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Heroin: the underground narcotic of the North Shore

Gracie Sands, asst. features editor
December 18, 2015

Chicago has had the number one highest heroin problem in the country for the past fifteen years, and the numbers just keep growing, according to alcohol and drug counselor PJ Newberg. Outside of the city,...

CELEBRATING CONNIE: Smiling at the camera, Connie Hoekstra and Deborah Stein, South’s Cure Club sponsor, participate in The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s annual “Light the Night Walk”. The duo pictured are just two members of the 200-plus that marched on with Connie’s team, CONNquer, on Sunday, Oct. 25 in order to raise money and awareness.

Hoekstra battles cancer, strengthened by supporters

Gracie Sands, asst. features editor
November 6, 2015

One moment has the power to change an entire lifetime. Glenbrook South graduate Connie Hoekstra has experienced this firsthand after she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer just a week before...

POMP AND PLAY: On the left, English teacher Katie Hoover leaps high into the air to block the ball. On the right, science teacher Deborah Stein works on float design for the South homecoming parade. Hoover and Stein were graduates of South in 2000 and 1995, respectively.

South through the decades: staff contrast past, present

Gracie Sands, asst. features editor
October 2, 2015

With every decade comes defining qualities. The 1970s brought an open mind. The 1980s pioneered the alternative movement. The 1990s was home to grunge, and the 2000s delivered technological innovation,...

Chicago jazz festival inspires glenbrook musicians

Chicago jazz festival inspires glenbrook musicians

Gracie Sands, staff reporter
March 27, 2015

The Glenbrook South jazz bands and vocal jazz group Scat That performed at Fitzgerald’s, a venue known for its live jazz. A variety of jazz bands and musicians joined together on this day to share their...

Rubik’s Cube Club fulfills passion for puzzles

Rubik’s Cube Club fulfills passion for puzzles

Gracie Sands, staff reporter
February 6, 2015

The current world record for the fastest time to solve the Rubik’s Cube is 5.55 seconds. This feat does not come without practice. The Rubik’s Cube Club is South’s newest club that shows members...

From drama to comedy, fall play shines through

From drama to comedy, fall play shines through

Gracie Sands, staff reporter
November 24, 2014

Unlike previous fall plays that South’s Drama Department has performed, Harvey, a play in which Elwood P. Dowd claims to have a six-foot tall rabbit friend named Harvey, is a comedy. Senior Anna...

GBSIL provides fresh beat for band

GBSIL provides fresh beat for band

Gracie Sands, staff reporter
October 3, 2014

The South band program has helped promote Titan spirit at events like pep rallies, sports assemblies and football games for many years. According to Bridget Neuson, president of the Glenbrook South Instrumental...

The Accountants strive to find musical identity by performing

The Accountants strive to find musical identity by performing

Gracie Sands, staff reporter
May 23, 2014

The intense sound of distorted guitars blasts through the Marshall amplifiers on stage accompanied by a heavy drum beat keeping the time and filling in the empty space. Melodic vocals cut through the sound,...

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