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

The American-Musical Genius; Remembering Stephen Sondheim

The American-Musical Genius; Remembering Stephen Sondheim

Kathy Georgieva, In Depth Editor December 13, 2021

Stephen Sondheim, a composer and lyricist, is notable as the most influential figure in 20th-century American theater. His popular works, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Into the Woods...

Michigan school shooting prompts questioning of gun laws

Zainab Talha, Scoop Editor December 13, 2021

Just last week, on November 30th, four teens were horrifically killed in Michigan’s Oxford High School. 15-year old Ethan Crumbley allegedly fired a gun between classes, injuring six students and a teacher,...

Holidaze: How to Cure Your ‘Seasonal Sadness’

Holidaze: How to Cure Your ‘Seasonal Sadness’

Lili Olson, Scoop Writer December 13, 2021

For many, winter is a season for holiday celebrations and spending time with loved ones. But for others, the dark and freezing time is detrimental to their mental health. Thankfully, there are scientifically...

Nostalgia: What is It and Why Do We Feel It?

Nostalgia: What is It and Why Do We Feel It?

Maya Page, School News Editor December 13, 2021

Have you ever been transported back in time to a fond memory the moment you smelled sugar cookies baking or heard your favorite Christmas song? Immediately after you begin to think about this memory, you...

What is COP 26?

What is COP 26?

Jason Lo, In-Depth Writer November 22, 2021

The annual United Nations Climate Change Conference was held this year in Glasgow, Scotland. This year’s conference had the honor of being the first conference where a climate pact explicitly planned...

The Development of a Childs Ego

The Development of a Child’s Ego

Matilda McLaren, In-Depth Writer November 22, 2021

According to Britannica online, the term childhood can be indicated as, “that period in the human lifespan from the acquisition of language at one or two years to the onset of adolescence at twelve or...

Pfizer Vaccine: FDA approval for 5-11 year olds

Pfizer Vaccine: FDA approval for 5-11 year olds

Quinlin Pounders, In-Depth Writer November 22, 2021

Just over one week ago, the CDC director Rochelle P. Walensky announced that the CDC Advisory Committee has approved the Pfizer vaccine for kids aged 5-11. COVID-19 infections are likely to last longer...

The Enneagram Personality Test

The Enneagram Personality Test

Sana Muneer, Editor in Chief November 22, 2021

The Enneagram has recently been one of the trending topics in the personality test world. This nine-point geometric structure is aimed to pinpoint motivations, fears, and desires.  Here is a basic...

New Antiviral COVID-19 Pills are Hitting the Market

New Antiviral COVID-19 Pills are Hitting the Market

Erika Hartman, In-Depth Writer November 22, 2021

Since the early months of 2020, the world has been plagued with the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions have died, and hundreds of millions more have struggled to fight the disease. At the start of 2021, several...

Third Dose of Vaccination

Third Dose of Vaccination

Annika Nordquist, In-Depth Writer November 22, 2021

Despite all of the countless debates surrounding the ongoing pandemic, the administration of vaccines has proved to be the safest and most beneficial way to curb the spread of Covid-19.  Studies conducted...

Home Video and Lucy Dacus: an Album Analysis

“Home Video” and Lucy Dacus: an Album Analysis

Lauren Field, In-Depth Writer October 20, 2021

  Trigger warning for suicide, discussed in the track towards the end titled, “Please Stay”   In her third album released in June of 2021, Virginia indie rocker Lucy Dacus kicks...

New IOS 15 Update

New IOS 15 Update

Jason Lo, In-Depth Writer October 18, 2021

The brand new IOS 15 update has rolled out alongside all iPhone 13 series phones. Ever since the update has been announced to the public since Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference this June, many...

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