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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Tribute

Matilda McLaren, Lenses Writer

October 5, 2020

 Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dying wish stated nearly days before her passing was this- "My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed." Although many wish to respect her desire and place a hold on the new selection process, President Donald Trump has an undeniably...

Superintendent’s Message on Shift to Hybrid Learning

Sana Muneer, Lenses Editor

October 5, 2020

On September 16, Superintendent David Larson sent out a message regarding the different criteria needed to start the shift into hybrid learning for students. Each day, District 87 assesses the state of Covid-19 occurring in DuPage County to see if students can go back to school. The four key princip...

TikTok and WeChat Bans

Emily Puchalski, Lenses Writer

October 5, 2020

On August 6th, President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order calling for the ban of Chinese apps ‘TikTok’ and ‘WeChat’. This was due to worries that the applications collect data from American users that could be used by the Chinese government. The only solution to avert that problem at the ti...

The 2020 Democratic and Republican National Conventions

Sana Muneer, Lenses Editor

September 11, 2020

The Democratic and Republican National Conventions kicked off on August 17th and 24th featuring a wide selection of virtual and in-person speakers. The purpose of the conventions was to unite people with their shared values, show the American people what each party values and stands for, and portray wha...

Remote Learning Pros and Cons

Sana Muneer, Lenses Editor

August 16, 2020

With Glenbard South’s hybrid schedule being moved to September 8th, students and teachers have been preparing to begin remote e-learning on Monday, August 17th. Periods 1-4 will take place on Mondays and Tuesdays from 7:30 a.m.-12:25 p.m., and periods 5-8 on Thursdays and Friday at the same time. We...

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...

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