OK sign labeled hate symbol

Elaine Kim, Executive News Editor

November 8, 2019

After receiving a text from his dad about a man who had been removed from a Chicago Cubs game for using a hate symbol, senior Nate Rogers was curious as to what the symbol could be. He watched the video and found himself looking at the OK hand sign, something he had always used f...

Black Student Union highlights black experiences, culture

Ellie White, News Editor

November 8, 2019

Glenbrook North’s Black Student Union, also known as the BSU, is a new club that was started by senior Lauren McGinnis and junior Sofia Thompson. The BSU is both a cultural club and a safe space for black students at GBN. According to Thompson, the BSU is a p...

Illness strikes e-cigarette users

Rachel Katz and Sarah Boeke

September 27, 2019

When junior Sofia Thompson walked into the bathroom, she was not shocked to find a group of students huddled in the handicap stall. This was a typical experience for Thompson. It was obvious to her what the students were doing behind the closed stall: vaping. So, when t...

Inside Maple’s new building

September 27, 2019


Contamination halts GBN recycling

Elaine Kim and Matthew Chupack, Executive News Editor and Executive Editor-at-Large

September 27, 2019

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. To senior Francine Dadrass, recycling had always been an obvious choice to make — a choice she had assumed Glenbrook North was making with blue bins present in almost every classroom. “It was confusing once I found out about [GBN not r...

New additions coming to area

Ellie White and Brandon Lee, News Editor and Page Editor

September 27, 2019


Classrooms pilot new phone locking system

Brooke Falk, News Editor

September 27, 2019

During English class, senior Theresa Burke sat in the nurses’ office with chest pain. She was unable to call her dad as she could not remember his phone number. The nurse had to walk to Burke’s class and ask the teacher to unlock her phone from its Yondr...

Study investigates school security

Elaine Kim, News Editor

May 23, 2019

A knee-jerk reaction was what Jagdish Khubchandani, associate professor of health science at Ball State University, saw happening across schools in America in response to shootings covered by the media. “These schools hear about gun violence and want to take actio...

Bill provides consent definition for Illinois health classes

Sarah Sandlow, News Editor

May 23, 2019

The Clothesline Project, an event through Northwest CASA where students read stories of sexual violence written on T-shirts hanging in the gym, is a part of the Glenbrook North health curriculum for sophomores. Every shirt is made by a student from a local high school. Health...

Marching band invited to New Year’s parade

Karina Belotserkovskiy, News Editor

May 23, 2019

Receiving a ceremonial umbrella from London officials in front of his bandmates was not something sophomore David Schaeffer was expecting, but he took the honor in stride. “It’s in my backpack right now,” said Schaeffer. “I’ve brought it with me to tennis meets, an...

Triathlon camp takes first strides this summer

Brooke Falk, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

The Triathlon Club, a new summer camp sponsored by science teacher Bryan Musolf, is expected to aid students in training to participate in triathlons. Training is set to focus on the three components of the race: running, biking and swimming. Once a month over the summer, students will have the opportunity to com...

8 a.m. school start time adopted for next year

Rachel Katz and Ellie White, Staff Writers

April 18, 2019

The clock struck 4:30 a.m. as junior Thane Gesite struggled to finish her homework due that morning. Realizing she would rather be prepared for her classes than to try to get some sleep, she decided to power through her homework before attending a full day of scho...

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