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Debaters return home with national victory

Esther Suh, Copy Editor

September 27, 2013

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Finals were only minutes away. In the next few hours, the judges would announce the debate champions in policy debate for the National Forensic League (NFL) tournament. The technical crew rushed up to senior Natalie Kn...

Point of Fact

Maria Kardasis, Page Editor

September 27, 2013

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-Glenbrook North officially opened on Sept. 8, 1953, making 2013 the 60th anniversary. According to Principal Paul Pryma, “The formula initiated in 1953 still works today: generous families who care about education, plus passionate...

May 23, 2013

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North Korea tensions hit home for some students

Resa Magill, Executive News Editor

May 23, 2013

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When senior Jiyoon Song was in fifth grade, she moved with her immediate family from South Korea to Northbrook. As she walked into elementary school on her first day not knowing any English, all she could do was nod and say “uh-huh” as her classmates introduced thems...

Physical education to beef up strength training in classes

May 23, 2013

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According to Bob Pieper, physical education instructional supervisor, gym classes that do not already have a strength-building component are expected to incorporate at least 10 minutes of it into their daily routines in the 2013-2...

Some student loan costs to rise

Andrew Blank, News Editor

May 23, 2013

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The interest rate on federally-subsidized Stafford loans is scheduled to double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent barring any Congressional action by July 1, according to the Congressional Research Service. The loans are made by the federal government exclusively to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need up t...

Arin Kerstein, News Editor

May 23, 2013

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When senior Duncan Coogan was about to hop in the shower one February night after hockey practice, his parents called him downstairs for a “shocking” phone call. On the other end of the call was Cliff Koroll, president...

School to switch online grading system

Abigail Rosenberg, Staff Writer

May 23, 2013

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With the start of the 2013-2014 school year, the current student information system, HomeLogic, will be replaced by PowerSchool in an effort to use a more reliable and efficient program. According to Ryan Bretag, coordinator...

Scripps Co. changes Spelling Bee rules

Esther Suh, Copy Editor

May 23, 2013

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For the first time in history, the Scripps National Spelling Bee requires more than just spelling. According to Chris Kemper, administrator of the bee, the E.W. Scripps Company and local spelling bee sponsors from over 13 different countries administer the bee on a not-for-profit basis....

State-adopted standards to be implemented in 2014-2015 school year

Ryan Spector, Staff Writer

April 12, 2013

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Students are to face a variety of curriculum and assessment changes in the 2014-2015 school year with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The CCSS are rigorous standards designed to promote deep...

Fewer Marks on village election ballot

Andrew Blank and Julia Kahn, News Editor and Staff Writer

April 12, 2013

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Current Village President Sandy Frum ran for re-election uncontested in the April 9 village elections. Frum, who has been village president for four years, ran in a slate of candidates backed by the Northbrook Caucus, a local...

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