Torch

Effects of food waste trash the planet

Leah Matlin, Features Editor

March 2, 2018

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

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

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

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

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...

Where’s the hotline?

Nora Smith, Opinions Editor

February 2, 2018

Dear Illinois, Good for you. You did it. You started a non-organizational drug hotline. Congrats. But tell me, Illinois, have you opened a newspaper lately? Headline after headline. Allegation after allegation. Story after story. Man...

GBN: then and now

Zoe Bendoff, Grace Chatas, Sonia Zaacks, Staff Writer and Features Editors

November 3, 2017

While reflecting on her senior year at Glenbrook North, alumna Lorna Cohen (‘89) remembers gathering at her friends’ lockers to socialize each morning and decorating the lockers for friends’ birthdays. Almost three decades...

The health effects of sugar, not so sweet

Lucia Bosacoma and Maggie Li, Executive Features Editor and Features Editor

October 2, 2017

Her patients are addicted to a substance that is molecularly similar to cocaine, and they sometimes experience painful headaches as a result of their withdrawals. The culprit: sugar. “I work with adults … who have to bre...

Community resists sugary temptations

Grace Chatas, Features Editor

October 2, 2017

Baking is a frequent hobby of junior Morgan Barlin, but while she likes to share her baked goods with others, she seldom eats the treats that she makes due to their high sugar content. “Sugar for me is in the form of fruits...

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