News

Gradebook study elicits varying responses

Andreea Sabau, Staff Writer

After a difficult test, junior Rachel Bernstein pulled out her phone and instinctively tapped the PowerSchool icon to appease her worries. An empty grid, devoid of grade pe...  Read More »

May 25, 2017

Teachers organize trip to Costa Rica

Sahil Modi, News Editor

Carrying water bottles, sunscreen and heavy backpacks, a group of students trekked their way through the damp and muddy Somme Woods in Northbrook.  This hike was designed to simulate the...  Read More »

May 25, 2017

Students say ‘yes’ to college abroad

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

As she prepares to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Israel, senior Sweetlana Portnaya jokingly said she is looking forward to more than just the warm weather and “attra...  Read More »

May 25, 2017

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Features

Teachers seek adventures over summer vacation

Katie Fitzpatrick, Features Editor

World traveler goes home Social studies teacher David Vincent’s passion for traveling is evident by the 41 countries he has visited throughout the world. Yet every summer, he returns to Lake George, New York to maintain a connection with his past. “It’s a balancing act between places that I will faithfully return to and allotting time to those places and new pla...  Read More »

May 25

Alumnus produces hit TV show

Natan Shayevich, Features Editor

The production team for the HBO series “Big Little Lies,” a show about murder and deceit in Monterey, California, includes Academy Award-winning actresses Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, as well as Glenbrook North alumnus Nathan Ross (‘91). According to Ross, “Big Little Lies,” which aired on HBO from February to April 2017, is his first television s...  Read More »

May 25

New club strives to save children in need

Hope Mailing, Sports Editor

When they were only 12 years old, sophomores Beatrice and Elise Katsnelson saved the lives of two children. According to Beatrice, she and her sister decided to redirect money that would have been used for their Bat Mitzvah party toward Save a Child’s Heart, an organization whose president had taught the Katsnelsons’ father at medical school in Israel. Now, the Kats...  Read More »

Apr 21

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Lifestyle

Background noise boosts creativity

Danny Ogranovich, Page Editor

Fatigued and running out of time, junior Maddy Chemers was almost at her breaking point. After working for six hours straight, typing out each grueling word, she could not figure out what to wr...  Read More »

May 25, 2017

Sleeping the way to improved focus

May 25, 2017

After a long day of school and extracurriculars, junior Charles Kang begins to feel exhaustion sin...  Read More »

Easing yourself into healthy living

April 21, 2017

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Students, parents sell unique college clothing

April 21, 2017

Prior to founding Denimszn, senior Sophie Gertz’s custom college apparel business, Gertz had nev...  Read More »

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OpEd

The good, the bad and controversial

Ellie Jordan, Managing Editor

Ninety-nine percent of the time, I find it easy to overcome the infamous case of writer’s block. I’ve spent the last three years writing opinions columns for the Torch with all the enthusiasm of a hy...  Read More »

May 25, 2017

Thank you to all of my high school friends

May 25, 2017

Being able to attend Glenbrook North high school was like winning an award, and for that this is m...  Read More »

Don’t get hooked onto one path

May 25, 2017

For the past year, I’ve lived and breathed this question. I’ve heard it from my parents while ...  Read More »

Searching for the perfect apple

May 25, 2017

I can’t stand an apple with bruises. I don’t even remember when this distaste began, all I k...  Read More »

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