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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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Feliz Navidad: Different versions of Christmas

Carolina Rodriguez, co-opinions editor
December 17, 2021

Christmas is my favorite holiday.  Ever since I was little, I have counted down the days on my chocolate Advent calendar. I love the holiday because we get to spend time with family and friends, but...

Core of Christmas: Family and religion

Bryan Scheffler, guest columnist
December 17, 2021

Every year, my family travels across the pond for Christmas. However, the Christmas of 2017 was unforgiving in the port city of Danzig, Poland. Miles upon miles of frigid Baltic Sea waters battered...

South students learn valuable lessons through family businesses

Abby McKew, staff writer
March 16, 2020

From beauty salons to supplying welding supplies, South’s families own all kinds of local businesses. While many students may look for jobs at the local supermarket or park district, some are given the...

BROTHERLY BOND: Feeding his baby brother, junior Jacob Snyder practices his new big brother duties. Snyder’s family, who adopted their Safe Family child, is just one of many South families who have participated in the Safe Families foster care program, where children from families in crisis get the help they need until things become more stable at home.

South students participate in Safe Families foster care program

Ashley Desserich and Molly Stryker
March 16, 2018

Laughing together at the dinner table, sophomore Ashley Davis and her family get to know their newest foster care child. Through conversation, Davis notices the joy and energy these kids bring to her family....

South students engage in varying cultural holiday traditions

Mia Merchant, staff reporter
January 10, 2017

As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, and the streets are empty and the trees are lifeless, GBS students begin thinking about the inner warmth of the holidays. At South, students celebrate...

Cultural customs: Celebrating a cousin’s wedding, the Kalra family women take part in the tradition of singing songs that welcome the groom into the family and send off the bride into a happy marriage. This generallly occurs on the second night of the wedding, which can last up to a week. Photo courtesy of  Anushka Kalra

Traditions maintain link between home, heritage

Anushka Kalra, assistant news editor
December 16, 2016

Tradition and teenagers usually do not go hand in hand.  However, for teenage  immigrants, traditions take on a more important role in our lives. For me, traditions are a way to connect with my culture...

Father-son   Study   Session: Peering over his son Simon’s shoulder, math teacher Steve Farber checks over the work done by his son and math teacher Steve Yoon.  The teachers have sons who attend South, and all three pictured recognize the change of dynamic between father and son due to their teaching positions.

South students reflect on their fathers’ positions as educators, parents

Abby Grant, Assistant Features Editor
December 16, 2016

An alarm sounds at 6:45 a.m. and the typical South student quickly hops out of bed, scrambles to gather an outfit for the day and aggressively sweeps toothpaste across their teeth just minutes before giving...

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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