New facilities promote transition

February 5, 2016

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Plans have been made for the creation of a unisex bathroom and private changing stalls in the locker rooms to make students, including transgender students, feel more comfortable at school. There is no way to know if Glenbrook North has transgender students who have ... Read more »

Floss and get into college

Alec Mawrence, Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2016

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People come up to me all the time and ask, “Hey Alec, what’s your secret to having such healthy gums?” And I say, “Flossing.” I’m not sure why people are so obsessed with my gum health, and my secret isn’t much o... Read more »

‘Reality’ isn’t quite reality

Ellie Jordan, Executive Opinions Editor

February 5, 2016

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I have a guilty pleasure, and it comes in the deplorable form of the Kardashians. I had never truly understood the meaning of a guilty pleasure until I began watching the chronicles of all the petty issues that befall reality TV’s most melodramatic, narcissistic family. Shamefully, ... Read more »

Free the lifting racks

Allan Dontsis, Executive Sports Editor

February 5, 2016

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Let me tell you a story about my friend. He comes after school once a week to the fitness center to stay in shape. As he prepares to bench press on one of the ten racks available to students and faculty, he finds himself excluded. Each rack is empty except fo... Read more »

Drinking ticket law changes, decisions do not

December 11, 2015

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Due to a recent revision to an Illinois law, the Northbrook Police will no longer report drinking tickets received by Glenbrook North students to the school. This doesn’t change anything. Students who drink will continue to d... Read more »

Doubting yourself provokes self-decline

Zara Saiyed, Opinions Editor

December 11, 2015

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I exude positivity. I wouldn’t be surprised if you had to do a double take on that comment. Nowadays, positive comments are unusual, while it is all too common to make self-deprecating jokes. One day in English class, w... Read more »

It’s more than “just a joke”

Suyeon Hong, Executive News Editor

December 11, 2015

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I remember pretending to be shy and reserved with a lilting, soft and inaccurate “Asian” accent as my friend egged me on with her giggles. I remember my friend pulling her eyes into slits and asking if I couldn’t see well beca... Read more »

An elementary guide to physical education

Alec Mawrence, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2015

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In physical education (sorry physical education teachers, but I’m going to call it “gym”), there is a universally acknowledged bell curve of effort versus acceptance (see graph to the right). Someone who lies on the far left of The Curve gives minimal effort, and the class recognizes it. The class ... Read more »

Sexual assault prevention falls on students

November 6, 2015

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Sexual assault education is the most important topic taught at Glenbrook North, and students need to treat it as so. A December 2014 report from the U.S. Department of Justice stated that 20 percent of females in college are s... Read more »

Sometimes I don’t want to be a snowflake

Jessica Lee, Features Editor

November 6, 2015

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It was 9 p.m. on a Wednesday night, and instead of taking notes on the judicial branch, drawing a comparative bar graph or dealing with the growing mountain of clothes on my floor, I was being sucked into the black hole of procrastination. Also known as Pinterest.... Read more »

Technology: the new iBinky

Ellie Jordan, Executive Opinions Editor

November 6, 2015

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Vacant eyes, glazed over with the reflection of the dancing iPad screen, stare unblinking at the constant stream of stimuli presented on the handheld display. The kid is three years old, and knows very little of the world aside from the enthralling squar... Read more »

Bigger is not always better

Zoe Engels, News Editor

October 2, 2015

Filed under OpEd

As the voices of nearly 30 classmates permeate the room, I cannot think or learn to the best of my ability, leaving the Google Doc on my computer screen glowing with an alarming blankness. In classes like these, where there are no empty desks in sight, I feel utterly... Read more »

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