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Potential class canceled

Sarah Park, news editor
February 16, 2024

Due to low student enrollment, AP African American Studies will not be offered during the 2024-2045 school year, Jeannie Logan, Social Studies Instructional Supervisor, said. The cancellation of the class...

Argonne National Laboratory: South students research how carbon affects climate change.

Students, scientists participate in ESRP

Sarah Park and Mae Kuchimanchi
December 22, 2023

Exemplary Student Research Program (ESRP) is a co-curricular program allowing South students to participate in college-level research at the Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois, Jeff Rylander,...

Like Christmas Morning: Elementary school students at John Hayes Community Academy open their presents provided by Secret Santa Inc. The charity aims to deliver presents to students all across the Chicagoland area. Photo courtesy of Jack Conlon

South family brings holiday joy

Sarah Park and Arwa Ghomrawi
December 22, 2023

Secret Santa Inc, a non-profit gifting organization founded by senior Jack Conlon’s family in 1994,  is embarking on another year of bringing joy to disadvantaged kids during the holiday season, Jack...

Search and Seizure Policy updated

Search and Seizure Policy updated

Sarah Park, Jame Sewell, and Ava Meder
December 22, 2023

Changes to South’s Search and Seizure policy, which has been in place since 2014, were approved by the D225 Board of Education, Principal Dr. Barbara Georges said. All Board of Education policies are...

Learning opportunity: In front of an audience of AP Gov students, Mitchell Holzrichter and Chris Comstock discussed gerrymandering. They presented in the lyceum.

Lawyers present gerrymandering

Sarah Park and Allie Sukhman
December 22, 2023

In order to get an accurate world understanding of gerrymandering, South’s AP United States Government and Politics (AP Gov) class listened to Mayer Brown lawyers Mitchell Holzrichter and Chris Comstock...

Group Effort: Geometry in construction students work together on their tiny home, which is aiming to be finished at the end of the 2024/2025 school year. The Geometry class places a strong emphasis on teamwork and collaboration, Frydman said.

Students helping students

Sarah Park, news editor
November 17, 2023

Since the creation of the Geometry in Construction class seven years ago, students have been renovating extra space under the bleachers, Brian Schmalzer, Geometry in Construction Teacher, said. This year,...

Model U.N. at Stanford: Souths Model U.N. team poses in front of Stanford Universitys Auditorium after the awards ceremony. Although they did not win Best Large Delegation, they enjoyed a weekend full of team bonding, great food, debating, and learning in the bright California sun.

Model U.N. attends Stanford conference

Sarah Park and Riley Shankman
November 17, 2023

Model United Nations (Model U.N.) placed second at the Stanford Model United Nations Conference (SMUNC) in California on Nov. 10-12, junior Iris Do, Model U.N. publicity chair, said. South students also...

Music puts a pep in students’ step

Sarah Park, news editor
October 22, 2023

Since her freshman year in student council, Claira Paul, Appointed Junior Representative, has strived to bring music to South’s hallways. After receiving positive reactions to the music during Homecoming...

Grit Lab launched

Grit Lab launched

Sarah Park, news editors, and Milutin Todorovic
October 6, 2023

Grit Lab, a new guided learning class, is now available to South students for the 2023-2024 school year, Principal Dr. Barbara Georges said. A renewal of guided study, Grit Lab gives students the opportunity...

AP World History discontinued for 2023-2024

Sarah Park, asst. news editor
May 24, 2023

Advanced Placement (AP) World History will not be offered in the 2023-2024 school year due to insufficient student registration, Principal Dr. Barbara Georges said. The administration requires classes...

South remembers Zidan Raab

Mia Carr and Sarah Park
May 19, 2023

On Monday, May 9, junior Zidan Raab passed away, according to an email from South’s administration to Glenbrook students. Raab was a part of South’s Advanced TV (ATV) and Film program and was a member...

Co-curricular excellence

Sarah Park, asst. news editor
May 19, 2023

Members of South’s media co-curricular clubs, including The Oracle, The Etruscan, and Advanced TV and Film won awards at both the state and national levels at journalism competitions and a film festival. At...

Willow Project approved in March

Sarah Park, asst. news editor
April 21, 2023

Despite nationwide opposition, the Biden Administration approved ConocoPhillips’ Willow Project, an oil drilling venture located in Alpine, Alaska, on March 13, Lisa Friedman reported for The New York...

CTE course reintroduced

Mia Carr, Kaitlyn Jiang, and Sarah Park
April 21, 2023

South will reintroduce a class called Internship for the 2023-2024 school year, Dawn Hall, Career and Technical Education (CTE) Instructional Supervisor, said. The Internship class will be a semester long...

New curriculum prompts criticism

Sarah Park, asst. news editor
March 17, 2023

After removing subjects criticized by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in the pilot course (AP) African American Studies, the College Board released the official new curriculum, reported by Anemona Hartocollis...

South against Maine South: After winning games against nine schools, including South, Maine South will forfeit all of their football team’s victories.

Hawks’ season invalidated

Sarah Park, asst. news editor
March 17, 2023

Maine South High School’s football program will forfeit nine wins in the 2022 season and will be placed on a one-year probation next year following District 207’s self report on their use of ineligible...

Cummings and Wolfe promoted: (Left) Laura Cummings, Director of Student Support, and Stacy Wolfe, Instructional Supervisor and Assistant Director of Specialized Programs and Services (Right).

Cummings, Wolfe promoted

Mia Carr and Sarah Park
March 17, 2023

Stacy Wolfe and Dr. Laura Cummings were promoted as of Feb. 27, an email from District 225 to staff stated. Cummings is the new Director of Student Support, and Wolfe is the Instructional Supervisor and...

Hawks’ season invalidated

Sarah Park, asst. news editor
March 17, 2023

Maine South High School’s football program will forfeit nine wins in the 2022 season and will be placed on a one-year probation next year following District 207’s self report on their use of ineligible...

New curriculum prompts criticism

New curriculum prompts criticism

Sarah Park, asst. news editor
March 17, 2023

After removing subjects criticized by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in the pilot course (AP) African American Studies, the College Board released the official new curriculum, reported by Anemona Hartocollis...

On the big screen: Alumni Adam Szczerbowski, Will Kasher, and Maya Mladenovic portrayed the three main characters in Free Time. The short film can be found on the Glenbrook South TV and Film’s Vimeo. Photo courtesy of Glenbrook South TV and Film Vimeo

South alumni awarded for short film Free Time

Sarah Park, asst. news editor
December 16, 2022

South alumni Omar Shoreibah, Tommy Casey, Noah Collins, Michael Cunningham, and Josh Patt won the Short Form Fiction award for their video Free Time, and Shoreibah won for Film Editor at the National Academy...

Bathroom passes create controversy

Sarah Park, asst. news editor
November 16, 2022

This school year, South established bathroom passes to ensure the safety and location of students while going to the bathroom, Principal Dr. Barbara Georges said.  Bathroom passes were implemented...

Zapler named distinguished teacher

Sarah Park, Staff Writer
May 20, 2022

Since 1984, South students have nominated the teacher who has made the most impact on their high school lives for the Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award. This year, Danny Zapler, Social Studies Teacher...

Junior Belle Foster demonstrates culinary skills. Photo courtesy of Kelli McDonald.

FCCLA projects foster life skills, success

Jessica An and Sarah Park
April 22, 2022

“Hey, hey, hey, it’s FCCLA!”  This cheery slogan is no doubt familiar to many South students, as it rings out over the morning announcements to remind club members of their weekly Thursday meetings. FCCLA...

Twins Take Down

There was only five minutes left on the clock. Eva and Sanne Van der Goes, senior varsity field hockey captains, are neck and neck with their opponents during a game at sectionals. The chance to play at...

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