Think before you share

April 21, 2017

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On Tuesday, Feb. 14, a bomb threat made by Northbrook resident Michael R. Schmidt led the Northbrook Police Department and the Glenbrook North administration to declare a soft lockdown. However, not all students and teachers...

To snitch or not to snitch

April 21, 2017

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Why not try the ukulele

Nora Smith, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017

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My family lacks musical talent. I don’t mean we sing off-key or have trouble keeping a beat — I mean when we sing there is no key, and our rhythm is nonexistent. My relatives were right when they said I’d be the same: ton...

Light humor, heavy heart

Keena Du, Opinions Editor

March 3, 2017

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Last weekend, I stumbled into school as a disheveled mess of wrinkled clothes, unwashed hair and baggy-eyed glory. Needless to say, I wasn't feeling particularly attractive. So when I told my friend his untied shoelaces were a...

Do it while you still can

Nora Smith, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

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No one likes the sound of an alarm in the morning. It means you have to wake up, get up and toughen up to face the world. Your warm, comfortable, blanket-strewn bed is a much preferred alternative to the cold, harsh air outside. ...

It’s okay to be the black sheep

March 3, 2017

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No one likes to feel excluded. In fact, many people are so deathly afraid of exclusion that they will go to appalling lengths in order to avoid being the odd ones out. Making a choice based on someone else’s decision lea...

Women’s marches don’t end the fight

Nina Fridman, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

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On Jan. 21,  hundreds of thousands of women marched the streets all over the world demanding social, political and economic equality. Less than 48 hours later, newly-elected U.S. President Donald Trump seemed to turn a blind eye to the widespread diss...

A basic guide to high school jobs

Ellie Jordan, Managing Editor

February 3, 2017

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If you are one of the responsible high school students who has chosen to undertake a part-time job, I commend you. However, taking a part-time job in high school tends to present students with weird or uncomfortable encounters...

The battle against PowerSchool

February 3, 2017

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Grades are everything. This notion has been perpetuated with each passing year of high school. Our grades define our academic performance which determines where we go to college which determines a whole slew of other things....

Editorial Cartoon

February 3, 2017

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Why I’m not a good Jew

By Natan Shayevich, Features Editor

February 3, 2017

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I’m not a particularly good Jew. I eat shrimp and oysters, the only thing that draws me to the synagogue on Shabbat is the promise of my grandmother’s Persian cooking afterwards and if I skip a candle (or five) on Hannukah...

An Asian’s reflection on race

Kaylyn Du, Executive Opinions Editor

February 3, 2017

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Every time I hang out with my Asian friends in a public place, I feel a familiar pang of uneasiness. I’ve never really understood why I feel that way or what it means. All I know is that it always emerges. Over the past ye...

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