The Independent

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...

Marijuana: drug or plant?

Marijuana: drug or plant?

Patrick Wood, Writer

May 6, 2016


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Marijuana has been slowly becoming one of the most well known drugs due to its recreational use and medicinal purposes. However, why is it called a drug when in its purest form, it is a plant? Why does the normal everyday citizen call it a drug while there are groups arguing that it should be called a plan...

The Ultimate Choice: ACT or SAT?

The Ultimate Choice: ACT or SAT?

Kaitlin Clark, Editor-in-Chief

March 17, 2016


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As the implementation date for the new SAT test approaches and anxiety over the choice between ACT and SAT increases, students should be aware of the important differences between each test in order to make the best decision. Until there is more concrete evidence on how each test will be weighed by co...

What is the deal with violence in Chicago?

What is the deal with violence in Chicago?

Hadiya Afzal, Lenses Writer

March 2, 2016


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Hadiya Pendleton. Jonylah Watkins. Laquan McDonald. These are just a few names of the individuals who were victims of high profile shootings in Chicago over the past years. However, only one of the three aforementioned cases was a police shooting. On October 14th, 2014, 17-year old African American La...

Iowa Caucus

Iowa Caucus

Jessica Arnold, News Writer

March 1, 2016


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Election year. People have been well aware of it. Whether it has been Donald Trump gloating about his hysterical plans, Ted Cruz’s citizenship being tested or Bernie Sanders’ new wave of young socialists, the 2016 Presidential election has been an important topic for discussion. First off, Iowa...

iPads: for better, for worse?

iPads: for better, for worse?

Kaitlin Clark, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2015


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Glenbard District 87 began its Instructional Technology Strategic Plan with many aspirations towards enhancing student learning and developing a “hands-on learning environment” by allowing students to access information through mobile devices.  Now almost two years have passed since the first iPa...

For Justice

For Justice

Masooma Haider, Lenses Writer

May 7, 2015


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Tragedy. Cold-blooded murder. Three Muslim students were found brutally murdered in their own apartment on February 10th, 2015, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The young victims were Deah Barakat, 23; Yusor Abu-Salha, 20; and Razan Abu-Salha, 19. Barakat and Yusor were a newly-wed couple, and Razan was...

Bad blood

Bad blood

Michael Thompson, Lenses Editor

April 29, 2015


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On February 18th, Glenbard South welcomed LifeSource Blood Organization to hold a blood drive in the main gym. The drive was marketed as an opportunity to help save a life in the length of a gym period, and naturally many students were eager to help. The organization made it clear that students younger...

Student discipline

Student discipline

Alex Crouch, Editor-in-Chief

March 24, 2015


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Student discipline has always been an enigmatic subject. When addressing a convoluted issue, such as this one facing Glenbard South, it is imperative that all sides of the issue give their interpretation of the facts and that accountability, for both students and the dean’s office, finally ensues.

Je suis Charlie

Je suis Charlie

Stephanie Maurer, Lenses Writer

February 13, 2015


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Following the violent murder of 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo offices on January 7th, it seems the whole Western world has reacted in outrage over the act. People all around the world have been shocked and offended by these acts and have begun to utter the phrase “Je Suis Charlie”  because their fre...

Rotten to the Core

Rotten to the Core

Owen Ferris

January 26, 2015


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    Common Core was a federal educational initiative instituted for the first time in 2009. This legislation aimed to both federalize nationwide education standards as well as improve the overall quality of education in the United States, creating a graduating class that will be ready for both two...

Shooting down school safety

Shooting down school safety

Jordan Hulseberg, Editor-in-Chief

January 26, 2015


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        Glenbard South High School does everything in its power to keep students safe. Truthfully so, Glenbard South has done an excellent job.         This being said, we will never fully eradicate the presence of violence within our schools. Nor will we remove the possibility of absolute ...

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