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The love I give

Jenna Lasky, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018

In 2014, Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old black boy, was shot to death by a Chicago police officer. In Angie Thomas’s latest novel “The Hate You Give,” sixteen-year-old Starr Carter has to witness the same horrible crime, with he...

New Tune-Yards album channels chaos

Natan Shayevich, Opinions Editor

March 2, 2018

Take the energy of a four-year-old having a temper tantrum and combine it with powerful, poignant, political prose. Then back it up with intoxicating drumbeats, a grooving bassline and add a synthesizer. This is how I would d...

New show ‘A.P. Bio’ lacks comedic relief

Samantha Greenberg, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018

I thought I had found the next classic sitcom. The next “How I Met Your Mother.” Unfortunately, I’ll have to keep looking because the new show “A.P. Bio,” produced by comedian Seth Meyers, is not it. After watching ma...

Grilled cheese, rockin’ times

Jessica Katz, Opinions Editor

March 2, 2018

I cozied up on the couch with my latte and basked in live jazz music played by the Ben Lewis Trio. The group chatted with the audience, asked for song requests and messed around with song covers. Even with the snowstorm ragi...

Alumnus sticks with music, returns to teach master class

Ellie Prober, Lifestyle Editor

March 2, 2018

During his years at Glenbrook North, he was involved in band, Glenbrook Symphony Orchestra, jazz band, variety show, marching band and musical pit. Now he is touring as a drummer, agent and co-manager for Singer Bianca Muniz. On his journey to become a musician, Alumnus Michael Hoj...

What it’s like to get styled for a week

Keena Du, Executive Opinions Editor

March 2, 2018

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Thrifting provides unique fashion

Ellie Prober, Lifestyle Editor

February 2, 2018

It was the start of a regular thrifting day as junior Clara Satek hunted for vintage sweaters in Wicker Park, but what she found was significantly more entertaining. As it was October, the store carried many Halloween costumes, and Satek was shocked to find a giant chicken he...

Stylistic shifts in rap scene spark opinion

Sam Morgan, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018

A gloomy aura weighed on the mind of the teenager at the bus stop. Anxiety loomed and his head hung with dread as another day of high school awaited him. Then, the song on his playlist changed. Tupac Shakur’s “Changes” echoed through his ears, and he was hit ...

Sliding into fitness with Lateral Edge

Suzanna Creasey, Lifestyle Editor

February 2, 2018

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Technology created to assist brain function

Katie Fitzpatrick, Executive Lifestyle Editor

February 2, 2018

Shoulders hunched, back tight, senior Patrick Fitzharris leans toward the focus of his fixed gaze: a video game. Fitzharris was competing in a tournament for an action video game which is a genre that, as recent studies have shown, has the potential for cognitive benefits for those with and with...

Students find voice in Winter Play

Lindsey Masterman, Executive Editor-at-Large

December 8, 2017

Sophomore Max Rollins, who is hard-of-hearing, has grown accustomed to people ignoring his requests to repeat themselves. This December, Rollins expects to share some of the obstacles hard-of-hearing people face as he acts ...

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