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A cinematic renaissance

Jack Rogula, asst. opinions editor
February 17, 2023

Cinema is dying. It’s been a prevalent topic for both the film community and audiences for years, and it’s a claim that one could very easily be swayed into believing. The “evidence” of contemporary...

Embracing culture through the arts

Sara Rahman, asst. a&e editor
December 16, 2022

Whether it is showing off intricate henna designs, dancing around a cultural centerpiece, or carving gods onto stamps, South finds ways to embrace culture through the arts, Science Teacher Jeffery Kurian...

Diary of a no-sabo kid

Diary of a “no-sabo” kid

Mia Rojas, Columnist
April 1, 2022

I'm going to be honest here: life is tough as a "no-sabo kid." A "no-sabo" kid is someone of Hispanic descent who does not speak Spanish, and they are often ostracized for being "white-washed" and out...

Not conforming to other cultures and embracing one’s own culture leads to appreciation, gratitude

Not conforming to other cultures and embracing one’s own culture leads to appreciation, gratitude

Mia Rojas, columnist
December 10, 2020

Let’s be honest here, who doesn’t want to be Sophie from Mamma Mia? Daphne from What a Girl Wants? How about Emily in Paris?  But seriously, as much as I love my everyday routine of crawling out...

Illustration by Sneha Augustine

Japanese club receives grant ninth year in a row

Carter Johnston and Ella Vick
November 20, 2020

A supportive team of teachers and a close-knit, passionate group of kids culminates in rigorous, challenging and engaging academic experiences for all students in the Japanese Program, Principal Dr. Lauren...

Finding the Beauty in Cultural Differences

Emily Blumberg, asst. opinions editor
March 16, 2020

People who I talk to will often tell me that they’re German or Irish. Some say they’re a mix of many nationalities. Others will admit that their families have been in America too long to embrace any...

Living with two cultural names leads to balance in life

Esther Lim, assistant features editor
March 16, 2020

If I’ve ever introduced myself to you, I probably introduced myself to you as “Esther.” Because, of course, that’s my name. What I probably won’t tell you upon our first meeting, however, is...

Illustration by Ella Prillaman

Racism at South prompts the need for discussions on sensitivity

The Editorial Board
November 15, 2019

While walking through the halls of South, one might hear conversations about weekend plans or homework complaints. However, Andrea Ball-Ryan, Black Student Union sponsor and South social worker, expressed...

Chicagolandia Club promotes culture

Cassidy Foronda, staff reporter
December 9, 2015

Uniform houses sit beside quiet streets with lawns well trimmed and children playing on the sidewalk: a picturesque suburbia situated only a short distance from its polar opposite. Soaring skyscrapers...

Korean-American identity overcomes assimilation

Korean-American identity overcomes assimilation

Charlie You , columnist
October 2, 2015

“The Koreans are coming, the Koreans are coming!” my friend Jimmy exclaimed. In the summer of 2012, twenty-five native Korean students joined my church friends and me at a summer band camp. Though...

South holds first annual World Cultures Celebration

South holds first annual World Cultures Celebration

Katie Cavender, asst. news editor
February 6, 2015

South will hold its first World Cultures Celebration on Feb. 7 in the Lyceum from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Many diverse countries will be showcased under the uniting theme “Everyone Eats Bread.” The celebration...

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