• AP Language: a new decision for juniors

    AP Language: a new decision for juniors

    April 15, 2016

    Starting next school year, juniors will no longer have the option to take honors English 373. Instead, the honors track will be replaced by AP Language and Composition 383, forcing students to choose between taking a regular or an AP-level class. Perspectives toward this curriculum change are speci... READ MORE »»

    Graphic by Jessica Lee.

  • Korean Connections club faces discrimination

    Korean Connections club faces discrimination

    Sydney Stumme-Berg, Staff Writer

    April 15, 2016

    Editor’s note: Article contains profanity and a racially derogatory term. The editorial board deemed the language essential to the story in accordance with AP style. A poster used by the Korean Connections club was defaced with a swastika and the racial slur “f--- gooks.” According to seni... READ MORE »»

    Korean Connections club holds a forum to analyze what it means to live with a dual identity and to raise awareness about diversity and acceptance in the community. The club has been the target of a discriminating act through the defamation of a poster prior to the club’s recent forum. Photo courtesy of Sarah Lee.

  • Drinking tickets no longer required to be reported to GBN

    Drinking tickets no longer required to be reported to GBN

    Allan Dontsis, Jenna Magill, Executive Sports Editor, News Editor

    December 11, 2015

    As the varsity football team was losing to Hersey in 2012, current senior Mitch Schermerhorn remembered watching from the stands the multiple starters ineligible to play and feeling sorry for the other teammates. “They were suspended for their first game for getting drinking tickets over the summer... READ MORE »»

    Photo Illustration by Alec Mawrence

  • Senior-heavy team ready to make a splash

    Senior-heavy team ready to make a splash

    David Greenberg, Sports Editor

    December 11, 2015

    Practice was coming to a close, but not before Kirk Ziemke, second-year head coach, briefed his swimmers on what their final task of the day was: a sprint swim, giving everything they had after a 6 a.m. morning lift and two-mile run, a whole day of school and a 6,750-yard swim. “Swimming is a train... READ MORE »»

    Junior Tural Erel (right) practices starting off the diving block for his 200m freestyle relay on Dec. 3. The team’s first meet was on Dec. 4 against Lyons, in which the Spartans lost 115-70. Senior Mark Schneider won both the 100m and 200m freestyle races, finishing with times of 48.7 and 1:47.4, respectively. Photo by Alec Mawrence.

  • Policy powerhouse

    Policy powerhouse

    Alec Mawrence and Kobi Weinberg, Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor

    December 11, 2015

    Nate Sawyer’s feats in debate are matched by few. In 2013, his senior year, he and his partner defeated Glenbrook South in the national championship. His team came in second place at another national tournament, earning them the award for the overall highest placing team in the country. But it w... READ MORE »»


Social media increases influence on politics

Ben Jutzi, Staff Writer

When a Facebook friend messaged Glenbrook North graduate Bryan Scheinkopf a video of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, his life changed. “As soon as I heard about [S...  Read More »

April 15, 2016

Curriculum changes force incoming juniors to choose between AP, regular English

Catherine Zhang, Staff Writer

On any given day, students can hear the scratching of pens on paper or snippets of stressed conversation. Students can see juniors scrawling notes into novels like “Cerem...  Read More »

April 15, 2016

Study finds teen diets may be improving despite obesity epidemic

Zoe Engels, News Editor

Throughout the school day, senior Coco Yang finds that her stomach [often] growls with hunger, fueled by her desire for delicious, healthy food. To satisfy her taste buds, Yang s...  Read More »

April 15, 2016

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Students work for greener tomorrow

Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer

Sophomore Sara Chen walked around Northbrook with her biology class on Earth Day of last year. In the students’ hands were petitions against a proposed development of housing in a flooded area, a project that would be harmful to the habitat and the animals in the area. After all the petitions were signed, Chen said the building company cancelled the project. “Th...  Read More »

Apr 15

Environmental issues lose concern

Natan Shayevich, Staff Writer

Drenched in sweat as the harsh sun of the southern hemisphere beat down on him, junior Daniel Gros quickly became overwhelmed while rowing on the Rio de la Plata. It was not the rowing that was the problem because his team’s boat surged smoothly through the water. The problem was the garbage. Gros said he did not notice it at first, only a can or some papers floating ...  Read More »

Apr 15

DraftKings’ Illinois legal conflict on rise

Sahil Modi, Staff Writer

Although senior Noah Taffel puts hours, even days, into tweaking and altering a lineup of players, he still does not expect to win a fantasy sports contest. When Taffel began to compete in basketball contests on DraftKings, he said he won many prizes because more payouts are given out as the number of contestants increases. An opinion issued by the Illinois Attorney G...  Read More »

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Makeup myth proves to be invalid

Keena Du, Staff Writer

Like many teenage girls, sophomore Emma Remish has been wearing makeup lightly since junior high and then more heavily and frequently in high school. Remish who wears makeup almos...  Read More »

April 15, 2016

Students find roles on set production team

March 4, 2016

It started as a few bolts of curtain fabric, four boxes of stuffing and rolls of trimmings and tassels. After two weeks of spending hours in f...  Read More »

March 4, 2016

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Screens prevent restful sleep

March 4, 2016

On an ordinary school night, as soon as senior Kiley Sullivan finishes her homework and gets ready to go to sleep, she opens Netflix on her comp...  Read More »

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Hypocrisy on your plate

Nina Fridman, Staff Writer

This past summer, participants in the annual Yulin dog festival in China captured thousands of dogs to kill and eat. The festival sparked outrage worldwide because many were hor...  Read More »

April 15, 2016

Stepping toward self-motivation

April 15, 2016

All I wanted for my birthday this year was a Fitbit, but my parents were extremely reluctant to buy me one because they said I would never use it. After in...  Read More »

Letter to the Editor

April 15, 2016

I am writing to express my concerns about creating a safe school environment. I am the president and founder...  Read More »

Celebration of ‘slanguage’

April 15, 2016

From witty T-shirt designs to artsy, straight-out-of-Tumblr posters, teen “slanguage” today means much...  Read More »

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