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Five Steps for a Sick Day at Home

By Jake Raphael Even though teachers may believe that a Friday absence means a weekend in Paris or that a Monday absence means skipping a test, sometimes students may actually be sick. Having missed prolonged periods of time due to illness throughout my years at

Schiereck Appointed New Dean of Students

By Shin Park For the past six years, she saw Monday morning sun rays dip into the windows in front of the double doors that open to the east gymnasium. During first period, she saw students running up and down the gym floors, arms stretching

South Welcomes New Science Department Chair

By Elana Amir and Jake Raphael Since Mr. Bradley Krauz left his position as Science Department Head last summer, the office has been empty as the district searched for his replacement. Now there is someone new at the desk, Mr. Michael DiPasquale. Mr. DiPasquale is

Fashion Show Takeover 2019

By Rachel Tair On January 5, the many students who spent countless hours perfecting outfits and dances put on the highly anticipated Fashion Show. Consisting of four main skits, two mini skits, and modelling between each dance, Fashion Show caters to a variety of talents

Diving the Competition Crazy

By Sara Jhong For many high school students, much of life consists of the sensation that comes with trying new experiences and stepping out of their comfort zone to try new things. But for Sydney Izakson, a junior diver on the varsity swim and dive

The Magnificent Magic of Almost, Maine

By Joyce Ann Lee As the northern lights shimmer in the star-filled sky, the residents of Almost, Maine, a small town near the U.S.-Canadian border, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected, unusual, and hilarious ways. Hearts are broken and fixed—almost—in this

The Newest Additions to the Cafeteria Menu

By Casey Choung At first glance, the cafeteria seems to be going about its business normally. Some students are complaining about their latest test grades, others are looking at the news on their phones. But something seems amiss. In the corner of the cafeteria, a

Beloved Teacher and Dean Leaves Lasting Legacy

By Rachel Schneider and Noah Sheidlower It’s 6:30 p.m. at Great Neck South High School. Extra help is long over, sports practice has finished, the musical rehearsal is winding down, and the custodians are the only people left in the halls. However, a light still

The Sounds of A Little Night Music

Taking center stage–Performers (Daniella Broncato, Priya Aguilar-Bhanot, Haylie Lempert, and Sidra Hussain) enjoy a “sunny afternoon” in rehearsal. Photo by Elana Amir   By Derek Delson and Joyce Ann Lee Imagine a group of people with their relationship status on Facebook as “it’s complicated,” resolving

Going Gaga for the New A Star Is Born

By Derek Delson It’s a tale as old as time. A Star Is Born is a story embedded in the history of cinema with four different versions made in the last 80 years. The tale is simple: A weathered alcoholic celebrity discovers a new talent,