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Us shines with advanced cinematography and intense plot

Sheila Fogarty, columnist
April 22, 2019

Jordan Peele’s Us follows a mother Adelaide, played by Lupita Nyong’o, as she spends time at her childhood beach house with her family, all the while reliving a childhood trauma— an encounter with...

Rogers reveals feminist journey through Heard it in a Past Life

Rogers reveals feminist journey through “Heard it in a Past Life”

Sheila Fogarty, columnist
February 18, 2019

“Maggie Rogers is a witchy feminist rockstar” tweets the iconic singer, whose album Heard it in a Past Life was released on January 18. If anything can prove this statement, it’s Rogers’s new album...

Gratitude for service not conveyed through applications

Sheila Fogarty, columnist
December 14, 2018

When my mother offered to buy Diego ice cream, he replied, “Solo quiero una hamburguesa para llevar.” It was 6-year-old Diego’s first time on a school field trip to Lake Atitlán, and after traveling...

BlacKkKlansman  addresses social issues through historical lens

BlacKkKlansman addresses social issues through historical lens

Sheila Fogarty, columnist
September 28, 2018

Never before have I experienced such an overwhelmingly suffocating silence the likes of which followed Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman. The harsh truths revealed in this earth-shattering film left the theater...

REMEMBERING THE RETIREES: Posing with her dance members for South’s 2006 Variety Show, Cindy Pouplikollas (bottom row, second from the left) participates in the Teacher’s Act Tradition; Pouplikollas is now retiring after 23 years as P.E. administrative assistant.

Lasting Impact: 2018 Retirees – Cindy Pouplikollas

Augie Mitchell and Sheila Fogarty
May 25, 2018

Every Christmas season, the students at Philip Rogers Elementary School in Chicago always have a smile on their faces, says Amanda Sideris, Hellenic Club president. Thanks to Cindy Pouplikollas, Hellenic...

SLICIN’ AND DICIN’: Grating a carrot, junior Rachel Luo prepares vegetables for her tofu scramble. Luo enjoys cooking healthy recipes as a way of relieving stress, while also being able to incorporate raw and organic foods into her diet.

Students maintain balanced lifestyles, adopt healthy routines

Sheila Fogarty, staff reporter
March 16, 2018

Anything that someone encounters in their lifetime can be connected to some aspect of their health, according to Kelley Oziminski, health and physical education teacher. The trick to a healthy lifestyle,...

Graphic by Rachel Nwia

Angles unites with Youth Services for Pride Youth Program

Sheila Fogarty, staff reporter
December 22, 2017

Youth Services of Northbrook and Glenview recently merged with Angles—an organization for sexual health, identity and education—to create Youth Service’s Pride Youth program. In years past, Youth...

FOREIGN FUN: Standing in a street near Lyon, France, Kayt Ribordy (right) and her exchange partner (left) immerse themselves in French culture. Ribordy speaks English, French, Spanish and German.

Kayt Ribordy embraces language programs at South

Caitlyn Giertz and Sheila Fogarty
November 10, 2017

Being able to speak more than one language is an impressive feat, but four? Kayt Ribordy, a native English-speaking senior, is the president of French Club, co-president of Spanish Honors Society and a...

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