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Why activism can’t be a trend

April 20, 2018

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Homemade signs displaying political slogans floated overhead as a sea of advocates flooded Union Park in Chicago to honor lives lost due to gun violence and to call for changes in national gun legislation. Passionate speeches shared firsthand accounts of gun violenc...

‘Suburban Jungle’ season finale

Nora Smith, Opinions Editor

April 20, 2018

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Now we’re entering the wild outback of the Glenbrook North parking lot. Look, mate! Here comes anotha black Jeep Wranglah! Nasty brutes they are. But what a beaut! Watch as she takes the turn incredibly fast and — crikey! She almost knocked down those fres...

Letter to the Editor from Sharon Koretskov

Sharon Koretskov

April 20, 2018

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Dear Students, I am one of you. I’m eighteen years old, I’m involved in Key Club, and I’m a senior at Glenbrook North High School. I know what it’s like to be a part of the school system. I know what it’s like to expe...

Being naive is my biggest pet peeve

Shane Olson, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

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The frothy, sour liquid seeped out of the chocolate milk jug. Its flavor and consistency triggered my gag reflex. It was expired. 9 days expired. 216 hours expired. 12,960 minutes expired. 777,600 seconds withering away in its cafeteria refrigerator, each second pushing further and further ...

Pop music and Russian parties

Natan Shayevich, Opinions Editor

March 2, 2018

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Eleven p.m. on a Saturday, and the Russian dinner party is in full swing. A horde of ex-Soviets floods the house. They are making obnoxiously loud small talk, taking selfies with my terrified cats, shivering in the backyard, smoking cigarettes and complaining about how hard it is to quit. At the center of the chaos...

Politics matters

Andreea Sabau, News Editor

March 2, 2018

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      Politics,it seems, is a punch line plaguing the United States. The fact that America’s stability depends on the president’s Twitter account poses a dire question: does politics even matter anymore? On Jan. 20, “Satu...

Ringing back human interaction

Anya Eydelman, Page Editor

March 2, 2018

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If the neighbors had seen me walking towards the door they’d say, “There was a troubled girl walking down the street talking to herself earlier,” which is not necessarily wrong, because I was. There I stood, 25 feet away from my best friend’s house. Yet, I refus...

We are fighting for our safety

March 2, 2018

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We cannot allow more lives to be taken from us. 13 lives taken at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colo. on April 20, 1999. 32 lives taken at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. on April 16, 2007. 26 lives taken at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Decembe...

Perfect pieces of Northbrook

Danny Ogranovich, Page Editor

March 2, 2018

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If you want to complain about Northbrook, don’t come to me. For a long time now, all the way back to the good old days at Greenbriar Elementary, I have been this town’s number one fan. Friends often complain about how boring this place is and how much they’re itchin...

Let’s talk about sex (ed)

Suzanna Creasey, Lifestyle Editor

March 2, 2018

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I was 6 years old when I had a crush on another girl for the first time. I was 10 years old when I learned that two girls are allowed to be in love. During the uncomfortable sex education lesson in fifth grade, after giggling at diag...

Editorial Cartoon: Permanent residency

March 2, 2018

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Correction

March 2, 2018

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In the February issue of the Torch, a source was misquoted in an article about the chess team. The word “people” was used rather than the word “teams” when talking about the number of participants at a state tournament. Torch r...

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