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Tinkering tots: Westfall and the Titan Tots stand next to one of the finished playhouses. Photo by Steve Silca

Building a brighter future

Ella Vick, staff writer
December 17, 2021

This year, two new playhouses were created for children attending South’s Titan Tot Preschool, bringing countless days of laughter, smiles, and memories, senior Michael Westfall said. The playhouses...

A senior’s last hurrah

Ella Vick, staff writer
November 12, 2021

For many seniors, the second semester of senior year represents everything they have been working for since freshman year. Despite being a momentous year, senioritis has caused many students to end their...

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“Deep-rooted problems manifest in our ongoing, wrongful celebration of Columbus Day”

Ella Vick, Columnist
October 11, 2021

On June 24, a horrifying story broke across the globe: hundreds of unmarked graves of Indigenous children were found at a former residential school in Canada. A little over a month later, the world was...

Scanning Success: Junior, Fiona Clements scans her phone to check in at the kiosk.

Do the check in kiosks have a purpose?

Ella Vick, Staff Writer
September 9, 2021

For many South students, SRT and lunch blocks are the best part of the day, eagerly anticipated as a time to see friends, grab a bite, and catch up on work. Unfortunately, some of the anticipation is being...

Electives enable students to pursue their passions

Ella Vick, staff writer
April 21, 2021

South’s wide variety of electives offers every student a place to flourish. From Broadcasting to Foods, scholars receive opportunities to enter into new worlds and meet new people. With so many options,...

South community protests the closure of local fire station with Save Fire Station 13

South community protests the closure of local fire station with “Save Fire Station 13”

Ella Vick, Staff Writer
March 13, 2021

The Glenview Board of Trustees reconvened for an emergency meeting on Monday, March 8, to revisit their decision regarding Fire Station 13. This meeting occurred in response to the community rally two...

Emmett Kyoshi Wilson inspires inclusivity through art

Emmett Kyoshi Wilson inspires inclusivity through art

Hafsa Rahman and Ella Vick
December 20, 2020

As a child, Emmett Kyoshi Wilson, a South freshman with Down Syndrome, had difficulty writing. In an effort to get anything into his hand, his mom, Kathy Menighan Wilson, tried handing him a paint brush...

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...

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