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Minimum wage to increase 58 percent by 2020

Sahil Modi, News Editor

December 9, 2016

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Cramped behind the counter, junior Ben Harkey scoops cup after cup of ice cream, handing each to his coworkers at the register. As of Oct. 19, Harkey has received a raise from $8.25 an hour to $9 an hour. Although he now makes ...

Lead level tests indicate drinking water is within EPA standards

Sahil Modi, News Editor

November 4, 2016

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     Before every tennis match, junior Melissa Goldin fills her water bottle from a water fountain. As she gulps the fresh and soothing water, she does not realize that she could possibly consume lead and develop brain damag...

‘Get Vegucated’ speaker brings attention to GMO pros, cons

Lucia Bosacoma, Opinions Editor

November 4, 2016

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     While poring over the list of ingredients on the bag of potato chips in her hands, junior Pari Thakkar stared wide-eyed as she came across one genetically modified ingredient after another.      As president of the ...

Feminism Club sign found in boys’ bathroom urinal

Ben Jutzi, News Editor

November 4, 2016

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     A Feminism Club sign was found plastered against the  inside of a urinal in the boys’ bathroom, soaked in urine. The sign, which provided students with information regarding the location of a club meeting, was fo...

Student featured on National Public Radio

Ben Zhao, Executive Features Editor

November 4, 2016

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     For three days, freshman Sam Mitchell went home after school to methodically cut and analyze dozens of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in standard, king size, miniature, mini and special Halloween varieties.      Aft...

Coalition application offers students new opportunities

Olga Archakov, Gillian Redstone, Lifestyle Editor, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016

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The bright smile on senior Loni Feffer’s face disappeared, and she adopted a gloomy tone as she talked about the college application process. “[The college process] just seems very superficial to me,” said Feffer. “I...

Claims of local drug abuse ignite demands for immediate change

Zoe Engels, Executive News Editor

September 30, 2016

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Tears roll silently down her cheeks as PJ Newberg, the founder and director of Northshore Secret Heroin Problem, recalls the struggles she has faced since her daughter became a heroin addict. When the addiction developed, Newberg...

Students rescue peer during beach accident

Sydney Stumme-Berg, Catherine Zhang, News Editors

September 30, 2016

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As he discusses the rescue of Glenbrook North senior Tural Erel from the water at Gillson Beach, Glenbrook South senior Paul Choi shifts his eyes down to his fiddling hands during a moment of reflection, and a distressed ...

Heavy student workload inspires policy change, debate

Ben Jutzi, News Editor

September 30, 2016

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After returning from his daily varsity soccer practice, senior Ryan Golde sits down at his desk. He looks over at the clock. 6:30 p.m.. Time to begin the hours of homework assigned in his AP classes. The combination of ...

Year in Review

June 1, 2016

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Mock trials inspire student interest in law

Suyeon Hong, Executive News Editor

June 1, 2016

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When sophomore Julia Laughlin found out that schedule conflicts had left her with only two options for an elective, she reluctantly took the business law class. “Initially, I was pretty frustrated,” said Laughlin. “I had pretty low expectations going in, but...

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