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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Glenbard South Seniors and Some Juniors are Eligible to Vote in the Primaries on March 19th! This is Your Guide To Voting.

Emma Pekkarinen, Editor in Chief March 18, 2024

Glenbard South seniors, and some juniors, are eligible to vote in the March 19th Illinois primary election. If you turn 18 by or before November 5th 2024 you are eligible to vote in this election. The...

B.B. Kings recognizable guitar - Illustrator: Amelia Buhle

B.B King’s Life and Legacy

Erika Hartman, In-Depth Writer March 3, 2024

For hundreds of years, African Americans have been shaping the United States’ culture. Black History Month is in full swing, and with some politicians deciding that African American history “does not...

Various hairstyles of the Black community - Illustrator: Asma Irfanullah

The CROWN Act: Confronting Discrimination Based on Hair Style and Texture in Work and School

Emma Pekkarinen, Editor in Chief March 3, 2024

In September 2023, Darryl George, a Black high school student in Texas, was suspended for his hairstyle, according to an article published by the Associated Press (AP) . George received more than two weeks...

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The Benefits of Journaling

Kathy Georgieva, In-Depth Editor February 8, 2024

One of the easiest and most effective forms of self-care is at your fingertips, all you need is a notebook, pen and patience for reflection. Journaling is a versatile practice of reflection, traced back...

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How to Combat the Cold-Weather Blues

Kathy Georgieva, In-Depth Editor January 4, 2024

It is that time of year when warm, comforting November dawns turn into dark, bone-chilling mornings. Although the winter season welcomes festivity and magic, its arrival also invites the ‘cold-weather...

Illustrator: Mikey Alam

The Real History of Thanksgiving

Erika Hartman, In-Depth Writer November 30, 2023

Each year, on the fourth Thursday of November, Americans of all races, religions and ethnicities come together for a day of gratitude and celebration. Plates of mac and cheese, turkey and samosas are passed...

Complete this season of giving by considering more sustainable avenues of shopping! Source: Openbravo

A Guide to Sustainable Shopping this Holiday Season

Matilda McLaren, Feature Editor October 26, 2023

The duration of time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is considered peak shopping season, where consumers across the United States are in a constant state of gifting and regifting- trying to search...

Picture of a bright super blue moon on August 30, 2023
Taken by: Kathy Georgieva

The Meaning Behind the Super Blue Moon

Simona Georgieva, Sports Editor September 25, 2023

  On August 30th, 2023, a rare celestial event occurred for the first time in 14 years. This event captured the world’s attention, as families, friends and neighbors set down their lawn chairs...

Illustrator: Elise Fey

Hawaii’s Wildfires

Erika Hartman, In-Depth Writer September 25, 2023

Billowing black smoke diffuses through the air as deafening crackling and sputtering crescendo into a thunderous boom. All around, walls of fire move closer, glowing a bright rouge and tawny copper. Trees...

The Aftermath of 9/11

Ayush Shah, In-Depth Writer September 25, 2023

On the 11th of September, 2001 one of the worst tragedies in American history occurred: four planes that were hijacked by the terrorist organization Al Qaeda crashed into the northeast states of the U.S....

Muslims performing the prayer of Taraweeh which is done after the 5th prayer of the day. Taraweeh is a longer prayer that involves the recitation of passages from the Quran with rakahs (or cycles of movement) ranging from 4-20.

A Holy Month: Ramadan

Alizah Hashmi, In-Depth Writer April 15, 2023

  As Ramadan began on March 22nd, it is important to take a moment to understand what Ramadan means, what is done in Ramadan and what a Muslim or Non-Muslim can do to get the most benefits out...

A memorial rock placed at the MSU campus.

Yet Another One: The MSU Tragedy

Alizah Hashmi, In-Depth Writer April 15, 2023

  On February 13th of 2023, shots rang out on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. Another mass shooting, to add to the national list.    WHAT HAPPENED? According...

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