Tax repealed, sweetened drink prices drop

Sarah Sandlow, News Editor

December 8, 2017

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The Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax implemented on Aug. 2, 2017 was repealed on Dec. 1, 2017. The tax was placed on all sweetened beverages, including those in Glenbrook North’s cafeteria and vending machines. The tax al... Read more »

Student held at gunpoint in robbery

By Ben Jutzi and Joey Harris, Executive Copy Editor and Page Editor

December 8, 2017

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As she sat drying her nails, junior Juliette Rowan glanced out the window and noticed two men wearing hoodies walk by the Northbrook Towne Nails salon. She did not think much of what she had just seen, but roughly a minute ... Read more »

Grants reward teacher innovation

Sahil Modi, Executive News Editor

December 8, 2017

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In past years, math teacher Karen Fitzsimons overlooked the e-mail asking her to apply for a Teacher Innovation Grant, a sum of money awarded to teachers to help further student learning. This year, she and the Math Departm... Read more »

English teachers alter junior research paper

Sara Williams, News Editor

December 8, 2017

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Nearly all of her stress from the previous months of junior year melted away as she turned in one binder to her regular junior English teacher, senior Sophie Bilello recalls. Inside the well organized binder was her junior English ... Read more »

Construction planned for summer break

Alex Youtsey, News Editor

December 8, 2017

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Parents crowd the athletics hallway, desperately craning their necks around fellow spectators for a glimpse of their child. The chairs lining the side of the gym are full, forcing parents to stand outside the cramped space. ... Read more »

Bus seat belts required under bill

Sara Williams, News Editor

November 3, 2017

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He was only a child when the school bus he was riding flipped over. The driver was knocked unconscious, and kids were not able to free themselves from the seat belts that strapped them to their spot. Bryan Williams, Nor... Read more »

Students, staff fundraise to battle effects of hurricanes

By Sarah Sandlow and Sam Morgan, News Editor and Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

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When senior Larissa Bersh, a former Glenbrook North student who moved to Marco Island, Fla. after her freshman year at GBN, evacuated her home to escape Hurricane Irma, she and her family did not anticipate the eye of the hurricane ... Read more »

Students swap choir for academics

Katie Fitzpatrick and YuLian Leshuk, Executive Lifestyle Editor and Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

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After singing in multiple choir groups for three years, senior Sarah Burnham, former choir president, left the choir room for the last time. In the back of her mind, she knew she would not be returning the following year. ... Read more »

Textbook trend toward digital evokes mixed feelings

Andreea Sabau, News Editor

November 3, 2017

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After his AP Biology half block, senior Josh Genender rushes into his AP Calculus BC class, clutching his biology textbook in one hand and his calculus textbook in the other. He has embraced paper textbooks after an unsatisfactor... Read more »

Operation Snowball tosses students a second opportunity

Joey Harris, Page Editor

November 3, 2017

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Operation Snowball is set to offer a three-day retreat for students as a second chance to participate in the program for those who were not accepted into the fall Snowball. It will take place from March 8 to March 10, 2018 at... Read more »

GPAs trend upward though SAT scores fall

Sahil Modi, Executive News Editor

November 3, 2017

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It is no secret that some students want to receive the highest grades possible to have a fighting chance at getting into their dream college. A new study conducted by Michael Hurwitz, senior director of the College Board, a... Read more »

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