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Enough fake fairytale endings

Enough fake fairytale endings

Hailey Cho, staff writer
May 20, 2022

We’ve all seen it. The undoubtedly overused, yet still effective, romanticization of high school. It’s present in every form of media that Hollywood touches. The main character heroically stands up...

Illustration courtesy of Dan Leipert

Tiny house, tremendous impacts

Hailey Cho, staff writer
April 22, 2022

As the school year approaches its end, South’s Geometry in Construction class is trying something new. Although the relatively  new course has taken on functional projects in the past, such as building...

Young Founder: Arya Yazdani promotes products for his business, Ares Apparel. Photo courtesy of Arya Yazdani.

Passions power small businesses

Hailey Cho, staff writer
March 18, 2022

As the world of business continues to evolve, it is also opening up for young entrepreneurs, as South students with small businesses, like junior Sara Kahn, prove. Opening her jewelry business, Sphinx,...

Diwali Celebrated at South: Fight for National Recognition

Hailey Cho, staff writer
November 12, 2021

As the leaves started to turn colors and pumpkins were carved and lighted, Hindu students at South lit their homes for a different purpose - to celebrate Diwali. Nov. 2 marked the first day of Diwali,...

Logging off: 9 teachers retire after a year of difficulties

Logging off: 9 teachers retire after a year of difficulties

Mia Carr and Hailey Cho
May 21, 2021

As the school year comes to an end, goodbyes are being exchanged throughout South’s hallways. Although most of these farewells will only last for the summer, there are a few people who will not be returning...

Zoom Room offers childcare to staff

Zoom Room offers childcare to staff

Hailey Cho, staff writer
March 19, 2021

As South continues to shift into hybrid, students and staff have slowly transitioned back into the building. Although this act signifies progress, in-person classes also raise the question of childcare...

Conveying the idea of compassion,  NAHS member Marharyta Kazak stitches four quadrants together. Each quadrant of the painting represents a notion of compassion: hope (top), community (bottom), empathy (right) and recognition (left).

NAHS artists receive recognition for creativity

Julia Marriott and Hailey Cho
February 12, 2021

Unlike winning trophies, National Art Honor Society (NAHS) students are honored in a different way: the chance to display their work in recognized art galleries. For the first time in South’s history,...

New Year’s brings new hopes for South

Hailey Cho, staff writer
December 18, 2020

As crowds count down the seconds until midnight, the promise of a new year is in the air. Even just the potential for a better life is enough to prompt many to put pen to paper and rack their brains for...

Illustration by Aubrey Palaganas

Seal of Biliteracy opens up new cultures, communities for South students

Hailey Cho and Madeline Hussey
November 20, 2020

Language students spend hours in classrooms stumbling through vocabulary and trying to understand countless articles. Some students strive to achieve the Seal of Biliteracy which, Danita Fitch, World Languages...

Illustration by Natalie Cronin

Kaylee Calito uses migraine glasses to assist her zoom fatigue

Hailey Cho, staff writer
October 2, 2020

As South’s annual freshman assembly roars, only one thing is on sophomore Kaylee Calito’s mind: she cannot see through her left eye. While she stumbles to the nurse’s office, she feels her left hand...

Crusin Cavender: Riding his motorcycle, Officer Cavender’s duties as a motorcycle cop include patrolling public events, like Fourth of July parades. Photo courtesy of Josh Cavender

South Superheroes: from firefighters to cops

Tess Ledden, Hailey Cho, and Madeline Hussey
February 14, 2020

Students at South have parents in a variety of professions. Some have parents who are doctors; others are realtors. A few might be psychiatrists, receptionists, or even stay-at-home parents. But for several...

Gender disparities prevalent in GBS electives

Hailey Cho and Abby McKew
December 20, 2019

As hundreds of classes are taught at South, diversity is present in many classrooms through ethnicity, belief or gender. However, there are certain electives at South with imbalances between students who...

South twins and triplets untwist assumptions

South twins and triplets untwist assumptions

Hailey Cho and Lexi Babich
November 15, 2019

  In the vast population of GBS, students are connected by classes, friendships or blood. Many have older or younger siblings whom they may pass in the hallway on occasion or drive to school with,...

Helping Hands: Instructional Assistant Brendan Jacobi aids a student with his lab in a chemistry concepts class.

Special Ed brings new additions to the department

Hailey Cho and Sloane Shableman
October 4, 2019

As hallways flood with kids shoving past each other, dozens of eyes search desperately for a friend, or at the very least, an acquaintance. While the rest of the school may have an ‘every person for...

Service provides outlet for students to leave an imprint on the world

Hailey Cho and Nicole Surcel
May 24, 2019

For some, memories of important points in their life are held within a photo album; for senior Lee Kleck, she looks back on such memories just by glancing at the tattoo on her wrist. The smooth bumps and...

A NIGHT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS: Jamming on the stage, sophomore Yeon Park plays his saxophone at Jamnesty. This event took place on Friday, April 12 in the West Cafeteria and featured different acts as well as information speeches about human rights.

Jamnesty raises awareness for human rights

Chloe Arciero, Hailey Cho, and Amelie Miller
April 22, 2019

The sound of light tapping on a snare drum rings through the West Cafeteria as Perform!, the first of many live bands, begins their performance. Four spotlights shine down on them as the band plays for...

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