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Youth-led climate strikes surge across country

Rachel Katz, News Editor

November 8, 2019

A group of young protesters gathered in a large circle and chanted up at the buildings on Federal Plaza, while senior Ainsley Charlesworth observed the group. Charlesworth felt as though the circle of protesters was trying to get the attention of the adults working in the build...

Black Student Union highlights black experiences, culture

Ellie White, News Editor

November 8, 2019

Glenbrook North’s Black Student Union, also known as the BSU, is a new club that was started by senior Lauren McGinnis and junior Sofia Thompson. The BSU is both a cultural club and a safe space for black students at GBN. According to Thompson, the BSU is a p...

Illness strikes e-cigarette users

Rachel Katz and Sarah Boeke

September 27, 2019

When junior Sofia Thompson walked into the bathroom, she was not shocked to find a group of students huddled in the handicap stall. This was a typical experience for Thompson. It was obvious to her what the students were doing behind the closed stall: vaping. So, when t...

Inside Maple’s new building

September 27, 2019

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Contamination halts GBN recycling

Elaine Kim and Matthew Chupack, Executive News Editor and Executive Editor-at-Large

September 27, 2019

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. To senior Francine Dadrass, recycling had always been an obvious choice to make — a choice she had assumed Glenbrook North was making with blue bins present in almost every classroom. “It was confusing once I found out about [GBN not r...

New additions coming to area

Ellie White and Brandon Lee, News Editor and Page Editor

September 27, 2019

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Classrooms pilot new phone locking system

Brooke Falk, News Editor

September 27, 2019

During English class, senior Theresa Burke sat in the nurses’ office with chest pain. She was unable to call her dad as she could not remember his phone number. The nurse had to walk to Burke’s class and ask the teacher to unlock her phone from its Yondr...

Study investigates school security

Elaine Kim, News Editor

May 23, 2019

A knee-jerk reaction was what Jagdish Khubchandani, associate professor of health science at Ball State University, saw happening across schools in America in response to shootings covered by the media. “These schools hear about gun violence and want to take actio...

Bill provides consent definition for Illinois health classes

Sarah Sandlow, News Editor

May 23, 2019

The Clothesline Project, an event through Northwest CASA where students read stories of sexual violence written on T-shirts hanging in the gym, is a part of the Glenbrook North health curriculum for sophomores. Every shirt is made by a student from a local high school. Health...

Marching band invited to New Year’s parade

Karina Belotserkovskiy, News Editor

May 23, 2019

Receiving a ceremonial umbrella from London officials in front of his bandmates was not something sophomore David Schaeffer was expecting, but he took the honor in stride. “It’s in my backpack right now,” said Schaeffer. “I’ve brought it with me to tennis meets, an...

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