• Rules discourage unhealthy dieting tactics

    Rules discourage unhealthy dieting tactics

    Lindsey Masterman, Executive Lifestyle Editor

    December 9, 2016

    Lined up and stripped down to their underwear, they aggressively stare down their opponent. A voice calls their name, and they approach the scale, which will judge if they are able to participate in their meet and see their hard work pay off. According to Wrestling Head Coach Jason Erwinski, wre... READ MORE »»

    Photo by Hailey Koretz.

  • Microaggressions plague everyday conversations

    Microaggressions plague everyday conversations

    Zoe Engels & Sydney Stumme-Berg, Executive News Editor & News Editor

    December 9, 2016

    While washing her hands in a girls’ bathroom, senior Camryn Helgeland heard two girls casually use a gay slur to describe something as being “stupid,” which angered and offended her. “I went up to [the girls] and said, ‘That is really not okay, and I just want you to know that,’ ... a... READ MORE »»

    Photo Illustration by Sydney Stumme-Berg.

  • Rise in STDs places teens at higher risk

    Rise in STDs places teens at higher risk

    Emily Chwa and Ben Zhao, Editor-in-Chief and Executive Features Editor

    December 9, 2016

    The first time senior Justin Olson used a condom, he did not think there would be an audience.  “Sophomore year, I was in a health class with [Mike English, health instructor in the Physical Education department],” said Olson. “[During the sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) unit], he took a wooden penis out of his drawer and handed me a packaged condom, and he said, ‘Here you go, Justin ... READ MORE »»

    Graphic by Ben Zhao.

News

Portillo’s in Deerfield provides new open lunch destination

Ben Jutzi, News Editor

A Portillo’s restaurant opened in Deerfield on Nov. 15. It features a drive-thru and is on the corner of Lake Cook Road and Deer Lake Road. Portillo’s is a retro-themed fast food restaurant ch...  Read More »

December 9, 2016

District 225 cracks down on drug use, approves nine recommendations for new policies

Catherine Zhang, News Editor

  After a period of research and investigation, the Board of Education approved recommendations for the addition of new drug deterrents and the expansion of existing preventative measures at Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South....  Read More »

December 9, 2016

Minimum wage to increase 58 percent by 2020

Sahil Modi, News Editor

Cramped behind the counter, junior Ben Harkey scoops cup after cup of ice cream, handing each to his coworkers at the register. As of Oct. 19, Harkey has received a raise from $8.25 an hour to $9...  Read More »

December 9, 2016

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Features

‘Tis the season to lend a hand

Katie Fitzpatrick, Features Editor

Some of the most spirited students found in the halls do not attend Glenbrook North. The littlest people in the building, members of the GBN, celebrate each holiday that comes their way with enthusiasm under the guidance of preschool teacher Jennifer Kozuch. According to Kozuch, the preschoolers will be participating in this upcoming holiday season by singing at ...  Read More »

Dec 9

Blood, bombs, binomials: math instructional assistant reflects on life in America

Natan Shayevich, Features Editor

If Shacky Khachik,  instructional assistant for the math department, would have decided to exercise her freedom to vote in her home country of Iraq, she and her family would have been killed. “We knew about people who were against [Suddam Hussein, former president of Iraq], and they were ‘disappeared,’” said Khachik. “Not killed. You don’t know what ha...  Read More »

Dec 9

Experts describe possible impact of Clinton’s policies

Experts describe possible impact of Clinton’s policies

Ben Jutzi, Catherine Zhang, News Editors

With a steady voice and sweeping hand gestures, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton walks around the tight circle of audience members at the second presidential debate, her eye...  Read More »

Nov 4

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Lifestyle

Poklop transforms passion for pottery into profit

Lucia Bosacoma, Opinions Editor

In sixth grade art class, junior Natalie Poklop watched as the teacher transformed a ball of clay into a pot on the pottery wheel. Unsatisfied with only decorating it, she was anxious to try...  Read More »

December 9, 2016

Alumnus describes inspirations for songs in new EP ‘Ribbons’

November 4, 2016

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Simulations integrated at GBN

November 4, 2016

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From Romania to America: Bretan has ‘Got Talent’

November 4, 2016

Bits of gold confetti burst out of the rafters, drifting around beaming freshman Laura Bretan. Her...  Read More »

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OpEd

To he who peed,

To the person who undermined and defaced efforts toward fundamental progression at Glenbrook North by urinating not once, but twice, on publications advocating in favor of feminis...  Read More »

December 9, 2016

The one fear that rules them all

December 9, 2016

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had an abundance of irrational fears. I describe planes as l...  Read More »

Finsta puts real back in Instagram

December 9, 2016

Picture this: I make my favorite cozy meal, spaghetti and meatballs. I begin to carry the heaping ...  Read More »

The Weeknd impresses with album ‘Starboy’

December 9, 2016

The Weeknd’s past year has been full of growth in popularity with the release of the album “Beauty...  Read More »

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