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The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

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The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

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All content by Isabella Albrecht

College abroad offers new opportunities to students

Isabella Albrecht, senior staff reporter
May 25, 2018

While many seniors are preparing for college life next year, seniors Isabel Jaszewski and Juliet Jiaras are also preparing for life in another country. Jaszewski, who will attend The Medical University...

Sophia Lao

Administration, students discuss prom date change

Isabella Albrecht, staff reporter
April 20, 2018

GBS Prom will be held on a Saturday this year, instead of a Friday as it has been in years past, according to Principal Dr. Lauren Fagel. The reason the administration decided to change the day was to...

RAMBUNCTIOUS RAUNER: Holding a newly signed law, Governor Bruce Rauner smiles. Rauner passed a new budget for Illinois that included cutting P.E. requirements in public schools.

Illinois passes new law, reduces P.E. requirements

Chaerim Park and Isabella Albrecht
March 16, 2018

In an attempt to reduce costs in school districts, Illinois passed a new legislation in Aug. of 2017 changing the budget for Illinois schools, according to the Chicago Tribune. One component of the law...

illustration by Riley Gunderson

School considers new calendar, more late arrivals

Isabella Albrecht, staff reporter
February 9, 2018

The GBS administration is discussing the addition of more late arrivals in coming school years. GBS currently has four per semester, according to Principal Dr. Lauren Fagel. The discussion was brought...

Illustration by Sophia Lau

Administration strives to improve South’s accessibility

Isabella Albrecht
December 22, 2017

In an effort to make South more accessible to students with physical disabilities, the administration is looking to add several new features to the building. The most recent was the installation of a push...

MEMORABLE MIHARA: Speaking to South students, Sam Mihara, a first-generation American with Japanese ancestry, informs others about his experiences in a World Warr II Japanese internment camp. Mihara visited South on Sept. 13 for this special address. Photo courtesy of Tara Thorne

Guest speaker shares experiences in internment camp

Isabella Albrecht, staff reporter
October 6, 2017

Sam Mihara, a first-generation American with Japanese ancestry who was in an internment camp during WWII, came to speak to the GBS U.S. History classes on Sept. 13. Mihara was born in San Francisco in...

Best in State: Holding his award, Athletic Director Steve Rockrohr poses for a photo. He was named Athletic Director of the Year at the IADA awards banquet in May. Photo Courtesy of the Glenbrook South website.

Rockrohr named Athletic Director of the Year

Isabella Albrecht, staff reporter
June 3, 2017

GBS Athletic Director Steve Rockrohr was named the 2016-2017 Class 3A/4A Athletic Director of the Year by the Illinois Athletic Director’s Association (IADA). He was presented with the award at the IADA...

Argumentative Achievements: Standing in their hotel lobby, JV debaters Sabina Roberts, Katie Kenner, Alysa Aralis, Kelly Skoulikaris, Michael Scott and Dylan Goldberg pose for a photo at the John Edie Holiday Debates tournament in Minnesota (Left). Debate Coach Jon Voss said the JV teamís willingness to work together helped them find success at their state competition.

Debate teams win fifth, first at state competitions

Isabella Albrecht, staff reporter
April 21, 2017

Glenbrook South’s varsity and junior varsity (JV) debate teams placed fifth and first, respectively, at state tournaments this March. Jon Voss, head debate coach, says the JV win was exciting because...

District 225 reveals updated logos, modernizes classic shield design

Isabella Albrecht, staff reporter
March 21, 2017

GBS and GBN presented their new logos at the beginning of the second semester in preparation for the launch of District 225’s new website. According to Karen Geddeis, Director of PR and Communications...

Lovin  it  live:  On the left, keyboard and vocal artist Anthony Carone of the Arkells performs at the Chicago House of Blues in January. On the right, rock singer Jared James Nichols performs tracks from his 2015 album, “Old Glory and Wild Revival” at Chicago’s Concord Music Hall in July 2016. The House of Blues and Concord Music Hall host music performances weekly in Chicago for both local and touring bands. Photos courtesy of Alana Swaringen

GBS reminisces about music performances

Isabella Albrecht, staff reporters
February 10, 2017

Loud music and cheers from the crowd fill the room. Multicolor lights flash, illuminating the mass of people packed close together, dancing up and down. The energy radiates from the performers onstage,...

Head   in   the   Game:  Dribbling down the court, sophomore Gavin Morse looks past a Prosser player as he makes his way towards the net. The Titans went on to win the game 57-44.

Men’s basketball starts off with 3-4 record

Isabella Albrecht, staff reporter
December 16, 2016

Starting off their season 3-4, the men’s basketball team looks to build off of their hard preseason work and achieve their goal of a regional title, according to senior captain Matt Giannakopoulos. The...

hungry   high   schoolers:   Queued up in the cafeteria, students wait to be served at food court stations. Quest has recently changed their policies regarding negative balances.

Quest adapts new balance policy, bans purchasing lunch with negative funds

Isabella Albrecht and Molly Stryker
September 30, 2016

In response to major debt last year, Quest Food Management Services is now enforcing a policy at Glenbrook South which does not allow students to hold a negative balance on their Quest account. The...

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