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Required electives limit student passions

Savera Zulfiqar, columnist
April 21, 2017

Journalistic Writing, Debate, Painting, AP Computer Science, Principles of Engineering, Creative Writing, Drama and Yearbook are a few of the many electives offered at South. For me, some electives are...

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Balancing TV series, deadlines proves effective, efficient

Savera Zulfiqar , columnist
March 17, 2017

Some might say it is impossible to have it all- to have all of your homework done, manage to be on track for the episodes of all of your TV shows and still manage to get a decent amount of sleep. But by...

Dismissing Drama: Tricking each other and betraying their friends, the characters of Mean Girls encompass all girl drama cliches. Movies like this, and others, show how bullying is misconstrued as an exclusively female problem.

Society wrongly dismisses bullying as solely female problem

Savera Zulfiqar, columnist
February 23, 2017

You are the Greek Titan Atlas. Besides the weight of the world on your shoulders, there’s also some guy there punching you repeatedly in the neck. You try and get this guy off your case, but you can’t...

Students expand upon business education, invest in stock market

Abby Grant & Savera Zulfiqar, staff reporters
May 4, 2016

In accordance with courses such as Consumer Education or United States History, students are able to fulfill their academic requirement while learning about the stock market. However, a collection of students...

Room decoration reflects teachers, sparks student productivity

Savera Zulfiqar , staff reporter
April 19, 2016

Aside from teaching their respective subjects, teachers at South become interior designers for their classrooms. Often spending more time at South than they do at their homes, teachers utilize classroom...

CONCUSSION DISCUSSION: Lying face down on the basketball court during a game on Jan. 13, sophomore Lauren Meier struggles with a head inury, later diagnosed as a concussion. By the next school year, Illinois middle and high schools must fit concussion management to state standards, according to the Youth Sports Concussion Safety Act.

State requires new concussion regulations

February 5, 2016

Illinois middle and high schools will be required to adjust their concussion management to state standards, by the 2016-2017 school year, as mandated by the Youth Sports Concussion Safety Act. The act’s...

Social media unites, connects students

Savera Zulfiqar, Staff Writer
December 4, 2015

Social media is used by nearly everyone, adults and children alike. However, at South, it is used to connect students to events or other important information happening throughout the school. South is...

World Within Reach: Putin Bombs Syria

Savera Zulfiqar, staff reporter
November 20, 2015

On Sept. 30, Russian fighter planes, by permission from President Vladimir Putin, bombed Syria. Although he had managed to hit hotspots with ISIS members, Putin had also aimed to attack the U.S.-supported...

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,...

James explores passion for music

Savera Zulfiqar and Kai Erber, staff reporters
May 23, 2015

With a deeply rooted southern spirit, born on the border of Indiana and Kentucky, junior Tina James aims to become a country singer. At South, James has been a part of Variety Show for the past three...

South students practice minority religions in Glenview, appreciate uniqueness

South students practice “minority” religions in Glenview, appreciate uniqueness

Savera Zulfiqar, staff reporter
May 20, 2015

Students at South believe in and practice a vast range of religions, spanning from the most common in the world to some of the most obscure. Those who don't adhere to the world's most popular religions experience...

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