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Anxiety strikes affluent areas

Andreea Sabau and Olga Archakov, News Editor and Editor-at-Large

February 2, 2018

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Completing piles of assignments, finishing college applications and creating art pieces are senior Marina Staiger’s reality each day as she returns from school. Her overwhelming workload has only worsened the flame of anxiety constantly blazing in her mind about her...

Broadcasting students journey to California

Lydia Stumme-Berg, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018

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Broadcasting students plan to travel to Los Angeles to learn more about media production through various activities from March 1 to March 5. The students will also be exposed to what it is like to attend college for film and communic...

Scholarship resources provide students with opportunities

Nora Smith, Opinions Editor

February 2, 2018

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There are many scholarship applications available to students who know where to look. Scholarships can be found online, through the Northbrook community, through colleges and elsewhere. Below are several types of resources offering scholarship applications. Online Scholarships Online scholarships can ...

New club aims to foster interest in coding

Alex Youtsey, News Editor

February 2, 2018

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The total number of students nationwide who earned a bachelor’s degree in computer and information sciences was 59,581 in 2015. Only 18 percent of the total were female. Helen Yeung, facilitator of the Girls Who Code Club at the Northbrook Public Library, said in an email that she has seen...

Tax repealed, sweetened drink prices drop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The Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax implemented on Aug. 2, 2017 was repealed on Dec. 1, 2017.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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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. ...

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...

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