The Independent

Doctors’ Response to COVID-19

Sana Muneer, Lenses Writer

April 10, 2020

           With the COVID-19 virus turning our worlds upside down, healthcare workers are our superheroes. They are working tirelessly throughout these times of uncertainty to keep us safe. Healthcare worker’s roles have changed dramatically in the last few weeks. I interviewed four physicians i...

Presidential Pardons and Rod Blagojevich

Victoria Polinski, Lenses Writer

March 23, 2020

Rod Blagojevich was the 40th Governor of Illinois, holding office from 2003 until his impeachment, conviction and subsequent removal from office in 2009. When he was impeached and removed from office for corruption. Blagojevich was arrested on December 9th 2008 and housed in a federal jail in Colorado. ...

New Phone Policy

Sana Muneer, Lenses Writer

March 23, 2020

Have you noticed a change in teachers’ attitudes towards phones? This is due to a new phone system being tested out on the freshman class, which is from some violations of the handbook phone policy. During last semester, there were many occurrences of students being distracted from their work by t...

Controversy of the Keystone Pipeline

Victoria Polinski, Lenses Writer

February 2, 2020

The Keystone Oil Pipeline system is designed to carry over 800,000 barrels of petroleum per day from oil sands of boreal forests in western Canada to oil refineries and ports along the Gulf Coast of the United States. It was built because this project will increase the heavy crude oil price in the We...

A Royal Departure

Sana Muneer, Lenses Writer

February 2, 2020

The Royal Family has dominated the news this past month. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, have recently decided to step back as senior Royals. This came as a shock, not only to the public, but to the Queen and the Royal Family as well. Harry and Meghan felt unsupported and attacked b...

A Debate on Test-Optional Schools

Tyler Meeks, Lenses Editor

February 2, 2020

Ever since 1926, the S.A.T. (or Scholastic Aptitude Test) has existed as a way to measure a high school students’ level of preparation for college, and has served as an admissions measurement for university, along with G.P.A., high school transcripts, extracurricular activities, a personal essay an...

The importance of a Homecoming DJ

Victoria Polinski, Lenses Writer

November 28, 2019

Homecoming week was a very fun and exciting week for all Glenbard South Raiders, but Homecoming night itself was even better; everyone had so much fun. Although all of the activities leading up to and at homecoming were very fun, the DJ is a huge part of the event. The DJ brings the energy from the m...

Lack of Glenbard school spirit

Kylie Miskovic, Lenses Writer

November 28, 2019

Walking in the halls on homecoming week this year, one would notice a lack of people participating in the spirit days. Very few people wearing neon, jerseys, especially dressing like their hallway. Why is this? It it because the prompts this year were harder to dress up as? Or is it simply because Gle...

Global Climate Strike for global climate improvement

Natalia Santis, Lenses Editor

October 23, 2019

During the week of September 20th, hundreds of strikes against global climate change took place around the world, notably in the city of Chicago and even as locally as at Glenbard South. With a record breaking 7.6 million people in attendance, the Global Climate Strike showed promising aspiration for...

Glenbard East dress code

Kylie Miskovic, Lenses Writer

September 12, 2019

The first day of school at Glenbard East this year was more eventful than usual. For background, the battle between students and administration over dress codes has been going on for as long as anyone can remember, but this year it seems the administration at East really cracked down on enforcing the r...

An end to mandatory standardized testing

Natalia Santis, Editor for Lenses

April 30, 2019

During the second week of April, all Glenbard students excluding seniors took some form of a standardized test, whether that be the PSAT or the SAT. Administered by The College Board, the PSAT was given to freshman and sophomores and will be used for scholarship funding and as a practice round prior t...


Mikayla Jacoby, Writer for Lenses

April 29, 2019

Students applying to college are expecting to hear either one of two words in response: accepted or rejected. The former is obviously the more preferred of the two; however, there is a gray middle ground between these two terms that applicants sometimes find themselves wading in but not knowing much ...

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