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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Work Smarter, Not Harder: The Science Behind Being a Better Student

Erika Hartman, In-Depth Writer September 27, 2022

As students progress through primary and secondary school, the amount of homework assigned starts to grow exponentially, but the time allotted to it does not. In order to succeed in higher education, studies...

The Pumpkin Spice Latte: A Breakdown

Emma Pekkarinen, School News Editor September 27, 2022

August 30th is the date for the 2022 release of the Pumpkin Spice Latte, marking the beginning of fall; yes, Starbucks is so big that they dictate when the seasons begin. And as such, it is naive to imagine...

Caption: “The book The House of Leaves being burned” Credit: Wikimedia Commons

The History of Book Banning

Kathy Georgieva, In-Depth Editor September 27, 2022

What is Book banning? Book banning, a common form of legal censorship, is a practice of constant flux in the United States. As written in Middle State Tennessee’s First Amendment Encyclopedia, “Book...

A photo of a 9/11 memorial in New York City, New York.

9/11 America: A Light at The End of the Tunnel

Alizah Hashmi, In-Depth Writer September 27, 2022

September 11, 2001. A dark day in American history. Two planes brought with them both destruction and uncertainty. Another targeting the Pentagon flooded mainstream America with the burden of fear.   Even...

Hundreds of people rally in Minnesota in late 2016 to protest against hate speech and discrimination against Muslims in America. Source: Wikipedia Commons

9/11: A Grim Time for Muslims

Alizah Hashmi, In-Depth Writer September 27, 2022

September 11th, 2001. Shockwaves of grief and pain were felt nationwide. Four planes were targeted at three major locations on the east coast, which would change the face of America forever. This senseless...

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Physical Activity Helps Increase Academic Performance

Erika Hartman, In-Depth Writer September 27, 2022

From vintage films to modern-day movies, the dumb jock has continuously been a typical stereotype in pop culture. However, new scientific findings have been working to break this cliche by proving that...

The Effect of Social Media on the Mental Health of Highschoolers

Erin Egan, In-Depth Writer September 27, 2022

   TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook. All very well-known social media platforms. Social media is a great way to stay connected to friends and others and spread news. A lot of people enjoy...

Royal Succession: An Abridged Explanation

Jason Lo, In-Depth Writer September 27, 2022

This month, a figurehead of the British Monarchy, and a pop culture icon, passed away. It has been over 70 years since the last time a royal succession occurred. What exactly is the protocol when a royal...

Queen Elizabeth was crowned as Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth areas from February 1952 until 2022. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Queen Elizabeth II: A Reign that Lasted for Seven Decades

Matilda McLaren, Sports Editor September 27, 2022

According to the official website of the Royal Family, current King and son of Queen Elizabeth II Charles II cherished his mother’s legacy and accomplishments in his address to the Nation last week,...

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America’s Ongoing Baby Formula Shortage

Simona Georgieva, In-Depth Writer September 27, 2022

Throughout America, families have been scrambling to find an irreplaceable necessity for their children: infant formula. As formula supply lowers, prices and demands rise, creating more struggle for parents....

Angry Birds 2 features 11 colorful and quirky birds.

How Angry Birds Revolutionized Gaming

Isha Shah, In-Depth Writer September 10, 2022

  Angry Birds was the first mobile game to reach a billion downloads and to be played on the International Space Station. The game quickly found popularity and became the top-selling app on Apple’s...

Catastrophic Flood: Pakistan Underwater

Alizah Hashmi and Alishbaa Karim September 10, 2022

Several feet of water. Thousands of lives lost. Thousands more injured and displaced. Homes overcome and destroyed, multistory hotels diminished into muddy debris and a country left vulnerable at the hands...

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