GBN Goes Global: Gap Years

Lauren Sulkowski, Features Editor

May 22, 2014

Filed under Features, In The Middle

As seniors scramble to find their roommates and gather belongings for  their dorms, senior Rebecca Imhoff is packing her bags to go to Hawaii. Next year, she plans to go to Hawaii and work on an organic farm. Imhoff’s work on the farm will be in exchange for free food and housing. According to college co... Read more »

Student walks to his own beat

Taylor Shuman, Features Editor

May 22, 2014

Filed under Features

After seeing the “McDonald’s rap,” a video that went viral on YouTube when junior Jess Jacobson was in fourth grade, Jacobson provided a beat using only his mouth for his friends as they rapped the words to the song. ... Read more »

Tech turns for the worse: Snap with a scratch

Taylor Shuman, Features Editor

April 11, 2014

Filed under Features

When you see two people making funny faces at a phone held out in front of them, it is safe to assume that they are taking a selfie. Whether it be through Snapchat, Twitter or Instagram, teenagers have been taking an increased... Read more »

Shaving heads with full hearts

Jake Golbus, Staff Writer

April 11, 2014

Filed under Features

Arriving two hours late to the event he had signed up for two months earlier, junior Kevin Medansky walked into Higgins’ Tavern with his mother. Only 13 years old at the time, he walked up to the bartender, passing a group o... Read more »

Tech turns for the worse: Thumbs down for texting

Amber Olson, Staff Writer

April 11, 2014

Filed under Features

While she was buying presents for her friends last holiday season, junior Melanie Eisen suddenly felt piercing pain in her thumbs. Eisen said she wanted to know what everyone wanted for the holidays, so she texted them, “I’m... Read more »

Battling addiction with awareness

Victoria Tu, Staff Writer

April 11, 2014

Filed under Features

  When Highland Park resident Jordan Filler, age 23, died from a heroin overdose on Jan. 12, his entire family was shocked. According to his aunt, Lisa Aronson, Filler struggled with addiction throughout his teenage y... Read more »

Quacking the code behind collection

Hana Bezark, Copy and Page Editor

April 11, 2014

Filed under Features

Upon walking into the Student Services office, students may see rubber ducks located on Administrative Assistant Ellie Rudolfi’s desk. Rudolfi sat down for a question and answer session regarding her collection. Q: Wh... Read more »

Tech turns for the worse: The buzz on phones

Rachel Lee, Features Editor

April 11, 2014

Filed under Features

While taking a test in his United States history class, junior Reed Cawley said he felt a faint buzzing sensation in his left pocket. According to Cawley, he usually has his cell phone off during class and was confused when he... Read more »

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