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A basic guide to high school jobs

Ellie Jordan, Managing Editor

February 3, 2017

Filed under OpEd

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

Filed under OpEd

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

Filed under OpEd

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Why I’m not a good Jew

By Natan Shayevich, Features Editor

February 3, 2017

Filed under OpEd

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

Filed under OpEd

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...

To he who peed,

December 9, 2016

Filed under OpEd

To the person who undermined and defaced efforts toward fundamental progression at Glenbrook North by urinating not once, but twice, on publications advocating in favor of feminism: thank you. Thank you for sending a tremor through the ...

The one fear that rules them all

Nina Fridman, Staff Writer

December 9, 2016

Filed under OpEd

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had an abundance of irrational fears. I describe planes as large metal coffins suspended in the sky at the will of an untrustworthy pilot, I’ll take five flights of stairs inste...

Finsta puts real back in Instagram

Gillian Redstone, Staff Writer

December 9, 2016

Filed under OpEd

Picture this: I make my favorite cozy meal, spaghetti and meatballs. I begin to carry the heaping pile of pasta from the stove to the table. In one sweep, I trip and fall on the ground. But miraculously, my glorious noodles...

The Weeknd impresses with album ‘Starboy’

Gillian Redstone, Staff Writer

December 9, 2016

Filed under OpEd, Uncategorized

The Weeknd’s past year has been full of growth in popularity with the release of the album “Beauty Behind the Madness,” a wildly successful North American tour and headlining music festivals like VooDoo Experience and The...

Ghost of autumn’s past

Jackson Weil, Staff Writer

December 9, 2016

Filed under OpEd

Within the first few days of November, carved pumpkins, ghastly ghosts and spooky skeletons give way to wreaths, menorahs and inflatable snowmen. Countless houses are instantly covered with dazzling decorations and the radio wav...

Feminism, Nazis and urinals: a fight for rights

November 4, 2016

Filed under OpEd

     In mid-October, a student tore down a Feminism Club sign, brought it into a boys’ bathroom and stuck it inside a urinal. It was discovered soaking wet, ripped down the middle and half-submerged in a pool of urine. ...

A matter of morality or mortality

Keena Du, Opinions Editor

November 4, 2016

Filed under OpEd

This past summer, I stared death in the eyes. That is, I stared at the face of a corpse on a living person’s head. Since the popular social media app Snapchat started offering fun, animated filters to their users, the Snapchat...

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