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Alumni Adventures:  Walking in Brussels, Dani Tuchman, 2016 South alumna, immerses herself in the European landscape after choosing an alternative start program to college rather than attending USC in the fall of 2016.

South alumni embrace independent life

Hannah Buchband and Yoon Kim
April 21, 2017

For two weeks, USC freshman and South alumni Dani Tuchman found herself alone in an eight-person hostel in Prague with seven native Spanish-speaking strangers. Although the experience was not what she...

PIPELINE PROTEST: Demonstrators against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in St. Paul, Minnesota in Sep. 2016. The DAPL attracted many supporters and opposers that initially halted its progress, but ultimately continued construction in March 2017. Photo courtesy of Fibonacci Blue

Students offer opinions on Dakota Access Pipeline controversy

Hannah Buchband and Youjin Shon
March 25, 2017

A transition in presidencies often results in a transition in executive policy, holding true for President Trump’s executive order calling for the resumption of construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline...

Military time: Displaying his potrait as a former member of the U.S. Marine Corps, Brian Shaoul, Transitional Studies Instructor for Student Services, described that he never saw actual combat. His main role in service was maintaining aircrafts that would fly troops into loading zones.

South staff members reveal stories about time in military service

Hannah Buchband, staff reporter
December 16, 2016

For many students, the halls of South are populated with unfamiliar faces. Familiar or not, untold stories remain behind them. Such is the case for many staff members at South who have served in the military...

Lifeguards to the rescue:  Standing on the ledge of the pool, South lifeguards-in-training look upon their peers in the water as they demonstrate their newly learned skills. South students who took the course and became certified by the Red Cross were present at the free admissions section of Gilson Beach when senior James Kranzer* dove headfirst into Lake Michigan and suffered a spinal injury.

Senior lifeguards’ skills put to action

Hannah Buchband, staff reporter
September 30, 2016

On the last morning of summer, South seniors packed the beach for a sunrise breakfast get-together to mourn the end of summer and commence the beginning of the school year. As the sunrise began, several...

Illustration by Jini John

Students find support in grief counseling group

Hannah Buchband, staff reporter
March 11, 2016

The cycle of life is inevitable; it happens naturally, often it ends without warning or precaution taken beforehand. This is the case for many students at South who have suffered the loss of a close family...

Olen documents acting with Asperger’s

December 18, 2015

When senior Connor Olen steps out onto the auditorium stage in front of the bright lights and eager crowd, he is transformed. He is no longer Connor Olen, but rather ‘Cheever’ in South’s production...

Caffeine Before Class: Fueling up for her day ahead junior Kati Ivanovich grabs a quick coffee before class, one of many hot beverages served daily in Souths coffee station in the cafeteria.

Caffeine Captures South

Hannah Buchband, Staff Reporter
November 19, 2015

The daily stresses of high school can at times be much for a student to handle. Classes, clubs, sports and other extracurriculars can accumulate into a tall order to fulfill. When low on energy after not...

HUMOROUS HENDERSON: Demonstrating to his students the physics behind Newton’s first law of motion, Physics Teacher Tom Henderson lays on a bed of nails and has a student swing a sledgehammer onto a cinder block resting on his chest. In the picture to the left, Henderson instructs the students on how to perform their own version of the experiment.

Tom Henderson named 2015 Distinguished Teacher

Hannah Buchband, Staff Writer
October 2, 2015

For 26 years, Physics Instructor Tom Henderson has put thousands of hours per year into his work as a teacher, and has become a source of knowledge for millions of people worldwide. All of his past efforts...

South says goodbye: The Oracle hightlights six of the 18 South staff members retiring this 2014-2015 school year

South says goodbye: The Oracle hightlights six of the 18 South staff members retiring this 2014-2015 school year

May 29, 2015

Dr. Nancy Giebel By Hannah Buchband, staff writer For over three decades, Dr. Nancy Giebel, a Physical Education (PE) teacher, has seen generations of South students move in and out of high school,...

South students born overseas adjust to new culture

South students born overseas adjust to new culture

Hannah Buchband, Staff Reporter
April 24, 2015

With a new language, culture and lifestyle, many South students have experienced and  have had to adjust to the American culture after immigrating to the United States. These students moved after they...

Student writers illustrate creativity through literary media

Student writers illustrate creativity through literary media

Hannah Buchband & Nick Moran, staff reporters
March 13, 2015

Students at South are constantly writing. Whether it be for a last minute essay at midnight, copying notes during a presentation or scratching a reminder on their hand, words are always being scribbled...

South talks resolutions to start the new year with personal goals

Hannah Buchband, Staff Reporter
February 6, 2015

Bringing in the New Year, for some, comes with a classic tradition: making New Year’s resolutions. Many view the New Year as a time for change, personal betterment and an opportunity to be the person...

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