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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...

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...

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