The psychology of using social media

Ben Zhao, Executive Features Editor

September 30, 2016

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Between writing college essays, studying for her classes and preparing for leadership roles in clubs, senior Danielle Kates posts updates on her life on the social media platform VSCO. Kates said she never thinks twice about including... Read more »

Colleges consider ACTs, grades and Facebook

Natan Shayevich, Features Editor

September 30, 2016

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Beer pong is the last thing Kirk Brennan, director of undergraduate admissions at the University of Southern California, expected to see on a recovering alcoholic’s Facebook page, but when an anonymous tip lead him to google... Read more »

Administration, staff and students at Glenbrook North work together through efforts to generate green change

Ben Zhao, Features Editor

April 15, 2016

Filed under In The Middle

Next to the flat, bright-green and sod-covered fields west of the William Lutz football stadium lies a depression in the terrain filled with native prairie plants that date back centuries. These plants, with roots sustained by ... Read more »

Deutsch enters the baking business

Lizzy Ring, Opinions Editor

March 4, 2016

Filed under Features, In The Middle

Freshman Lucky Deutsch started his baking company, Lucky Kakes, when he was 11 years old. According to Deutsch, his first cake sale was almost an accident because he was not looking to profit, and, at the time, he did not expect to be opening a busine... Read more »

Godnik finds position on primetime TV

Liza McMahon, Page Editor

March 4, 2016

Filed under Features, In The Middle

Junior Hannah Godnik appeared on an episode of “Chicago Med” on NBC on Jan. 26. “On Thanksgiving, I got the call that I got the role and it was really exciting,” said Godnik. “It felt amazing because I’ve been dreaming of finally getting a part for... Read more »

Sophomore acts in professional theater

Jessica Lee, Features Editor

March 4, 2016

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The audience hushed and the last bits of conversations shushed as a voice announced the start of the show, but the lights did not turn off. They did not turn off until sophomore Emily Chang darted down the aisle and scampered up the... Read more »

Left and right hemispheres communicate for a whole brain

Jessica Lee and Ben Zhao, Features Editor

February 5, 2016

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Colored pencils scratching lightly against paper and music playing softly in the background are familiar sounds in Drawing and Design, an art class. But occasionally the music is interrupted by a student turning to one of her... 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 »

Policy powerhouse

Policy powerhouse

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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 »

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