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05/09/2017
Make Your Voice Heard: Vote Local on May 16 – The Southerner

The Southerner highlights the importance of voting on May 16.

With Senate confirmations and the refugee crisis dominating the headlines, local issues are often overlooked. All too often, citizens are more concerned with national issues than local ones when in reality the actions of our local officials are just as—or potentially more—important as those of our P...

01/18/2017
The Southerner – Great Neck South High School's Student-Run Newspaper

All articles from last month's 12-page print issue are now live on the Southerner website! 😊😊😊🎉

By Lynne Xie I passed by her again in the hallway last week. Do I say hi? Do I smile? Do I simply pretend I don’t know her? Thoughts raced through my mind as I finally settled on a smile, hoping she would smile back. When I was in elementary school, my friend group changed[…]

11/08/2016
About Us – The Southerner

The Southerner Online proudly presents the Editorial Board of 2016-2017!

About Us With a staff of about 40 students, The Southerner publishes a print issue each month and updates its website each week. The publication was named Columbia Scholastic Press Association Silver Medalist in 2011 and Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Medalist in 2012 and 2014. Staff Adv...

09/19/2016
South Varsity Soccer Boys win big on rival turf – The Southerner

If you missed last week's game against North, you won't want to miss this! Highlights courtesy of the article & video below ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓

South Varsity Soccer Boys win big on rival turf Posted on September 19, 2016September 19, 2016 by Reiss, Lauren By Lauren Reiss The rumble of thunder is faint compared to the roar of the crowd. The whistle blows, and the rain-soaked players exit the field. While the game ends 25 minutes early, the S...

05/22/2016
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While you anxiously await the posting of Junior "Prom" photos, kill time reading this editorial about the event!

05/22/2016
Time to Terminate Junior Event – The Southerner

While you anxiously await the posting of Junior "Prom" photos, kill time reading this editorial about the event!

Time to Terminate Junior Event Posted on May 20, 2016 by Reiss, Lauren Spring stressors: APs. SATs. ACTs. Junior Event. Although it may seem as though the last item on the list does not belong, Junior Event is, for some, the greatest stressor of all. Many of us feel tremendous pressure for a variety...

Couldn't make it to this year's opera? No problem! The Southerner is pleased to present photos from Carmen taken by Kate...
05/11/2016
Carmen – The Southerner

Couldn't make it to this year's opera? No problem! The Southerner is pleased to present photos from Carmen taken by Katelyn Lee with captions written by Jacqueline Liao, Vera Lin, and Annie Yang.

Carmen Posted on May 10, 2016May 10, 2016 by HASTINGS, JENNIFER A soldier (played by freshman Noah Sheidlower) blows the trumpet in the town square. Leaving the to***co factory, the cigarette girls mingle with the soldiers in the town square. Carmen (played by senior Elora Aclin) stands surrounded b...

Have you heard about South's Science Olympiad? The team won fourth place at their state competition last month, which is...
04/21/2016
Historic Fourth Place Finish for Science Olympiad – The Southerner

Have you heard about South's Science Olympiad? The team won fourth place at their state competition last month, which is the best South has done ever at states. Read this article by Celina Sun to learn more!

Historic Fourth Place Finish for Science Olympiad Olympian Success— From Mar. 11 to Mar. 12, Great Neck…

About two months ago, Emily Bae and Annie Yang were announced as the Class of 2016's valedictorian and salutatorian resp...
04/15/2016
Don’t Stop ‘til You’re on Top: Bae and Yang Strive for Success as South’s Val and Sal – The...

About two months ago, Emily Bae and Annie Yang were announced as the Class of 2016's valedictorian and salutatorian respectively. In this article by Vera Lin, both students cited strong work ethic and perseverance as contributors to their academic success.

Don’t Stop ‘til You’re on Top: Bae and Yang Strive for Success as South’s Val and Sal Posted on April 14, 2016April 14, 2016 by Yang, Annie Accomplished Academics—From left to right, Annie Yang and Emily Bae smile after being announced salutatorian and valedictorian respectively. Their strong work e…

Ever wonder what it was like to be a twin? This profile by Amanda Madenberg about the Kareff twins can't encompass every...
04/12/2016
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Ever wonder what it was like to be a twin? This profile by Amanda Madenberg about the Kareff twins can't encompass everything, but it might offer some insight into what it's like to live with and as a twin!

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A team of four South students became finalists for the annual DECA Idea Challenge by finding an innovative way to use ca...
04/08/2016
An Award for Cardboard: South Students named Global Finalists in DECA Idea Challenge – The...

A team of four South students became finalists for the annual DECA Idea Challenge by finding an innovative way to use cardboard. Jacqueline Liao caught up with juniors Haley Raphael, Parker Spector-Salween, Shrinath Viswanathan, and Josephine Zheng and discussed their "Cardboard Walks" project.

An Award for Cardboard: South Students named Global Finalists in DECA Idea Challenge Posted on April 8, 2016April 8, 2016 by Yang, Michelle Mu Video reproduced by permission of Parker Spector By Jacqueline Liao The DECA Idea Challenge is an annual competition that requires students of all ages to fi…

04/07/2016
Breaking Down the Budget – The Southerner

With all the talk of air conditioning and the state of teachers' jobs, being aware of the budget has become all the more important. However, it's very easy to get lost in the numbers and policies. To learn more about the budget and clarify some misconceptions, read this article by Haley Raphael.

Breaking Down the Budget Posted on April 6, 2016April 6, 2016 by HASTINGS, JENNIFER By Haley Raphael There are indications of it on the GNTA pins teachers wear. There are whispers of it in the hallway among students. It is ubiquitous, present in every Powerpoint presented, handout distributed, and a…

04/01/2016
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The Southerner is proud to present the Gazelliot, our annual April Fools issue. Pick up a copy in the morning or check out our new Gazelliot website @ http://thegazelliot.weebly.com/ You can also find a web-exclusive Gazelliot article on the Gazelliot website. We hope you enjoy it!
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Loved the winter play and want to relive the experience all over again? Missed the play and wish you could have been the...
03/25/2016
Rumors – The Southerner

Loved the winter play and want to relive the experience all over again? Missed the play and wish you could have been there? Look no further than The Southerner's Rumors photo gallery with photos taken by Emma Lu and Anthony Sokolov and captions written by Jacqueline Liao!

Rumors Posted on March 23, 2016March 24, 2016 by Yang, Michelle Mu Chris Gorman (played by senior Amanda Madenberg) holds her glass while participating in a discussion with the other dinner guests. From left to right, Lenny Ganz (played by junior Jack Doremus) and Claire Ganz (played by senior Kel…

With prom season just round the corner, the search for the perfect dress has started. Let's take a look back to Fashion ...
03/19/2016
Sewing for the Stage – The Southerner

With prom season just round the corner, the search for the perfect dress has started. Let's take a look back to Fashion Show in which senior Gabby Wong designed and created the four dresses that were worn by the coordinators. Read this profile by Vera Lin to find out more about the burgeoning designer!

Sewing for the Stage By Vera Lin It all started one summer in middle school when senior Gabby Wong decided to take an introductory sewing class. Inspired to continue pursuing fashion after having taken the class, she bought a sewing machine and bega

Remember that kitten found on school grounds? Ever wondered what happened to him? Read this article by Annie Yang to lea...
03/15/2016
The Epic of Otto Ike Bismarck – The Southerner

Remember that kitten found on school grounds? Ever wondered what happened to him? Read this article by Annie Yang to learn about the thrilling story of Ike and his happy ending!

The Epic of Otto Ike Bismarck Posted on March 15, 2016March 15, 2016 by Yang, Annie Reproduced by permission of Mr. Joseph Ko By Annie Yang On the night of Dec. 4, two major events occurred. One, Cultural Heritage Night happened. Two, seniors Lance Kim, Abraham Rosloff, and I discovered a kitten in…

Over the summer, seniors Sunny Shi and Michael Shen worked at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) on an antimicrobial...
03/12/2016
“Research isn’t science; research is problem solving” – The Southerner

Over the summer, seniors Sunny Shi and Michael Shen worked at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) on an antimicrobial substance to treat burns and wounds, a project that earned them the distinction of semifinalists in the Siemens Competition. Shi and Shen open up about their research project and the research process in this profile by Angelina Wang.
Congratulations also to Annabelle Ng, Robin Shum, Yujia Su, and Jaysen Zhang who were also semifinalists!

P.S. Articles from the March issue are up on The Southerner Online for your (re)reading leisure.

“Research isn’t science; research is problem solving” Posted on March 10, 2016March 9, 2016 by HASTINGS, JENNIFER By Angelina Wang Successful Siemens semifinalists— Michael Shen and Sunny Shi pose in front of a forest. Besides working together in Siemens, they’ve also worked together on WAC and Juni…

The Southerner rises from the dead to bring you a "man in the hall" article where our journalists pluck off a student fr...
02/26/2016
Just a Junior, Grounded in Religion – The Southerner

The Southerner rises from the dead to bring you a "man in the hall" article where our journalists pluck off a student from the halls for an impromptu interview to unearth the unique and interesting in an ordinary student. Read on to learn what Amanda Madenberg discovered about Alison Tair!

Additionally if you still can't get enough of The Southerner, articles from the January issue have been posted on The Southerner Online!

Just a Junior, Grounded in Religion Posted on February 24, 2016February 24, 2016 by Yang, Michelle Mu Photo reproduced by permission of Alison Tair By Amanda Madenberg Alison Tair may appear to be a typical junior in high school once first period begins, taking notes and studying similarly to her pe…

Many of you have probably heard about junior Macy Meng's fencing exploits, but how many of you know "the 'Meng' behind t...
02/05/2016
The “Meng” Behind the Mask: Macy Fences to Victory – The Southerner

Many of you have probably heard about junior Macy Meng's fencing exploits, but how many of you know "the 'Meng' behind the mask"? The Southerner caught up with Meng to bring you this profile written by Jacqueline Liao.

The “Meng” Behind the Mask: Macy Fences to Victory Posted on February 3, 2016February 3, 2016 by Liao, Jacqueline Meng’s clutch touch–Junior Macy Meng scores a touch during a fencing tournament. Meng is the reigning Nassau County champion in girls epee. Photo reproduced by permission of Macy Meng By…

01/22/2016
ESL Family Night: Bringing the Community Together

Cultural Heritage Night, the Musical, Fashion Show. All these shows are widely known throughout our school—but how many know about ESL Family Night? An event planned entirely by students, ESL Family Night provides a venue for ESL students and their families to convene, bringing the ESL community together. To find out more, check out this article written by Vera Lin!

ESL Family Night: Bringing the Community Together On Dec. 10 2015, South’s ESL department held its second annual ESL Family Night. A night of games and activates, the event was open to all ESL students and their families; however,…

Many of you may know of Ms. Dorkings the math teacher, but how many of you know her mother, Mrs. Dorkings, who works in ...
01/10/2016
The Didactic Dorkings Duo – The Southerner

Many of you may know of Ms. Dorkings the math teacher, but how many of you know her mother, Mrs. Dorkings, who works in the study center at South? Read this article written by Jacqueline Liao to find out more about the two Ms. Dorkings and how the two came to teach at the same school! Not up to reading? At least check out the mini-photo gallery featuring photos of the two Dorkings!

By Jacqueline Liao

On any given school day, math teacher Ms. Danielle Dorkings can be found writing geometry problems or statistics questions on a board. On some days, however, you will also find another Ms. Dorkings in the math hallway...

Hope everyone is having a good first week back from break! This week we're pleased to bring you selections from last mon...
01/07/2016
Cultural Heritage Night 2015-2016 – The Southerner

Hope everyone is having a good first week back from break! This week we're pleased to bring you selections from last month's (last year's!) Cultural Heritage Night with photos taken by Annie Park and captions written by Annie Yang.

Cultural Heritage Night 2015-2016 Posted on January 6, 2016January 6, 2016 by Yang, Annie The Music and American Sign Language (ASL) Clubs open the show by performing “The Star-Spangled Banner” with Director of Vocal Music Dr. Pamela Levy as conductor. From left to right, seniors Sarah Kim and Robin…

If you've been keeping up with the news recently, you may have heard about the controversy surrounding vaccinations. The...
12/22/2015
Keeping Our Building Safe: New Vaccine Protocol for South High – The Southerner

If you've been keeping up with the news recently, you may have heard about the controversy surrounding vaccinations. The issue quietly made its way to our school last year with the institution of a new protocol mandating that high school students must be in compliance with New York State guidelines in order to attend school. Find out more in this article written by Rachel Schneider with cartoons (gifs!) by Melody Yang.

Additionally, our next print issue won't be out until January. Already feeling nostalgic and want to revisit already published articles? November print articles are now up on The Southerner Online!

Keeping Our Building Safe: New Vaccine Protocol for South High Posted on December 18, 2015December 21, 2015 by Yang, Annie Cartoon drawn by Melody Yang By Rachel Schneider According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 667 cases of the measles and 1,151 cases of the mumps re…

Check out these profiles of Elora Aclin and Samantha Ng who performed with the All-Nationals Mixed Choir this year! Repo...
12/18/2015
Aclin and Ng: Reaching Higher with All-Nationals Choir – The Southerner

Check out these profiles of Elora Aclin and Samantha Ng who performed with the All-Nationals Mixed Choir this year! Reporting was done by Vera Lin and Robin Shum. Stick until the end of the profiles for an audio recording of one of the pieces the choir sung at All-Nationals!

Aclin and Ng: Reaching Higher with All-Nationals Choir Posted on December 17, 2015December 17, 2015 by HASTINGS, JENNIFER Double Treble—Seniors Elora Aclin and Samantha Ng traveled to Nashville, Tennessee in October to participate in All-National Mixed Choir. Photo reproduced by permission of Elora…

If you haven't had the chance to, check out this article about the Girls' swimming and diving team's Swim for a Cure eve...
12/10/2015
A Fun Plunge: Girls’ Swimming and Diving Raises Money for Diabetes | The Southerner

If you haven't had the chance to, check out this article about the Girls' swimming and diving team's Swim for a Cure event! The 20-plus girls who participated raised more than $1000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. As a side note, we were notified about errors in one of our photo galleries (Into the Woods) the other day. We're definitely not perfect and mistakes always sneak their way into print and web. If you find any mistakes in any of the content The Southerner produces, feel free to tell us, and we'll make the appropriate corrections. It's great to know we have an active readership that's fact checking us!

A Fun Plunge: Girls’ Swimming and Diving Raises Money for Diabetes Posted on December 8, 2015December 8, 2015 by Yang, Michelle Mu Work hard, play harder—The girls swimming and diving team prepares for the next race as the swimmers finish one involving beach balls and pool noodles. The races were pa…

If you missed this year's fall musical Into the Woods, The Southerner has got you covered with a photo gallery with phot...
12/06/2015
Into the Woods | The Southerner

If you missed this year's fall musical Into the Woods, The Southerner has got you covered with a photo gallery with photographs by Katelyn Lee and captions by Annie Yang.

Into the Woods Posted on December 5, 2015December 5, 2015 by Yang, Michelle Mu The Narrator (junior Benjamin Weber) leads the Little Girl (Beatrice Malfi) through the story of Into the Woods. Beatrice Malfi is a fifth grader at Lakeville Elementary School, and she is playing Miss Hannigan in Lakev…

At very long last, our photo gallery from this year's Charity Volleyball Tournament! Photos were taken by Annie Park and...
12/04/2015
South’s Annual Charity Volleyball Tournament | The Southerner

At very long last, our photo gallery from this year's Charity Volleyball Tournament! Photos were taken by Annie Park and Emma Lu with captions written by Annie Yang and Michelle Yang.

South’s Annual Charity Volleyball Tournament Posted on December 3, 2015December 3, 2015 by HASTINGS, JENNIFER The annual Charity Volleyball Tournament, lasting from Nov. 12 to Nov. 13, launches to a start with a serve. Pictured above is sophomore Asia Zhang as she prepares the serve that will begin…

In case you haven't heard, a new club has come to South. Philosophy Club was created by Lucia Geng and Josh Lee, and is ...
11/24/2015
Philosophy Fridays with Camus, Kierkegaard, and Kant | The Southerner

In case you haven't heard, a new club has come to South. Philosophy Club was created by Lucia Geng and Josh Lee, and is "a place like no other" where high school students can come together and discuss philosophical text and ideas. Interested? The Philosophy Club meets every Friday at room 401. Can't wait until next Friday? Read this article by Michelle Yang with a picture also by Michelle Yang!
Also! The November issue will be out tomorrow! Look forward to it!

Philosophy Fridays with Camus, Kierkegaard, and Kant Posted on November 23, 2015November 23, 2015 by Yang, Michelle Mu The School of Athens— Meeting every Friday, the Philosophy Club provides a forum for students to discuss philosophical texts and ideas. “It’s a place like no other,” said junior Luc…

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