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Phones are a problem

Phones are a problem

Neelima Mathai, Writer

January 5, 2017


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    Everyone has mini panic attacks when he realizes he does not have his phone on him. That is something most people are willing to admit. Being so physically and emotionally attached to our devices, this can be a huge problem in our society       As more and more people have turned to cell phones ...

Are finals beneficial?

Are finals beneficial?

Ashraf Abu-sirrieh, Writer

January 5, 2017


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For many schools, final exams are coming up very soon, and for Glenbard South, they are a little more than a month away. When students hear the word “finals,”they become fearful, have anxiety or start freaking out about their grades. In the current school system, final exams are made out to be the a ...

Should classes start later?

Should classes start later?

Julia Tillack, Writer

December 16, 2016


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Glenbard South High School students begin first period at 7:35 in the morning. Many students go to bed around 11 p.m. and wake up at 6 a.m. Early school hours prevent many students from getting the eight to nine hours of sleep recommended for teenagers. To start, sleep is essential for the body because...

The Electoral College will not be abolished any time soon

The Electoral College will not be abolished any time soon

December 10, 2016


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     The Electoral College robbed Hillary Clinton of the 45th United States Presidency. Despite having two million more popular votes than her opponent Donald Trump, Clinton failed to achieve the 270 electoral votes required to win the election. As a result, many supporters of the Clinton campaign have si...

Glenbard South finals before winter break

Glenbard South finals before winter break

December 10, 2016


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In the 2017 school year, Glenbard South High School first semester finals will be held before winter break. To start, finals week can be one of the most stressful times of the year for high school students. Because of this, a teacher committee and Glenbard board members discussed whether finals ...

Does BLM Have It Wrong?

Does BLM Have It Wrong?

Andrew Kotecki, Lenses Writer

November 15, 2016


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The Black Lives Matter movement has been receiving a lot of press as of late. While its original purpose was to protest police brutality and support the African-American community, the US public is still unsure of the movement’s tactics, but is afraid to speak against it for fear of being labelled r...

Are We Accepting Too Few Refugees?

Are We Accepting Too Few Refugees?

Hadiya Afzal, Lenses Editor

November 15, 2016


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On August 29th, the White House released an official statement that the United States had fulfilled its refugee quota of 10,000 before the end of the current fiscal year, which ended on September 30. Government officials said that they expected to keep accepting applications in the following months, despit...

America’s improving gun control

America’s improving gun control

Ryne Feucht, Writer

June 2, 2016


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When the subject of gun control is brought to our attention, it is immediately recognized as a worldwide issue. According to White House.gov, more than four million Americans have been victims of assaults, robberies and other crimes involved a gun in the last decade. Also according to White House.gov,...

Does Trump really have a chance?

Does Trump really have a chance?

Joey Marcuccilli, Writer

May 27, 2016


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All throughout his campaign, Donald Trump has been under attack from every politician, every political website and even the President himself. But with all of the hate, does he really have a chance at becoming the next president of the United States? Yes, he does. Every time someone blames him for som...

Zimmerman: the reason Americans should not have guns

Zimmerman: the reason Americans should not have guns

Sam Hasiewicz, Writer

May 26, 2016


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After murdering an unarmed Trayvon Martin in 2012 and being acquitted for his crime, George Zimmerman is now auctioning off the gun he used to kill Martin. As if it is not enough that Zimmerman killed an innocent boy, now he is showing it off as if it were some kind of trophy. To start, Zimmerman...

Gendered bathroom restrictions

Gendered bathroom restrictions

Genevieve Kettleson, Writer

May 24, 2016


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North Carolina recently passed a law dictating who is allowed in each bathroom. Openly, Donald Trump weighed in on the new act stating, “leaving things the way they are” is the most logical and simplified solution to the perceived issue. Unfortunately, The Public Facilities Privacy Act of North Carolina m...

Is Hillary Clinton winning because she is a woman?

Is Hillary Clinton winning because she is a woman?

Annie Lemm, Writer

May 20, 2016


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While the Presidential election is under way, Hillary Clinton has taken the lead in the polls for the Democratic party. This has raised one of many questions. Is she winning because she is a woman? Lately, Clinton has been all over the political world from one of the top five lawyers in the count...

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