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Planning Members: Interact leader Vivian Wang gave club members an explanation of
the blood drive during their morning meeting on March 1. Members also created posters
advertising the drive.

Interact prepares for blood drive

Lynn Lee, Asma Ghomrawi, and Ellory Moran
March 17, 2023

The Interact Blood Drive on March 22 is an all-day event held in the Lyceum for both students and staff to sign up to- donate blood, Mark Gallagher, Math Teacher and Interact Club Sponsor, said. The...

Helping hands

Helping hands

Anna Ivanov, staff writer
February 17, 2023

South sports teams participate in a variety of service events in order to help the community, Julie Smith, junior varsity (JV) and varsity poms Coach, said. She believes that it is important for sports...

South’s service initiatives support families in need

December 18, 2020

Jessie Norwood The Holiday Cheer event and the Winter Clothing Drive are allowing families in need to enjoy the holidays despite the pandemic by showing the Glenbrook South community what they can...

Gratitude for service not conveyed through applications

Sheila Fogarty, columnist
December 14, 2018

When my mother offered to buy Diego ice cream, he replied, “Solo quiero una hamburguesa para llevar.” It was 6-year-old Diego’s first time on a school field trip to Lake Atitlán, and after traveling...

Military time: Displaying his potrait as a former member of the U.S. Marine Corps, Brian Shaoul, Transitional Studies Instructor for Student Services, described that he never saw actual combat. His main role in service was maintaining aircrafts that would fly troops into loading zones.

South staff members reveal stories about time in military service

Hannah Buchband, staff reporter
December 16, 2016

For many students, the halls of South are populated with unfamiliar faces. Familiar or not, untold stories remain behind them. Such is the case for many staff members at South who have served in the military...

CLEANUP CREW: Posing with bags of trash, Interact members proudly display their success in cleaning a portion of Landwehr road. Interact and other clubs at South have planned several environmental awareness-based service projects. Photo courtesy of Lily Sands

Environmental service unites student organizations in common goal

Sharon Kim and Youjin Shon
November 4, 2016

This year’s service theme for GBS clubs is centered around environmental awareness. In a time of rapid environmental change due to human activity, GBS students may be able to make a lasting difference...

Painting a needy family’s house, Zach Cepeda, Harrison Kane and Reggie Lara take part in Habitat for Humanity. The program helps adults and kids build and refurbish houses for people in poverty. 

Photo courtesy of Zach Cepeda

Meaning of service lies in impacting others’ lives

Zach Cepeda, columnist
September 30, 2016

Despite all the different applications and celebrations revolving around the so frequently spoken word, the idea of service basically boils down to this: one person helping another person. At our school,...

Twenty-Four Carrots:   Working with a fellow trip participant, sophomore Emma Noffke hands off a bag of carrots to feed the animals she cares for on her trip.  This summer she traveled to Guatemala through the organization The Road Less Traveled.  Photo courtesy of Emma Noffke

South students embark on international service trips

Maddy Ruos
September 30, 2016

Spending a summer break putting in time at the beach, sipping lemonade and tanning may be some South students’ idea of a great vacation, but a number of South students have used their time off school...

Onward House remembers 40 years of service

Onward House remembers 40 years of service

John Schurer, asst. news editor
November 7, 2014

After a 40-year partnership with the Onward House tutoring program, sponsors and members reflect on the importance of the club and their experiences. The Onward House is a non-for-profit organization...

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