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Senior Showcase goes nowhere

Mikayla Jacoby, Writer for Lenses

March 15, 2019


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    The senior showcase is an event held every year that also doubles as a fundraiser for Glenbard South. It is a fashion show held exclusively for seniors to participate in wearing clothes from local retailers of the downtown Glen Ellyn area while their goals, hobbies, and plans for high schools are ...

A desperate plea for more district 89 school funding

Mikayla Jacoby, Writer for Lenses

March 5, 2019


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    In early November of this year, the Consolidated Community School District 89 is placing a request for a referendum— a tax increase to support educational funding on the midterm ballot. The district has not ordered a referendum since 1986, and although a referendum is a necessity to keep District...

November midterm running candidates

Natalia Santis, Editor for Lenses

March 5, 2019


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     On November 6, the 2018 midterm elections will be held nationwide, and this year’s elections have captivated the public as the House of Representatives is up for grabs concerning which party will rule it. While Republicans now largely dominate the House, numerous signs point to a highly energiz...

Do gender neutral bathrooms deserve more attention at Glenbard South?

Mikayla Jacoby, Writer for Lenses

March 5, 2019


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    Within the past few years, Glenbard South has extensively renovated its lower level with the idea of accessibility and modern facilities in mind.                                  Renovations have included new bathrooms in the lower level. One of these bathrooms...

New state administration proposes multiple changes

Natalia Santis, Editor for Lenses

March 5, 2019


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          In November of 2018, the election had tipped in the Democrats’ favor with the announcement that J.B. Pritzker won the midterms,so while many regular Illinois residents trekked to work and school, J.B. Pritzker was sworn into office and became the 43rd governor of Illinois on Janu...

Glenbard South’s production of Spamalot

Mikayla Jacoby, Writer for Lenses

December 12, 2018


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  In late November, the Glenbard South theatre department put on the show Spamalot, a musical comedy based on Monty Python’s 1975 movie The Search for the Holy Grail. The musical was directed by Mrs. Jessica Keuth-Rahtjen, and featured King Arthur, his loyal servant Patsy and the Knights of the...

Vaping vs. Cigarettes

Vaping vs. Cigarettes

Mikayla Jacoby, Writer for Lenses

October 9, 2018


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    Teenage rebellion and angst has manifested itself in several forms over the decades. Most notable of these forms were the Greasers of the fifties and sixties, who wore leather jackets as well as held grudges against authority on their shoulders. Cigarettes hung loosely from their apathetic mo...

Lack of success in “Senior Success Week”

Lack of success in “Senior Success Week”

Natalia Santis, Editor for Lenses

October 9, 2018


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    A significant part of senior year in high school revolves around applying to college. With the emphasis placed on the application process, schools are expected to be responsible for informing students and guiding them in the right direction. That being said, what is the proper way to do that? ...

“Senseless” inconvenience

“Senseless” inconvenience

Mikayla Jacoby, Lenses Writer

September 15, 2018


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   This summer, Glenbard South caught up on a much-needed renovation of the girl’s locker room. Not only did the school get new lockers and showers, but a new bathroom as well, complete with the new sensor-activated technology that is slowly consuming the building.     In the twenty-firs...

Murder Turns Political

Murder Turns Political

Natalia Santis, Lenses Editor/Writer

September 15, 2018


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      On Tuesday August 21, 2018, the body of a missing woman was found after weeks of searching. Instead of concerning themselves with the large-scale prey on women that our society faces, the public focused on the the murderer’s immigration status and took it upon itself to blame the entire situ...

Raider restroom renovations

Raider restroom renovations

Jonathan Shlaefke, Lenses Writer

September 15, 2018


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The words “WHERE EXCELLENCE IS TRADITION” are scribed across the inner walls of the Glenbard South Raider Stadium restrooms. Unfortunately, it requires a lengthy wait to read the high school’s motto. Located on Butterfield Road in Glen Ellyn, the ever-changing stadium, utilized for a plethora of spor...

Crossing the Line: Is the College of DuPage Police Department doing its job?

Crossing the Line: Is the College of DuPage Police Department doing its job?

Greg Kozlick, Sports & Social Media Editor

February 2, 2018


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In an effort to keep college campuses safe and secure, a vast majority of universities in the United States have managed their own police departments. In fact, The Atlantic reported that over 92% of public colleges in the US have been equipped with sworn and armed law enforcement officials. The College...

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