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Fishing Club hooks student interest

Ellie Pazol, Executive Features Editor

November 8, 2019

A loud laugh shattered the silence in the science resource center as junior Songyu Ye announced that he had never caught a fish in his life. Ironically, Ye is one of the three co-presidents and founders of the Fishing Club, along with juniors Adrian Knyazev an...

One call from the runway

Maya Fridman, Grace Kang, Features Editor, Copy Editor

November 8, 2019

One mid-August morning at 9 a.m., senior Urie Han, half-awake, answered her phone. On the other line was a Miss Illinois Teen USA pageant representative who revealed that Urie was nominated to be a contestant in the Miss Illinois Teen USA pageant. To ...

Engineering club crafts prosthetic hand

Lucy Cho, Features Editor

September 27, 2019

Through a program called e-NABLE, SWEN was matched with 59-year-old Ric McKenzie, who lost all his fingers to frostbite 20 years ago. e-NABLE is a global program in which people volunteer to make 3D-printed hands and arms for people in need. The club members used blueprints and formulas from e-NABL...

Get to know the woman behind the register

Grace Kang, Copy Editor

September 27, 2019

Three cash registers jingle with coins. Students with their unpaid school lunches form an amoeba-like crowd around the Quest Food Management Services Cashiers: Jaqueline Younatham, Eva Odisho and Arianna Cox. The cafeteria is ...

Olympian embarks on field hockey club

Samrah Abbasi, Editor-at-Large

September 27, 2019

Katie Beach, owner and director of Windy City Field Hockey, is an Olympian and former Division I head coach for field hockey at Colombia University. She joined the U.S. Women’s National Field Hockey team and competed in glo...

Student triumphs at chess nationals

Zoe Bendoff and Micha Gachpar, Staff Writer and Features Editor

May 23, 2019

When senior Siva Muthupalaniappan joined the Glenbrook North chess team as a sophomore, he was an outlier on a team comprised of seniors. Little did he know, two years later, he would tie for first place at the 2019 National Scholastic K-12 Grade Championship.  ...

Last one standing: Brenda Fuentes

Grace Kang, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

It is 9 p.m., and the dimly-lit halls of Glenbrook North echo with soft footsteps. Six hours and five minutes have passed since the stampede of students rushed through the halls and out the heavy doors to school buses and cars. 11:30 p.m. The paraprofessio...

Senior develops passion for photography

Grace Chatas, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2019

As the sun rose, senior Cam Casey stood with his camera in hand, surrounded by shreds of furniture and freshly sprayed graffiti, ready to document his latest adventure on Instagram — exploring an abandoned hospital. “It was pretty cool to see the remnants of the hospital and be able to see each individual roo...

Horseback rider gallops through adversity

Anya Eydelman and Megan Fahrney, Editor-at-Large and Sports Editor

March 1, 2019

Unlike most tourists, junior Emily Erickson has left hoofprints across the globe from Iceland to Wisconsin while riding on horseback. Sprouting from a childhood infatuation with ponies, Erickson has pursued her love of horses by participating in weekly lessons at her training stable. “I love horseback riding bec...

Teacher visits with refugees in Rwanda

Caitlyn Lofland, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

Passionate about human rights, Matthew Whipple, director of the Glenbrook Academy of International Studies, traveled to Rwanda during the summer of 2017 to tour Africa and visit a refugee camp. Whipple is involved in STAND FOR...

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