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All content by Gabby Zabat

Fairy tales encourage gender roles

Gabby Zabat, columnist
March 16, 2018

Once upon a time, the knight in shining armor slayed the vengeful dragon and woke the princess from her slumber. Next, the damsel rests unconscious as she awaits true love’s kiss from her prince. As...

Illustration by Chaeyeon Park

Youtube stars provide positivity, support and lessons for viewers

Gabby Zabat, columnist
February 22, 2018

“What up everyone it’s your girl, Superwoman!” “Hi Sisters!” Recognize these iconic voices?   Youtubers like Lily Singh or James Charles film weekly videos to entertain their audiences, however;...

Disney Channel benefits from contemporary storylines

Gabby Zabat, columnist
December 22, 2017

Ever since I was six years-old, I have been watching Disney Channel. I’ve learned about the meaning of friendship from Hannah Montana’s Miley and Lily, the lengths of true love from High School Musical’s...

Illustration by Sophia Lau

Hollywood needs improvement in representation

Gabby Zabat, columnist
November 10, 2017

Currently there have been a lot of live-action remakes of Disney princess movies, and Mulan is one I am extremely looking forward to. While I am anxiously waiting for Mulan to dramatically slide down The...

When streaks and red hearts take over: a Snapchat reflection

Gabby Zabat, Columnist
June 13, 2017

“Don’t forget class, your homework is to….” By this point my entire class has checked out, quickly zipping up their backpacks and obnoxiously checking the hundreds of notifications they received...

Illustration by Al Solecki

Longterm friendships need prioritization

Gabby Zabat, columnist
May 26, 2017

My Freshman Class consisted of over 1,000 students, so there were definitely enough people for me to befriend when I entered South. I’m going to be a senior next year, and by now I’ve sort of classified...

Portraying false romantic expectations, The Notebook follows the story of a young couple that falls in love. It has become one of many romance movies that set unrealistic relationship standards. Photo courtesy of Flickr.

Romantic movies set false relationship expectations

Gabby Zabat, columnist
April 10, 2017

“If you’re a bird, I’m a bird.” Deep. One of the most iconic quotes of the romcom genre that has left almost every girl crying and screaming at their tv. I understand the appeal of carefully...

Conducting Kaplan: Performing music from the musical, Sweeney Todd, the orchestra for the All State Musical is led by Aaron Kaplan, Glenbrook Symphony Orchestra director. The orchestra contained students from South and schools across Illinois.

South students take part in Illinois All State Musical, Sweeney Todd

Susie You and Gabby Zabat
February 14, 2017

Audience members rush into the auditorium as they wait in anticipation for the gruesome, memorable and historic play. Behind the velvet curtains lie the Illinois All State Musical, Sweeney Todd, as students...

Zelvin finds her home under spotlight

Zelvin finds her home under spotlight

Emma Morris and Gabby Zabat
December 16, 2016

The red velvet curtains open across the stage, and the chatter of the audience begins to die down as the sparkling spotlights shine on senior Jordan Zelvin. Zelvin has been seen on stage as a member of...

KATES  KITCHEN:  Kneading the dough for buttermilk biscuits, junior Kate Voss prepares a classic dinnertime staple in her kitchen at home. Voss has been involved in the culinary program at South since her freshman year, and also runs her own catering business, called ‘Katering’, outside of her involvement at school

Culinary arts spark student career interests

Gabby Zabat, staff reporter
September 30, 2016

Creamy ice cream, juicy rib-eye steak, or even a Starbucks’  frappuccino are some of people’s favorite foods. As someone begins to cut through a broiled steak or begins sipping their go-to Starbuck’s...

Glenbrook Fine Arts community collaborates, honors Shakespeare

Gabby Zabat, staff writer
April 29, 2016

The audience waits in anticipation and silence for the grand, velvet curtains to open. As the crowd hears the drapes shuffling across the wooden floors, they begin to applaud the 130 students of the Glenbrook...

South students showcase talent for modeling

Gabby Zabat, staff reporter
January 22, 2016

Many Glenbrook South students have modeled for things such as runway shows and print advertisements that allow them to display their beauty, poses and style. According to senior Paola Santos de Soto,...

Concentrating on the keyboard, Claire Demorest plays the piano in Souths choir room. Demorest is involved in many of Souths choirs and musical productions.

Demorest embraces music through family, school

Gabby Zabat, staff reporter
October 28, 2015

Lights, camera, action! The spotlight shines on senior Claire Demorest as she entertains her audience with her musical voice and captivating acting skills. With a long musical background behind her, she...

Scat That reflects on events and memories of past year

Scat That reflects on events and memories of past year

Gabby Zabat, staff reporter
July 12, 2015

Shoo-bop-shoo-bop-shoo-bop. Scatting is a musical skill which requires rhythm and harmony that Scat That, South's vocal jazz group possesses. However, as the year comes to a close after much learning...

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