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Caring about politics, caring about your future

Caring about politics, caring about your future

Maia Weissman, asst. opinions editor
December 22, 2023

“I don’t like to talk about politics.” This sentence, although most often used to avoid conflict, is damaging our democracy. There are myriad reasons why someone, especially someone our age, might...

“Buildings can be rebuilt, people can’t be replaced”

Mia Carr and Gaby Yap
May 19, 2023

Smoke was all that Brian Render, Glenview Fire Department Lieutenant, could see as he walked into  an evacuated South. As Render rushed closer to the source of the fire, he realized it was more intense...

South Model U.N. attends NUMUN XX

South Model U.N. attends NUMUN XX

Kaitlyn Jiang, asst. news editor
April 21, 2023

Model United Nations (Model U.N.) attended the 20th Annual Northwestern University Model United Nations (NUMUN XX) conference at Northwestern University on April 13, where several South students won awards,...

Cummings and Wolfe promoted: (Left) Laura Cummings, Director of Student Support, and Stacy Wolfe, Instructional Supervisor and Assistant Director of Specialized Programs and Services (Right).

Cummings, Wolfe promoted

Mia Carr and Sarah Park
March 17, 2023

Stacy Wolfe and Dr. Laura Cummings were promoted as of Feb. 27, an email from District 225 to staff stated. Cummings is the new Director of Student Support, and Wolfe is the Instructional Supervisor and...

Hawks’ season invalidated

Sarah Park, asst. news editor
March 17, 2023

Maine South High School’s football program will forfeit nine wins in the 2022 season and will be placed on a one-year probation next year following District 207’s self report on their use of ineligible...

New curriculum prompts criticism

New curriculum prompts criticism

Sarah Park, asst. news editor
March 17, 2023

After removing subjects criticized by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in the pilot course (AP) African American Studies, the College Board released the official new curriculum, reported by Anemona Hartocollis...

D225 announces candidates for election

Mia Carr and Layla Mohamed
February 17, 2023

Five candidates for the District 225 School Board, incumbents Sydney (Skip) Shein and Marcelo Sztainberg, and newcomers Paul T. Kelly, Sandra Muhlenbeck, and Jim Geldermann, will run in the April 4 election...

ChatGPT brings changes to school environment

Kaitlyn Jiang, asst. news editor
February 17, 2023

ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot, or computer program designed to interact with humans, has taken the world by storm, especially in academic institutions, Kevin Roose reported for The New...

(From left to right): Bruce Doughty, District 225 Board of Education President, U.S. Congresswoman Janet Schakowsky, Laura Fine, Illinois State Senator, Kara Rau, GSHC Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Charles Johns, District 225 Superintendent, Dr. R.J. Gravel, District 225 Associate Superintendent, Peter Glowacki, Board of Education Vice-President, and Dr. Julie Holland, Vice President of Pediatric Care for Advocate Children’s Hospital cut the ribbon for the opening of the Glenbrook School Health Center.

Health Center Opens

Kaitlyn Jiang and Milutin Todorovic
February 17, 2023

The Glenbrook School Health Center has officially opened, providing free-of-charge services to North and South, Kim Ptak, District 225 Director of Operations, said. The ribbon cutting ceremony took place...

On the big screen: Alumni Adam Szczerbowski, Will Kasher, and Maya Mladenovic portrayed the three main characters in Free Time. The short film can be found on the Glenbrook South TV and Film’s Vimeo. Photo courtesy of Glenbrook South TV and Film Vimeo

South alumni awarded for short film Free Time

Sarah Park, asst. news editor
December 16, 2022

South alumni Omar Shoreibah, Tommy Casey, Noah Collins, Michael Cunningham, and Josh Patt won the Short Form Fiction award for their video Free Time, and Shoreibah won for Film Editor at the National Academy...

District-wide surveys gather data

Kaitlyn Jiang, asst. news editor
December 16, 2022

Students took the newly-implemented and district-wide Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) survey and Comprehensive School Climate Inventory (CSCI) survey, on Oct. 23 and Oct. 28, Principal Dr. Barbara...

South prepares students for college applications

Mia Carr, Lila Harrigan, and Erin Walker
November 16, 2022

With the college application process  beginning as early as December of Junior year, South provides  students and their families with various resources and aid to assist in preparation for submitting...

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