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Hollywood needs improvement in representation

Gabby Zabat, columnist
November 10, 2017

Currently there have been a lot of live-action remakes of Disney princess movies, and Mulan is one I am extremely looking forward to. While I am anxiously waiting for Mulan to dramatically slide down The...

When streaks and red hearts take over: a Snapchat reflection

Gabby Zabat, Columnist
June 13, 2017

“Don’t forget class, your homework is to….” By this point my entire class has checked out, quickly zipping up their backpacks and obnoxiously checking the hundreds of notifications they received...

Illustration by Al Solecki

Longterm friendships need prioritization

Gabby Zabat, columnist
May 26, 2017

My Freshman Class consisted of over 1,000 students, so there were definitely enough people for me to befriend when I entered South. I’m going to be a senior next year, and by now I’ve sort of classified...

Conducting Kaplan: Performing music from the musical, Sweeney Todd, the orchestra for the All State Musical is led by Aaron Kaplan, Glenbrook Symphony Orchestra director. The orchestra contained students from South and schools across Illinois.

South students take part in Illinois All State Musical, Sweeney Todd

Susie You and Gabby Zabat
February 14, 2017

Audience members rush into the auditorium as they wait in anticipation for the gruesome, memorable and historic play. Behind the velvet curtains lie the Illinois All State Musical, Sweeney Todd, as students...

Zelvin finds her home under spotlight

Zelvin finds her home under spotlight

Emma Morris and Gabby Zabat
December 16, 2016

The red velvet curtains open across the stage, and the chatter of the audience begins to die down as the sparkling spotlights shine on senior Jordan Zelvin. Zelvin has been seen on stage as a member of...

KATES  KITCHEN:  Kneading the dough for buttermilk biscuits, junior Kate Voss prepares a classic dinnertime staple in her kitchen at home. Voss has been involved in the culinary program at South since her freshman year, and also runs her own catering business, called ‘Katering’, outside of her involvement at school

Culinary arts spark student career interests

Gabby Zabat, staff reporter
September 30, 2016

Creamy ice cream, juicy rib-eye steak, or even a Starbucks’  frappuccino are some of people’s favorite foods. As someone begins to cut through a broiled steak or begins sipping their go-to Starbuck’s...

BASS BOY: Strumming the strings on his bass, South alumnus Dan Chmielinski performs alongside his bandmates in their group entitled “The Joey Alexander trio.” The trio performed at Kuumbwa Jazz, a concert venue in Santa Cruz, California.

South alumnus performs globally, reflects on past

Imra Tajuddin & Gabby Zabat, staff reporters
May 27, 2016

Plucking the strings of an instrument while hearing the audience applaud in delight is the dream for many students in the Music Department. Currently, Dan Chmielinski, Glenbrook South alumnus and Juilliard...

Glenbrook Fine Arts community collaborates, honors Shakespeare

Gabby Zabat, staff writer
April 29, 2016

The audience waits in anticipation and silence for the grand, velvet curtains to open. As the crowd hears the drapes shuffling across the wooden floors, they begin to applaud the 130 students of the Glenbrook...

Putting her hips and arms into a body roll, Alana Swarigen practices with the other members of De La Cru for their routine.

De La Cru exhibits members’ hip hop styles

Megan Sheqiladze & Gabby Zabat, staff reporters
February 18, 2016

South’s hip hop dance crew De la Cru allows members to express themselves throughout school by performing for pep rallies, school assemblies and many more events. According to senior Julia Walker, one...

South students showcase talent for modeling

Gabby Zabat, staff reporter
January 22, 2016

Many Glenbrook South students have modeled for things such as runway shows and print advertisements that allow them to display their beauty, poses and style. According to senior Paola Santos de Soto,...

Using various tools, a male student designs his next project in jewelry class.

Male students explore jewelry class

Megan Sheqiladze & Gabby Zabat, staff reporters
November 20, 2015

During childhood, most girls would stick a colorful string through different types of beads to make friendship bracelets or customize names on necklaces. However, at South, the jewelry class is a little...

Concentrating on the keyboard, Claire Demorest plays the piano in Souths choir room. Demorest is involved in many of Souths choirs and musical productions.

Demorest embraces music through family, school

Gabby Zabat, staff reporter
October 28, 2015

Lights, camera, action! The spotlight shines on senior Claire Demorest as she entertains her audience with her musical voice and captivating acting skills. With a long musical background behind her, she...

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