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

Filed under Features

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

Filed under Features

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

Filed under Features

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

Filed under Features

Binging infringing on the lives of teens

Amber Olson and Allan Dontsis, Executive Features Editor and Executive Sports Editor

October 2, 2015

Filed under Features, In The Middle

This past summer, senior Maddy Kahn created a new term for when she binge watched “The Vampire Diaries:” vamping. “My friends would ask if I wanted to hang out, but I said ‘Sorry, I’m vamping,’ and they’d all know what I’m doing,” Kahn said. W... Read more »

How does music affect mood?

Lizzy Ring, Opinions Editor

April 17, 2015

Filed under Features, In The Middle

While driving to school each morning, junior Jordan Wolken listens to rap music to pump himself up for the school day. Cora Palfy, a music theoretical researcher at Northwestern University, said music that is played in a major... Read more »

Senior opens the ‘Doar’s of opportunities

Ben Zhao, Staff Writer

April 17, 2015

Filed under Features

Before senior Eric Doar could take the stage at the Abbey Pub last month with his band, Bullfights on Acid, he first had to play in a hockey game against Stevenson, change out of his hockey gear, drive to downtown Chicago, c... Read more »

Student accepted to Joffrey Ballet School

Jessica Lee, Features Editor

April 17, 2015

Filed under Features

Sophomore Ava Izenstark broke into a dance of celebration in the middle of Steak ‘n Shake on the Friday night after the Variety Show. Since Ava did not have her phone, one of her friends had relayed the message from her... Read more »

Does listening to music tone focus?

Amber Olson, Features Editor

April 17, 2015

Filed under Features, In The Middle

While studying for a physics exam, junior Austin Fialkow thought listening to music would help him focus on reviewing the material. However, he said he made a mistake. “I thought the music worked to my advantage until I started... Read more »

Are there dangers to loud music?

Anna Hirshman, Copy Editor

April 17, 2015

Filed under Features, In The Middle

This year, freshman Daniel Chung ran the 50-meter dash in a track meet against all upperclassmen. He ran the race in 6.7 seconds, his best time of the year. “That’s considered a really good time for a freshman,” said... Read more »

Features