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Shooting for experience, Titan Stars practice cheer

Kelsey Kiwaiko, co-news editor

February 19, 2012

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The Titan Stars, a program that gives students with special needs an opportunity to cheer with the JV cheerleaders, is continuing its second consecutive year. According to Alyson VanderPlas, JV cheerleading coach, the eight...

DanceFest inspires youth through evolving program

Richard Pearl, staff reporter

February 3, 2012

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DanceFest, an annual fundraiser hosted by the Titan Poms that took place Jan. 28, reflected how the program has transformed over the years. Titan Poms prepared and taught dance routines to elementary and middle school students to ...

Public school faces religious lawsuit

Sarah Jaleel, co-news editor

February 3, 2012

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Jessica Ahlquist, high school sophomore from Rhode Island, recently won a lawsuit to remove an 8-foot prayer displayed on the wall of the Cranston West high school auditorium. A seventh grader created the prayer, according...

Tate’s drive to coach earns Diamond

Ben Kraus, staff reporter

February 3, 2012

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Tara Tate, head GBS debate coach, earned the Second Diamond rank, an award that recognizes longevity and success in a debate coach’s career, October 2011. According to Tate, she reached the minimum mark for years coaching...

Glenbrook bookstores to break from current provider

Carolyn Kelly, staff reporter

February 3, 2012

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GBS and GBN bookstores will transfer to Beck’s Books once the contract with the district’s current provider, Follett Corporation, expires this summer, according to District 225 officials. Superintendent Michael Riggle said...

GOP debates elicit South response

Julia Jacobs, asst. web editor

February 3, 2012

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The 2012 Republican primaries are beginning their second month with remaining candidates Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum under the scrutiny of the American people, including South students and faculty. To...

Self Defense now at South

Jerin Saji, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2012

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Escaping choke holds, practice on hitting pads, learning to combat like real life. These are the skills learnes in the new Self-Defense unit added into the freshmen/sophomore curriculum, according to Dawn Fendt, physical educ...

Latino students shine at Summit

Tammy Craven, asst. news editor

December 26, 2011

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GBS Latino students attended the tenth annual Latino Summit Nov. 18 at Harper College. According to Socorro Rogers, GBS Latino Summit representative, Latino Summit consists of about 40 GBS freshman and sophomore Latino students,...

Board of education passes vote for turf fields

Julia Jacobs, asst. web editor

December 16, 2011

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District 225 Board of Education voted to lay down turf on South and North foot- ball fields at the Dec. 12 Board meeting, a $3.5 million project that has been dis- cussed for five years. According to a memo written by Kimberly...

GSA dance generates student awareness

Evin Billington & Sarah Jaleel, co-editor-in-chief & co-news editor

December 16, 2011

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South’s Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) hosted a Winter Wonderland dance Dec. 2 for the first time in ten years. GSA members invited all South students as well as GSA clubs from surrounding schools. According to GSA co-president...

Radiothon broadcasts through WGBK history

Chris Callahan, staff reporter

December 16, 2011

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GBS Radio (WGBK) is going to hold a 30-hour radio broadcast to celebrate their 30th anniversary starting this evening, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. According to Faith Savaiano, WGBK public relations director, each hour of the broadcast...

Glenbrook United’s volleyball comeback captures state title

Charlotte Kelly, staff reporter

December 16, 2011

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The Glenbrook United White volleyball team took home the gold medal from the state volleyball competition  Oct. 30 in Rockford. Glenbrook United is the district’s Special Olympics program. Players are GBN, GBS, transition...

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