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The news site of Glenbrook South High School.

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“We’re always going to be around, even if it’s not pride month.”

Chloe Arciero and Maddie Cloutier
November 12, 2021

Queer experiences: a varied existence of both stigmas and safe spaces Walking in the hallways, nonbinary freshman Kai Stevens* feels a sense of dread.  While passing outside the library, Stevens...

Body positivity vs body neutrality: Titans tackle self love and its importance

Chloe Arciero and Maddie Cloutier
October 1, 2021

In an age where unrealistic, photoshopped, and unhealthy body standards are displayed on almost every type of media, it is no wonder that body image has become a persistent issue for many. According to...

Illustration by Aubrey Palaganas

Players travel to fantasy lands with a simple roll of the dice

Maddie Cloutier and Madeline Hussey
April 23, 2021

A fight rages across the landscape, swords colliding and magic crackling. In the real world, players sit around a table nervously as their Dungeon Master describes the fight. The wizard attacks, his player...

Photo Illustration by Naomi Skiles

Athletes Break their Silence

Maddie Cloutier and Sloane Shabelman
April 23, 2021

Trigger warning: this story contains descriptions of sexual assault and harassment Violated. Manipulated. Oppressed. Abused. Silenced. Every 73 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted, according to...

Illustration by Patsy Carolan

Seasonal Affective Disorder: When is more than just the “winter blues”?

Dani Carr and Maddie Cloutier
February 12, 2021

People can attest to the feeling of gloom that settles like the blanket of snow covering the ground while living through Chicago’s most infamous season. After months of the sun drifting off into darkness...

Aspiring Adamji: David Adamji replaced Thomas Kucharski as the instructional supervisor of the English Department. Adamji is grateful for the welcoming environment of South that has helped him settle in to his new position. Photo courtesy of David Adamji.

English department welcomes new instructional supervisor

Maddie Cloutier and Sloane Shabelman
October 3, 2020

The world looked a lot different when David Adamji, English Department instructional supervisor was hired in January. Pre-pandemic, he had not expected his first year of teaching at South to be through...

Wellness workshop initiates mental health conversation, proves ineffective

Maddie Cloutier and Jessie Norwood
December 20, 2019

This year, South held its first ever all-school workshop, which focused on the general wellness of the student body. Opinions on the workshop were divided between the students who did not enjoy it and...

Club Corner: TEDEd Club

Maddie Cloutier and Lauren Lee
November 15, 2019

Standing confidently in front of his peers senior and founder of TEDEd Club Hansen Punnoose has all eyes on him. Since starting TEDEd Club, a club focused on watching, discussing and creating TED Talks,...

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