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Switzerland, Mexico, Canada, Ireland and more!

Julia Marriott, asst. a&e editor
May 21, 2021

Independently traveling across Mexico, reconnecting with family in Canada, studying law in Switzerland and exploring biomedical science in Ireland are a few unconventional post-high school plans seniors...

Fan favorites removal from Netflix creates opportunity

Julia Marriott, asst. a&e editor
February 12, 2021

Happy New Year from Netflix! A month into 2021 and the streaming service removed many fan-favorite TV shows, including Gossip Girl, The Office and hundreds of others due to their licenses expiring, leaving...

South students find fulfillment in volunteering

Julia Marriott, asst. features editor
March 16, 2020

Many students are often seen working part-time jobs outside of school for a consistent paycheck; however, some unrecognized students devote the same amount of time working without any paycheck in return....

Illustration by Faith Roche

Students with synesthesia see sounds at South

Maia Schwallie and Julia Marriott
December 20, 2019

Imagine if temperatures made noise, voices had their own scent or numbers flaunted their own unique personalities. Inside the mind of someone with synesthesia, intriguing mixtures of senses like these...

Fresh Faces: Presenting to her sophomore English class, new teacher Jen Jun teaches a lesson on fables. Glenbrook South hired 11 new staff members this school year.

South welcomes new teachers with fresh perspectives

Esther Lim and Julia Mariott
September 28, 2018

Of all the emotions that new staff members at South are feeling, excitement seems to be the most prominent. With smiles on their faces and hearts full of passion for their profession, these 11 new staff...

HICKS LENDS A HAND:   Opening up his laptop, Daniel Hicks, social studies teacher, pulls up a presentation for junior Eva Papajohn about the singers Little Richard and Chuck Berry as a supplement for his lesson about 1950s pop culture. Hicks’s journey to become a teacher has been unorthodox, but he views his story as a source of hope for others.

Hicks emphasizes perseverance through life story

Tommy Marquardt and Julia Marriott
April 20, 2018

Whether it be living in foster care, the military or in a rural Southern town, the life of Daniel Hicks, social studies teacher, features many experiences foreign to most students at GBS. His life began...

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