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Bhangra Blast: Bhangra Beatz members (top row, left to right) sophomores Ayona Jacob, Amirah Thomas, and Marissa Thomas, juniors Diksha Anthony, Hannah Pinarkyil, and Rayna John, alunmi Riona Jose, sophomore Alona Mathew, seniors Hailey Punnosse and Saniya Thomas, (bottom row, left to right) sophomore Sonya Achettu, junior Ashley Jacob,  seniors Emma Kurian, Sarah Maliakal, Michelle Jose, Amrita Vadukumcherry, and Seona Mathew performed at Niles North on April 12 at 7 p.m. for their last performance of the year.

Bhangra binds culture, dance

Mahi Chikani, staff writer
April 25, 2024

About seven years ago, a group of South’s students dents auditioned for Variety Show. This informal group of friends evolved into the school-sanctioned, structured, and rigorous club striving to bring...

Turnabout called off

Olivia Richards, asst. news editor
February 16, 2024

Following low ticket sales, the Student Council (StuCo) canceled its Turnabout dance, Tali Gankin, Senior Class Vice President, said. StuCo needed 500 ticket sales by Monday, Feb. 5, but less than 60...

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...

De La Cru dances into the new school year

Jame Sewell, Staff writer
September 30, 2022

“De La Who? De La Cru!” is what students cheer at the beginning of every performance of the dance team, De La Cru. But while students can only see the synchronized dances of the hip-hop team at events...

Spring festivities spark excitement among students

Spring festivities spark excitement among students

Ella Vick, Staff writer
April 11, 2022

After years of canceling and reconfiguring numerous events, Mark Maranto, Assistant Principal for Student Activities, explained that this year’s Spring Fling and Spring Formal were symbols that life...

Sports spotlight

Caroline Ohlandt, co-news editor
February 11, 2022

In every sport, at every game and every practice, there seems to be at least one athlete sitting on the sidelines, unable to play. These players are plagued with an athlete’s greatest fear and inevitable...

Breaking gender barriers

Emily Pavlik, co-sports editor
December 17, 2021

The Titan Dome roared with voices as students packed the blue and gold bleachers. Screaming over the music, students and staff alike watched as De La Cru (DLC), South’s hip hop dance team, grooved to...

Dazzling dancers: Orchesis, De La Cru, Bhangra Beats, and Latino Heat perform in the 2021 Orchesis Dance Show. Photo credits: Tori Appel

Orchesis Dance Show shines

Tori Appel, Web Editor
December 10, 2021

One moment: darkness, accompanied by a hushed murmur of ecstatic anticipation. The next: a flash of bright blue lights, a loud bang of music, and the audience’s awe-filled eyes. The dancers began—their...

Cultural community: 
Surrounded by fellow dancers, Latino Heat  celebrates their culture through dance.

South’s unique dance groups jig on despite changes

Mia Carr, Shosh Green, and Clare Lanscioni
April 23, 2021

Latino Heat Adrenaline flowing through their bodies, members of South’s Latino Heat dance as music filled the cafeteria during their rehearsals. This year, their smiles were covered up by masks. Instead...

From then to now: Dancing through the years, senior Madaket Chiarieri leaps across the stage at her last competition ever. Chiarieri has Irish danced competitively since she was five years old.

Reflecting on a career brought to an unexpected end

Madaket Chiarieri, co-editor-in-chief
June 12, 2020

13 years. 13 years of blood, sweat, tears, broken bones, laughs, wins, losses, spray tans, wigs, sparkles and huge accomplishments. This is the love hate relationship of an Irish dancer.  As I’m...

Shakin Shareef:   Moving in time to the music, senior Zainab Shareef dances onstage amongst her orchisisters. The 2018 Dance Show “Captivate” was on Friday, Dec. 7.

Dance show implements new ideas on and off stage

Sloane Shableman, staff reporter
December 14, 2018

The crowd hushes as the lights dim, signaling the start of South’s 2018 dance show. The lights come up again and dancers rush on stage, filled with high energy and bright smiles. As the music begins,...

KILLER KIM:  Senior co-captain Eden Kim helps lead the De La Cru team at the Pep Rally. Kim and fellow co-captain Chloe McKerr say they are attempting to develop new styles for the team this year.

De La Cru reflects on team, unique beginnings in dance

Ava Mazzei, asst. a&e editor
November 10, 2017

De La who? That’s right, it’s De La Cru. This season, De La Cru is starting fresh with a new team as well as a new style. Despite these new changes, the team still recalls where they came from, and...

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