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Students’ small businesses lend a hand to the community

Shosh Green, staff writer
October 2, 2020

During the pandemic, many businesses have suffered and struggled to keep their doors open with fewer in-person customers and insufficient technology services. For South students, however, the pandemic...

Illustration by Natalie Cronin

Juggling the worlds of Zoom and parenting; teachers persevere

Lexi Babich and Grace Clark
October 2, 2020

From teaching their students on Zoom to helping their own children with schoolwork, a teacher’s job is never done. Tara Tate and Emily Ekstrand, social studies teachers, have both been challenged with...

Social media influences teens now more than ever

Social media influences teens now more than ever

Carolina Rodriguez, asst. opinions editor
October 2, 2020

Scrolling through my Instagram feed, I see the red story bubbles of many of my peers’ pages. With one click, my screen opens up to a post on the importance of voting for the upcoming elections; with...

Illustration by Chaeyeon Park

Anti-Asian sentiment demands for appropriate language

The Editorial Board
June 12, 2020

Walking through the hallways of South at the start of second semester, senior Hiroki Imura was told “not to get close” by students passing by. While attempting to do laundry, freshman Sabine Lee’s...

Illustration by Margo Kozak

Students form community connections during pandemic through service projects

Madeline Hussey and Caroline Lo
June 12, 2020

For many, quarantine has posed several challenges. People are cut off from their families, grocery store bills continue to become more expensive and toilet paper is a scarcity. Some people have also been...

Fostering provides quarantine companions

Chloe Arciero and Dani Carr
June 12, 2020

While most of the world has come to a screeching halt because of COVID-19, the pandemic has not stopped the work of animal rescue organizations and their volunteers. Because of social isolation, the amount...

Illustration by Ella Prillaman

End-of-year traditions take on new look due to COVID-19

Maggie Baumstark and Ella Naugle
June 12, 2020

It has been 77 days since South shut its doors for what students and staff did not know would be the rest of the 2019/2020 school year. With school closed, long-awaited, end-of-year traditions have been...

Lining up at center field, the boys lacrosse team stands together at the start of a game in the 2019 season.

IHSA cancels spring sports season

Skylar Kreske and Emily Pavlik
April 27, 2020

Matthew Larsen, varsity boys’ lacrosse coach, said that his excitement for this season was like no other. Larsen was ready to take the field until the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced...

With a pandemic outside your home, it’s important to keep yourself engaged in life

Aria Jain, columnist
April 15, 2020

This week, I learned how to play poker by betting old Chuck E. Cheese coins. My dad sat my brothers and I down around our coffee table and taught us how to play a simple card game. But as simple as poker...

A letter to the class of 2020

A letter to the class of 2020

Gwyn Skiles, co-editor-in-chief
April 10, 2020

Dear fellow seniors,   This sucks.  While scrolling through our parent’s Facebook and Instagram posts littered with messages directed to the Class of 2020, the phrase “we’re all in...

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