Freshman fights against sickness

Lucy Davis, Page Editor

February 5, 2016

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All members of freshman Sonia Arora’s immediate family came home from a vacation in New Orleans last spring break with a bad stomach virus. But while the rest of her family recovered, Arora did not get better. Despite being treated for three different c... Read more »

Left brainer finds niche in math and science

Anna Hirshman, Executive Copy Editor

February 5, 2016

Filed under Features, In The Middle

Working as a counselor at a Boy Scouts summer camp, senior Ricky Kirkpatrick felt disappointed in himself as he presented the scouts with information for ways to earn their badges. “[The other counselors were] coming up with re... Read more »

The right way of thinking

Liza McMahon

February 5, 2016

Filed under Features, In The Middle

Psychology teacher Robin Walker remembers feeling dumb as he sat in his first grade classroom learning how to count change. “Here is a dime,” said Walker. “It’s smaller than a nickle and it’s [worth more]. That blew me... Read more »

Preparing for the ACT: worth the money?

Jessica Lee, Liza McMahon, Features Editor, Page Editor

December 11, 2015

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Preparing for the ACT is common for many students, and some parents are spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars for ACT tutors and classes. Every week, junior C.C. Chatas said she sees an ACT tutor for an hour. When her father, John Chatas, was in high school, he took the SAT once with no preparation. But wh... Read more »

Excessive sitting poses health risks

Ben Zhao, Features Editor

December 11, 2015

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Junior Kamryn Abraskin sits at the back of the classroom, tapping her pencil on the desk with her back slumped, head forward and shoulders limp. The rest of her classmates unintentionally mirror her position. “It’s hard for me to pay attention when I am si... Read more »

Policy powerhouse

Policy powerhouse

December 11, 2015

Sexual assault education: beyond the walls of GBN

Kobi Weinberg and Amber Olson, Managing Editor and Executive Features Editor

November 6, 2015

Filed under Features, In The Middle

Toby Klein said she was raped when she was 15. Klein, who graduated last spring from Glenbrook North and is now a freshman at Indiana University, said that after recovering, she felt an obligation to speak out about sexual assault... Read more »

Leveling up to professional gaming

Joe Ferber, Sports Editor

November 6, 2015

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Twenty-seven million people tuned in to watch the final of the 2014 season last October, an event that sold out the arena in which it was held, according to ESPN Magazine. However, this was not the World Series of baseball, which attracted 13.8 million viewers. This w... Read more »

Teachers overcome assumptions about siblings

Gillian Redstone, Staff Writer

November 6, 2015

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English teacher Amanda Scholz said when she calls a student by his or her sibling’s name, she feels like she has failed as a teacher. “It seems like a very basic right a student should have in a classroom, that people sho... Read more »

Student participates in United Nations experience

Jessica Lee and Lindsey Masterman, Features Editor and Staff Writer

November 6, 2015

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One Sunday night at a Young Ambassadors for Opportunity meeting, five participants were invited to go to New York and speak to members of the United Nations with other teenagers from around the world. Sophomore Riva Akolawal... Read more »

Strapping in for senior year

Zara Saiyed and Debbie Noh, Opinions Editors

October 2, 2015

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