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High school jobs unnecessary for success, happiness

Alex Ladan, columnist
April 19, 2017

Classes. Extracurriculars. Sports. Work. All of these things cohesively make up my life as a high schooler. Well, work starts in the summer, but it will be one more thing added to my to-do list. Students...

GBS alumna helps construct South African childrens museum

GBS alumna helps construct South African children’s museum

Alex Ladan, staff reporter
June 15, 2016

Play Africa, a non-profit company (NPC) and social enterprise, is building the first children’s museum in Johannesburg, South Africa. Wanting to be involved, GBS alumni Trisha Siegel moved to Johannesburg...

Model UN: GBS MUN awarded national title at high school conference in New York

Model UN: GBS MUN awarded national title at high school conference in New York

Gigi Cepeda and Alex Ladan
April 22, 2016

The GBS Model United Nations (MUN) team won the Award of Distinction at the National High School Model UN conference at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, March 5, according to MUN President...

SPOTLIGHT ON SIRVATKA: Entertaining the audience of the 2015 GBS Variety Show, choral director Marty Sirvatka sings Frank Sinatraís ìIíve Got You Under My Skin.î Sirvatka was recently awarded the Mary Hoffman Award for music education. Photo courtesy of Emily Tu

Sirvatka recognized for music education

Alex Ladan, staff reporter
March 11, 2016

Marty Sirvatka, Music Department instructional supervisor, won the Mary Hoffman Award of Excellence in recognition of teaching in music education. According to music teacher Andrew Toniolo, the teachers...

Illinois School Board debates ACT vs. SAT

Illinois School Board debates ACT vs. SAT

Anushka Kalra and Alex Ladan
February 5, 2016

Late in 2015, the state of Illinois ended its three-year, 14.3 million dollar contract with the ACT, allowing the College Board, creators of the SAT, to propose their own contract. This contract was 1.37...

Smiling as one happy family, history teacher Emily Ekstrand smiles with her husband and their son, Rio. Ekstrand believes that her sons mixed ethnicities will create an unique identity for him. 
Photo courtesy of Emily Ekstrand

South’s biracial relationships create unique identities

Anne Marie Yurik & Alex Ladan, co-features editor & staff reporter
December 1, 2015

In today’s society, colors can symbolize more than what's represented in a box of rainbow crayons. There is the rainbow LGBT+ flag, pink for breast cancer and the color of one’s skin. According to...

South students express pressures from AP courses

South students express pressures from AP courses

Alex Ladan, staff writer
June 26, 2015

Beginning freshmen year, South offers students a variety of courses, including honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses, to challenge themselves in and out of the classroom. These students weigh both...

Elizabeth Chong paints passion for art

Elizabeth Chong paints passion for art

Aakash Bhojwani and Alex Ladan, staff reporters
May 15, 2015

During her time at South, senior Elizabeth Chong said she pursued her passion for art and has used her life experiences to inspire her work. Despite her busy academic schedule and athletics, Chong has...

South students utilize Blogger, express opinions

South students utilize Blogger, express opinions

Alex Ladan, staff writer
May 10, 2015

As the world becomes more dependent on technology, blogging is a tool students have learned to use. South students write blogs for their class assignments and teachers continually encourage students to...

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