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District 225 gives snow days the cold shoulder

Jessie Norwood and Caroline Ohlandt
February 11, 2022

No longer will students enjoy snow days huddling indoors spending their day off watching movies as senior Madeline Gifargas once did. Now, when any Illinois public schools close due to inclement weather,...

Labor shortage increases pressure on workers

Labor shortage increases pressure on workers

Caroline Ohlandt and Jessie Norwood
December 17, 2021

As junior Alyssa Yagelski arrived at her server job at Pizano’s Pizza and Pasta, she witnessed an all too familiar scene: waitresses and waiters dashed around the dining room, simultaneously trying to...

Back in time with homecoming style

Anna Marquardt and Jessie Norwood
October 1, 2021

As a teenager in the ‘80’s, Lisa Neu, English teacher and South alum, was always infatuated with homecoming week. Although she found more pleasure in the events leading up to the dance, she recognized...

Illustration by Patsy Carolan

Equity committee created to combat hate at South

Jessie Norwood and Olivia Perkins
April 23, 2021

After instances involving the use of the n-word and f-slur last year, Mark Maranto, assistant principal for student activities, and Matthew Bertke, sponsor of Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA), formed...

Illustration by Hyun Park

South students, faculty adjust to in-person learning

Jessie Norwood, asst. news editor
February 12, 2021

After collaborating with others in class (while maintaining a social distance of six feet), asking questions and connecting with peers, sophomore Julie Antonoglu wipes down her desk before going to her...

South’s service initiatives support families in need

December 18, 2020

Jessie Norwood The Holiday Cheer event and the Winter Clothing Drive are allowing families in need to enjoy the holidays despite the pandemic by showing the Glenbrook South community what they can...

Illustration by Esther Yun

Students get politically involved as poll workers

Ella Naugle, Jessie Norwood
November 20, 2020

Despite the majority of South’s population being under the legal voting age, students like junior Lauren Ravury still found ways to be politically active in the 2020 election by being a poll worker. Ravury...

Earth Day celebrations take on new look amid COVID-19 pandemic

Jessie Norwood and Olivia Perkins
April 25, 2020

As quarantine stretches on for people around the world, scientists are noticing the remarkable effect staying at home is having on wildlife. With more people staying in and animals coming out, Earth Day...

Wellness workshop initiates mental health conversation, proves ineffective

Maddie Cloutier and Jessie Norwood
December 20, 2019

This year, South held its first ever all-school workshop, which focused on the general wellness of the student body. Opinions on the workshop were divided between the students who did not enjoy it and...

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