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Singing for Service:  Performing with Yael Sheinfeld and Kai Erber, Jack Riley (seated on the left), senior academy student, sings a song with a message of love and acceptance. Riley held a concert on May 21 with the goal of raising money and collecting clothing for the WINGS program, which aims to provide services to domestic abuse victims. Other academy seniors participated in service projects that aligned with a global or local issue they chose to research.

Academy seniors take action through service

Maddy Ruos and Brigid Murphy
May 26, 2017

As part of the Glenbrook Academy of International Studies senior curriculum, students are tasked with the assignment of researching a global or local issue that culminates in a research paper in tandem...

Senior Project: checking in on a couple unique projects currently underway

Senior Project: checking in on a couple unique projects currently underway

Maddy Ruos, senior editor
May 26, 2017

Senior project is an opportunity for seniors to independently work while exempt from normal classes on a project of their choosing for either two or four weeks. Dasha German Her project: a short, alternative...

Photo dramatization by Maddy Ruos

[Photo] Transient students adjust to South community

Julia Patterson, staff reporter
February 24, 2017

Photo dramatization by Maddy Ruos

A Personal Touch:  Aiding his father, Michael Fine, in applying his 3D printed prosthetic arm, senior Jacob Fine explains the myoelectric prosthetic arm he had created for Michael. After Michael had been involved in a car accident and lost his left arm, Jacob decided to use his passion for engineering to construct a lightweight, efficient prosthetic for his father.

Fine 3D-prints prosthetics for amputees

Maddy Ruos, co-features editor
February 10, 2017

In April of 2010, Glenview resident Michael Fine was involved in a tragic head-on car accident, causing him to lose his left arm from the shoulder down. Since then, Fine says the accident caused him to...

Powerful   Praise: With heads bowed in thoughtful prayer, members of the Cornerstone Christian Club, formerly known as H2O, sing and recite verses at their weekly meetings. Club president John Park believes that school-provided prayer rooms are an important part in ensuring all students feel comfortable practicing their faith at South.

[Photo] South prayer room offers inclusivity, sparks discussion

Yoon Kim, asst. photos editor
February 10, 2017

Powerful Praise: With heads bowed in thoughtful prayer, members of the Cornerstone Christian Club, formerly known as H2O, sing and recite verses at their weekly meetings. Club president John Park believes...

Half the Sky empowers women worldwide

Half the Sky empowers women worldwide

Maddy Ruos, co-features editor
December 16, 2016

Women hold up half the sky. This ancient Chinese proverb may seem obvious, but the reality of our lives is that gender inequality in society makes it feel like women have a smaller, less powerful role...

Students reflect positively on therapy, acknowledge stigma exists

Maddy Ruos, co-features editor
December 16, 2016

With mental health issues amongst teenagers anything but uncommon, some adolescents seek the help of a therapist or trained professional as a natural response to a condition of this type. However, according...

South students shed light on their choice candidates

Maddy Ruos, co-features editor
November 4, 2016

With a record number of Americans paying attention to the upcoming 2016 presidential election, South students take time to reflect on the candidates involved and the rhetoric surrounding their campaigns....

Twenty-Four Carrots:   Working with a fellow trip participant, sophomore Emma Noffke hands off a bag of carrots to feed the animals she cares for on her trip.  This summer she traveled to Guatemala through the organization The Road Less Traveled.  Photo courtesy of Emma Noffke

South students embark on international service trips

Maddy Ruos
September 30, 2016

Spending a summer break putting in time at the beach, sipping lemonade and tanning may be some South students’ idea of a great vacation, but a number of South students have used their time off school...

MARCHING FOR THE MOVEMENT: Over 40,000 people gathered in New York City in September 2014 to rally and protest for climate justice, making it the largest action on climate in history. The march was successful in changing the notion that climate does not affect our lives personally, a misconception that many South students are attempting to eliminate through increased discussion and awareness.

Climate change sparks discussion among South students

Olivia Sotirchos and Maddy Ruos
March 11, 2016

In light of recent headlines involving environmental issues and reform, some South students have taken the initiative to learn more about climate change and take part in the world-wide discussion surrounding...

Individuals resist Islamophobic subtleties

Individuals resist Islamophobic subtleties

Maddy Ruos, asst. features editor
November 6, 2015

Ahmed Mohamed- a young Muslim student from Texas who was suspended and arrested recently when his teachers assumed the homemade clock he brought to school was a bomb- is not, as some may suggest, a rare...

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