connections

Astrology supports self-identity, forms connections

Ellie Ruos and Josie Schneider
December 14, 2018

Looking up at the stars, junior Jordan Dahiya sees much more than blobs of twinkling lights surrounding a glowing moon. When she looks up, she sees her future. When she looks up, she sees her past. When...

Illustration by Margo Kazak

Birth control stigma casts shadow on other reasons for use

Ellie Ruos and Violet Guzman-Robles
November 12, 2018

Swallowing a birth control pill every night only takes a few seconds out of junior Jenny Wallace’s* daily routine. Yet in this simple act, Wallace feels she gains the power to take control of her body...

Cool Kayaking:   Kayaking through the Prince William Sound, Junior Ellie Ruos (second from the right) navigates the waters with her friends. Ruos went on a backpacking trip throughout the Alaskan wilderness, with nothing but the untouched world ahead of her. Photo courtesy of Wilderness Adventures

Environmental awareness promotes new way of life

Ellie Ruos, co-features editor
September 28, 2018

All my life I have lived the same routine. I’ve grown up in the same Glenview culture, surrounded by the Glenview “bubble.” I use that word, “bubble” not in a negative way, but with a more bittersweet...

TIME’S UP FOR TITAN:  Performing on stage, Beth Barber, English and Drama teacher looks to the audience during her act. Barber is retiring after 34 years of teaching Drama and English at South.

Lasting Impact: 2018 Retirees – Beth Barber

Ellie Ruos, co-features editor
May 25, 2018

From directing plays to grading essays, Beth Barber, English and Drama Teacher, believes her time at South has been incredibly rewarding. After 34 years in the classroom, Barber is savoring the last few...

Sophomore Phillip Norton takes to the skies, pursues aviation career

Sophomore Phillip Norton takes to the skies, pursues aviation career

Ellie Ruos, asst. features editor
February 9, 2018

Flying a plane solo at the age of 15 isn’t usually considered “common,” according to Franklin Burbank, professional flying instructor of Citrus Soaring Club in Pierson, Florida. But this is a reality...

Illustration by: Sophia Lau

Test anxiety proves prominent at South

Ellie Ruos, asst. features editor
December 22, 2017

Junior Lily Dolan sits down to take her next round of ACT tests, hoping to score a few points higher than last time in order to receive a scholarship from her dream college that she knows her family wouldn’t...

Running in a cross country race, freshman Luke Gregory smiles toward the finish line.

South goes gold to support the Gregory family

Caroline O'Shaughnessy and Ellie Ruos
November 10, 2017

In 2017, roughly 15,270 children and adolescents up to the age of 19 will be diagnosed with some form of pediatric cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. This year, when freshman Luke Gregory...

GBS honors generational teaching

Ellie Ruos, asst. features editor
October 6, 2017

It’s no secret that South is filled with many former students who come back to become teachers in the same classrooms they grew up in. However, most don’t know a number of these GBS graduates now work...

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