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National Autism Awareness Month promotes inclusivity at South

National Autism Awareness Month promotes inclusivity at South

Leah Dunne and Sofia Snyder, co-editor-in-chief and co sports editor
April 20, 2018

1 out of sixty eight. This is how many children in the United States have autism spectrum disorder, according to Autism Speaks. In order to spread awareness about autism, the month of April as well as...

REMEMBER MSD:  Standing in silence, seniors Zoe Golden, Rachel Schwartz, Aidan Graham, Austin Sulejmani and Cat Berg reflect on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting in Parkland, Florida. GBS joined schools nationwide who participated in the event planned by organizers of the Women’s March.

South joins nationwide student walkouts

Leah Dunne, Cassidy Foronda, and Gigi Cepeda
March 16, 2018

One month after the school shooting that occurred on Feb. 14 in Parkland, Florida, South students held a walkout to remember victims of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and press for increased school...

WINNIN’ WOMEN: Smiling at the 2018 Pep Rally, seniors Cat Berg, Abby Grant, Gracie Hambourger and Bebe Haramaras show their spirit. The four senior girls make up South’s first all-female executive board. Photo courtesy of Abby Grant

South’s prevalent female leadership fights stereotypes, inspires

Leah Dunne, co-editor-in-chief
March 16, 2018

“The future is female.” A bold phrase, I know. But in this day and age we live in, one in which statements transcend into action and change, I could not stand behind this assertion more strongly. To...

Between the white lines: cocaine trickles down from college life

Between the white lines: cocaine trickles down from college life

Leah Dunne, Abby Grant, and Eliza Schloss
February 13, 2018

Over the distraction of blaring music and party banter, senior Lucy Collins* notices something suspicious. Some of her friends are gathering in the basement bathroom. She sees her friends reenter the chaotic...

Illustration by Riley Gunderson

Stress of unrealistic body ideals manifests in eating disorders

Leah Dunne and Brigid Murphy
December 22, 2017

“Slim down.” “Finally lose those last 10 pounds.” “How fit are you?” These magazine headlines encapsulate the unrealistic body standards imposed on today’s society. According to The National...

South’s foreign language opportunities valuable, rewarding

Leah Dunne, co- editor in chief
October 20, 2017

In a day and age when face-to-face communication can sometimes feel sparse and even obsolete, one may ask themselves ‘why is it necessary to learn how to communicate with others in language other than...

ANGIE THROUGH THE AGES: Posing for a photo at GBS, rising senior Angie Morris shows her signature smile, one that many at school were accustomed to seeing, according to Ken Smith, Special Education teacher. According to Katie Mason, Morris’s sister, she was the youngest of six children in their family.

Remembering Angie Morris

Leah Dunne, Cassidy Foronda, and Grace Shin
October 6, 2017

Rising senior Angie Morris was a teaching intern in the Child Development program. She worked with children in Titan Tots and Alphabet Acres, according to Kimberly Kiraly, Child Development coordinator....

Graduating Greg:  Leading South’s band members, Greg Wojcik, head band director, prepares to conduct his final concert at South. Wojcik has been a member of the Titan family for 38 years and is retiring this year.

Wojcik concludes final year at South, leaves lasting bonds

Leah Dunne and Ava Mazzei
May 26, 2017

“One band, one family.” This has been the motto of the GBS band program for the past 38 years under the direction of Band Director Greg Wojcik. According to Wojcik, this motto has been something he...

Artist Alert

Artist Alert

Leah Dunne, co-editor-in-chief
May 26, 2017

Freshman Hannah Ku has been independently writing novels since she was in seventh grade. She has published her novels online and says that she gains much of her inspiration for writing from fantasy books...

Friends   of   the   fiddler:  Cheering in a scene of Fiddler on the Roof, GBS and GBN students rehearse for the spring musical in the dance room. Fiddler on the Roof tells the story of Tevye, a milkman, whose spirit, pride and faith helps him get through the oppressive czarist Russia. Fiddler on the Roof will be showing in the Auditorium from April 26-29.

Fiddler on the Roof challenges traditions

Leah Dunne, co-a&e editor
April 21, 2017

Tradition: whether it is holding onto old family rituals or formulating practices for new generations to come, each are common threads holding many families together. This struggle of holding onto the...

Illustration by Al Solecki

Westernized culture impacts student lives, creates new identities

Leah Dunn, co-a&e editor
February 10, 2017

With all of the technological advancements that have been made possible in the 21st century, the transfer of ideas, beliefs and practices between nations holds no limits. However, with this fluid transfer...

Motivational  Maleh:  Senior Dahlia Maleh will be performing an original spoken word poem in this year’s variety show. Though her act last year was also a spoken word poem, Maleh explains the ways in which this year’s act will be different, including a change in topic and visual elements.

South’s variety show: Synchronicity

“Sounds of Silence” With around 6,500 languages in the world, senior Genevieve Thompson and junior Eliana Wright will perform a sign language interpretation of the song “Sound Of Silence.” After...

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