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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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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...

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...

A visual representation of what hospital administration is demanding of these nurses.


Alizah Hashmi, In-Depth Writer April 14, 2023

Nurses are vital for the medical field and the efficient care of the public. During the COVID-19 pandemic, they were one of the many frontline workers that put their lives at risk for the betterment of...

Chat GPT Logo
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Chat GPT: An Alluring Technological Advance that Could Change the Face of the Internet  

Annika Norquist, In-Depth Writer April 14, 2023

In an ever-evolving technological stratosphere, it should be no surprise to any 21st-century dweller that there is now an online chat service that can provide the most extensive and exacting information...

View of the Chicago River dyed green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (Source: Wikimedia Commons.)

How green is the dyeing of the Chicago river?

Felicity Abbott, Editor in Chief April 14, 2023

  Many Chicagoans line up to watch the Chicago River turn a bright shade of green. However, as environmentalism has become more popular, questions have been raised about the environmentally friendliness...

The Importance of Humanities in a STEM-Dominated World

The Importance of Humanities in a STEM-Dominated World

Erika Hartman, In-Depth Writer April 14, 2023

Whether one likes it or not, the world today is one of technology and innovation. Constantly students are bombarded by parents, schools and friends to take classes, join clubs, study majors and pursue...

World Hijab Day

World Hijab Day

Annika Norquist, In-Depth Writer March 13, 2023

On February 1st, women around the globe celebrate World Hijab Day. World Hijab Day celebrates Muslim women around the world who choose to wear a hijab. World Hijab Day was first recognized as a national...

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