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Post legislation follow up

CD Menard, Lenses Writer May 1, 2021

Chairman of the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police, David Parsons, was kind enough to provide his insight into the current situation, now that Senator Sims’ controversial HB 3653 legislation passed into...

Amazon’s Alabama unionization vote

Emily Puchalski, Lenses Writer April 30, 2021

Amazon employees at a Bessemer, Alabama warehouse voted against unionizing the facility’s roughly 5,800-person workforce. The workers had until March 29th to decide whether to form Amazon's first...

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Emily Puchalski, Lenses Writer April 3, 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 had a complicated path through the government before being signed by President Joe Biden on March 11th, 2021.  We first saw it pass through the House, go to the Senate...

COVID-19 Stimulus Package

COVID-19 Stimulus Package

Zainab Talha, Scoop and Bottom Line Editor March 24, 2021

On March 11th, President Joseph Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, a historic bill offering $1.9 trillion as aid in response to the global pandemic. The colossal bill will have...

Interview of David Parsons part two

CD Menard, Lenses Writer March 5, 2021

Chairman Parsons commented that the police associations, including the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) asked to have a seat at the table, but were refused this important opportunity.  Parsons...

Interview of David Parsons part one

CD Menard, Lenses Writer March 5, 2021

About a year ago, police groups, including the Illinois FOP, heard that legislation on police reform would take place in Illinois.  They asked to have a seat at the table, and work towards reforms that...

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman speaks at the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC.  During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Amanda Gorman: About Her and Her Speeches

Sana Muneer, Lenses Editor February 22, 2021

On January 20, Amanda Gorman took the world by storm and made history as the youngest inaugural poet at the 2020 Presidential Inauguration and the first poet to perform at the 2021 Super Bowl.  Amanda...

Hybrid C

Emily Puchalski, Lenses Writer February 22, 2021

Beginning February 16th, Glenbard South students who are currently in the hybrid model will have the option to return to school four days a week. Wednesdays will remain a fully remote day for all students...

GBS COVID-19 Spit Test Pros and Cons

Emily Puchalski, Lenses Writer January 24, 2021

After a first attempt of returning to hybrid earlier this school year, beginning January 19th, 2021, District 87 will begin its second transition into hybrid learning. Along with numerous other safety...

Interviewing Doctors Who Received the Coronavirus Vaccine

Sana Muneer, Lenses Editor January 24, 2021

The COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines have recently been distributed across America. Over 15 million doses have been distributed throughout the U.S. and more than 5.05 million doses have already...

How COVID-19 Changed Christmas

Sana Muneer, Lenses Editor December 17, 2020

This holiday season is unlike any other. Almost every aspect of this festive time has been altered due to the coronavirus. Traveling, shopping and people’s Christmas spirits have been significantly affected.  Traveling...

The Inauguration Process: What Happens Next?

Sana Muneer, Lenses Editor December 2, 2020

On November 7, 2020, Donald Trump was defeated in the 2020 Presidential Election after Democratic candidate Joe Biden beat him by 306 electoral votes to his 232. But what happens next? The meeting of...

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