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 Addressing Key Club members, leader John Schurer explains future volunteer opportunities. On April 22, Key Club will host a leadership conference at GBS for Chicagoland service clubs.

Key Club to host leadership conference

Anushka Kalra, asst. news editor
April 21, 2017

Key Club is inviting service clubs from the Chicagoland area to a summit that will be hosted at GBS on April 22. Josh Koo, Key Club sponsor, explained the event was inspired by a conference that he...

Chief Keef falls short of expectations

Anushka Kalra, asst. news editor
February 10, 2017

Chicago native Keith Cozart, better known by his stage name, Chief Keef, recently dropped an album titled Two Zero One Seven, a homage to the new year–although some of the lyrics probably should have...


South reflects on recent unfolding conflicts in Syria

Anushka Kalra, Assistant News Editor
February 10, 2017

  The Syrian city of Aleppo fell when the forces of President Bashar Al-Assad overtook the rebel strongholds in the eastern part of the city in December. Members of the student body and staff have...

Cultural customs: Celebrating a cousin’s wedding, the Kalra family women take part in the tradition of singing songs that welcome the groom into the family and send off the bride into a happy marriage. This generallly occurs on the second night of the wedding, which can last up to a week. Photo courtesy of  Anushka Kalra

Traditions maintain link between home, heritage

Anushka Kalra, assistant news editor
December 16, 2016

Tradition and teenagers usually do not go hand in hand.  However, for teenage  immigrants, traditions take on a more important role in our lives. For me, traditions are a way to connect with my culture...

SMILING SUQI: Posing in one of the newly constructed photography rooms, sophomore Jena Suqi grins for sophomore Yoon Kim. Expanded space for the elective is one of a number of changes made as a result of the merge.

Fine Arts Department expands, undergoes renovations

Anushka Kalra and Samantha Rylicki
September 30, 2016

South’s fine arts program underwent major renovations this summer. The Broadcasting and Drama classes have joined the Fine Arts Department and the photography studio has expanded. The combination...

FAGEL ‘N’ FRIENDS: Performing the ìWeíre All in this Togetherî dance from High School Musical, Principal Lauren Fagel and senior students gather together for the final scene of the GBS lip dub. Fagel and other faculty and students were integral parts of the planning behind the video, according to Dr. Jim Shellard, assistant principal of student activities.

Lip dub highlights South extracurriculars

Grace Shin and Anushka Kalra
September 30, 2016

The 2016 GBS lip dub was filmed during school on Sept. 16 and was then presented on the same day at the home football game. A lip dub is a video that integrates lip syncing and audio dubbing. According...

Bill aims to prevent student censorship

Anushka Kalra, staff reporter
May 27, 2016

A bill upholding the First Amendment rights of student publications was unanimously passed by the Illinois House of Representatives in February and is being reviewed by the Senate. The bill is a part...

Old News: G.L.S.E.N Day of Silence

Anushka Kalra, staff reporter
April 22, 2016

On April 15, 1996, University of Virginia student Maria Pulzetti organized the first national Day of Silence to honor LGBT+ individuals. In The National magazine, Pulzetti expressed her goal was for the...

Career and Technology Department creates alternative course to fulfill Consumer Education requirement

Gigi Cepeda and Anushka Kalra
March 22, 2016

Diversified Cooperative Education (DCE) is a course for juniors and seniors that fulfills the Consumer Education requirement and focuses on workplace skills and job opportunities and will...

Illinois School Board debates ACT vs. SAT

Illinois School Board debates ACT vs. SAT

Anushka Kalra and Alex Ladan
February 5, 2016

Late in 2015, the state of Illinois ended its three-year, 14.3 million dollar contract with the ACT, allowing the College Board, creators of the SAT, to propose their own contract. This contract was 1.37...

GBS alumnus recognized as CNN hero

Anushka Kalra, staff reporter
December 18, 2015

Dr. Daniel Ivankovich, 1981 GBS alumnus,  was selected by news network CNN as a Top 10 Hero of 2015 for his work at orthopedic clinics in Chicago. “For the past 20 years, I’ve been working to...

BRO CODE: Collaborating in website creation, freshmen Nicholas Ermolov, Ahmed Malik, Jesus Crespo and Matt Moran (seated) receive instruction from a coding expert. The boys coded for a full 24 hours and learned valuable skills along the way.  Photo courtesy of Mike Sinde

Freshmen compete in coding competition, create original website

Anushka Kalra, staff reporter
November 6, 2015

A team of four GBS freshmen, Nicholas Ermolov, Ahmed Malik, Jesus Crespo and Matt Moran, took first place at the first Northern Illinois University Huskie Hack, a coding competition that was held in September. According...

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