• 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 »»


Initiatives focus on inclusivity for students

Emily Chwa, News Editor

After mulling over the facilities Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South offer students, Superintendent Mike Riggle saw one aspect not matching the message he wanted District 225 sending...  Read More »

February 5, 2016

Accident causes field house floor makeover

Matthew Rosen, Staff Writer

According to Athletic Director John Catalano, over Thanksgiving break, one of the sweepers malfunctioned. The malfunction resulted in burn marks across the entire surface of the...  Read More »

February 5, 2016

Student performance on PARCC raises questions

Jenna Magill, News Editor

Already worn out from two hours of computing trigonometry problems and typing the answers on her chromebook for the PARCC test in May 2015, junior Ellie Kim, sophomore at the t...  Read More »

February 5, 2016

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Math team divides and conquers

Kelly Johnson, Page Editor

When freshman Siva Muthupalaniappan nervously walked into his first math team practice, he was greeted by the members of the math team chanting, “Freshman!” After that, his nerves as a freshman virtually disappeared. According to Muthupalaniappan, members chanted that to all of the freshmen on the first day of practice to be funny. Other than that occasion, age does...  Read More »

Feb 5

Left and right hemispheres communicate for a whole brain

Jessica Lee and Ben Zhao, Features Editor

Colored pencils scratching lightly against paper and music playing softly in the background are familiar sounds in Drawing and Design, an art class. But occasionally the music is interrupted by a student turning to one of her peers and asking, “How does the code work again?” or another student muttering, “Shoot, I messed up the code.” The code, an essential part of the S...  Read More »

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Leasing leads to saving

Debbie Noh, Kelly Johnson, Opinions Editor, Page Editor

Junior Abby Hornberger said she used to pay $300 up front and then pay $30 per month for her cell phone. Now, Hornberger pays $43 per month after switching to a plan where she no ...  Read More »

December 11, 2015

Holiday gift guide

December 11, 2015

With the holidays approaching, students may need ideas for presents to give to their siblings, friend...  Read More »

Students pushed back by procrastination

December 11, 2015

The clock reads 10 p.m. On a typical night, senior Brian Kim sits at his desk, hunched over his homework. While many students are finishing their last assi...  Read More »

CHVRCHES improves in new album

November 6, 2015

Two years following the release of its successful album, “The Bones of What You Believe,” CHVRCHES retu...  Read More »

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New facilities promote transition

Plans have been made for the creation of a unisex bathroom and private changing stalls in the locker rooms to make students, including transgender students, feel more comfortable at...  Read More »

February 5, 2016

Floss and get into college

February 5, 2016

People come up to me all the time and ask, “Hey Alec, what’s your secret to having such healthy ...  Read More »

‘Reality’ isn’t quite reality

February 5, 2016

I have a guilty pleasure, and it comes in the deplorable form of the Kardashians. I had never truly understood the meaning of a guilty pleasure until I beg...  Read More »

Free the lifting racks

February 5, 2016

Let me tell you a story about my friend. He comes after school once a week to the fitness center to stay in shape. As he prepares to bench pre...  Read More »

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