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DESI DANCE: Attracting the attention of other dancers, senior Jeffery Kurian’s energy spreads enthusiasm amongst his peers as they dance to Bollywood music. Desi Club hosted its first Bollywood dance night to fundraise for a non-profit school in New Delhi and Dara Dune, India.

Desi Club hosts Bollywood Dance Night

Lauren Benson, staff reporter
April 22, 2016

Desi Club hosted its first Bollywood Dance Night on March 18 in the Lyceum at GBS. According to Club Sponsor Sejal Schullo, the night consisted of Bollywood-(the Indian movie industry) themed music and...

Summer construction allows for high student enrollment

Lauren Benson, staff reporter
March 11, 2016

This coming summer, GBS will undergo multiple in-school construction projects in order to accommodate larger student enrollment. The summer construction projects include the conversion of the science/computer...

PROFICIENT PATEL: Practicing a speech after school, senior Maya Patel emphasizes her point with hand gestures. Of all the GBS Speech Team members, Patel was the only one to advance to the State tournament, which was held in Peoria on Feb. 19-20.

Speech team qualifies for regionals, Patel for state

Lauren Benson, staff reporter
March 11, 2016

Speech team members competed in all 14 events at the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Regional Tournament on Feb. 6 at Warren Township High School, according to Nancy Schultz, new team head coach. Seniors...

BUILDING STRENGTH: In gearing up for their spring season, junior Jake Smiley utilizes a new pull-up bar to improve his strength for baseball.

P.E. Department installs additional weight room

Lauren Benson and Hope Carrane
December 18, 2015

In early November, South opened a brand-new weights facility where the wrestling room was previously located. According to Steve Stanicek, P.E. instructional supervisor, this new weight room is fully...

ROBOTIC ROUTES: Adjusting the settings on his robot, sophomore Colb Uhleman (front) attempts to perfect its programming. Uhleman acts as a mentor to freshman Aidan Sochowski (not pictured) as a part of the STEM Learning Community buddy program.

STEM pilots new buddy program

Lauren Benson, staff reporter
November 6, 2015

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Learning Community, South’s new science and applied technology educational track, has developed a buddy program that pairs a freshman with...

GHANA Club collects money, supplies for African school

GHANA Club collects money, supplies for African school

Lauren Benson, staff writer
March 14, 2014

South’s Giving, Helping And Nurturing Anloga  (GHANA) Club is planning a fund-raising campaign this spring for Anloga, a village in Ghana. GHANA Club was founded by juniors Madison O’Brien and...

Hebson wins contest with original composition

Lauren Benson, staff writer
February 7, 2014

Senior Atticus Hebson’s music composition, “Cradle Song,” won first place in its category at the Illinois Music Educators Association (ILMEA) Composition Contest and was performed in a showcase Jan....

CSL Conference helps South athletes learn how to be leaders

CSL Conference helps South athletes learn how to be leaders

Lauren Benson, staff writer
November 20, 2013

More than 80 GBS athletes participated in a day-long workshop known as the Central Suburban League Leadership Conference on Oct. 31, according to Athletic Director Kay Sopocy. Central Suburban League...

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...

South dancers express passion through diverse styles of dance

South dancers express passion through diverse styles of dance

Lauren Benson, staff writer
May 24, 2013

Whether to relieve stress, compete, let go, or hold on, many South students find dance to be the outlet. “I like the release of emotion that you get through dance, especially contemporary and modern,...

Web-design students use classroom knowledge to create live website

Web-design students use classroom knowledge to create live website

Lauren Benson, Staff Reporter
March 11, 2013

Graphics teacher Christine Memler’s first-semester web-design class spent three months creating a working website for a local small business, Cooper’s Way, which supports no-kill animal shelters by...

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