Class board changes create new committees

Andreea Sabau and Sarah Sandlow, News Editors

May 24, 2018

After attending a conference last school year to learn about what other high schools are doing to improve their student governments, Mike Tarjan, assistant principal for student activities, was inspired by youth motivational speaker Scott Backovich to introduce changes in how...

Illinois updates hate crime law

Sarah Sandlow, News Editor

April 20, 2018

As she glanced through her Instagram feed, junior Erin Rosenfeld would often see unprompted, hateful comments on the “GBN Students Against Gun Violence” account, an account that is not affiliated with District #225. She saw many comments that did not relate to ...

Classrooms renovated for student well-being, improved learning

Sara Williams, News Editor

April 20, 2018

Color. A whole lot of it. Brightly colored cushions sit atop swivel chairs, and a light colored couch is tucked away in the corner. Along with an accent wall painted orange and another wall covered in whiteboards containing anything from a simple flower to an elaborat...

Students apply for PR internship

Lydia Stumme-Berg, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

Scrolling through comments and collecting ample amounts of likes on the Glenbrook South Instagram account, GBS senior Miracle Joy Josaiah smiles to herself at the sight of many students reading her work. Josaiah often finds ...

KCC, GSA combine to host panel

Karina Belotserkovskiy, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

Inspiration for the joint panel came to senior Sungyi Cho when she attended the annual panel run by the Korean Connections Club, also known as the KCC, last year. “Last year after seeing the KCC open forum, a lot of the [Gender-Sexuality Alliance] members, including myself...

Club to sponsor green roof

Elaine Kim, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

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

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

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

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...

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