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Mollys   mission:   Smiling with a camper, senior Molly Stryker (right) poses for a photo after a hike. Stryker spent a week at Adam’s Camp over the summer.

Exposure to individuals with special needs promotes inclusion

Molly Stryker and Lauren Bianco
December 14, 2018

Imagine a perfect week at summer camp. You are with all your friends, the sun is hot, and you can unplug for a week. You fill your days canoeing, hiking, and ziplining surrounded by mountain painted skies....

TIME’S UP FOR TITAN: Talking to a football player, Mike Noll, former head coach of Glenbrook South’s Football Team and social studies teacher, spends time on the football field with the team. Noll has spent 14 years working at South.

Lasting Impact: 2018 Retirees – Mike Noll

Lauren Bianco, staff reporter
May 25, 2018

Mike Noll, former head coach of Glenbrook South’s football team and social studies teacher, will be retiring after this school year. Throughout 14 years of working at South, Noll has been able to work...

Teachers reflect on previous career paths, find belonging at South

Teachers reflect on previous career paths, find belonging at South

Lauren Bianco and Shannon Matthew
April 20, 2018

Although David Kane, social studies teacher, had his mind set on being a judge, he says he is happy with where he ended up. He believes his years of practicing law were not a waste because his path, no...

Students find escape through journaling and blogging, honor personal memories

Students find escape through journaling and blogging, honor personal memories

Lauren Bianco, staff reporter
March 16, 2018

At South, students calculate math problems, take long sections of history notes and write essays. There is a group of students who take their passion for writing from school to outside the classroom and...

ACTIVE ALEX: Senior Alex Economou speaks at a Model United Nations meet about environmental issues. Economou found a passion for learning about the environment by studying its issues since his Freshman year.

Students advocate for environmental issues

Taylor Everson and Lauren Bianco
February 21, 2018

  With only nature and a small hiking group surrounding her, senior Chloe McKerr embarked on a 30 day backpacking trip through Alaska this past summer. McKerr, along with many other South students...

COPE IN CHARGE: Addressing a room full of engaged students, math teacher Bryan Cope exlains a complex concept . Before recieving Glenbrook South’s Distinguished Teacher Award in 2017, Cope taught at South for 13 years and imparts knowledge as well as life lessons to his students.

Students, faculty praise Cope as distinguished teacher

Lauren Bianco, staff reporter
October 6, 2017

Every year, students vote for teachers who have had a positive effect on their experience at South. This past June, students voted Math teacher Bryan Cope  the Distinguished Teacher for 2017. Cope began...

South reflects on extended ACT/SAT time policy

Lauren Bianco, staff reporter
March 16, 2017

Imagine you are a student sitting in a classroom, taking the ACT like all of your fellow classmates. As the clock strikes 12:55, the two hours and fifty-five minutes are over. Well, at least for most,...

HANDING HOPE: Preparing for an art project on facial expressions using ceramic masks, members of Students Organized Against Racism (SOAR) discuss the impact of racism in their communities. The club hopes to utilize personal stories to make members feel more comfortable talking about race and the problems surrounding racial identity.

New club hopes to examine, discuss racial issues in community

Lauren Bianco, staff reporter
January 25, 2017

Senior Gracie Rajaramsiva makes her way down the hallway. She stops and turns the handle to open the door to Room 224. At her Students Organized Against Racism (SOAR) meeting, Rajaramsiva feels she is...

Successful Speaking: Holding her medal, senior Cassidy Jackson poses for a picture at the Schaumburg Speech Tournament that occurred on Nov. 19. Jackson placed second in the Original Oratory category in which she wrote a five paragraph speech on a topic of choice with a goal of persuading her audience.
Photo courtesy of Nancy Schultz

Speech team works to meet goals, prepares for future tournaments

Lauren Bianco and Brendan Wolf
December 12, 2016

A successful speech team works toward their goals not by sheer luck, but with practice, dedication, teamwork and plenty of support, according to Jidapa Thia, Speech Team co-captain. Thia believes that...

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