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Authors take stage

Sabine Kempfe, Nation Editor

October 23, 2015


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Many people in the world dream of having their own book published. Being able to hold a book that one created oneself is a pleasure that not everyone gets to experience. Since authors are hard to come by, especially because the world of publishing is tough, it is hard to get a book published without...

Creating freshmen links

Sabine Kempfe, Nation Editor

October 3, 2015


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Responsibilities and commitment seem to come out of nowhere. When the new Raiders come in every year as freshmen, it is hard for them. Classes become more challenging, the school gets bigger, and it is very easy to get lost in the sea of homework that seems to pile up every night. Worst of all, fr...

A Great Way to Start the Season

A Great Way to Start the Season

Jessica Arnold, News Writer

September 25, 2015


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Raider Pride Night was a great way to start the conference season for the Glenbard South football team. There was an invite to the feeder schools, where the student who came got to run through the giant helmet. Although, Glenbard South lost there was much spirit in the stands.     ...

A Little Healthy Competition for the Raiders

A Little Healthy Competition for the Raiders

Jessica Arnold, News Writer

September 25, 2015


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Games Night has been a tradition at Glenbard South for many years. During homecoming week, many students and the administration get together to compete class by class. There was tug of war, potato chicken dance contests, potato bag hopping, limbo and hula hoop. Freshmen wore blue, sophomores wore red,...

Sophomore Taekwondo champion gets medal at state competition

Hadiya Afzal, Nation Writer

April 29, 2015


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Kaitlyn Sweeney, the recent Illinois state Taekwondo medalist, had first began practicing the Taekwondo at age four. Sweeney said, “I originally did ballet for six months but when my mom started to sign me up again, I said, ‘No thank you, I’d rather be Spider Man.’ So she signed me up for...

Inside the Spring Fling

Hadiya Afzal and Jordan Hulseberg

April 29, 2015


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Student council organized Glenbard South’s first Spring Fling on the 21st of March. Sophomore class secretary Beth Hosek stated, “Preparation for the Spring Fling began in January since we had so much work to do to get ready.” This work included booking D.J.s, selling tickets, advertising the...

The Independent finds success at various events

The Independent finds success at various events

Alex Crouch, Editor-in-Chief

April 28, 2015


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The Independent recently won several awards at various events around the state. First, The Independent inducted Emily Schmidt, Stasia Vasko and Jenny Yun to the Quill and Scroll International Journalism Honor Society. Secondly, The Independent participated in the Northern Illinois Scholastic Press Association's annual conference at COD....

Forensics’ students captivate audiences

Hadiya Afzal, Amy Kaczor, and Alex Crouch

April 24, 2015


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Forensics, a club that involves giving speeches and acting, has been comprised of duet scenes, dramatic monologues, original comedy, radio, etc. Recently, freshman Samantha Hume, senior Nina Fox and junior Al Groppi qualified for the Forensics sectionals. Hume has done an Oratorical Declamation...

Live Life Well Week in pictures

Live Life Well Week in pictures

Jenny Yun, Photographer

March 5, 2015


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Jump-start fitness

Jump-start fitness

Hadiya Afzal, Writer for Nation

February 14, 2015


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The Health and Wellness club, which had modeled of the district wellness committee, is sponsored by Christa Gifford. Glenbard South received a $1250 grant this year from Action for Healthy Kids who has helped with the implementation of those goals as well. The goal of this club has been to educate students and st...

Club helps clear confusion

Amy Kaczor, Editor for Nation

February 14, 2015


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The Gender Equality Club, founded by Genevieve Kettleson and Anna Nelson, is new at Glenbard South. Kettleson said, “The club is to educate and promote gender equality not just during school hours, but in students’ everyday lives.” Nelson added, “The club provides a place where students can ask question...

Peers motivate students to success in gym

Emily Schmidt, Nation Writer

January 28, 2015


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Ever heard of the gym class called peer tutor? Many have heard of it, but not many know what it is about. Peer tutor has been way to interact with special needs students and has also been an opportunity for students to learn life skills while making relationships with all the students in gym class. First,...

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