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Health expert weighs in on socially distant gatherings

Megan Fahrney, Rachel Katz, Executive Sports Editor, News Editor

May 20, 2020

Honking cars lined up outside of homes and mask-wearing teenagers chatting on driveways, standing six feet apart. For many, this has become the new norm for socialization.  Following Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s issuance of COVID-19 Executive ...

Math Team captures first place at national competition

Jenna Amusin, Staff Writer

May 19, 2020

Over the course of six weeks, the Math Team competed in the 2020 AreteLabs/AMC Mini-Madness competition, an online national contest, and won the title of national champions. The team beat schools from Pennsylvania, Georgia, Texas, Kentuck...

Online mental health support made available to students during quarantine

Haley Sandlow, Audrey Gottschild, Opinions Editor, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

For many people living with mental illness, the stress and circumstances surrounding COVID-19 can exacerbate symptoms due to social isolation, a lack of routine, fear, grief or an inability to meet basic needs due to job loss.  ...

Glenbrook North hires new principal

Rachel Katz, News Editor

May 13, 2020

Glenbrook High School District #225 Board of Education approved the hiring of Jason Markey, current principal of East Leyden High School, on March 16. Markey will start as principal on July 1.  “I was looking, in all honesty, just for a...

Village of Northbrook distributes masks to residents Thursday, April 30

Megan Fahrney, Executive Sports Editor

April 29, 2020

The Village of Northbrook will hold a second mask distribution that is scheduled to take place tomorrow, April 30, beginning at 8 a.m. for seniors ages 65 and older and at 9 a.m. for residents of all ages. The distribution will...

Science class offers alternative grading system

Drew Mutchnik, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

A new science class, Integrating Physics and Chemistry, is designed to have no homework or tests. Instead, grades will be composed mostly of projects and labs. Science teacher Bryan Musolf, who created the class, said he plans to begin the class with different mate...

Coronavirus project created to spread awareness

Lindsay Berkowitz, Audrey Gottschild, Staff Writers

April 20, 2020

Editor’s note: This article was written during the week of March 1, 2020, prior to the start of Glenbrook High School District #225 E-Learning and subsequent developments in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The information inclu...

Proctors cause delays in ACT test administration

Caitlyn Lofland, Daniela Shekman, Features Editor, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

While taking the February ACT at Glenbrook North and experiencing confusion and delays in his testing room, junior Matthew Sasaki felt frustrated and distracted. Sasaki experienced these problems after it appeared to him that the proctor in his testing room was ...

Math team integrates into new division

Ellie White, Jenna Amusin, News Editor, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

At the math team regional competition, junior Brendan Biernacki scored perfectly in all three of his events. By earning these scores, Biernacki came a step closer to becoming a three-time individual state champion. “During the contest, I was feeling like I could ...

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