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

The Independent

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

The Independent

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

The Independent

Beloved Social Studies Teacher Ms. Jeanette Purdy Retires

Emma Pekkarinen, Editor in Chief May 3, 2024

From nurse to flight attendant Ms. Jeanette Purdy thought of many different professions before teaching. However, it was sitting in her College of DuPage history class where Ms. Purdy found her interest...

Ms. Skizas Receives a Harmonious Welcome Back

Haley Wong, Editor-in-Chief April 2, 2024

When I first met Stephanie Skizas, I was very glad I was not wearing jeans. During a rehearsal for the combined choir concert with Glenbard South High School and my ensemble from Glen Crest Middle School,...

Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash

AP Literature: A Glimpse into Current Students’ Experiences

Emma Pekkarinen, Editor in Chief February 8, 2024

In room 100, the bell rings and students find their seats. However, this is no ordinary English class - it  is the only section of AP English Literature and Composition at Glenbard South. The class, taught...

During colder months, salt can accumulate on sidewalks- inflicting abrasive “salt burn”. Source: Shutterflock

Winter Salt Effects and Solutions

Matilda McLaren, Feature Editor February 8, 2024

Winter salts are commonly used for winter maintenance and prevents slick sidewalks and pavements during the colder months. In the “snow belt” portion of the United States, winter salt is often used...

The Hiles: A Valentine’s Day Special

Aniyah Nelson, Multimedia Creator February 8, 2024

Mrs. Peterson is an experienced educator with 11 years of prior teaching experience under her belt.

A Lifelong, Passionate Learner, Mrs. Peterson is a Wonderful New Addition to South’s Science Department

Emma Pekkarinen, Editor in Chief October 25, 2023

While this is Mrs. Gabrielle Peterson’s first year at Glenbard South, this is- in fact- her 11th year teaching. Peterson previously taught in a Chicago charter school for three years and then at Naperville...

GECRCs new Volunteer Coordinator Polly Cooper has a long history with the organization.

The Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center: A Beloved Community Embracing Change

Matilda McLaren, Feature Editor September 25, 2023

The mission of the Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center (GECRC)-since it began as a 501c(3) nonprofit in 2003-has been to connect underprivileged families in the community with the best academic resources...

Muneer interviewing Starbucks workers on strike for a journalism camp at Boston University in 2022.

Sana Muneer: A World in Print

Haley Wong, Editor in Chief September 25, 2023

Sana Muneer has been a dreamer from the start. On August 27th, 2021, her dreams came true. As she bounded into Glenbard South’s library that morning with her usual brilliant grin, she knew that this...

Caption: Czerchlanski has had a remarkable first year filled with passion and dedication here at Glenbard South. Source: Mrs. Czerchlanski%C2%A0

Mrs. Czerchlanski Brings Heart to Glenbard South

Emma Pekkarinen, School News Writer May 15, 2023

Although Mrs. Brittany Czerchlanski is new to Glenbard South, she brings with her years of experience and an unending passion for her students.  Her first year at Glenbard South but a 10 year educator,...

Herrera stands by artwork in the GBS commons hallway. Source: Sana Muneer

The Pledge of Allegiance: Behind the Voice

Sana Muneer, Editor in Chief May 12, 2023

Every single school day at 8:30 am, a familiar voice echoes through the classrooms and hallways of Glenbard South High School. Senior Hans Herrera is behind the friendly voice, and first debuted on the...

Senora Giffey smiles in front of a Pablo Picasso painting

South’s Señora Giffey Retires, Leaving a Legacy of Kindness and Strength

Sana Muneer, Editor in Chief May 3, 2023

After 28 years in Glenbard South’s classrooms, beloved Spanish teacher Mrs. Suzanne Giffey-Molitor is retiring at the end of the 2022-2023 school year.  Señora Giffey, as she’s referred to by...

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