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ZeeMee provides ‘Instagram’ for admissions

Gillian Redstone, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

ZeeMee, a social media app for college admissions officers to learn more about applicants, was brought into creation by a high school teacher at the time for at-risk students. He believed that there was much more to his stude...

Sawada Coffee a latte better on social media

Liza McMahon, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017

With its heavy presence on social media feeds, Sawada Coffee, located in the West Loop of Chicago, has become a magnet for suburban teenagers looking to make their Instagrams “artsy.” The photogenic lattes and doughnuts f...

Lodent finds lost identity in album

Ben Jutzi, News Editor

February 3, 2017

With only the light from a lamp on his nightstand, senior Jake Haage sits working in his room. The clock reads 3:00 a.m., but the upcoming release of his new album, “Sequence,” ranks higher in his mind than sleep. “Being...

Poklop transforms passion for pottery into profit

Lucia Bosacoma, Opinions Editor

December 9, 2016

In sixth grade art class, junior Natalie Poklop watched as the teacher transformed a ball of clay into a pot on the pottery wheel. Unsatisfied with only decorating it, she was anxious to try shaping a piece of pottery on a wh...

Simulations integrated at GBN

November 4, 2016

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From Romania to America: Bretan has ‘Got Talent’

Lindsey Masterman, Katie Fitzpatrick, Executive Lifestyle Editor, Features Editor

November 4, 2016

Bits of gold confetti burst out of the rafters, drifting around beaming freshman Laura Bretan. Her first live performance had just ended, culminating when judge Mel B hit the golden buzzer at the end of her audition, sending B...

Kai brings affordability to smart technology

Natan Shayevich, Features editor

November 4, 2016

     Senior Dylan Rose never expected to win the early adopter contest for Google Glass, so when he got an e-mail saying he was one of 8,000 people selected to buy the glasses before their official release, he was overjoyed. However, ...

White walls to dirt floors: stories from world’s most impoverished

Lindsey Masterman, Executive Lifestyle Editor

September 30, 2016

Stepping into the one-room, dirt-floor shack that “Mama Theresa” took great pride in, I was ravished with guilt when I looked around and thought of what this home was like before its additions of a wooden table, refurbi...

Fifteen minutes to fitness

Kelly Johnson and Liza McMahon, Page Editors

June 1, 2016

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Alumnus stars in TV premiere

Ben Zhao, Features Editor

June 1, 2016

As he began to prepare an act for the 2013 Variety Show, alumnus Ryan Goldsher (‘15) decided to learn impressions for the first time. “The [2013 Variety Show] act, the first time I ever performed impressions, was a sort of summer project,” said Goldsher. “I dared myself to learn as man...

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