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

Dr.Sarah Muneer addressing FMPC members. Source: Mrs. Brittany Palmer

Dr. Sarah Ahmed: Saving Lives and Providing Insight

Arya Nade, Feature Writer December 13, 2022

On November 4, Future Medical Professionals Club heard from Dr. Sarah Ahmed, a family medicine physician at Rush Copley Medical Center. Club members enjoyed learning about what it takes to succeed in her...

Felicity Abbott exploring D.C’s sights during the WJMC Conference. Source: Felicity Abbott

Felicity Abbott Takes On The 2022 Washington Journalism and Media Conference

Sana Muneer, Editor in Chief December 13, 2022

The Washington Journalism and Media Conference is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity hosted by George Mason University.  An intensive program for high school sophomores and juniors interested in journalism,...

Mr. Edwards is excited that he has joined the Glenbard South community! Source: Mr. Edwards

Mr. Travis Edwards Lends A Helping Hand To The Students of Glenbard South

Emma Pekkarinen, School News Editor December 12, 2022

Mr. Travis Edwards is a new addition to Glenbard South’s guidance department and is passionate about supporting students socially and emotionally.  Mr. Edwards always knew he wanted to help others....

Akhoon is a Glenbard South freshman on the swimming team. She was on the Homecoming Court representing the freshman class. Source: Raha Akhoon

Inside the Freshman Homecoming Court: Raha Akhoon

Shawn Sadorf, Feature Writer December 12, 2022

Raha Akhoon is a freshman at Glenbard South who was elected for the 2022  homecoming court. She has shown her hard work and determination by persevering through her challenges being able to accomplish...

Mikey Alam, a Glenbard South sophomore, is an expert at building off this spark to create complex artistic pieces. Source: Mikey Alam

An Artist’s Journey: Glenbard South Student Mikey Alam

Briana Coppolino, Feature Writer December 12, 2022

All it takes is a spark of inspiration. With it, passionate artists can turn their ideas into a masterpiece. Alam has always loved bringing his ideas to life, and doing so gave him an outlet to express...

Kayla Milano and her co-workers create a truly unique workplace environment. Source: Kayla Milano

Everyone’s Dream of a Job

Enaya Siddiqui, Feature Writer November 3, 2022

Oberweis is a beloved staple of Glen Ellyn, a go-to for quality ice cream. The nostalgic red and white building plays an important role in strengthening friendships for not only its customers, but also...

The College of DuPage campus community is not the sole enthusiast when it comes to Warholism; several exhibits across the world also showcase his art. Source: Wikimedia Commons

“Andy Warhol: A Life in Pop” Exhibit Coming to the College of DuPage

Matilda McLaren, Sports Editor November 3, 2022

Following the overwhelming success of the summer 2021 exhibit, “Frida Kahlo: Timeless,” at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art at the College of DuPage, the school community wanted to continue engaging...

Johnson will surely be missed at Glenbard South. Source: Barber Jc Photography (John C. Hall Jr.) Website:

South Students Remember Ms. Johnson

Sana Muneer, Editor in Chief October 13, 2022

On August 31, students gathered in the Glenbard South commons to memorialize Mrs. Tinesha Johnson-Gilbert, South’s secretary who passed away on August 30.  Johnson worked at South for the past three...

Coach Nussbaum coaches two sports at Glenbard South. Source: Mr. Nussbaum

A Bittersweet Farewell

Enaya Siddiqui, Feature Writer September 26, 2022

After 29 years, Glenbard south has to bear the difficult task of letting go Mr Nussbaum.  Mr. Nussbaum bids a long awaited farewell as he retires from Glenbard South after a long-lasting career as a...

Ms. Austin takes on a new role at Glenbard South this year, the student support specialist. Source: Ms. Austin

Ms. Austin Begins Her South Career With Purpose and Readiness

Matilda McLaren, Sports Editor September 26, 2022

Staff member Ms. Austin has a new role this year at Glenbard South, one that has been newly implemented at three of the Glenbard high schools. This position, officially named student support specialist,...

Grimes warming up before a performance with the ILMEA All-State Honors Orchestra. Source: Sofia Grimes

Practice Makes Perfect for Violinist Sofia Grimes

Haley Wong, Feature Editor September 26, 2022

Music is everywhere. Music lives and breathes in tandem with every joy and pain of human life, a constant societal undercurrent. It means something different to everyone. For Sofia Grimes, a senior at...

Wotjun teaches world history honors, AP European history, contemporary world history and AP U.S. history at Glenbard South. Source: Mr. Wotjun

An Inspiration to Many

Shawn Sadorf, Feature Writer September 11, 2022

Brian Wojtun is a history teacher at Glenbard South and he has inspired many people in many ways. He has helped many people figure out what to do, and how to overcome challenges. In his teaching career,...

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