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

Gigi Cepeda, co-editor in chief

December 14, 2018

Filed under News

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 student groups–rema...

Students who make podcasts express their opinions just through talking

Gigi Cepeda, co-editor in chief

December 3, 2018

Filed under A&E, Web Exclusives

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 is just one of many examples of...

Glenbrook students invited to attend international Fringe Festival

Gigi Cepeda, co-opinions editor

April 20, 2018

Filed under A&E

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 largest international festival of i...

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

Gigi Cepeda, assistant opinions editor

February 10, 2017

Filed under Opinions

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 generations above us, so...

Sedentary classes neglect to offer greatest learning experience

Gigi Cepeda and Imra Tajuddin

September 30, 2016

Filed under Opinions

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, sports, activities an...

“Blonde” defies norms, reflects change

Gigi Cepeda, assistant opinions editor

September 30, 2016

Filed under A&E, Reviews

“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 line embodies everything that c...

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

Gigi Cepeda and Anushka Kalra

March 22, 2016

Filed under News, Web Exclusives

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 be available for the 20...

New courses added to 2016-2017 school year

Gigi Cepeda, staff reporter

February 5, 2016

Filed under News

New and modified courses and a redesigned course offerings list will be implemented in the coming school years. There will be two major additions for next year: a new business course, Entrepreneurship Business Incubator, which will ...

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