Celebration of ‘slanguage’

Keena Du, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016

Filed under OpEd

From witty T-shirt designs to artsy, straight-out-of-Tumblr posters, teen “slanguage” today means much more than a way to abbreviate when texting or to seem updated on the latest trending videos. It isn’t something teens sh... Read more »

E-book truth uncovered

Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016

Filed under OpEd

I received a Sony e­Reader for my birthday a few years ago, and I loved it. It was shiny and beautiful and had all my favorite books. I was thrilled. However, after some time had passed and the novelty of having a new toy wore off, I realized something was not the s... Read more »

The age of college shaming

Kaylyn Du, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016

Filed under OpEd

I couldn’t believe it when my friends mistook the reputable Oberlin College, a school I was interested in attending, for Oberweis ​— the ice cream store. Yes, you heard me. They automatically assumed the liberal arts colle... Read more »

Pro and con for underclassmen in the SAC

Alec Mawrence, Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2016

Filed under Features, OpEd

The features editors asked me to write a column about why the SAC should be all-inclusive. They know I am an expert on the topic because I wrote about it last year. They also know the seniors last year demoralized me and hurt m... Read more »

You are not first, not alone

March 4, 2016

Filed under OpEd

Every week, about 250 students walk through the hallway between Student Services and the College Resource Center. Some of them are comfortable and some of them are in a crisis. Some of them don’t want anyone to know where they are and some hope their teachers an... Read more »

Open your mind to a different vote

Amber Olson, Executive Features Editor

March 4, 2016

Filed under OpEd

When I turned 18, I didn’t run out of the house to get a rebellious tattoo, and I didn’t purchase loads of lottery tickets just because I could. Instead, on my 18th birthday, my overriding thought was, “I am voting in thi... Read more »

Embrace mismatched joy

Ellie Jordan, Executive Opinions Editor

March 4, 2016

Filed under OpEd

           When I am old, I shall wear loose-fitting dresses with slippers that do not match, and I shall clash pots and pans together to create my own cacophonous symphony. I shall sing in elevators and press all the buttons for the fun of doing so, and when I ar... Read more »

‘They’ shall overcome

Kobi Weinberg, Managing Editor

March 4, 2016

Filed under OpEd

While visiting my sister at college, I sat on her dormitory terrace and met her friends. One friend, Gregg, is transgender. After Gregg left, I remarked, “He’s funny.” My sister corrected me, explaining that Gregg insi... Read more »

New facilities promote transition

February 5, 2016

Filed under OpEd

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

Filed under OpEd

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

Filed under OpEd

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 »

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