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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...

Korean student’s life in America

Lucy Cho, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

Eight months ago, sophomore Yoon Lee moved halfway across the world from South Korea to the United States, leaving her father and her childhood friends.  Lee said she misses her father most when she hears her friends talking ab...

Student travels with Malawian president

Eli Traub, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

Alongside his grandfather, Malawian President Peter Mutharika, junior Chris Knapp traveled to the United Nations General Assembly and Malawi.  “Sometimes I take a minute to think about it, you know, that I’m related to someo...

History behind n-word emphasizes impact

Andreea Sabau, Executive News Editor

February 1, 2019

Every time junior Lauren McGinnis hears what she believes is “the most powerful word in the English language” — the n-word — being used, waves of discomfort and frustration wash over her. She did not think that asking her white peers in an Instagram post to remove the word from their vocabulary was an un...

Digging into the GBN tunnels

Nora Smith, Executive Opinions Editor

December 7, 2018

Whether you have heard about them from a friend or you are just learning about them now, the Glenbrook North tunnels have been the subject of many rumors. Curious about the truth, I talked to an administrator to arrange a time for us to go into the tunnels together wi...

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