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Party in the Lot fundraises, entertains

Sam Morgan, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017

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Party in the Lot is an event held every year during Homecoming week that welcomes all students and members of the Northbrook community, according to Cameron Glass, senior class board member. The party is scheduled to take place in t...

Comedy Troupe barred from all-school assemblies

Sahil Modi, Executive News Editor

October 2, 2017

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Following a controversial performance on April 21, 2017, Comedy Troupe sponsor Lindsey Berman was shocked to hear the news just a month later that the group would not be permitted to perform during an all-school assembly until ...

Plans for assisted living facility crumble

Sarah Sandlow, News Editor

October 2, 2017

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After months of controversy and resistance from the Northbrook community, the plan for the construction of the assisted living facility known as Heritage Woods was rejected on Sept. 12. The building was planned to be located o...

Gradebook study elicits varying responses

Andreea Sabau, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017

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After a difficult test, junior Rachel Bernstein pulled out her phone and instinctively tapped the PowerSchool icon to appease her worries. An empty grid, devoid of grade percentages and letters, popped up. Frustrated, she shu...

Teachers organize trip to Costa Rica

Sahil Modi, News Editor

May 25, 2017

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Carrying water bottles, sunscreen and heavy backpacks, a group of students trekked their way through the damp and muddy Somme Woods in Northbrook.  This hike was designed to simulate the experiences students would have wa...

Students say ‘yes’ to college abroad

Zoe Engels and Sydney Stumme-Berg, Executive News Editor and News Editor

May 25, 2017

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As she prepares to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Israel, senior Sweetlana Portnaya jokingly said she is looking forward to more than just the warm weather and “attractive Israeli jawlines.” “I’m [excited for] the d...

Absences pile up as students go on vacations

Ben Jutzi, News Editor

May 25, 2017

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While vacationing in California over spring break, junior Aidan Wise likes to spend his time out on the golf course, visiting his grandparents and swimming at the beach. But when thoughts of making up missed work emerge in hi...

Civics added as graduation requirement

Andreea Sabau, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017

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While 22 percent of Americans can name all five members of the Simpson family, just .1 percent can name the five freedoms guaranteed under the First Amendment, according to a survey conducted by the McCormick Tribune Freedom Muse...

Study correlates academics to substance use

Ben Jutzi, News Editor

April 21, 2017

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While he is thankful for the opportunities available to him as a resident of a wealthy community like Northbrook, junior Charlie Oberman recognizes that this environment and academic success can also have negative effects ...

Lockdown leads to student, staff confusion

Alex Youtsey, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017

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Calmly sitting at her desk in her 8-9A class, senior Florence Kang was surprised to hear an unexpected announcement over the intercom, putting the school into a soft lockdown on Feb. 14. Class instruction was stopped, and s...

Harmful chemicals found in fast food packaging

Micha Gacphar and Sara Williams, Staff Writers

April 21, 2017

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Ordering fast food is a regular experience for sophomore Abby Berkowitz. After learning that her favorite fast food restaurant may use potentially dangerous chemicals called perfluorinated chemicals, also known as PFCs, in thei...

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