Reflection before Retirement: Marge Hackett Says Goodbye after Three Decades

By Elana Amir Ms. Margaret Hackett, referred to as Marge by most of the students, is retiring after 30 years of working at Great Neck South High School. Although she has enjoyed working at South, Ms. Hackett wants to spend more time with her family and find something to dedicate the next chapter in her[…]

Students Named Semi-Finalists In Regeneron Competition

By Cara Becker Over the summer, high school students flock to professional labs to collect data. One way their success is measured is by advancing in the Regeneron Science Talent Search competition, the nation’s oldest science and math competition for high school seniors. Science research teacher Dr. Carol Hersh said the competition looks for students[…]

Girls just wanna have fun(damental rights)—An estimated 500,000 people marched in Washington D.C. on Jan. 21 to remind the new president, Donald Trump, that their voices will not be silenced.Photo by Jennifer Hastings

Walk on Washington: Human Rights Are Not Up For Grabs

By Amanda Shen Less than 24 hours after President Trump assumed office, the streets of the nation’s capital turned pink. Protesters—many adorned in pink handknit “pussy hats”—flew from across the nation to participate in the Women’s March on Washington DC. Touting vibrant, politically charged signs, they all shivered, trudged, and shouted to their new president,[…]

Revising Rebel War

By Casey Sanders While every year those involved in planning Rebel War make adjustments in an attempt to increase attendance, this year marks some of the biggest, most notable changes. This year, the event will be held immediately after school on Friday, March 3, instead of the traditional Saturday evening time slot. These two changes[…]

Wiping the Slate Clean—A non-renovated girls bathroom (left) still has a pink wall and tile floor, while the newly renovated girls bathroom right) has been painted white and has a wood-like tile floor. The improved bathrooms also contain automatic. hands-free flushers. 
Photos by Celine Macura

Bathroom Renovations Flush away Student Concerns

By Celine Macura The student body has spoken. After multiple complaints to student government regarding the condition of the bathrooms, the first of many upgrades are washing up around school. Students’ main concern was the uncleanliness of the bathrooms; they felt that the bathrooms should be more sanitary. According to Student Government president Shrinath Viswanathan,[…]