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Textbooks in the classroom

Textbooks in the classroom

Dimitar Spasovski, Journalism Student

December 13, 2017


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Printed textbooks have been used in schools for hundreds of years; however, this has drastically changed as some studies say that digital is better than printed. In recent years, schools and universities across the US are using this research and now require that students get online textbooks as they ar...

The gap within eligibility enforcement

The gap within eligibility enforcement

Bailee Flanagan, Journalism Student

December 13, 2017


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The eligibility code for athletes versus other extra curricular activities is not seeming enforced fairly in the Glenbard South school environment. Although most schools make students sign a code of conduct, stating certain requirements of students involved in a club or sport, most clubs and extracurr...

Mental Illness in Schools

Mental Illness in Schools

Gabi Zaro, Journalism Student

December 13, 2017


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One out of five children have some type of mental illness, and schools often do not help in any way. The issue that these students face is not getting enough attention in school. Furthermore, schools are not paying enough attention to mental illness, and this is shown through schools being oblivious...

Should school be year round?

Should school be year round?

Bailee Flanagan, Journalism Student

December 12, 2017


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Imagine every year not getting the coveted three month summer break. Many students cannot even fathom the idea of having their summers consist of sitting in a classroom all day. Although there would be more time for education, there are some drawbacks to having school year round. These include a dec...

The gap within eligibility enforcement

The gap within eligibility enforcement

Yusra Asif, Journalism Student

December 12, 2017


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The eligibility code for athletes versus other extra curricular activities is not seeming enforced fairly in the Glenbard South school environment. Although most schools make students sign a code of conduct, stating certain requirements of students involved in a club or sport, most clubs and extracurr...

Why District 87 needs to change the budget

Why District 87 needs to change the budget

Mohamed Amn, Journalism Student

December 4, 2017


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With average SAT scores declining across across the board in Illinois public schools, something must be done to revamp the educational system in order to better prepare students for their careers. The declining SAT scores also correlate with a decline in the educational portion of school budgets. Many...

Security is a huge necessity

Security is a huge necessity

Vinti Bakhshi, Journalism Student

December 4, 2017


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Nowadays, recent tragedies have emotionally left the nation in shambles. Shootings and terror attacks in Las Vegas, New York City, as well as areas left off the radar, have been affected by the aftermath of complete chaos. Victims have no longer been able to control how their lives will turn out psych...

Revealing Harvey Weinstein’s true colors

Revealing Harvey Weinstein’s true colors

Bailee Flanagan, Journalism Student

December 4, 2017


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Harvey Weinstein, an American film producer and former film executive will be facing allegations of over sixty cases of harassment. Who is Weinstein really?   Weinstein, to many women, is a repulsing man. As women from all over begin to speak out and tell their stories against their perso...

Kevin Spacey, a bad man

Kevin Spacey, a bad man

Gabi Zaro, Journalism Student

December 4, 2017


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Kevin Spacey is a two time Oscar winner, a former Broadway and theatre star, and the now-former star of Netflix’s House of Cards. Recently, many people have come out and told their story about how Spacey either attempted rape or harassed them. The question is, what did Kevin Spacey do exactly to make h...

Seniors should have to take final exams second semester

Seniors should have to take final exams second semester

Yusra Asif, Journalism Student

December 4, 2017


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The importance of final exams has been debated with students throughout different schools, usually towards the end of a semester. With that being said, students learn a substantial amount of new material over the course of a semester and are expected to review it all over and over again, until they have...

The real price of college

The real price of college

Bridget Baehl, Journalism Student

December 4, 2017


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As the cost of college  is rising between 2.9% and 3.6%, education is becoming less affordable each year for incoming college students.  The old saying , “You have to  spend money to make money” begs the question —how much money is too much money to spend on one's education?         A ...

Editorial: Crowd safety in the 21st century

Editorial: Crowd safety in the 21st century

November 21, 2017


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In today’s world, terrorism is a real and ever present threat. A new addition, however, is vehicles being used to conduct these deadly acts. If you Google Barcelona, New York or Charlottesville preceded by the word “terror,” you would be presented with pages upon pages of articles about deadly ...

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