• Online monitoring: beyond the profile

    Online monitoring: beyond the profile

    Lucia Bosacoma, Executive Features Editor

    December 8, 2017

    With eyebrows raised and a smile of disbelief, he listens as his phone recites every command ever given to his Amazon Echo, a speaker that responds to verbal commands. Senior Ari Nadler has discovered that the Echo’s voice recognition software, Alexa, stores recordings of all commands ever given to ... READ MORE »»

    Photo by Chloe Carroll

  • Tracking location prompts controversy

    Tracking location prompts controversy

    Leah Matlin, Features Editor

    December 8, 2017

    Over a year ago, junior Leah Greenberg was asked to electronically share her location with her family. She did not want to be tracked, but when she and her siblings traveled to the congested streets of Chicago to celebrate the Cubs’ World Series victory, Leah Greenberg’s mother, Judy Greenberg, th... READ MORE »»

    Photo by Chloe Carroll

  • Boys basketball opens with tournament win

    Boys basketball opens with tournament win

    Evan Goldberg, Sports Editor

    December 8, 2017

    In a game against Hersey on Nov. 21, the boys basketball team found itself trailing by as many as 21 points midway through the third quarter. By the end of the third, that deficit was cut to nine. To open the fourth, junior Brian Johnson hit a three, and on the ensuing possession, senior Max Knebelka... READ MORE »»

    As a pregame routine, the boys basketball team huddles in preparation for its season opener against Niles West, a 67-64 win on Nov. 20 in which senior Kellen Witherell scored 16 points. Photo by Hope Mailing

  • Hashtag links sexual harassment victims

    Hashtag links sexual harassment victims

    Andreea Sabau, News Editor

    December 8, 2017

    With the mere click of a button, sophomore Joie Rabishaw was able to find comfort after being sexually harassed by sharing an Instagram photo with a powerful caption: “I am more than an object. #metoo.” The “#MeToo” movement quickly spread throughout Twitter and other social media platfor... READ MORE »»

    Sophomore Joie Rabishaw (front) is a victim of sexual harassment. The people in the background represent the silent voices of sexual harassment victims. Rabishaw posted a photo on Instagram with the caption, “I am more than an object. #metoo” on Oct. 22, 2017 conveying her support for other victims of sexual harassment.

News

Tax repealed, sweetened drink prices drop

Sarah Sandlow, News Editor

The Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax implemented on Aug. 2, 2017 was repealed on Dec. 1, 2017. The tax was placed on all sweetened beverages, including those in Glenbrook North’s ...  Read More »

December 8, 2017

Student held at gunpoint in robbery

By Ben Jutzi and Joey Harris, Executive Copy Editor and Page Editor

As she sat drying her nails, junior Juliette Rowan glanced out the window and noticed two men wearing hoodies walk by the Northbrook Towne Nails salon. She did not think much of wha...  Read More »

December 8, 2017

Grants reward teacher innovation

Sahil Modi, Executive News Editor

In past years, math teacher Karen Fitzsimons overlooked the e-mail asking her to apply for a Teacher Innovation Grant, a sum of money awarded to teachers to help further student learning. Thi...  Read More »

December 8, 2017

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Features

Senior wins regional art contest

Suzanna Creasey, Lifestyle Editor

Stepping up to the podium at the award dinner with the attention of 500 activists, journalists and politicians, senior Emmitt Schneider began to speak. “Transgender youth are being bullied at their schools every day just for being brave enough to express who they are,” said Schneider in his speech. “By denying people their right to express their identity, you...  Read More »

Dec 8

Student embarks on educational experience in Israel

Samantha Greenberg, Staff Writer

A smile appeared on sophomore Emily Fridland’s face as she recalled opening the e-mail that confirmed she would soon be uprooting her life. Fridland was thrilled to learn that she would be studying abroad at the Alexander Muss High School in Israel at the beginning of her sophomore year.  “I needed a change,” said Fridland. “I knew that I didn’t want to just spend ...  Read More »

Dec 8

Future graduate plans for career in Marines

Anya Eydelman, Page Editor

On June 11, 2017,  senior Eun Tak Jang plans to leave for the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif. bringing nothing but an ID and a plane ticket. Jang said he enlisted in the Delayed Entry Program, also known as DEP, a program in which those who join the United States Armed Forces ship out to Basic Training before they become members of the Army. Thr...  Read More »

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Lifestyle

Shoe whitening for the sole: transforming dirty shoes

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December 8, 2017

Students find voice in Winter Play

December 8, 2017

Sophomore Max Rollins, who is hard-of-hearing, has grown accustomed to people ignoring his request...  Read More »

A natural Wonder

December 8, 2017

As I was casually scrolling through a list of upcoming movies, I spotted the word “Wonder” in bi...  Read More »

Screen use stresses neck, spine

December 8, 2017

As students rush past each other in bustling hallways, attention down at their phones, most mana...  Read More »

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OpEd

Stars, stripes and silence

Grace Chatas, Features Editor

It was a time of chaos. Buildings were falling, children were crying and people were locking their doors, fearing the worst. It was the 2016 American presidential electi...  Read More »

December 8, 2017

You don’t have to spill your tea

December 8, 2017

Armed with the cruelest  interrogation tools, they poke and prod to find out everything I know. I am...  Read More »

Independence over invasion

December 8, 2017

We’ve all received those notifications from our parents. Four missed texts, three “Find My ...  Read More »

To invent or to uninvent

December 8, 2017

Recently, I read a series of essays published by the New Yorker called “Uninvent This,” in which...  Read More »

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