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The health effects of sugar, not so sweet

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

October 2, 2017

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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

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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...

Rise in higher education costs stems from many sources

Ben Zhao, Executive Features Editor

May 25, 2017

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When senior Ana Sabic first toured the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she did not expect to see a 340-square-foot gym with a climbing wall, a 35-person sauna and 10 basketball courts. “I was really looking for...

Resume building alters high school experience

Grace Chatas, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017

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Although she is not in Juggling and Magic Club, juggling various activities is nothing new for senior Samantha Heyman. As a member of over 11 different clubs and organizations at Glenbrook North, Heyman is used to managing bot...

Early focus on college causes student anxiety

Sonia Zaacks, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017

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Even before walking through the doors of high school, freshman Campbell Sharpe felt the pressures of college looming in the distance. “[Students] always have these built up images of high school,” said Sharpe. “Even when ...

Inside the minds of hazers, victims

Ben Jutzi, News Editor

March 3, 2017

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At the time, she thought nothing of the numerous tasks she was to complete for her college sorority. She did not fear for her safety when told to eat things she had no desire to eat, to stay up late or to not go home. For Mic...

Social media adds new hurdle to having healthy relationships

Natan Shayevich & Gillian Redstone, Features Editor & Staff Writer

February 3, 2017

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The Spanish-American War, the manhunt for John Wilkes Booth and Kim Kardashian’s first marriage were all shorter than senior Danielle Sokol’s 501-day Snapchat streak with her boyfriend. “Before we even started dating we started...

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