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Sofia Oyarzún

Sofia Oyarzún, co-images editor

Hi! This is my second year on edboard, my third year as a staff writer, and I’m ready to make it my best one yet. So excited to work with the others on edboard to create and share our work with everyone!!

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El poder de aprender las lenguas

Sofia Oyarzún, co-images editor
May 19, 2023

Yo solía rechazar el concepto de aprender otra lengua; pensé que estaba fuera de mi capacidad. No fue hasta que tomé el tiempo de perseverar a través de los desafíos de aprenderla, que me di cuenta...

Cafeteria staff cooks up positive community

Cafeteria staff cooks up positive community

Sofia Oyarzún, co-images editor
February 17, 2023

After dropping her son off at South one morning in 2021, Ahlam Hijazin inquired about openings in South’s cafeteria. After some encouragement to apply, Hijazin started a new chapter at Quest Food Management...

Progressive Posters: Senior Mia Burshteyn, STAND for Peace member, helps hang Universal Declaration of Human Rights posters.

[Photo] Taking a stand for human rights

Meredith Bill and Peyton Knorr
December 16, 2022

Progressive Posters: Senior Mia Burshteyn, STAND for Peace member, helps hang Universal Declaration of Human Rights posters.

[Photo] Judgement

Gaby Yap, asst. opinions editor
December 16, 2022

Illustration by Sneha Augustine

Plante is no cow-ard when caring for animals

Sofia Oyarzún, co-images editor
May 20, 2022

For senior Maddie Plante, summer days are spent at Historic Wagner Farm washing Patch the cow, walking lambs Hudson and Theo, and taking a stroll alongside Sweet Potato the pig. Wagner Farm remains the...

Illustration by Rhanda Halawah

BPA gets down to business, sets sight on nationals

Sofia Oyarzún and Sydney O'Hara
April 22, 2022

For the first time since 2019, seven students from Business Professionals of America (BPA) have qualified for Nationals in Dallas, Texas, and will spend the first week of May putting their business-minded...

TV & Film students on a roll

Sofia Oyarzún, co-images editor
March 18, 2022

The TV & Film program at South consists of students with a passion in mind, and a camera in hand. From sport assembly promotions shown to the whole school, to smaller in-class projects, the students...

Onward through the pandemic, art students display inspiring work

Onward through the pandemic, art students display inspiring work

Sofia Oyarzún, co-images editor
December 17, 2021

Black stick figures with different colored heads fill a large canvas on display at the National  Art Honors Society (NAHS) Art Show in the main office gallery. This not only represents the common differences...

“It’s just unconditional love”

Mia Carr and Sofia Oyarzún
November 12, 2021

Over 3,000 students walk the halls each week. All of them belong to their own set of cultures, with culture including both religion and nationality. A diverse set of clubs are dedicated to celebrating...

Cheerful Chung: Flipping through his binder of songs, senior Noah Chung practices with the a capella group Nine. A recent transfer to South, Chung is grateful to be involved in choir.

[Photo] Nine newbie Noah Chung

Anna Marquardt, co-a&e editor
November 12, 2021

Cheerful Chung: Flipping through his binder of songs, senior Noah Chung practices with the a capella group Nine. A recent transfer to South, Chung is grateful to be involved in choir.

Trouble on the Track: Freshman, Sophia Abraham runs along the track during gym class.

[Photo] Girls feel uncomfortable in PE uniforms – here’s why

Riley Shankman, Columnist
September 23, 2021

Trouble on the Track: Freshman, Sophia Abraham runs along the track during gym class.

Welcoming workers: Catherine Furse greets in-person students with a friendly face.

The unsung heroes of South stay committed through Covid restrictions

Grace Clark and Sofia Oyarzun
May 21, 2021

Working diligently every day, South faculty members like paraprofessionals and instructional assistants have received little to no recognition for their efforts, according to Dan Gorski, security coordinator...

Adapting actors: South actors, Hannah Han Schuberth and Roey Danino (from left to right) persevere through Covid-19 regulations.

[Photo] The monsters are due on 4000 W Lake Ave

Abby McKew, Staff Writer
May 13, 2021

Adapting actors: South actors, Hannah "Han" Schuberth and Roey Danino (from left to right) persevere through Covid-19 regulations.

Talkative Tommy: Donning his mask, Tommy Marquardt, co-host of the WGBKs That Sports Show, continues to give listeners insight on sports despite the challenges posed to radio by Covid-19.

[Photo] Live from the studio: Covid-19 restrictions affect WGBK

Mia Carr, Molly Thissen, staff writers
November 20, 2020

Talkative Tommy: Donning his mask, Tommy Marquardt, co-host of the WGBK's That Sports Show, continues to give listeners insight on sports despite the challenges posed to radio by Covid-19.

Fine Arts finds ways to connect music virtually

Sofia Oyarzun, staff writer
November 20, 2020

As the school battles through the year with hybrid learning, music teachers in the Fine Arts Department shared their plans to find a system that works for their respective programs. These programs are...

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