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Seniors follow unique paths, look for enriching experiences

Julia Patterson, senior editor
May 25, 2018

Kaya Dlouchy is studying abroad in London, England “I got accepted into a program within Northeastern University  where students get to travel abroad for their first semester of freshman year. I get...

Students express identity through unique clothing, street style

Julia Patterson and Jack C. Davis
March 16, 2018

Among the swarm of Lululemon leggings and Vineyard Vines quarter zips, there is a small group of students that push what is commonly accepted style. Their style, a means to express their individuality...

Music in halls improves school’s positivity

Julia Patterson, asst. opinions editor
December 22, 2017

Imagine: you’re leaving your hardest class feeling defeated. You look around the halls, eyeing similarly sluggish students stomping around. All of a sudden, “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls comes blasting...

Swift’s new image sends hypocritical message

Julia Patterson, asst. opinions editor
October 6, 2017

When I was in sixth grade, I wrote my very first five paragraph essay about Taylor Swift and how she overcame feeling bullied and isolated by girls growing up. Inspiring, really. All I can say for Taylor...

Rapping   resistance:  Performing his recently released album, titled DAMN., Kendrick Lamar comments on social themes like gang culture. This album also features many guest musicians like Rihanna and Bono.

DAMN. reveals new side to Lamar’s music, brings relevant social commentary

Julia Patterson, staff reporter
May 26, 2017

On April 14, Kendrick Lamar released his fourth album titled DAMN., the exact word that I had in mind after listening to it. DAMN. and all its songs are written in capital letters, giving more volume to...

Illustration by Ala Jankowski

Mental health issues call for peer support

Julia Patterson, columnist
April 21, 2017

A lot of us have never really had a mental illness and none of us are professionally trained in treating one. Every few months or so it seems—for me at least—I hear that a close friend or just someone...

Graphic by Gigi Cepeda

Abnormal weather necessitates lifestyle changes

Julia Patterson, columnist
March 17, 2017

In the car with the windows down, sun shining and music blaring, I looked through the Snapchat stories on my phone. Everyone I knew seemed to be doing the same thing: exclaiming “summer!” as their...

Photo dramatization by Maddy Ruos

Transient students adjust to South community

Julia Patterson, staff reporter
February 24, 2017

Imagine it is the night before the first day of school. Locker combinations are being memorized, classes mapped out and new outfits picked for the day ahead. All the faces that make up Glenbrook South’s...

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