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All content by Taylor Everson
Illustration by Erin Zhou

Chronic illnesses pose threatening obstacles

Taylor Everson, asst. features editor
March 15, 2019

In sixth grade, senior Anna Shabelman started to experience recurring fevers. These fevers would happen every four weeks and according to Shabelman no one could figure out why. Eventually blood tests to...

illustration by Margo Kazak

South celebrates the holidays in different ways

Agnosticism Growing up in a Christian household, Jane Emerson* went to church frequently and celebrated Christian holidays without fault. Now, Emerson does not celebrate these holidays out of faith, but...

Happy Homes: Giggling in her country of origin, sophomore Seonghyun Kim poses in front of a building in South Korea.

Students live abroad, experience new cultures

Taylor Everson, asst. features editor
September 28, 2018

Many people get the opportunity to experience traveling to a foreign country, yet very few actually have the opportunity to live in one. For some, the United States, even Glenview, is a foreign place....

Students in the South

GBS alumni attend Southern universities, note cultural differences

Taylor Everson and Augie Mikell
April 20, 2018

Whether in Illinois or thousands of miles away, students in college have to learn to adjust to a new environment. Some GBS alumni, who have chosen to pursue higher education in the South, have had to learn...

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...

Illustration by Raya Shoilekova

ADHD, ADD present complex challenges for several students

Taylor Everson, staff reporter
December 22, 2017

In the middle of a math lesson, junior Delaney Ehrhardt finds herself zoning out. The next time she looks at the board. A whole new page of notes has been taught and she rushes to finish before the bell ...

Group of Glenbrook Academy students pose in su Zhou.

Glenbrook Academy students travel to China and experience new culture

Taylor Everson, staff reporter
October 16, 2017

High above the clouds in Huangshan, China, the fog and mist slowly gave way to the lush scenery of the Yellow Mountain Range. The scenic peaks of the mountains were gradually revealed to 22 North and South...

Leaving their mark: South teachers reflect on careers before retirement

Leaving their mark: South teachers reflect on careers before retirement

Table of Contents: Kathy Hargesheimer Paul Zwiercan Chris Valles Carol Buresh Bernice Kirchler Anne White Suzanne Shore Gregory Johnson   Kathy Hargesheimer by...

PICTURE PROJECTS: Taking photos at a concert in Chicago, junior Bella Del Muro has found various internships doing music and concert photography with various bands. She says the experiences have provided her with more knowledge about what kind of career she would like to pursue after high school. Photo courtesy of Bella Del Muro

Students pursue internships in future career choices

Augie Mikell and Taylor Everson
April 26, 2017

One thing some students do in high school is find a career they’re interested in pursuing. With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to determine what to do. However, one way some choose...

Teachers reflect on past careers, encourage others to follow ambitions

Taylor Everson, staff reporter
April 11, 2017

High school and college have flown by, and now it’s time to pick a career and decide on a future. Many people have an idea of what they want to do, and believe that once they choose one career path,...

Cautiously measuring the amount of milk needed for her recipe, junior Kate Voss  works to create a delicious meal. Voss is the president of Souths new club Cooking for a Cause, which combines cooking with community service. Photo courtesy by Kate Voss

Up-and-coming club aids community through cooking

Taylor Everson, staff reporter
March 3, 2017

Between the rich aromas of comfort food and the sizzling of frying pans comes a new meaning to the term "cooking". With the desire to help others, South's new club, Cooking for a Cause, aims to use food...

SISTER SUPPORT: Preparing for a game, the womens field hockey team draws on each other for support. Womens field hockey is just one sport that utilizes the big and little sister program at South.

Women’s sports teams develop support system with big and little sister programs

Lizzie Garvey and Taylor Everson
November 19, 2016

As freshmen, some South students think it can be intimidating to come into a new school and begin playing on a sports team. To help integrate new Titans into GBS sports and give players an all-season support...

TAKING A CLOSER LOOK: Teaching a student how to use a microscope, biology teacher Madeleine Thomas (right) settles into her new teaching position. Thomas is one of the 20 new faculty members that have joined the GBS community this year.

South welcomes new faculty

Taylor Everson and Chaerim Park
September 30, 2016

Freshman and transfer students are not the only ones adjusting to the new environment  of Glenbrook South. Along with the new 2016-2017 school year, according to the GBS website, 20 new faculty members...

South students pursue political interests

Taylor Everson, staff reporter
July 27, 2016

According to an unscientific Oracle conducted survey, 33 percent of students surveyed are interested in politics. With the upcoming election season in full swing, students at South are exploring their...

STRIDES FOR A CURE: Dedicated to the cause, a few participants walk purposefully around the South track at the annual Relay for Life event.  The goal of the night is to raise money for a cure to cancer.

Cure Club sponsors Relay for Life event

Taylor Everson, staff reporter
May 27, 2016

When the sun goes down, candles are lit and placed in bags around the bleachers and track in an event called the Luminaria Ceremony to honor those who have lost their lives to cancer. According to the...

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