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Ellie Prober, Executive Editor-at-Large | November 9, 2018

With incredible frustration, senior Elise Katsnelson abandoned her fruitless search for a spot in the athletic parking lot before school, turning instead to the other side of the building. She tried...

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Sara Williams, News Editor | November 2, 2018

No burgers or chips. No cake or donuts. No cookies or candy. These restrictions were part of the food challenge seniors Gabi Ocasek and Ben Holub undertook at the start of the school year after seeing...

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Isabel Vayser, Opinions Editor | November 2, 2018

Growing up hearing her sister and grandmother play the violin, freshman Kelly Kim developed a passion for classical music. At 4 years old, she became a violinist herself. Though it would sometimes be...

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Zoe Bendoff, Staff Writer | November 2, 2018

On weekends from early spring to mid-fall, junior Jake Fields sets out at around 9 a.m. with his lawn mower and landscaping supplies packed in the back of an SUV. He usually returns home around 4 p.m....

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Maddie Harris, Features Editor | November 2, 2018

On her way to a Glenbrook North volleyball game, senior Alana Gertz uncomfortably watched her friends pull out their JUULs to use during the brief car ride. She tries to stay away from these products,...

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JUUL usage clouds GBN bathrooms

Jessica Katz and Sam Morgan, Executive Copy Editor and Copy Editor | November 2, 2018

The bathroom: a place at school where students can simultaneously escape a boring class and relieve their bladders. But for one junior, the traditional definition of a bathroom has been redefined. In a...

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November 2, 2018

For years, access to the publications room was strictly limited to Torch and Laconian staff. Our computers and valuables were protected and our story ideas kept from the hallways until publication. Since...

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Nora Smith, Executive Opinions Editor | November 2, 2018

There are many ways to be awkward in the hallway, and we each have embarrassing habits. To make our hallways encounters less painfully weird, we need to decide on how to go about saying “hi” to each...

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Sonia Zaacks, Executive Features Editor | November 2, 2018

My jaw dropped in disbelief as Serena Williams, one of the greatest female athletes of all time, smashed her racquet on the ground during the finals of the U.S. Open. My eyes remained fixated on the...

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Micha Gachpar and Jonathan Lidskin, Features Editor and Sports Editor | November 2, 2018

After 41 years working as an official for athletic events, IHSA referee Bill Orris has learned that handling emotional fans and coaches is a part of the job. Quieting angry coaches and containing parents’...

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