Hypocrisy, flags and Down to the River Boys

October 2, 2015

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We cheered at the Chicago Gay Pride Parade. We scoffed at Kim Davis, who refused a gay couple’s right to marry. We watched the Snapchat story of the Confederate flag coming down from the South Carolina capitol building with American pride. We were shocked when protests arose t... Read more »

Culture is not a costume

Sue Hong, Executive News Editor

October 2, 2015

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Recently, I discovered  an image of a new costume being sold at Halloween stores. It wasn’t of a woman in a minion costume or a scandalous outfit, but a burly man in a costume mocking Caitlyn Jenner’s iconic “coming out” Vanity Fair front-page photo. The look is complete wit... Read more »

Stressed students summon a plague

Ellie Jordan, Executive Opinions Editor

October 2, 2015

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Ah, school. In many students’ minds it is not so much a safe haven for learning as it is a base from which we frantically complete our academic obligations in a state of constant mental exertion. We’re tired. Our minds are o... Read more »

New SA Board prerequisite: predicting the future

Emily Chwa, Staff Writer

April 17, 2015

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I know exactly where I’ll be in two years. I will have just won the lottery, a box of Lucky Charms with only the marshmallows will be sitting on my desk and Glenbrook North’s seniors will have voted me “Most Outgoing... Read more »

Quiet speaks the loudest

Ellie Jordan, Staff Writer

April 17, 2015

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If you’re more inclined to pick an evening of solitude with a book or your favorite TV show over a night out partying with over a dozen almost-friends, I’m going to break some earth-shattering news to you. You’re probably... Read more »

PARCC frustrations should be used productively

April 17, 2015

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The Illinois State Board of Education has shown that it not only tests students for English and mathematical literacy, but it also tests the limits of students’ and teachers’ frustration. This year, the Partnership As... Read more »

Letter to the Editor

March 6, 2015

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In September, I learned that all students must wear standardized physical education (P.E.) uniforms, and I was worried, to say the least. As a senior in Aquatics, swimming in my 80s-style shirt and shorts everyday did not sound... Read more »

Don’t erase face to face

Lauren Sulkowski, Executive Lifestyle Editor

March 6, 2015

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One day in second grade, I was standing on the playground in my snow boots, plaid jumper and fluffy winter hat. Through tear-filled eyes, I saw  my best friend stomping angrily away. But by the end of the 20-minute recess block,... Read more »

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