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Fear the phone: the dangers of distracted driving

Fear the phone: the dangers of distracted driving

Piper Eschenburg '18, Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

As Courtney Diehl ’18 rounded the corner in her car, her cell phone fell from its usual resting place in her car’s cup holder.   As she reached down to pick it up, she was going too fast without looking and she slammed into a telephone pole, totalling her car and trapping her inside. “That all happened with...

Q and A with varsity lacrosse player

Q and A with varsity lacrosse player

Evan Theros '18, Staff Writer
April 18, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Sports, Spring

Joe Boettcher ‘18 Q: When did the lacrosse season start and how often does the team practice? A: The season started in early March and we have already played six games. It has been lots of fun. As far as the practices go, we practice four days a week. Q: How many games will you play this y...

“The Talk”

“The Talk”

Amelia Turco '19, Staff Writer
April 18, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

While growing up, children can be exposed to the idea of sex early on through media, television and gossip. In efforts to make kids feel comfortable, some parents may give their child a “talk” to elaborate sex. “The talk” has arrose to a debate among parents if they should or should not talk...

Coming to Netflix this April

Coming to Netflix this April

Emma Andreasen '17, Multimedia
April 14, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Coming to Netflix April 1 A Weekend with the Family A Nightmare on Elm Street Across the Universe An American Tail An American Tail: Fievel Goes West An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster Boy Bye Born To Be Free Cool Runnings Good Witch (Season 2) Gremlins On...

Flint Water Drive was a success

Flint Water Drive was a success

Phoebe Miriani '18, Supervising Editor of Photos
April 12, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, News

The Flint water crisis has lost much of its hype since last year, but it has not yet been resolved. During the week of March 20th, South’s Student Association held a Flint Water Drive, collecting donations and giving bracelets for every five dollar donations and a raffle ticket to tour the Tower for ev...

Happening Now

Happening Now

Sylvia Hodges '19, Copy Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Happening Now

Neil Gorsuch confirmed as Supreme Court justice Neil Gorsuch was confirmed as the 113th member of the Supreme Court on April 10.  Gorsuch took the seat once occupied by Judge Antonin Scalia, who died in February 2016.  President Donald Trump nominated Gorsuch on Jan. 31, 2017, and the Senate vo...

Second semester AP classes

Second semester AP classes

Evan Theros '18, Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

It's the second semester and AP students and teachers are on the clock for the exam once again. A year's worth of content fit into three months of instruction. “We’re not able to do some of the simulations because we have to fit lots of things into a short amount of time,” AP Government teach...

“Logan” review

“Logan” review

Alex Acker '18, Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Logan stars the Wolverine as he makes his way to a place in North Dakota that he knows nothing about while protecting a little girl he knows nothing about. More is revealed throughout his travels, including a few major plot twists that involve the 11-year-old girl he is protecting from evil forces na...

The role of the HBCU in the 21st Century

The role of the HBCU in the 21st Century

Erykah Benson '17, Editor in Chief
April 12, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

After graduating from a school where 85 percent of the student population is white, South graduate Miracle Bailey ‘16 is now attending a college that is 93.9 percent black. “At first it was real hard to transition because I’m used to being in predominantly white schools all my life, so I h...

Snapchat Spectacles review

Snapchat Spectacles review

Staff Writer, Margot Baer '18
April 12, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

On Nov. 10, 2016 Snapchat released a new product unlike anything the tech industry has seen before,the Snapchat Spectacles. This new and riveting product is a pair of sunglasses that takes videos from your point of view. When first released, Snapchat made it very difficult for the everyday person to o...

Chime after chime, time after time: Cell phone usage for students

Chime after chime, time after time: Cell phone usage for students

Kaleigh McCarron, Guest Writer
April 10, 2017
Filed under Featured, Featured Content

It's not a rarity to look around everyday and see people with a cell phone in their hand, especially students. However, appropriate use of your cell phone goes beyond playing too many games. Cell phone usage has become something everyday people are used to as it is now the primary source of communi...

The truth behind juices cleanses

The truth behind juices cleanses

Alyssa Cole '19, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

Juice cleanses are a type of diet that involve only drinking juices or smoothies for a set amount of time. There is debate over whether this cleanse is helpful or harmful for the body. Some students at South have tried the cleanse, and have experienced varying outcomes. While many were pleased with ho...

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