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Illinois removes 300-minute school day minimum, creates flexibility

Maggie Baumstark, staff reporter

March 15, 2019

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The Illinois General Assembly passed legislation that revamped how Illinois public schools were funded, and as a result, took away the 300-minute instructional day minimum that previously existed, according to Dr. Mike Riggle, ...

Dravid’s work published in science magazine Microscopy Today

Om Patel, staff reporter

March 15, 2019

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  For the past year, senior Amil Dravid has been doing research in the field of computer science to apply machine learning algorithms to identify the nucleus of a cell. From that research, Dravid was able to get his work ...

Turnabout unable to sell enough tickets to break even

Anne Ribordy, asst. news editor

March 15, 2019

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On March 2, Girls’ Letter Club held the Turnabout Dance and sold 706 tickets, but failed to break even by about 400 tickets says Kim Kiraly, Girls’ Letter Club, sponsor. Turnabout is the all-school spring dance where girls tradit...

South holds first robotics competition, furthers passions outside classroom

Maggie Baumstark and Om Patel

February 8, 2019

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On Jan. 5, South hosted its first robotics competition, in which teams of students from high schools around the area pitted their robots against each other in various contests, according to Dawn Hall, instructional supervisor...

Illinois report card reveals achievement gap at GBS

Gigi Cepeda, co-editor-in-chief

February 8, 2019

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Senior Yulissa Gonzales was always the only Latina in her AP classes, feeling alone and wondering “Why am I the only one?” English Teacher Blanca Ascencio didn’t read a book until she was a sophomore in high school. Her ...

Model UN hires new assistant sponsor

Augie Mikell and Anne Ribordy

February 7, 2019

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In mid-October, Jesse Sisler, instructional aid for the Special Education Department, was chosen to be the new assistant sponsor for South’s Model United Nations (MUN) team. Although Sisler doesn’t have any previous experience wi...

Illinois Learn with Dignity Act requires free feminine hygiene products for students

Dea Sulejmani, asst. news editor

December 14, 2018

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South began supplying pads and tampons in the girls’ bathrooms without charge in October in compliance with the Illinois Learn with Dignity Act which requires all public schools of grades 6-12 to provide free feminine hygiene produ...

District 225 terminates parent-teacher conference night

Maggie Baumstark, staff reporter

December 14, 2018

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Negotiations last year between the Glenbrook Education Association (GEA) and the District 225 School Board led to the decision to discontinue parent-teacher conference night, due to contractual discrepancies and questions of necessity, ac...

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