Online Publication Resumes Next Month

December 17, 2009 Leave a comment

The South Side Story will resume online publication at the beginning of second semester. All students will be able to comment on and discuss articles. We will begin taking news article and column submissions from South students and posting them for all to see. More details will be available soon.

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Authors’ Anonymous Needs Submissions

Authors’ Anonymous, South’s literary magazine designed to exhibit students’ creative work, is now a part of South Side Story Online.

You can submit…

  • Short stories (fiction or non-fiction)
  • Poetry
  • Scanned artwork
  • Digital artwork

Send entries to Entries will appear on South Side Story Online and are eligible for being in future print issues. Basic rules and guidelines apply. Read more…

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Lorax Club Holds Shoe Drive; Thinks Big for the Future

Shoe DriveThe South High Lorax Environmental Club held a drive last week to collect used athletic shoes so that the shoes could be donated to charities rather than thrown away.

Senior Kristin Anderson, who has been a member of the Lorax Club for three years, said that the idea of a shoe drive originated earlier, but how the club would dispose of the shoes was different.

“We wanted to recycle a bunch a shoes but we found out that we couldn’t recycle them because they don’t a place to do it in Alaska. We still wanted to do the shoe drive so we decided to donate the shoes to charity instead,” Anderson said. Read more…

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He’s Just Not That Into You: Another Romantic Comedy

He's Just Not That Into You

Witty, to the point, and a bit sad, He’s Just Not That Into You involves the worn out troubles of relationships, but at the same time is still an enjoyable movie

The film playfully bounces around the lives of six characters who all struggle with relationships, whether it be with marriage or dating. All loosely connected, the characters to some extent derive from Gigi, a young woman who has trouble reading the signals given by her dates. Gigi (Ginnifer Goodwin), confused and hopeless but at the same time amusing, gets dating advice from Alex (Jason Long), a bartender. From here, the characters branch off into a love triangle, which is actually more like a creative zig zag of relationships, and a long time couple disagreeing on their next step. Other well known actors in the cast are Jennifer Aniston, Ben Affleck, and Scarlett Johansson. Read more…

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South Students Attend Presidential Inauguration

The Obama symbol is cut on Max Lloyd's head.

The Obama symbol is cut on Max Lloyd's head.

Max Lloyd is feeling good about his future. Despite the difficult economic times, not to mention AP tests coming up, it’s a wonder how the seventeen-year-old junior can stay so positive. The reason behind Lloyd’s blissful state of being is the recent election of the now president of the United States of America, Barack Obama, and Lloyd’s attendance of Obama’s presidential inauguration.

“I just felt really accomplished and relieved that he was elected,” Lloyd said.

This feeling of accomplishment comes from Lloyd’s many contributions to the Obama campaign. Read more…

Post Secret Founder Visits Anchorage

March 4, 2009 1 comment

Four years ago Frank Warren invited strangers from Washington, D.C. to send him their secrets. He gave out postcards asking people to share “a regret, fear, betrayal, desire, confession, or childhood humiliation.” The only rule was that the secret had to be true and could not have been shared with anyone before. Five weeks into the project, Warren stopped handing out postcards, but they kept coming. People started sending in their own secrets on postcards, coloring book pages, comic strips, coffee sleeves, and even fruit. After two months, what had started out as “one crazy idea” of an art project turned into thousands of postcards, four books, and a blog. Read more…

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Too Cool For Gucci

In today’s fast paced society, it’s hard to keep up with the latest fashion trends. Right when you cough up the money to buy that Coach bag you wanted, some fashion designer in New York deems it out of style and in an instant, Gucci bags become the new hot item. Now what? You could bare the embarrassing and possibly life-ending burden that is having an un-cool bag. Or, you could get the money (acquired from your loving parents or earned through hard work) to buy the new purse and spare yourself the social pain and suffering, all the while knowing that next month both of your bags will be out dated and therefore unused. It’s a lose-lose situation. Read more…

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