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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...

Waitlisted

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 ...

Senior Showcase goes nowhere

Mikayla Jacoby, Writer for Lenses

March 15, 2019

The senior showcase is an event held every year that also doubles as a fundraiser for Glenbard South. It is a fashion show held exclusively for seniors to participate in wearing clothes from local retailers of the downtown Glen Ellyn area while their goals, hobbies, and plans for high schools are reco...

A desperate plea for more district 89 school funding

Mikayla Jacoby, Writer for Lenses

March 5, 2019

    In early November of this year, the Consolidated Community School District 89 is placing a request for a referendum— a tax increase to support educational funding on the midterm ballot. The district has not ordered a referendum since 1986, and although a referendum is a necessity to keep District...

November midterm running candidates

Natalia Santis, Editor for Lenses

March 5, 2019

     On November 6, the 2018 midterm elections will be held nationwide, and this year’s elections have captivated the public as the House of Representatives is up for grabs concerning which party will rule it. While Republicans now largely dominate the House, numerous signs point to a highly energiz...

Do gender neutral bathrooms deserve more attention at Glenbard South?

Mikayla Jacoby, Writer for Lenses

March 5, 2019

    Within the past few years, Glenbard South has extensively renovated its lower level with the idea of accessibility and modern facilities in mind.                                  Renovations have included new bathrooms in the lower level. One of these bathrooms...

New state administration proposes multiple changes

Natalia Santis, Editor for Lenses

March 5, 2019

          In November of 2018, the election had tipped in the Democrats’ favor with the announcement that J.B. Pritzker won the midterms,so while many regular Illinois residents trekked to work and school, J.B. Pritzker was sworn into office and became the 43rd governor of Illinois on Janu...

Glenbard South’s production of Spamalot

Mikayla Jacoby, Writer for Lenses

December 12, 2018

  In late November, the Glenbard South theatre department put on the show Spamalot, a musical comedy based on Monty Python’s 1975 movie The Search for the Holy Grail. The musical was directed by Mrs. Jessica Keuth-Rahtjen, and featured King Arthur, his loyal servant Patsy and the Knights of the...

Vaping vs. Cigarettes

Vaping vs. Cigarettes

Mikayla Jacoby, Writer for Lenses

October 9, 2018

    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

    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

   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...

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