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Science teacher takes physics abroad

Micha Gachpar, Features Editor

September 28, 2018

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Five teachers from the United States are chosen each year to attend a three-week research program in Geneva, Switzerland. After being denied from the program the previous summer, physics teacher Tony Valsamis was offered the chance to take part in this unique oppo...

Student performs at sandwich shop

Matthew Chupack, Features Editor

September 28, 2018

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Even as a toddler, junior Quinn Cassell took an interest in music through unconventional household items. “Before Quinn could talk, he used to walk around the house and sit down in front of the cold air return grates, … and he would strum them,” sai...

Student adorns wall to bring joy

Anya Eydelman and Zoe Bendoff, Page Editor and Staff Writer

May 24, 2018

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After comparing the spacious and beautifully renovated classrooms to her AP Psychology classroom, room C202, senior Rachel Patris recognized that a change could be made. This room was home to a wall whose peeling paint was h...

Freshman earns coding position

Ellie Pazol, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

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The minutes on the clock sped by as freshman Jack Klebba’s hands flew across the keyboard while his eyes searched for an error amid slashes, dots and phrases. He believed a single mistake would mean losing his chance to work for one of the world’s top game devel...

Lawmaker handles changes in gun legislation

Micha Gachpar, Editor-at-Large

April 20, 2018

Filed under Features, In The Middle

Brad Schneider, representative for the 10th Congressional District of Illinois, was elected to office in 2012 and began his term in 2013, directly following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. After this tragedy,...

Driven student builds 1981 Camaro

Maddie Harris, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

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Decked out in arm-length gloves and a protective mask, junior Ben Lopez hesitantly began to weld his car, after beginning to build the car about a month before. He said he found welding frightening because he had to anx...

Gun violence tragedy sparks student action

Matthew Chupack, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

Filed under Features, In The Middle

Sophomore Campbell Sharpe said she was in second grade when her classmate’s relative was murdered by a shooter on his way to a grocery store. Sharpe said that she previously viewed this classmate as a troublemaker, but this...

Unique student art recognized by community

Maggie Li, Features Editor

March 2, 2018

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Instead of limiting herself to paper, pencil or paints, junior Michelle Gershkovich created a piece of art out of unconventional materials such as insulation foam and chicken wire. “I built the frame, … and then I carved insulation foam, and then I used chicken wir...

Teacher considered for Tony award

Isabel Vayser, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018

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When she heard she was being considered for a Tony award, Julie Ann Robinson, theatre director at Glenbrook North, was shocked and thrilled. Robinson is a candidate for the Excellence in Theatre Education category, which is a...

Non-Jewish student leads Jewish Culture Club

Sonia Zaacks, Features Editor

March 2, 2018

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Braiding challah, making Purim masks and watching Israeli television shows are all parts of junior Wesley Chen’s Wednesday afternoons. As co-president of Jewish Culture Club, Chen is responsible for planning activities related to Jewish culture for the club members. D...

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