Gradebook study elicits varying responses

Andreea Sabau, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017

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After a difficult test, junior Rachel Bernstein pulled out her phone and instinctively tapped the PowerSchool icon to appease her worries. An empty grid, devoid of grade percentages and letters, popped up. Frustrated, she shu... Read more »

Teachers organize trip to Costa Rica

Sahil Modi, News Editor

May 25, 2017

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Carrying water bottles, sunscreen and heavy backpacks, a group of students trekked their way through the damp and muddy Somme Woods in Northbrook.  This hike was designed to simulate the experiences students would have wa... Read more »

Students say ‘yes’ to college abroad

Zoe Engels and Sydney Stumme-Berg, Executive News Editor and News Editor

May 25, 2017

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As she prepares to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Israel, senior Sweetlana Portnaya jokingly said she is looking forward to more than just the warm weather and “attractive Israeli jawlines.” “I’m [excited for] the d... Read more »

Absences pile up as students go on vacations

Ben Jutzi, News Editor

May 25, 2017

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While vacationing in California over spring break, junior Aidan Wise likes to spend his time out on the golf course, visiting his grandparents and swimming at the beach. But when thoughts of making up missed work emerge in hi... Read more »

Civics added as graduation requirement

Andreea Sabau, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017

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While 22 percent of Americans can name all five members of the Simpson family, just .1 percent can name the five freedoms guaranteed under the First Amendment, according to a survey conducted by the McCormick Tribune Freedom Muse... Read more »

Study correlates academics to substance use

Ben Jutzi, News Editor

April 21, 2017

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While he is thankful for the opportunities available to him as a resident of a wealthy community like Northbrook, junior Charlie Oberman recognizes that this environment and academic success can also have negative effects ... Read more »

Lockdown leads to student, staff confusion

Alex Youtsey, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017

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Calmly sitting at her desk in her 8-9A class, senior Florence Kang was surprised to hear an unexpected announcement over the intercom, putting the school into a soft lockdown on Feb. 14. Class instruction was stopped, and s... Read more »

Harmful chemicals found in fast food packaging

Micha Gacphar and Sara Williams, Staff Writers

April 21, 2017

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Ordering fast food is a regular experience for sophomore Abby Berkowitz. After learning that her favorite fast food restaurant may use potentially dangerous chemicals called perfluorinated chemicals, also known as PFCs, in thei... Read more »

Restaurant uncaps healthy, trendy eating

Sarah Sandlow, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017

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Finding an agreeable destination for open lunch can be difficult for some students. With the lack of vegan choices available to her, junior Julia Laughlin constantly has issues finding places to go for lunch that do not confl... Read more »

College Board strengthens test security

Sahil Modi, News Editor

April 21, 2017

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During the September ACT, senior Maddie Hayes watched as a student was caught cheating. At the beginning of the break between sections, the proctor went around the room and marked the question each student had stopped at. After... Read more »

Graffiti found in public library

Zoe Engels, Executive News Editor

March 3, 2017

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Children beamed as they read stories to themselves, teenagers skimmed their textbooks and adults of all ages browsed the aisles for new novels. Meanwhile, the area around the first floor men’s restroom was filled with the ... Read more »

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