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Singing for Service:  Performing with Yael Sheinfeld and Kai Erber, Jack Riley (seated on the left), senior academy student, sings a song with a message of love and acceptance. Riley held a concert on May 21 with the goal of raising money and collecting clothing for the WINGS program, which aims to provide services to domestic abuse victims. Other academy seniors participated in service projects that aligned with a global or local issue they chose to research.

Academy seniors take action through service

Maddy Ruos and Brigid Murphy
May 26, 2017

As part of the Glenbrook Academy of International Studies senior curriculum, students are tasked with the assignment of researching a global or local issue that culminates in a research paper in tandem...

Senior Project: checking in on a couple unique projects currently underway

Senior Project: checking in on a couple unique projects currently underway

Maddy Ruos, senior editor
May 26, 2017

Senior project is an opportunity for seniors to independently work while exempt from normal classes on a project of their choosing for either two or four weeks. Dasha German Her project: a short, alternative...

Illustration by Al Solecki

Out of the darkness: Raising awareness about sexual assault with survivors, statistics

Maddy Ruos & Alexandra Sharp, co-features editors
April 21, 2017

It can happen anywhere, by anyone and at any time. Sexual assault is not uncommon, affecting 1 in every 6 women and 1 in every 33 men, according to Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). As...

A Personal Touch:  Aiding his father, Michael Fine, in applying his 3D printed prosthetic arm, senior Jacob Fine explains the myoelectric prosthetic arm he had created for Michael. After Michael had been involved in a car accident and lost his left arm, Jacob decided to use his passion for engineering to construct a lightweight, efficient prosthetic for his father.

Fine 3D-prints prosthetics for amputees

Maddy Ruos, co-features editor
February 10, 2017

In April of 2010, Glenview resident Michael Fine was involved in a tragic head-on car accident, causing him to lose his left arm from the shoulder down. Since then, Fine says the accident caused him to...

Half the Sky empowers women worldwide

Half the Sky empowers women worldwide

Maddy Ruos, co-features editor
December 16, 2016

Women hold up half the sky. This ancient Chinese proverb may seem obvious, but the reality of our lives is that gender inequality in society makes it feel like women have a smaller, less powerful role...

Students reflect positively on therapy, acknowledge stigma exists

Maddy Ruos, co-features editor
December 16, 2016

With mental health issues amongst teenagers anything but uncommon, some adolescents seek the help of a therapist or trained professional as a natural response to a condition of this type. However, according...

Planned Parenthood: an organization providing health care aid and information, leaves South students and staff debating the service’s ethics

Maddy Ruos & Olivia Sotirchos, asst. features editors
December 18, 2015

In the wake of the Nov. 27 attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, many members of the Glenview community are taking the time to reflect on the recent controversy surrounding the funding...

Individuals resist Islamophobic subtleties

Individuals resist Islamophobic subtleties

Maddy Ruos, asst. features editor
November 6, 2015

Ahmed Mohamed- a young Muslim student from Texas who was suspended and arrested recently when his teachers assumed the homemade clock he brought to school was a bomb- is not, as some may suggest, a rare...

Students explore career paths through South electives

Maddy Ruos & Olivia Sotirchos, staff reporters
June 1, 2015

As a five or six-year old that is enticed by the vast possibilities that could define their profession, when most young children are asked what they want to be when they grow up, their answers range from...

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