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Outlining the effects of body art

Sonia Zaacks, Executive Features Editor

March 1, 2019

While taking her earring out after an Orchesis rehearsal, senior Nicole Sasaki realized the backing was stuck inside her earlobe and sought help from her mother to retrieve the piece. Months later, she experienced another complication,...

Body art trend pierces teen interest

Matthew Chupack and Maddie Harris, Features Editors

March 1, 2019

When junior Isabella Grosso wore a cropped shirt to school, she was asked about the “staple” in her belly button. After realizing the person was referring to her piercing, she replied, “Thanks” and laughed it off. Her piercing provides her with a sense of conf...

Coding strengthens problem-solving skills, creates job opportunities

Sonia Zaacks, Executive Features Editor

February 1, 2019

While other students were learning how to use their first cell phones at the age of 13, senior Zoë Klapman was already building her first website. Her interest in computer science started in middle school, and since then, she...

Students consumed by competition

Micha Gachpar and Ellie Pazol, Features Editors

December 7, 2018

The feeling of competition with  his peers appeared as early as elementary school for junior Ryan Hertzberg. Kindergarten activities were slowly replaced with projects and the tasks of learning how to read and write.  ...

FDA declares vaping an epidemic

Maddie Harris, Features Editor

November 2, 2018

On her way to a Glenbrook North volleyball game, senior Alana Gertz uncomfortably watched her friends pull out their JUULs to use during the brief car ride. She tries to stay away from these products, so she got a different ride...

Myths and myths busted

Sonia Zaacks and Matthew Chupack, Executive Features Editor and Features Editor

November 2, 2018

Myth: I can stop whenever I want… The belief that e-cigarettes are not addictive is a myth. University researcher Ayodeji Awopegba said in a phone interview that because e-cigarettes contain nicotine, kids are becoming addicted...

Filtering the effects of caffeine

Sonia Zaacks and Ellie Pazol, Executive Features Editor and Features Editor

September 28, 2018

Years after getting hooked on caffeine, science teacher Joel Borowicz developed peptic ulcers in his stomach, eventually causing him to be hospitalized. He began drinking coffee in sixth grade, and by the age of 14, he was consuming...

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