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Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month

Jen Crystal, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018

Oscars preview

Seth Thomas, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018

March 4 will be interesting. The 90th Academy Awards ceremony is approaching, and 2017 was one of the best years for movies in the 21st century. There have been captivating dramas, surprising thrillers, and often overlooked superhero ...

5 things to know about this year’s Flu

Ethan Baer, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018

  Worst in a decade   This year’s influenza virus is the worst the United States has seen in over a decade. According to the US Centers for Disease and Control, 14,676 people have been hospitalized due to...

The origins of Valentine’s Day

Jen Crystal, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018

Feb. 14 marks one of the most romantic, and arguably one of the most commercialized, days of the year. There are many theories regarding the origins of Valentine’s Day. Some argue that it marks the death of St. Valentine...

What’s the deal with cheating?

Katie Apple, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018

Cheating is an issue most schools will run into and can be hard to control. South students have experienced being cheated off of while teachers and staff are working to avoid this problem. Most would imagine cheating as something tha...

New year’s resolutions: part 1

New year’s resolutions: part 1

Taylor Harmon, Staff Writer

January 1, 2018

Café Hispano

Seth Thomas, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017

One Friday every month, a group of dedicated Spanish club members meet in room A107 to enjoy snacks and Spanish-language conversation. The event, Café Hispano, was founded last year by seniors Iona Pfingston and Molly Wagsch...

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