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The Delightful Duo Behind the Front Desk

By Isabella Harnick and Elizabeth Smith As you walk up South’s steps and through the big, blue doors, to your left you will find two smiling faces waiting to greet you. Rushing to the library to finish last night’s homework or cramming for your first

Programming The Hour of Code into South’s Agenda

By Lauren Reiss Research stocks. Compare with a list of specific criteria. Use quantitative data to determine the risk. Decide which to buy. Decide which to sell. Decide which to neglect. Change criteria when appropriate. Repeat. What seems like a day in the life of

Wrestling with Weight Loss: Outside the Ring

By Celine Macura For decades, high school wrestlers have attempted to shed multiple pounds before matches. Though unhealthy, this common strategy places wrestlers against opponents lighter than themselves, using superior size as an advantage. By 1999, high school sports officials made the decision to put

A Junior’s Expedition Off-Broadway and Beyond

By Isabella Harnick “Showtime! Places, places, everyone.” Junior Isabella Malfi looked out at the crowd, amazed at how far she had come. It wasn’t long ago that the only audience she entertained was at South. Now, merely steps away from Broadway, she performed for a

Powering Up the 1:1 iPad Initiative for September

by Haley Raphael Brrring. Students rush into the halls and scurry to their next classes like ants swarming a discarded piece of fruit. In the frenzy, it seems like an inevitable occurrence that at least one backpack will spill out its contents. A multitude of

State Sets Standards: English Common Core Curriculum

by Jessalyn Li In third grade, students in public schools throughout New York State take their first standardized tests: the ELAs and SAMs. These tests are used to measure both teachers’ and students’ performances. After that first exam, similar yet more difficult tests are given