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Monthly Archives: October 2018

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,

Nature’s Desperate Call to Action

By Rachel Schneider Global air temperatures have risen about 1.4°F since 1880, sea ice has melted several inches in recent years, and CO₂ emissions have nearly doubled in the past 50 years. Throughout my three years at South Middle School, I can remember the significant

Turning Up the Political Discussion

By Jolie Lenga Turning Point USA (TPUSA) is a new club offered here at South. TPUSA is a non-profit organization founded in 2012 whose mission is to “identify, educate, and organize students to promote the principles of freedom and limited government,” explained Ms. Schwartz, the

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Ethan Wu: the Lord of the Strings Ruling the Court

By Holden Velasco The sweet taste of success. Undefeated in league play since freshman year, a county title as a underclassmen, earning a top thirty ranking in the nation, and consecutive county finals appearances. Senior badminton standout Ethan Wu knows this taste. He was not

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The Club That’s Going Down in History

By Nicole Yip The familiar sound of Kahoot music and bursts of excitement echo through the hall. If you look into room 431 on Wednesdays after school you’ll find the History Day Club working on their projects for the National History Day competition or students

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Bringing More Friends to the Lunch Table

By Alexandra Milman Looking around the room and seeing everyone conversing but you. The feeling of failure, shame, and embarrassment. The resentment and jealousy of others who seem to have more friends than you, hoping that someone will look upon you and just start a

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Life in the Fast Lane: Whang Swims on to Yale

By Sara Jhong Some days it’s about getting in the water to smash school records and carry relays to state championships. Some days it’s about going to junior national meets and making finals in races. Some days it’s about the glory and adrenaline-driven race mentality.

Learning to Love a Twenty First Century Library

By Shin Park As students returned to South on the sunny morning of September 5, they observed a few changes: a new freshmen class, many new staff members, a handful of renovated classrooms, and empty places in the front of the library where eleven computers