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The student news site of Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

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The student news site of Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

The Independent

The 2024 Art Show Poster
The Diverse Artistry of Glenbard
Maggie Falkenberg, School News Writer • February 8, 2024

This year, Glenbard South took its turn hosting the annual District 87 Art Show. Students walked past a multitude of different colors, styles and scenes in the commons hallway,...

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Losing Yourself

Why are you running from yourself?

Do you feel inadequate?

You’re just chasing your own tail. 

In this age of materialism, taking care of yourself has become ever more present

Yet,

You continue to let yourself get lost in the sea of societal ideals and distractions.

The root of suffering isn’t just desire; it is comparison. 

Whether that comparison be materialistic or moral. 

Self doubt plants itself in your heart,

And grows when you shower it with self pity and distraction. 

When you internalize the people around you,

You find it hard to let go of these “societal standards” because you’re choosing to stay comfortable.

Even though they’re stabbing you,

Even though you’re becoming lost in the maze that is your mind and heart.

I encourage you to step out of this comfort zone that you’ve created,

And become free.

Stop running, start focusing.

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Alishbaa Karim, Creative Corner Artist
Hi, my name is Alishbaa and I am the main editor of the Poetry section in Creative Corner this year! As we aim to try and expand the Creative Corner section, our goal is to express the diversity of creativity at Glenbard South and provide a place where artists can express themselves! Don’t hesitate to reach out! (My email: [email protected])

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