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Guitar greatness: Rocking out at the Laughing Academy, a local improv school, sophomores Henry Najem, Terry Treger and Johnny Rolfes (left to right) play during the summer of 2020. More recently, their band, Candy for Breakfast, won Battle of the Bands, a competition at South between various bands where students vote for a winner. Photo courtesy of Johnny Rolfes.

Candy for Breakfast: Sophomores find success in band

Ella Naugle, co-news editor
May 21, 2021

As the bright spotlights radiated warmth onto their faces, sophomores Henry Najem, Terry Treger and Johnny Rolfes, members of the band Candy for Breakfast, took the stage to perform in the 2020 Variety...

Prevention Week destigmatizes mental health struggles

Ella Naugle, co-news editor
April 23, 2021

Prevention Week is aimed towards breaking the stigma surrounding mental health and substance issues and will take place May 7 through May 14. English Teacher Afrodite Skaouris, member of the Student Assistance...

AP exams rescheduled, most offered online

Ella Naugle, co-news editor
March 19, 2021

District 225 will administer Advanced Placement (AP) exams during the second administration period provided by the College Board, which will occur between May 18 through May 28, Cameron Muir, associate...

Illustration by Sneha Augustine

Political events prompt class discussions

Dea Sulejmani and Ella Naugle
February 12, 2021

The Washington Post reported that the 2020 Presidential Election voter turnout, over 66 percent of the U.S. voting population, was the highest in over a century. From news channels to social media, politics...

Illustration by Esther Yun

Emergency e-learning days make disruptions minimal

Dea Sulejmani and Ella Naugle
December 18, 2020

To minimize academic disruptions, District 225 recently adopted a new policy in which emergency school closures are replaced by Emergency E-Learning Days, Bruce Doughty, president of the Board of Education,...

Administration expires teacher accommodations for in-person learning

Emily Blumberg and Ella Naugle
December 18, 2020

Many teachers have worked from home since the beginning of the school year as a result of numerous accommodations. When South moves into the second semester on Jan. 19,  the accommodation for teachers...

Illustration by Esther Yun

Students get politically involved as poll workers

Ella Naugle, Jessie Norwood
November 20, 2020

Despite the majority of South’s population being under the legal voting age, students like junior Lauren Ravury still found ways to be politically active in the 2020 election by being a poll worker. Ravury...

graphic by district 225 administration

Administration approves new back-to-school plan beginning with E-learning

Emily Blumberg and Ella Naugle
July 29, 2020

The 2020-2021 school year will begin on August 19 with e-learning, although newly created policies prove that it will look much different than the previous spring semester, according to District and South...

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...

Approval of new AP Physics course offers more accessibility

Ella Naugle and Dea Sulejmani
March 16, 2020

The District 225 Board of Education recently added the AP Physics 1 course to the 2020 curriculum, according to Principal Dr. Lauren Fagel. Beforehand, South only offered AP Physics C, which required present...

Illustration by Ella Prillaman,
Photo courtesy of Stuart Rodgers

Homecoming theme changed due to concerns about negative connotations

Maggie Baumstark, Ella Naugle, and Dea Sulejmani
November 15, 2019

This year, the original homecoming theme “Into the Jungle” was changed to “Rainforest” due to concerns raised about the negative historical connotations related to the word “jungle.” Concerns...

New Athletics office built in fieldhouse lobby, now more easily accessible

Ella Naugle, asst. news editor
October 4, 2019

Over the summer, the Athletic Department offices were renovated and moved to the fieldhouse lobby, Athletic Director Steven Rockrohr said. Before the renovation, the office was in the dome and difficult...

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