School seeks new superintendent

Sarah Sandlow, News Editor

November 2, 2018

With his desire to be “in the know” and his love for school involvement, senior Danny Brodson naturally has a passion for committees. Because he always stays current on district matters, he was eager to join a superintendent search committee to be an informe...

Schools follow test-optional trend

Elaine Kim, News Editor

September 28, 2018

The last thing senior Isabel Reynes thought colleges would view her as was something other than just a number. After doing test prep junior year, she had always assumed including her score in her application would have been the only option. ...

Leadership Council created to connect activities

Karina Belotserkovskiy, News Editor

September 28, 2018

Even though he is now the co-president of Drama/Theater Club, senior Joe Gertner almost decided not to join the club his freshman year. He felt that it was hard to get involved because it was out of his comfort zone and he perceived a lack of connection and communication between unde...

Plastic straw usage damages environment, marine life

Sara Williams and Sam Morgan

September 28, 2018

Fish swim around with stomachs nearly bursting with plastic that tricks them into thinking they are full, when in reality, they are on the brink of starvation. Damage and intense irritation affect animals’ delicate digestive systems. Harmful toxins seep into marine environment...

Student-staff communication re-examined

Andreea Sabau, Executive News Editor

September 28, 2018

Rain on the day of a tennis match is a bad omen for senior Allison Miller, interrupting her process of mental preparation for the game. However, the lines of communication set up between her and her coach through text messaging and G...

District adds security measures

Sarah Sandlow, News Editor

September 28, 2018

Due to the general trend of tensions over the amount of school security, Dean of Students William Eike worked with administrative members of Glenbrook High School District #225 to update safety policies and implement other security changes in addition to those that occurred at ...

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 ...

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