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Students show support for others through mental health kits

Seira Honda, staff writer
April 22, 2022

Self Appreciation for Everybody (SAFE) Club and Elpida are continuing their successful collaboration from last year to distribute mental health kits to students, David Hartman, Social Worker, and Elpida...

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Instagram’s priorities: mental health, or addiction?

Stephen Rolfes, columnist
October 28, 2021

Here we go again: Facebook making headlines after the latest allegations that Instagram could be worsening the mental health of teenage girls. But who can trust the social networking company after years...

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Students seek support after the transition back to in-person learning

Ivette Dimitrova, Columnist
September 13, 2021

Rolling out of bed and hopping onto a Zoom class is completely different to waking up early in the morning and going to class at school. Some South students have been feeling disorientated, agitated, and...

Promoting prevention: The logo for Ericks Lighthouse, which is a mental health focused charity. Photo courtesy of Erikas Lighthouse.

The advocacy for mental health awareness needs to extend beyond May, and continue throughout the year

Rachel Koopersmith, Columnist
June 7, 2021

Every twelve minutes, someone commits suicide in the United States. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for 10-24 year olds. Why aren’t we talking about this more? As many of you know, May...

Graphic by Grace Clark

South supports students with a mental health kit

Kris Blumberg and Gabrielle Yap
May 23, 2021

When one gets injured, they have a first aid kit to fall back on. This same concept went into creating a mental health kit, a kit to support students in reminding them of their mental wellness, according...

Illustration by Aubrey Palaganas


Emily Blumberg and Skylar Kreske
May 21, 2021

He was the perfect kid. The perfect student. The perfect athlete. So when Dylan Buckner, who was a Glenbrook North senior, died by suicide on Jan. 7, the tragedy was felt throughout the community. Dylan’s...

Prevention Week destigmatizes mental health struggles

Ella Naugle, co-news editor
April 23, 2021

Prevention Week is aimed towards breaking the stigma surrounding mental health and substance issues and will take place May 7 through May 14. English Teacher Afrodite Skaouris, member of the Student Assistance...

Rating appearances proves harmful to self-esteem

Rating appearances proves harmful to self-esteem

Carolina Rodriguez, asst. opinions editor
February 12, 2021

At around the age of nine, I watched an episode of  Liv and Maddie, a show centered on teens navigating their way through high school. This episode featured a list being made by the high school seniors,...

Glenbrook administration must reevaluate mental health approach

Glenbrook administration must reevaluate mental health approach

February 12, 2021

In a year filled with immense stress, District 225 has taken commendable steps to prioritize the mental health of its students. The “Do No Harm” policy enacted before first Semester final exams in...

Illustration by Patsy Carolan

Seasonal Affective Disorder: When is more than just the “winter blues”?

Dani Carr and Maddie Cloutier
February 12, 2021

People can attest to the feeling of gloom that settles like the blanket of snow covering the ground while living through Chicago’s most infamous season. After months of the sun drifting off into darkness...

The passing of a GBN student shows the challenges of discussing mental health and the need for a new approach

The passing of a GBN student shows the challenges of discussing mental health and the need for a new approach

Connor Fondrevay-Bedell, columnist
February 2, 2021

Trigger Warning: This column contains mention of suicide and depression On Jan. 7th, the Glenbrook North administration informed students of the passing of senior Dylan Buckner. The news rocked our...

Swinging her bat, senior Maggie Baumstark prepares to score a
homerun. Baumstark anticipates the start of a new season following its cancellation this past spring.

“Don’t be soft”: The mental health stigma in athletics

Maggie Baumstark, co-editor-in-chief
November 20, 2020

My fellow athletes can attest: angry coaches screaming fiery insults at us and our teammates is nothing new. The degree of insult varies, from the creative “I’ve seen better swings on a porch!”...

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