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

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Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Nomination and the Supreme Court Process

Matilda McLaren, Sports Editor, In-Depth Writer May 1, 2022

On February 25, 2022, President Joe Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the official 116th Associate Justice seat of the United States Supreme Court. On April 7, 2022, a bipartisan collective...

The Importance of Intellectual Curiosity

The Importance of Intellectual Curiosity

Erika Hartman, In-Depth Writer May 1, 2022

From podcasts about ape endocrine systems to true crime documentaries, the world is full of heaps of knowledge. Although many have been taught that the only knowledge that matters is what one learns in...

John Francis: Planetwalker

John Francis: Planetwalker

Isha Shah, In-Depth Writer April 5, 2022

John Francis, globally known as Planetwalker, did not use a single motorized vehicle for 22 years after witnessing a massive oil spill. He decided to travel across the country by foot in order to make...

The Importance of Emotional Boundaries

The Importance of Emotional Boundaries

Annika Nordquist, In-Depth Writer March 31, 2022

Emotional boundaries can set one up for success in any relationship. Boundaries are healthy limits that are meant to establish what a person is or is not comfortable with. They help regulate the amount...

CRISPR: The real-life ‘Resurrection Stone’?

CRISPR: The real-life ‘Resurrection Stone’?

Erika Hartman, In-Depth Writer March 31, 2022

Imagine a world where one’s babies could have whatever characteristics they wanted, or horrible genetic diseases could be stopped, even before the infant was born. Believe it or not, the world of science...

The New York Times: A medical assistant preparing a COVID-19 test for passengers coming to Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris. January, 2022. Photographer: Christophe Petit Tesson from EPA

“Deltacron”: Real or Fake?

Matilda McLaren, Sports Editor, In-Depth Writer March 31, 2022

In recent weeks, researchers and scientists across multiple countries including the U.S. have discovered a new variant of the COVID-19 virus. Although the novel variant, unofficially dubbed as “Deltacron”,...

Maya Angelou and What Can be Learned From her Resounding Resilience

Maya Angelou and What Can be Learned From her Resounding Resilience

Annika Nordquist, In-Depth Writer March 4, 2022

TW: R*pe  “The caged bird sings/with a fearful trill/of things unknown /but longed for still /and his tune is heard / on the distant hill /for the caged bird /sings of freedom” (Angelou, Caged...

Bodies Under Lake Lanier; The Genocide and Expelling of a Black Town

Bodies Under Lake Lanier; The Genocide and Expelling of a Black Town

Juliana Henry, In-Depth Writer March 4, 2022

   The city of Atlanta, and its neighboring areas, have a long history of terrorizing the Black community. Unfortunately, like so many others, the story of Lake Lanier has been buried, stolen and drowned...

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

Arya Nade, School News Writer March 4, 2022

Biography Breaking shackles and battling racism. One of the earliest innovators of the literary art form called jazz poetry, Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance. Hughes (1902-1967)...

Cancer disparities in African Americans

Cancer disparities in African Americans

Zainab Talha, Scoop Editor March 4, 2022

The origin of the word “cancer” has been attributed to Greek physician, Hippocrates, also known as the “Father of Medicine”. Hippocrates used the terms “carcinos” and “carcinoma” to describe...

Image above is a mural that was inside the Indy Airport, created by the collaboration of the Madam Walker Legacy center and artist Tasha Beckwith.

How Madam C.J. Walker Built Her Empire

Lili Olson, In-Depth Writer March 4, 2022

The Beginning Madam C.J. Walker was an orphan, a laundress, a laborer, but more than all of that she was a philanthropist, an entrepreneur and the first black woman millionaire in the U.S. She was often...

The Impact of James Baldwin

The Impact of James Baldwin

Kathy Georgieva, In-Depth Editor March 4, 2022

James Baldwin was an essential novelist, essayist and playwright of the later 20th century. He was a paramount figure in the Civil Rights and LGBTQ+ movements, where he wrote and advocated for the unjust...

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