Glenbrook North ranks first among suburban high schools

Annie Fogel, Features Editor

September 28, 2012

Glenbrook North High School was ranked as the No. 1 public high school in Cook County, excluding those located in Chicago, by Chicago Magazine in a list titled “Best Public Schools in Chicago and the Suburbs,” published in...

Students gather community together through ‘Light up the Darkness’ event

Resa Magill, Executive News Editor

September 28, 2012

This summer, senior Duncan Coogan decided it was time for an awakening. On August 14 at 8:30 p.m., Coogan and junior Molly Sheban gathered “everyone and anyone” that wanted to come in the parking lot of Northbrook Junior High School for an event called Light up the Darkness. About 500 candles ...

Keeping up with the election: where students get their news

Andrew Blank, News Editor

September 28, 2012


Early Bird gym enforces attendance policy

Arin Kerstein, News Editor

September 28, 2012

While the first day of school is often full of adjustments, senior Nour Abdelmonem, an Early Bird gym student, said she was surprised at the start of this year when Early Bird students were told they could no longer miss class for their clubs. According to Bob Pieper, phys...

Operation Snowball tossed to GBN

Varsha John, Executive Copy Editor

September 28, 2012

From a teetering box high above a group of strangers, senior Samantha Rothman fell. Luckily, her trust exercise group members at the Operation Snowball retreat were right there to catch her. At the Hinsdale Township High School District’s Operation Snowball eve...

Students, teachers explore new technology

Allie Gross, Opinions Editor

May 24, 2012

Science teacher Aaron Brown wanted his astronomy class to see the stars. Though students’ scheduling conflicts prevented his class from meeting at night, Brown’s goal was made possible by the integration of iPads into his...

Northbrook, Glencoe create season pass agreement

Resa Magill, News Editor

May 24, 2012

Last summer, senior Sarah Winter would sit in her lifeguard chair at Glencoe Beach scoping the water for someone she knew. She said while she was on her breaks, she barely saw anyone she knew from Glenbrook North. However,...

Athletic violations result in discipline for offenders

Mitchell Lev and Zach Berkowitz, Sports Consultant and Executive News Editor

May 24, 2012

Members of a Glenbrook North athletic team were recently found in violation of Board Policy while on a team trip. One player involved, who wishes to remain unnamed, said the team returned home before playing a single game. Th...

Grad Night offers safe celebration

Varsha John, Copy Editor

May 24, 2012

           This year, Grad Night, a school-sponsored, alcohol- and drug-free party for graduating seniors, is scheduled to take place at Glenbrook North on June 3 from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Seniors will not be allowed t...

Students attempt to implement ‘Safe Rides’

Andrew Blank and Resa Magill

April 16, 2012

After going to school all day, having Orchesis Show rehearsals until 8:30 p.m., then going straight to dance until 9:30 p.m., junior Emily Landau decided she was going to do research instead of relaxing. She had heard about a...

Teens take control in the polls

Michelle Butts and Varsha John, Lifestyle Editor and Copy Editor

March 2, 2012

It only takes one vote to change a nation. “History is full of those instances where one vote changed everything,” said Regina Smyth, associate political science professor at Indiana University at Bloomington. “It’s...

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