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Spread joy, not COVID-19

Nora Callahan, Lifestyle Editor

June 2, 2020

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Northbrook residents have filled the town with uplifting signs and messages. Below you will find some ways to spread positivity, feel more connected to the community and focus on the good during this challenging time. Chalk and window notes galore In sky blue chalk, social st...

Unmasking the future of facial coverings

Ellie White, News Editor

June 1, 2020

It is a sobering experience for sophomore Tacy Guest to hear about the lack of personal protection equipment provided to doctors. Guest, whose mother works as a radiologist, believes wearing a mask helps protect everyone, includi...

Use of virtual meetings spark cybersecurity risks

Shane Landon Olson, Editor-in-Chief

June 1, 2020

While COVID-19 has caused a global health crisis, Rachel Wilson, managing director and head of cybersecurity for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, believes the virus’s effects extend beyond the medical field. “It’s als...

Putting the ‘social’ in social isolating

Maddie Harris, Brooke Falk, Executive Lifestyle Editor, News Editor

June 1, 2020

On May 1, senior Sebastian Klein and his friends took an unusual approach in celebrating each of their post-secondary decisions. They met up at the Northbrook Junior High School parking lot to race scooters, making sure they rema...

How to make a difference during a pandemic

Caitlyn Lofland, Features Editor

June 1, 2020

Northfield Township Food Pantry Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the Northfield Township Food Pantry has seen a large upsurge in the need for food for community members.  “We were serving over 600 households before this ...

Quarantine Chronicles continued

Lauren Dyer, Lifestyle Editor

May 21, 2020

Though newspapers generally report on current or upcoming events, we decided to record my personal experiences during April of the COVID-19 pandemic to be looked back upon later. This article will be updated daily and is a conti...

Quarantine Chronicles

Lauren Dyer, Lifestyle Editor

May 14, 2020

Though newspapers generally report on current or upcoming events, we decided to record my personal experiences during March of the COVID-19 pandemic to be looked back upon later. This log was continued through April. April log entrie...

Top 5 ideas for activities to try in quarantine

Jenna Amusin, Mady Zirlin, Staff Writers

May 12, 2020

Quarantine has lasted for over a month, and by now, many of you have been struck by boredom. Below are five strategies to get you out of bed. Maintain physical health: Nagging reminders from your parents to exercise are not v...

Stop playing the waiting game with procrastination

Grace Kang, Mady Zirlin, Copy Editor, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

After about four hours of sleep, senior Sarosh Nagar woke up lacking the motivation to get through his classes for the day. The previous night he had binge-watched cooking videos, leading him to procrastinate on his poetry ass...

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...

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