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Splashing Swimmers: Practicing their kicking skills, kids in “Learn to Swim” are taught by South students. Founded in 1962, the program helps teach young children how to swim while building leadership skills in South students.

Students teach important skills in “Learn to Swim”

Emily Blumberg and Dani Carr
April 22, 2019

Saturday mornings at Glenbrook South’s pools are filled with excitement for the Glenview youth as eager young children learn how to swim with the assistance of high schoolers in the “Learn to Swim”...

Senior leaders Julia DiSano and Mickey Brozek watch on as their Peer Group freshman engage with each other in one of the many activities they do each week.

Peer Group influences the lives of both freshmen and seniors

Suzanne Kurland and Om Patel, Staff reporters
December 20, 2018

Walking through the maze of hallways at GBS and being surrounded by many unfamiliar faces towering down on you can be overwhelming for freshmen. But when senior Peer Group leader Aditya Bhalla strides...

Concentrating on her shot, Tanaka aims to put the ball in the hole. Shell be continuing her golf career as a D1 athlete at Indiana University next fall.

Tanaka furthers passion, commits to play D1 golf

Andrew Donahue and Cooper Evans, staff reporters
December 5, 2018

Senior Hanna Tanaka remembers the first time she played golf at the age of ten in the fourth grade. She was with her dad at the Glenview Prairie Club and, although experiencing frustration at first, she...

COUNTRY CANDID: Singing at Synchroicity- themed Variety Show in 2017, Zach Adams (right) is accompanied by teammate Christan Cole (left). Adams and Cole participated in the football act last year. Photo courtesy of  Emily Tu

Adams searches for balance between music and athletics

Marcel Hoang and Julianne Crawford
November 10, 2017

Similar to how Zac Efron’s character, Troy Bolton from High School Musical can be seen shooting hoops on the court with fellow Wildcats, senior Zach Adams can be seen defending South’s goal line on...

BOOMING WITH ENERGY: Riling up the students at Minooka High School, an MC walks down the catwalk at a dance facilitated by BOOM Entertainment. South also recently hired BOOM Entertainment to aid them in organizing the upcoming Homecoming dance, themed Windy City South.

BOOM revamps GBS homecoming

Ann John, Caylie Jeruchimowitz, and Noah Walch
October 6, 2017

Student demand for a better homecoming at South has caused the school to hire a third-party company called BOOM Entertainment to facilitate this year’s homecoming dance for the first time, according...

Cepeda reflects on music experience, plans to continue in college

Jimmy Rubenstein & Grace Solem, staff reporters
May 16, 2017

Graduation day is looming and will mark the end of GBS extracurriculars for the seniors of Glenbrook South. However, for senior Grace Cepeda, a singer in both Masters and Chambers Choirs, her passion for...

SMILING FOR   SCHOLARSHIPS: Posing in front of her Illinois High School Art Exhibition (IHSAE) photo, sophomore Yoon Kim shows her submission entitled “Beauty in Decay.” At the competition, Kim received a $1000 scholarship to attend a summer workshop at the precollege of the New Hampshire Institute of Art.

Students showcase art at IHSAE, receive recognition

March 21, 2017

Art, according to French artist Edgar Degas, is not what you see; rather, it’s what you make others see. Seniors Dasha German and Jiyeon Lee, junior Kaya Dlouchy, sophomore Yoon Kim and freshman Sara...

MAKING  A   SPLASH:  Quickly breathing, senior swimmer Sam Iida  races the clock in the 200 yard freestyle where he broke the pool record with a time of 1:39.97.

Men’s swim & dive hopes to keep up winning momentum

Danny Pauletto and Simon Farber
December 16, 2016

The GBS men’s swimming team is preparing for another run at the State Championship this season, according to head coach Keith MacDonald. The Titans still have high expectations for themselves, despite...

BAND BONDING: Directing a late night marching band practice, Greg Wojcik, directer of Souths Band, and son Aaron Wojcik, assistant band director give instructions to students. This will be Gregs 38th and final year at South as band director.

Wojcik follows in father’s footsteps, assists in directing GBS Band

Molly Stryker & Eleanor Walsh, staff reporters
November 22, 2016

Imagine walking into Glenbrook South everyday knowing you’ve been walking these halls for years. Remembering the time you tripped and hit your head on a chair, and spent three hours at the Glenbrook...

Friedland pursues musical passion through bass, teaching

On Sundays, there is rehearsal for the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra (CYSO) , then a rush to another rehearsal for a different orchestra, then the next morning there’s GBS Jazz Ensemble rehearsal,...

Students expand upon business education, invest in stock market

Abby Grant & Savera Zulfiqar, staff reporters
May 4, 2016

In accordance with courses such as Consumer Education or United States History, students are able to fulfill their academic requirement while learning about the stock market. However, a collection of students...

FOSTERING FAMILY: Posing for a photo with his foster brother, senior James Catizone spends quality time with three-year-old AJ. Catizone and his family fostered AJ for five months during his sophomore year at South through a program called Safe Families. The program works to offer children temporary homes for a duration of time in which their parents are unable to care for them. Photos courtesy of James Catizone

Foster children find stability, form relationships

Zach Cepeda & Brigid Murphy, staff reporters
April 22, 2016

Every day, parents around the world make the difficult decision to give up the children they love in order for them to have a chance at stability and success. As a result, various GBS families have opened...

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