Student defers college for ministry studies

Grace Chatas, Features Editor

May 24, 2018

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Just as she was ready to begin filling out college applications, senior Teagan Klebba was approached by a friend returning from a post-graduate ministry trip. He encouraged Klebba to consider taking a gap year of her own by enrolling in a religious immersion experience before attending college. “I was really th...

Different paths to education

Lucia Bosacoma, Executive Features Editor

May 24, 2018

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By the end of her senior year, alumna Dana Cagen (‘17) was exhausted. Four years of intensive studying and extracurriculars left her tired and burnt out to the point at which she could not imagine attending college in the fall. ...

Kicking off life after high school

Sonia Zaacks, Features Editor

May 24, 2018

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With hopes of playing soccer in college, senior Deng Deng Kur plans to graduate from Glenbrook North and prepare for a postgraduate year at Berkshire School, a college preparatory school in Massachusetts. He learned about Berkshire School through a family friend and decided to explore this option as a bridge to pur...

Senior embarks on immersion trip

Leah Matlin, Features Editor

May 24, 2018

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Attending college right after high school was what senior Matt Marschall had always expected to do. Yet, after attending a gap fair program during his junior year, he began to look into various postgraduate options. He plans to take a gap year in which he will travel to Ecuador to live with a host family and partic...

Lawmaker handles changes in gun legislation

Micha Gachpar, Editor-at-Large

April 20, 2018

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Brad Schneider, representative for the 10th Congressional District of Illinois, was elected to office in 2012 and began his term in 2013, directly following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. After this tragedy,...

Gun violence tragedy sparks student action

Matthew Chupack, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

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Sophomore Campbell Sharpe said she was in second grade when her classmate’s relative was murdered by a shooter on his way to a grocery store. Sharpe said that she previously viewed this classmate as a troublemaker, but this...

Effects of food waste trash the planet

Leah Matlin, Features Editor

March 2, 2018

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After realizing she disliked the sandwich only a couple bites in, a new meal was bought as quickly as the old one was disposed of. Senior Lauren Holick, one of the presidents of Environmental Awareness Club, was in the cafeteria when her friend came over to ...

Cafeteria, businesses work to combat waste

Joey Harris, Page Editor

March 2, 2018

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Mistakes turn into meals for junior Jack Joselit and his coworkers when he works as a carry-out staff member for Kamehachi, a sushi bar. The food that does not meet the visual standards to serve to customers is available for employees...

A message from my closet

Sophie Sperber, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018

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My body is not an invitation. If I’m wearing something short, don’t ask me if I’m wearing it for you. Trust me, I’m not. Don’t pull me aside and tell me how I’m ruining my life because of the way I dress, that ...

Toppling the ‘House of Cards’

Eugene Ko, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018

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So this is how 2018 begins. Not with a bang, but with a flood of sexual harassment stories.  The end of 2017 highlighted the full extent of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, with many celebrities sharing their...

Have you seen the news lately? We have…

Leah Matlin, Features Editor

February 2, 2018

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Though the Me Too movement was established in 2006 by Tarana Burke, the campaign has gained significant traction on the internet and in the media this past year. Sexual harassment has been an issue that has tormented the lives of countless individuals. However, si...

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