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The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

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FIGHTING FREIGHTS: Signing a petition at a public forum held in the Watson Auditorium, Alliance to Control Train Impacts on Our Neighborhoods (ACTION) committee members express their opposition to the building of a new Amtrak freight train line. Local residents have voiced their concerns about the impact it could potentially have on Glenview neighborhoods, GBS, and the environment. Photo courtesy of The Village of Glenview

Local committee petitions new Amtrak freight line

Chaerim Park, staff reporter
April 20, 2018

On March 12, 1,200 people attended a public forum held by the Alliance to Control Train Impacts on Our Neighborhoods (ACTION) committee at South’s Watson Auditorium to educate, spread awareness and hear...

RAMBUNCTIOUS RAUNER: Holding a newly signed law, Governor Bruce Rauner smiles. Rauner passed a new budget for Illinois that included cutting P.E. requirements in public schools.

Illinois passes new law, reduces P.E. requirements

Chaerim Park and Isabella Albrecht
March 16, 2018

In an attempt to reduce costs in school districts, Illinois passed a new legislation in Aug. of 2017 changing the budget for Illinois schools, according to the Chicago Tribune. One component of the law...

Graphic by Rachel Nwia

U.S. History, English classes collaborate in American Experience

Chaerim Park and Noah Walch
February 9, 2018

American Experience is a new course that combines Junior English and U.S. History, says Stacy Flannery, social studies teacher. Starting in the 2018-2019 school year, this class will be available to all...

KATE THE GREAT:   Smiling as she works, sophomore Kate Stack spends time after school in the MakerSpace to improve a robot. This year, Stack was awarded a $10,000 grant from Infosys, which she gave to the Glenview Public Library to foster engineering interest in the community.

Stack’s passion for engineering goes beyond classroom

Chaerim Park, staff reporter
December 22, 2017

Sophomore Kate Stack has explored the engineering field through various means such as South’s Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Glenview’s Got STEAM, and Epi-Spot. Earlier this year, Stack received...

PASSIONATE PROFESSOR: Smiling at one of her classes, Yearbook Advisor Brenda Field goes over the deadlines with her students. Field was honored for her journalistic achievements in and out of the classroom with the NSPA Pioneer Award.

Field receives Pioneer Award for educational achievements

Chaerim Park, staff reporter
November 10, 2017

Yearbook Advisor Brenda Field received the 2017 Pioneer Award from the National Scholastic Press Association, or NSPA, on Sept. 11. The Pioneer Award is the highest honor journalism educators can receive...

BALANCING ACT: Dance teacher Trisha Moulakelis demonstrates a yoga pose during Dance 1. She will be teaching Dance 2, a new class that is available to take next year.

Newly approved courses add depth to special interests

Chaerim Park, staff reporter
February 10, 2017

The District 225 Board of Education approved new course offerings for the 2017-2018 school year at their meeting on Jan. 23. New courses that will be available include Dance 2, American Sign Language...

Graphic by Rachel Nwia

Election results spark political discourse

Chaerim Park and Mary Grace Reynolds
December 16, 2016

Republican candidate Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and was elected the 45th president of the United States on Nov. 9. This surprised 82 percent...

TAKING A CLOSER LOOK: Teaching a student how to use a microscope, biology teacher Madeleine Thomas (right) settles into her new teaching position. Thomas is one of the 20 new faculty members that have joined the GBS community this year.

South welcomes new faculty

Taylor Everson and Chaerim Park
September 30, 2016

Freshman and transfer students are not the only ones adjusting to the new environment  of Glenbrook South. Along with the new 2016-2017 school year, according to the GBS website, 20 new faculty members...

Illinois law requires colleges to accept AP scores of three

Chaerim Park, staff reporter
June 9, 2016

The first two weeks of May might feel like final exams week for some students because of Advanced Placement (AP) exams—late night studying, last minute cramming and excessive stress. According to College...

South encourages student passion for poetry

Chaerim Park, staff reporter
May 25, 2016

Phrases such as “thou art a beauty” or words like “boring” and “Shakespeare” may be things that pop up when hearing the word “poetry.” Rather, according to Thomas Kucharski, English Department...

DECORATING DUO: Attaching a yellow streamer to support posts, juniors Danielle Callas and Bailey Burke lay the finishing touches on a pyramid for GBSís Turnabout dance, ìNight on the Nileî, on March 5. Callas and Burke participate in Girls Letter Club, a club for varsity female athletes, which is one of the many extracurricular activities offered at GBS.

GBS named number one: Niche placed South as top school in nation for extracurricular activities

Karina Benson, Yoon Kim, and Chaerim Park
March 11, 2016

Niche, an organization that reviews K-12 public schools, recently ranked GBS number one of all public high schools in the nation when it comes to extracurricular activities, which includes clubs, organizations...

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