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More student parking passes sold than spots available

Ellie Prober, Executive Editor-at-Large

November 9, 2018

With incredible frustration, senior Elise Katsnelson abandoned her fruitless search for a spot in the athletic parking lot before school, turning instead to the other side of the building. She tried the science and tennis court parking lots, but the only remaining spaces were far from the school in the cages, ca...

Junk foods spur withdrawal effects

Sara Williams, News Editor

November 2, 2018

No burgers or chips. No cake or donuts. No cookies or candy. These restrictions were part of the food challenge seniors Gabi Ocasek and Ben Holub undertook at the start of the school year after seeing the idea on an Instagram post. They decided to follow it in an at...

Changes planned for food drive

Karina Belotserkovskiy, News Editor

November 2, 2018

The upcoming food drive is set to feature a new point system in which the points will no longer be counted by 2-3 class, but by grade level instead. The food drive is scheduled to begin with the first day of Pack the Truck on ...

Audition changes, martial arts diversifies Variety Show

Lydia Stumme-Berg, News Editor

November 2, 2018

This year, Glenbrook North's Variety Show, "Warrior," is expected to showcase greater diversity in the acts by increasing audition opportunities to encourage participation. Variety Show auditions are scheduled to begin on Nov. 12 from 3:30 to 9 p.m. in...

School seeks new superintendent

Sarah Sandlow, News Editor

November 2, 2018

With his desire to be “in the know” and his love for school involvement, senior Danny Brodson naturally has a passion for committees. Because he always stays current on district matters, he was eager to join a superintendent search committee to be an informe...

Schools follow test-optional trend

Elaine Kim, News Editor

September 28, 2018

The last thing senior Isabel Reynes thought colleges would view her as was something other than just a number. After doing test prep junior year, she had always assumed including her score in her application would have been the only option. ...

Leadership Council created to connect activities

Karina Belotserkovskiy, News Editor

September 28, 2018

Even though he is now the co-president of Drama/Theater Club, senior Joe Gertner almost decided not to join the club his freshman year. He felt that it was hard to get involved because it was out of his comfort zone and he perceived a lack of connection and communication between unde...

Plastic straw usage damages environment, marine life

Sara Williams and Sam Morgan

September 28, 2018

Fish swim around with stomachs nearly bursting with plastic that tricks them into thinking they are full, when in reality, they are on the brink of starvation. Damage and intense irritation affect animals’ delicate digestive systems. Harmful toxins seep into marine environment...

Student-staff communication re-examined

Andreea Sabau, Executive News Editor

September 28, 2018

Rain on the day of a tennis match is a bad omen for senior Allison Miller, interrupting her process of mental preparation for the game. However, the lines of communication set up between her and her coach through text messaging and G...

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