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Typing notes impairs students’ learning ability

Emily Chwa, News Editor

June 1, 2016

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During Spanish class, junior Eamon Homedi was typing his notes about the lesson when he gave in to the urge to open a new tab on his laptop. He hovered the cursor over the button, and with one click, shifted his focus from su...

Social media increases influence on politics

Ben Jutzi, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016

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When a Facebook friend messaged Glenbrook North graduate Bryan Scheinkopf a video of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, his life changed. “As soon as I heard about [Sanders’] platform, it was very obvious that this was a guy that aligned with my ideology a lot more,” Scheinkopf said. Sch...

Study finds teen diets may be improving despite obesity epidemic

Zoe Engels, News Editor

April 15, 2016

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Throughout the school day, senior Coco Yang finds that her stomach [often] growls with hunger, fueled by her desire for delicious, healthy food. To satisfy her taste buds, Yang sometimes pulls a snack from her lunch bag, silently enjoying it during her classes. ...

Cuba opens doors to student travelers

Jenna Magill, News Editor

March 4, 2016

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Biking along the outskirts of Havana, social studies teacher David Vincent came across a Cuban military installment with six stationary missile mountings and a group of soldiers outside practicing drills. Wanting to document the rare site of a foreign mi...

New class allows Spartans to create business

Suyeon Hong, Executive News Editor

March 4, 2016

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Junior Dylan Rose was always curious about business incubators, but he never thought one would ever exist at Glenbrook North. So when Rose first heard about the new Entrepreneurship Business Incubator course that would be offered next year, he signed up for i...

Math Department set to host Pi Day events

Kelly Johnson, Page Editor

March 4, 2016

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Sophomore Brandyn Li has been memorizing digits of pi since he was 13 years old. Last year when Li heard about the Math Department hosting a Pi Day, including a competition of who can recite the most digits of pi, he signed up immediately. Li said he came...

Initiatives focus on inclusivity for students

Emily Chwa, News Editor

February 5, 2016

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After mulling over the facilities Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South offer students, Superintendent Mike Riggle saw one aspect not matching the message he wanted District 225 sending to its students and community. “Our ...

Accident causes field house floor makeover

Matthew Rosen, Staff Writer

February 5, 2016

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According to Athletic Director John Catalano, over Thanksgiving break, one of the sweepers malfunctioned. The malfunction resulted in burn marks across the entire surface of the floor, with the most significant damage appear...

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