Left and right hemispheres communicate for a whole brain

Jessica Lee and Ben Zhao, Features Editor

February 5, 2016

Filed under Features, In The Middle

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...

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...

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...

Policy powerhouse

Policy powerhouse

December 11, 2015

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...

Binging infringing on the lives of teens

Amber Olson and Allan Dontsis, Executive Features Editor and Executive Sports Editor

October 2, 2015

Filed under Features, In The Middle

This past summer, senior Maddy Kahn created a new term for when she binge watched “The Vampire Diaries:” vamping. “My friends would ask if I wanted to hang out, but I said ‘Sorry, I’m vamping,’ and they’d all know what I’m doing,” Kahn said. W...

How does music affect mood?

Lizzy Ring, Opinions Editor

April 17, 2015

Filed under Features, In The Middle

While driving to school each morning, junior Jordan Wolken listens to rap music to pump himself up for the school day. Cora Palfy, a music theoretical researcher at Northwestern University, said music that is played in a major...

Does listening to music tone focus?

Amber Olson, Features Editor

April 17, 2015

Filed under Features, In The Middle

While studying for a physics exam, junior Austin Fialkow thought listening to music would help him focus on reviewing the material. However, he said he made a mistake. “I thought the music worked to my advantage until I started...

Are there dangers to loud music?

Anna Hirshman, Copy Editor

April 17, 2015

Filed under Features, In The Middle

This year, freshman Daniel Chung ran the 50-meter dash in a track meet against all upperclassmen. He ran the race in 6.7 seconds, his best time of the year. “That’s considered a really good time for a freshman,” said...

Fraternal Look-alikes

January 30, 2015

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