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New computer programming club

Katie Apple, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018

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A new club has made its way to South as a result of a request from freshman Elenna Kim. Kim recently reached out to computer science teacher Seth Pizzo about starting a computer programming club for any students interested in ...

Poetry Out Loud competition at South

Jen Crystal, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018

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The suggestion of poetry is typically followed by a groan, but not for these six students. They all gathered, after a great deal of preparation, to compete in the Large Group Room for the title of Poetry Out Loud South Ch...

Youth survey focuses more on drug and alcohol use, less on mental health

Molly Wagschal, Editor

January 29, 2018

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During SRT on Monday, students were asked to participate in the annual Indiana Youth Survey. The anonymous survey was comprised of 41 questions about students’ drug and alcohol use, gambling, mental health, family dynamics and pe...

Students take field trip to IU Theatre

Ethan Baer, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018

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On Friday, students in Latin and/or regular English 10 courses went on a field trip to watch a production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.” The play was produced by the students and staff of IU Theatre. The roles in thi...

Optimize: week of Jan. 22

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January 26, 2018

Snow Days Update

J.T. Kelly, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018

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You hear the roaring sound of your 6:30 alarm. Angrily, you turn off the alarm and head for social media. Then you notice dozens of notifications! Group chats, Twitter notifications, and text messages flood your phone. School is clo...

Optimize: week of Jan. 15

Optimize: week of Jan. 15

January 19, 2018

MLK Jr. day activities

Molly Wagschal, Editor

January 11, 2018

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day is approaching; this year, the national holiday falls on Jan. 15. Although school will not be in session, many people say that the break should be a “day on, not a day off.” In that vein, there wil...

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Optimize: week of Jan. 1

January 5, 2018

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