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The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

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Titan culture fragmented by racial distinctions

Gigi Cepeda, co-editor-in-chief
March 15, 2019

What does it mean to be a Titan? It’s a question I have been asked a lot over the past four years, and South’s administration has been especially dialed into this identity within recent months. For...

Illinois Report Card rates South exemplary, notes achievement gap for certain students

Gigi Cepeda, co-editor in chief
December 14, 2018

The Illinois State Board of Education released a school report card for Glenbrook South designating it an “exemplary school,” while achievement gaps–inequalities in testing performance between different...

Students who make podcasts express their opinions just through talking

Gigi Cepeda, co-editor in chief
December 3, 2018

Sitting in South’s radio room, seniors Seth Davenport and Peter Kamajian paint a picture of the udu, a rare Nigerian percussion instrument used mainly for ceremonies of the Igbo people. The instrument...

Glenbrook students invited to attend international Fringe Festival

Gigi Cepeda, co-opinions editor
April 20, 2018

For eight Glenbrook students attending the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August, a new adventure awaits in Scotland. The arts festival, which serves as a mecca for performers across the globe, is the...

REMEMBER MSD:  Standing in silence, seniors Zoe Golden, Rachel Schwartz, Aidan Graham, Austin Sulejmani and Cat Berg reflect on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting in Parkland, Florida. GBS joined schools nationwide who participated in the event planned by organizers of the Women’s March.

South joins nationwide student walkouts

Leah Dunne, Cassidy Foronda, and Gigi Cepeda
March 16, 2018

One month after the school shooting that occurred on Feb. 14 in Parkland, Florida, South students held a walkout to remember victims of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and press for increased school...

Photo by Sasha Vassilyeva

College expectations preclude pursuit of personal interests

Gigi Cepeda, asst. opinions editor
April 21, 2017

Well, what’s your GPA? What extracurriculars are you in? Oh, that will look good on college applications. It’s something I hear everywhere- in classes, hallways and conversations with my friends and...

Giving up social media causes realizations: focus on reality, not comparison

Gigi Cepeda, assistant opinions editor
February 10, 2017

You hear it on the news. From political candidates. From neighbors. From parents. From houses of worship. They all seem to be in agreement: social media has ruined the new generation. According to the...

Passionate Protester: Yelling to show support, a young woman takes part in a protest against hateful rhetoric and ideals in Indianapolis, Indiana. The demonstration, held on Nov. 12, started at the Statehouse before protesters began to march downtown.

Political voice available for those who cannot vote

Gigi Cepeda, asst. opinions editor
December 16, 2016

With each passing day, it seems like our country’s divisions grow deeper and deeper. Nov. 8 left many of us with tears of joy or fear, screams of victory or protest, words of calm or dispute. For better...

Sedentary classes neglect to offer greatest learning experience

Gigi Cepeda and Imra Tajuddin
September 30, 2016

We’ve all been there: 45 minutes into class and your eyelids are already heavy, your head falling toward the desk, maybe you even let out a snore. You probably didn’t get much sleep last night- homework,...

“Blonde” defies norms, reflects change

Gigi Cepeda, assistant opinions editor
September 30, 2016

“It begins to blur, we get older,” Frank Ocean sings on the track, “Skyline To,” from his newest album, Blonde. “Summer’s not as long as it used to be, every day counts like crazy.” This...

Model UN: GBS MUN awarded national title at high school conference in New York

Model UN: GBS MUN awarded national title at high school conference in New York

Gigi Cepeda and Alex Ladan
April 22, 2016

The GBS Model United Nations (MUN) team won the Award of Distinction at the National High School Model UN conference at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, March 5, according to MUN President...

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...

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