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Looking for fairness: The discrepancies between at-home and in-school environments

The Editorial Board
March 19, 2021

Let’s face it: this school year is weird. We never thought our whiteboards would project half our classmates’ faces, we likely didn’t expect to have Owls in the classroom and we had probably never...

South students learn valuable lessons through family businesses

Abby McKew, staff writer
March 16, 2020

From beauty salons to supplying welding supplies, South’s families own all kinds of local businesses. While many students may look for jobs at the local supermarket or park district, some are given the...

South students find fulfillment in volunteering

Julia Marriott, asst. features editor
March 16, 2020

Many students are often seen working part-time jobs outside of school for a consistent paycheck; however, some unrecognized students devote the same amount of time working without any paycheck in return....

Graphic by Om Patel

Color blind students see past struggles

Madeline Hussey, staff writer
December 20, 2019

The holidays are here. Bright colors are everywhere. Blue and white for Hanukkah and green and red for Christmas. However, .5 percent of women and 8 percent of men can’t see those colors because of color...

Seniors part of the Senior Summit design committee work together to hang up the artwork in the gallery. 
According to senior Colin McCarthy (middle), their goal was to create a united collage from all art submissions.

Senior project brings unity to class of 2020

Ellie Ruos, co-features editor
December 20, 2019

“Kindness.” “Justice.” “Freedom.” “Fun.” These are just a few of the abstract nouns the senior class used to capture their core values during a moment of reflection. “A View of the Summit”...

Illustration by Faith Roche

Students with synesthesia see sounds at South

Maia Schwallie and Julia Marriott
December 20, 2019

Imagine if temperatures made noise, voices had their own scent or numbers flaunted their own unique personalities. Inside the mind of someone with synesthesia, intriguing mixtures of senses like these...

Students with insomnia share struggles

Students with insomnia share struggles

Lexi Babich and Shannon Mathew
November 15, 2019

We have all heard the constant reprimands from doctors and parents: “Teenagers need at least eight hours of sleep each night!” But how many of us actually do get “enough” sleep? Less than 15 percent...

PICTURE PROJECTS: Taking photos at a concert in Chicago, junior Bella Del Muro has found various internships doing music and concert photography with various bands. She says the experiences have provided her with more knowledge about what kind of career she would like to pursue after high school. Photo courtesy of Bella Del Muro

Students pursue internships in future career choices

Augie Mikell and Taylor Everson
April 26, 2017

One thing some students do in high school is find a career they’re interested in pursuing. With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to determine what to do. However, one way some choose...

Election emotions: Rallying amongst a crowd of his supporters (right), president-elect Trump speaks at a pro-Trump event in Phoenix, Arizona. Trump was elected President early in the morning of Nov. 9, 2016.

Student’s reflect on media’s impact on election

Anne Marie Yurik and Eliza Schloss
December 16, 2016

On the morning of Nov. 9, South students, some ecstatic from Donald Trump’s victory the previous night and others disheartened by the loss of their candidate of choice, stood for the routine morning...

Father-son   Study   Session: Peering over his son Simon’s shoulder, math teacher Steve Farber checks over the work done by his son and math teacher Steve Yoon.  The teachers have sons who attend South, and all three pictured recognize the change of dynamic between father and son due to their teaching positions.

South students reflect on their fathers’ positions as educators, parents

Abby Grant, Assistant Features Editor
December 16, 2016

An alarm sounds at 6:45 a.m. and the typical South student quickly hops out of bed, scrambles to gather an outfit for the day and aggressively sweeps toothpaste across their teeth just minutes before giving...

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