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It’s time to rethink the inconsistency of testing at South

Rishi Lulla, staff writer
May 23, 2022

Testing.  It’s a word that often makes me rethink what classes I’m taking and reconsider what kind of college I am “qualified” for. There is a problem with testing at South: the inconsistency...

Technology Trumps Paper: A laptop lies next to an open book.                    Photo Credit: Pixabay

“This sudden shift back to paper assignments is inconvenient for students”

Riley Shankman, Columnist
December 2, 2021

During the months spent in hybrid learning, everyone relied on their Chromebooks and resources like Zoom, Edpuzzles, Flipgrids, or Google Classroom as new ways to learn from home. As we have shifted back...

Changes to room numbers prompts confusion

Changes to room numbers prompts confusion

Jame Sewell, Columnist
October 27, 2021

When the new classroom numbering system was changed unexpectedly, students and teachers throughout South were confused and disorientated. The lack of an explanation for this change continues to frustrate...

South readies for reopening

South readies for reopening

Carter Johnson, Staff Writer
May 21, 2021

After a year of hybrid and e-learning, South is beginning to plan ahead for the 2021-2022 school year regardless of many unknowns, Cameron Muir, associate principal for curriculum and instruction, said. Although...

Bringing in Baskets: Jumping to the basket, senior Dominic Martinelli goes for the shot following senior Joe Shapiro’s injury on Dec. 13. South won 66 - 35 against Niles West. Photo by Nicole Surcel

And I hoop: boys basketball jumps into season

Eva Zitlow and Danielle Aravanitis
December 20, 2019

The boys’ basketball team started with strong wins against Uplift, Zion-Benton and Grayslake Central in their Buffalo Grove tournament in late November, head coach Phil Ralston said. The team has been...

Aspiring Athlete: Making a daring pass across the field, junior Grace Diehl shoots for gold as she plays for the soccer team Eclipse North, featured in both pictures above. Diehl explained that it has been a major aspiration of hers since a young age to play soccer at the collegiate level.

Diehl looks forward to a soccer career at Cornell

Lily Christopherson and Caroline Ohlandt
November 15, 2019

In the biggest game of her life, junior Grace Diehl remembered sprinting back onto the soccer field with a concussion and broken nose after a rough collision with an opposing player in front of Cornell...

Graphic by Rachel Nwia

Community reacts to student protests

Sofia Snyder, co-sports editor
November 10, 2017

After members of the marching band and cheerleading squad knelt during the national anthem at the home football game on Sept. 28, anonymous community members have reached out to the school in reaction...

South experiences addition, growth of new clubs

Emily Bauer, staff reporter
May 26, 2017

With over 80 clubs, Glenbrook South is wired with diversity in activities. Whether it be cooking, juggling, or anime, there are many options available to South students. However, some students still saw...

Singing for Service:  Performing with Yael Sheinfeld and Kai Erber, Jack Riley (seated on the left), senior academy student, sings a song with a message of love and acceptance. Riley held a concert on May 21 with the goal of raising money and collecting clothing for the WINGS program, which aims to provide services to domestic abuse victims. Other academy seniors participated in service projects that aligned with a global or local issue they chose to research.

Academy seniors take action through service

Maddy Ruos and Brigid Murphy
May 26, 2017

As part of the Glenbrook Academy of International Studies senior curriculum, students are tasked with the assignment of researching a global or local issue that culminates in a research paper in tandem...

South’s AP Psychology Club encourages student involvement

Augie Mikell and Lizzie Garvey
February 3, 2017

The mind of a human is complex and can function in many ways. This idea, known as psychology, can be found in discussion by South students every Thursday afternoon during Psychology Club.      According...

Japanese exchange-teacher immerses self in American culture

Japanese exchange-teacher immerses self in American culture

Sharon Kim and Taylor Everson, staff reporters
December 16, 2016

Japanese Teacher Eri Kanda, visiting all the way from Japan, has two goals: educating students on Japanese culture and learning American culture. According to Kanda, she previously worked in special education,...

Titans with trophies:  After a victory, South’s former 2015-2016 BPA team poses at the BPA State Competition held in Oakbrook, Illinois during March of 2016. The trophy, referred to as the Professional Cup, was won by South’s BPA team for being the most outstanding BPA chapter in Illinois. Photo courtesy of Rosie McManamon

South BPA students strive for excellence in business world

Zhaneta Petra and Amanda Tener
November 4, 2016

Every year, students across the nation with a strong passion for business spend time collaborating with their fellow peers in local Business Professionals of America (BPA) clubs. At South, BPA club is...

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