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J. Cole’s “The Off Season” impresses

Owen Sanford '22, Staff Writer June 2, 2021

Rapper J. Cole’s sixth studio album, his sixth one straight to reach number one on the charts, makes evident why he is one of the most influential rappers of our generation. Over the course of the tight...

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Time for healing and growth

Katie Maraldo '21, Staff Writer May 27, 2021

These past four years at South have been interesting. As we know, high school itself comes with its own challenges: studying, challenging classes, etc; but what we don’t really think about are challenges...

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Cheers to the best four years

Alice Scott '21, Page Editor May 27, 2021

As a little girl, I went to the daddy-daughter dance every year. I was always so excited, but it wasn’t the dancing or the dressing up like a princess that really made me look forward to it. It was...

High expectations led to let downs

High expectations led to let downs

Maria Maraldo '21, Staff writer May 26, 2021

Every year around Christmas time, I would come to South’s main gym to perform in the annual Strings Extravaganza. At the time, this high school seemed like a magical place- a Hogwarts-like structure...

Experiencing more than just a class

Experiencing more than just a class

Erin Astfalk '21, copy editor May 26, 2021

It's crazy to think that I was once the girl four years ago who was filled with curiosity and hope hearing high-schoolers talk to my eighth grade class about joining Tower. I remember being so intimidated...

Gaining perspective from participation

Gaining perspective from participation

Ryan Caldwell '21, photo editor May 26, 2021

With us seniors having just a few weeks of school left at South, I have decided to reflect on some of my favorite clubs, classes, activities and sports I have been a part of. All of these experiences have...

End of high school through powerful lyrics

End of high school through powerful lyrics

Ben Farber , Staff Writer May 26, 2021

I don’t know how to explain the impact that music has had on me throughout high school. Backyard concerts, orchestra rehearsals, making songs with my friends. I had a hand in all of these activities...

Living well

Jackson Marchal , Staff Writer May 25, 2021

“God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.” Voltaire I found this quote my freshman year when I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to get out of my high...

Maddie’s not so boring senior column

Maddie’s not so boring senior column

Maddie Weekley , Copy Editor May 25, 2021

So my good friend Gia just asked me to read her senior column and it was kind of bad. It felt like I was reading an essay. A boring one. So, I’m writing this now-- fresh out of reading that monstrosity--...

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Appreciate what you have before it’s gone

Nina Simon '21, Page Editor May 24, 2021

“You don’t know how good you’ve got it until it’s gone.” For a while, when older folks would preach this and stress the importance of enjoying life before university and true responsibilities,...

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Embrace every second possible

Cam Buhler '21, Staff Writer May 24, 2021

When I took my first steps into South as a freshman, I was told by many upperclassmen that my time here will fly by and to treasure every moment. When you hear that as a freshman, you really don’t...

Photo by The Portrait Place of Brad Kemper '21.

Go all in as soon as you get the chance

Brad Kemper '21, Staff Writer May 24, 2021

Thinking back on my approximate 1386 days that I’ve spent being a student at South, I think of the memories, laughs and many long nights of studying, no matter if it was in-person or face-to-face....

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