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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...

Resume building alters high school experience

Grace Chatas, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017

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

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

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

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...

The psychology of using social media

Ben Zhao, Executive Features Editor

September 30, 2016

Between writing college essays, studying for her classes and preparing for leadership roles in clubs, senior Danielle Kates posts updates on her life on the social media platform VSCO. Kates said she never thinks twice about including...

Colleges consider ACTs, grades and Facebook

Natan Shayevich, Features Editor

September 30, 2016

Beer pong is the last thing Kirk Brennan, director of undergraduate admissions at the University of Southern California, expected to see on a recovering alcoholic’s Facebook page, but when an anonymous tip lead him to google...

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