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Having ‘the talk’ about college finances

Samrah Abbasi, Eli Traub, Editor-at-Large, Page Editor

February 14, 2020

Despite attending presentations about paying for college, senior Thane Gesite felt confused about the college financial aid process. She had little guidance from her parents, who had not been through the college financial process in the United States, which made it difficult for her to address the topic.   “T...

The path to quitting nicotine

Shane Landon Olson, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2020

Waking up every morning craving nicotine, enduring headaches and feeling restless without it, a student, who wishes to remain unnamed, soon realized he was addicted and needed help. “You get headaches, and it’s the only thing on your mind,” said th...

Debating the health effects of dairy

Molly Parker, Theresa Lee, Opinions Editor, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

Editor’s Note: Prior to our reporting for this article, we expected to identify dairy as either good or bad. However, the information collected in the interviews did not reveal a clear consensus on the health effects of dairy. Our findings are below. Almo...

Mute your mind with meditation

Carly Uhlig, Lifestyle Editor

February 14, 2020

I once thought my brain could not be silenced. Random thoughts would shoot through my head, sometimes making it difficult to focus in class or fall asleep. So when I decided to experiment with meditation, I doubted that it would be ...

I tried waking up at 4 a.m. for a week

Alexandra Chertok, Executive Opinions Editor

February 14, 2020

I have always been someone who wouldn’t go to bed until finishing all of my homework. I worried I wouldn’t have enough time in the morning and liked the satisfaction of going to sleep with everything completed, whether it...

The rap on wrap

December 13, 2019

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Snow falls, movies call

Maddie Harris, Grace Kang, Executive Lifestyle Editor, Copy Editor

December 13, 2019

Finding a good movie to match the season can be challenging. Below are three movies to enjoy with some hot cocoa and a fuzzy blanket. Each movie has its own summary and review. Snowpiercer Summary: “Snowpiercer” is set in a dystopian society where the ...

Leftover Halloween candy uses

Maddie Harris and Lauren Dyer

November 8, 2019

For most students, a candy bar is just a cheap snack from the cafeteria. Yet for deployed soldiers, candy can act as a significant link to their home. Soldiers’ Angels is a company that provides care packages with candy and other items to service members. I...

The tea on boba

November 8, 2019

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Dogs form fur-ever friendships

November 8, 2019

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Essential oils cloud judgment on vapes

Nora Callahan and Molly Parker, Lifestyle Editor and Opinions Editor

September 27, 2019

Ecstasy, refresh, active, tired, focus, health. These are some of the moods marketed towards those looking to purchase an essential oil vape. Although vaping has been present around Glenbrook North, the new trend of essential oil vapes is beginning to emer...

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