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Snoozing on sleep aid side effects

Eugene Ko, Lifestyle Editor

May 23, 2019

After countless restless nights, senior Amelia Rench started taking melatonin, a type of sleep aid, to help keep her asleepthroughout the night. “I had a really hard time sleeping through my freshman year,” said Rench....

Here they go again

Lauren Dyer, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

Under the fluorescent lights of the Glenbrook North choir room, freshman Rachel Harris rose to introduce herself. She tried to fake a confident smile, though her heart was beating out of her chest. Surrounding her was a group of ...

There’s no place like Hometown

Jessica Katz, Executive Copy Editor

March 1, 2019

For a while now, I’ve been on the hunt for a café to fuel both my caffeine addiction and spice up my Instagram feed. When I stumbled upon Hometown Coffee & Juice in Glencoe, I knew I found my place. On a weekend morning, teenagers and adults packed the café. Some c...

Contest Play combines drama and competition

Eugene Ko, Lifestyle Editor

March 1, 2019

Shakespeare may have written over 37 plays, but six students are on a mission to perform an abridged compilation in 40 minutes for the upcoming IHSA Drama competition. The Glenbrook North theatre department uses “Contest Play...

Freshman creates content for YouTube

Leah Matlin, Executive Lifestyle Editor

February 1, 2019

Whispering into the microphone, freshman Simon Klein role-plays trimming a viewer’s hair. He begins by spraying water around the camera and then pretends to cut hair by snipping scissors. This was the first video Simon Klein...

Newly legalized drug extract gains popularity

Jessica Katz and Carly Uhlig, Executive Copy Editor and Lifestyle Editor

February 1, 2019

When his favorite Instagram influencer posted about her use of cannabidiol, also known as known as CBD, senior Nick Maris felt compelled to try it. Since then, Maris has explored the use of CBD teas, skin care products and lotions. “[The influencer]...

I tried the Zero Waste lifestyle

Alexandra Chertok, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

As I routinely dried my hands with a brown paper towel from a school bathroom, I realized I had already made a mistake — and it had only been a few hours. After being intrigued by pictures of a year of garbage fitting into one mason jar, I decided to try the Zero Waste l...

Junior draws inspiration from calligraphy creations

Leah Matlin and Carly Uhlig

December 7, 2018

Eyes fixated on her work, junior Cameron Fong’s pen glided across the paper creating smooth, precise strokes of lines and loops. Fong began to create calligraphy when she was in eighth grade, and she quickly began sharing her passion. She regularly posts her work on Instagram whi...

Breakfast swaps: healthy items on the go

Eugene Ko, Lifestyle Editor

December 7, 2018

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