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Powerful Plastics: Filling the pink shoes in Mean Girls, this year’s Glenbrook Musical,(left to right) senior Charlotte Wahlert, senior Kelly Hood, and sophomore Paige Johnson portray Karen, Regina, and Gretchen: 
the infamous “plastics”. 
Photos by Amie Elliott and Sofia Oyarzún; Photo illustration by Emily Pavlik and Anna Marquardt

Making fetch happen

Caroline Ohlandt and Anna Marquardt
April 21, 2023

If there is ever a Wednesday to wear pink, it is April 26, the opening night of Mean Girls, this year’s Glenbrook Musical, which begins a four-day run of performances in South’s Norman E. Watson Auditorium. In...

Illustration by Scott Gonzales

Internship turns students into teachers

Anna Marquardt, co-a&e editor
May 20, 2022

As senior Emily Stern stood facing a class full of eager 5th grade students, she began teaching the lesson she had spent hours preparing for in her Teaching Internship 461 class. After taking five semesters...

Reexamining the way we resell

Anna Marquardt and Sloane Shabelman
April 22, 2022

A gray Calvin Klein t-shirt — $9.99. A Ralph Lauren polo — $13. Dr. Martens black leather shoes — $25. With gently used name brand items being sold for such low prices at thrift stores such as Goodwill,...

Compelling Scenes: (Left) The Exiles focuses on Yan Jiaqi, Wu’er Kiaxi, and Wan Runan (Left to right), who were exiled from China after the Tiannanmen Square protests of 1989. (Right) Filmmaker Christine Choy worked to reconnect with the dissidents after she lost contact with them over 30 years ago. Photos courtesy of The Exiles/Christine Choy & The Exiles/Connor K. Smith

TV & Film alumni leave Sundance with a win

Anna Marquardt, co-a&e editor
March 18, 2022

As he submitted his film, The Exiles, to the Jan. 2022 Sundance Film Festival, cinematographer Connor Smith recalled the years of hard work that went into the film. The Exiles won the Grand Jury Prize...

“Comfort” characters, movies aid students through troubling times

Anna Marquardt, co-a&e editor
February 11, 2022

Junior Kevyn Kerwin sat on her bed, alone and bored. The pandemic had isolated her physically and emotionally, and she was in desperate need of something comforting. She opened her computer and turned...

Back in time with homecoming style

Anna Marquardt and Jessie Norwood
October 1, 2021

As a teenager in the ‘80’s, Lisa Neu, English teacher and South alum, was always infatuated with homecoming week. Although she found more pleasure in the events leading up to the dance, she recognized...

The Addams Family: Glenbrook Musical’s cast and crew prepare for a bone-chilling performance

Caroline Ohlandt and Anna Marquardt
April 22, 2021

Hours after school, South’s vacant hallways echo with witty lines, upbeat music,  exuberant laughter and rhythmic snaps emanating from the cast of this year’s Glenbrook Musical, The Addams Family....

Voice of V-Show: Singing out her soul, Grace Nourbash performs Somebody  to Love with her band.

Rise: Variety Show thrives despite pandemic

Caroline Ohlandt and Anna Marquardt
March 19, 2021

Masked-up and six feet away from her fellow performers, senior Grace Cullum executed the routines she had spent months rehearsing for this year’s Variety Show, “Rise”. As she struck that final fabulous...

Students’ rights debated at Supreme Court

February 12, 2021

Caroline Ohlandt and Anna Marquardt In the past, the South community has witnessed several instances of hate speech by students while off-campus, forcing the District 225 administration to decide whether...

Illustration by Sneha Augustine

Surge in Covid-19 cases causes Adaptive Pause

Anna Marquardt and Caroline Ohlandt
December 18, 2020

District 225 announced an Adaptive Pause, the closing of school to teachers and students, that is issued through Jan. 18, with hybrid instruction resuming the following day. The pause was created in an...

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