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Oracle After Hours: Generation Alpha and the Sephora ten-year-old

Oracle After Hours: Generation Alpha and the Sephora ten-year-old

Jonnie Devine, staff writer
April 16, 2024

Recently, a concept that has gone viral on social media is the idea of “Sephora 10-year-olds”. Referring to the popular cosmetics store Sephora, many older users have been posting and complaining about...

Separate the art and artist

Separate the art and artist

Ellory Moran, asst. a&e editor
December 22, 2023

During a dreary, exhausting school day, I often find myself popping in an Airpod and playing my favorite tunes to comfort myself. Most students also listen to music to experience a sense of relief throughout...

Vera at the Eras: Vera Vassilyeva enjoying Taylor Swifts The Eras Tour at Soldier Field. Vassilyeva attended the concert on June 4.

Who Taylor is to me

Vera Vassilyeva, staff writer
November 17, 2023

I was seven years old, lying in my best friend’s room, watching Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me” music video on repeat. This was my introduction to Swift. At first, the singer did not stick...

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Finding beauty in change: giving up what is familiar

Olivia Perkins, Opinions Editor
May 19, 2023

6,530 days.  I have lived in the same house for 6,530 days. This is the steadiness in my life. I wake up, brush my teeth, walk down our 16 stairs, and step onto our bare wood floors where my feet...

Finding happiness

Jessie Norwood, co-editor-in-chief
May 19, 2023

When I entered South as a freshman, I was terrified I would hate high school, only have two friends (my mom, a teacher at South, and my sister, who was a senior), and never find a community. It took me...

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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...

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The beauty of giving up what is familiar

Liv Perkins, opinions editor
May 19, 2023

6,530 days.  I have lived in the same house for 6,530 days. This is the steadiness in my life. I wake up, brush my teeth, walk down our 16 stairs, and step onto our bare wood floors where my feet...

Letting go of academic validation

Caroline Ohlandt, Co-editor-in-chief
May 19, 2023

I have always believed that no one thing defined who I am entirely. While I have consistently been someone who works hard in school, I never consciously believed that my grades defined my self-worth....

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Pass the torch: leaving a legacy

Max Beitzel, asst. features editor
May 19, 2023

When we reflect on our high school experiences in the years that follow, what will we remember? When my children ask what high school was like, what will I say?  I might tell them about my favorite...

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Showing my gratitude

Anya Azara, guest columnist
April 21, 2023

I started playing travel softball when I was seven years old. Even before that, I played t-ball and park district softball. When you have played the same sport for most of your life, you experience all...

The Glenview facade

The Glenview facade

Olivia Perkins, Opinions Editor
April 21, 2023

The North Shore. Home to picturesque landscapes, affluent communities, and a culture that emphasizes exclusivity and luxury, is a breeding ground for the perpetuation of self-obsessed behavior.  Glenview,...

The Final Blow: Gaby Yap Column

The Final Blow: Gaby Yap Column

Gaby Yap, asst. opinions editor
March 17, 2023

I was 13 the first time I vaped. The summer after I graduated eighth grade, I would often spend time biking around my neighborhood. My routine consisted of a visit to the library,  buying an overly sweet...

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