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Finding beauty in change: giving up what is familiar

Olivia Perkins, Opinions Editor
May 19, 2023

6,530 days.  I have lived in the same house for 6,530 days. This is the steadiness in my life. I wake up, brush my teeth, walk down our 16 stairs, and step onto our bare wood floors where my feet...

The Glenview facade

The Glenview facade

Olivia Perkins, Opinions Editor
April 21, 2023

The North Shore. Home to picturesque landscapes, affluent communities, and a culture that emphasizes exclusivity and luxury, is a breeding ground for the perpetuation of self-obsessed behavior.  Glenview,...

Breaking the cycle: healthy relationships possible by moving beyond our pasts

Breaking the cycle: healthy relationships possible by moving beyond our pasts

Olivia Perkins, Opinions Editor
December 16, 2022

Please be advised the below article might mention trauma-related topics that include domestic abuse and violence, which could potentially be triggering. As I enter early adulthood, I have begun...

Empathy should have its boundaries

Empathy should have its boundaries

Olivia Perkins, opinions editor
November 10, 2022

One of the most significant and defining features of humanity is our capacity for empathy. We associate those we care about and their feelings with our own. We are biologically programmed to have empathy.  However,...

Living with the chains of my gender

Olivia Perkins, Opinions Editor
September 30, 2022

Seventeen years ago, my mother received the news that her firstborn child was going to be a girl. The doctor looked at the ultrasound images, determined my sex by my genitals, and concluded that my mom...

Remembering quality over quantity when seeking out friendships

Remembering quality over quantity when seeking out friendships

Olivia Perkins, asst. opinions editor
December 17, 2021

Quality over quantity, a phrase all of our loved ones drilled into our minds is one that I find myself referring back to. The quality of what you have will always surpass the quantity.  The pressure...

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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...

South students share opinions on Covid-19 vaccine

Olivia Perkins, asst. news editor
February 12, 2021

With the Covid-19 vaccine being distributed to those who need it the most right now, there it is not clear when it will become available to a majority of the Glenbrook community. Students at South have...

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...

Teaching the youngsters: Helping middle schoolers learn a capella, seniors Ben Kalish (standing left) and Brian Destefano (standing right)    share their knowledge to make the transition into high school choir easier. The kids have an opportunity to prepare for South’s choir.

JTAC brings in middle school voices for future recruitment

Olivia Perkins and Drew Whitford
November 15, 2019

In unison, sounds of many middle schooler’s voices fill the GBS choir room where Junior Titan A Capella (JTAC) is held every Thursday. The program is bringing in new faces from the feeder schools to...

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