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Club to sponsor green roof

Elaine Kim, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

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A love for environmental science and an interest in sustainability for her community proved to be the foundation needed for senior Sara Chen, co-president of Environmental Awareness Club, to grow a plan. “What people think of when they think ‘green roof,’ or li...

GBN holds its first Poetry Out Loud competition

Ben Jutzi, Executive Copy Editor

March 2, 2018

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Stepping onto the stage, senior Jeremy Stein peered out across the rows of chairs. He approached the microphone and began reciting a childhood story: “Where the Wild Things Are,” but with a twist. “The night Max wore his wolf suit made him infamous, bred the ...

Debate program undergoes change

Andreea Sabau, News Editor

March 2, 2018

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Critical thinking and sifting through research are just a few valuable skills learned in debate class. But as student interest in Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum Debate at Glenbrook North began to decline, debate teacher Michael Greenstein felt that something needed to be done...

Speaker encourages peace through international organization

Sara Williams, News Editor

March 2, 2018

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Speaking in a warm and mellow voice, Arie Schachner, former cardiothoracic surgeon and current president of the Save a Child’s Heart organization, recounts how he began his internationally recognized non-profit with limited money, intense debt, a lack of Israeli-governm...

SaLT offers immersive service experience

Grace Chatas, Features Editor

March 2, 2018

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While operating the first wheelchair-accessible carousel, junior Allison Miller stood in awe as she watched children with life-threatening illnesses experience the joy of a carnival ride for the first time. Miller did not expect to be so moved by her interactions when s...

Flu season infects nation, grazes GBN

Nora Smith, Opinions Editor

March 2, 2018

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After three days of chills, migraines and a high fever, junior Nick Maris was admitted to the Glenbrook Hospital. Maris was severely dehydrated and had not eaten for two days. At the hospital, he was put on an IV to provide him with fluids. Despite receiving a flu vaccine, Ma...

Five Mexican states deemed unsafe

Sarah Sandlow, News Editor

March 2, 2018

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The U.S. Department of State issued an updated travel advisory for Mexico on its website on Jan. 10, 2018, giving the Mexican states of Colima, Guerrero, Michoacán, Sinaloa and Tamaulipas a level four rating due to crime, as of Feb. 27, 2018. Travel advisories range from levels one to four,...

School to host first ever Explore Math Day

Danny Ogranovich, Page Editor

February 2, 2018

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The Math Department plans to hold Explore Math Day, a celebration of the mathematical constant e, on Feb. 7, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2:10 p.m. in the MRC. Several activities will be based on e, which begins with 2.718, as well as ...

Police station offers security for transactions

Sarah Sandlow, News Editor

February 2, 2018

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The Northbrook Police Department created an area in September 2017 that is designated for transactions arranged online between people who need a secure space to deliver and receive products purchased from others. Scott Dunham, deputy chief of police at the Northbrook Police Department, said in a p...

Decision to repeal net neutrality provokes scrutiny

Sonia Zaacks, Features Editor

February 2, 2018

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The Federal Communications Commission, also known as the FCC, voted to repeal net neutrality rules on Dec. 14, 2017, which were established in 2015 under former President Barack Obama’s administration. The repeal could potentially c...

Illinois reduces P.E. requirements

Sahil Modi and Sara Williams, Executive News Editor and News Editor

February 2, 2018

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Although Illinois was the first state to require daily P.E. classes dating back to World War II times, the government approved changes in August 2017 that would decrease the requirements for daily physical education for students in grades K-12. “That bill was the sum ...

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