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...

Rise in higher education costs stems from many sources

Ben Zhao, Executive Features Editor

May 25, 2017

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...

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