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Congratulations class of 2016

Congratulations class of 2016

Amanda Herrmann, Editor-in-Chief

June 4, 2016


Filed under Nation, News

On Friday, June 3rd, the Raider Gym was filled in a sea of red and blue gowns. There were 282 students who walked across the stage at Glenbard South for the final time and were a part of the graduating class of 2016. Executive student council president Brianna Kay and senior class president Michael ...

District-wide summer reading

District-wide summer reading

Laurel Bacote, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

June 2, 2016


Filed under News

During the summer, one likely will have his or her mind set on relaxation rather than increasing intelligence. To encourage summer reading and promote healthy families though, the Glenbard Parent Series will encourage students and parents to attend its events and participate in its annual Summer Family...

Summer volunteer work

Summer volunteer work

Jessica Arnold, Assistant Editor-In-Chief

June 1, 2016


Filed under News

This summer, District 87 will be holding summer volunteer work opportunities throughout the summer. Glenbard Student and Community Projects sponser Gilda Ross stated, “Students who cannot get to volunteer during the school year [have the opportunity to volunteer in the summer].” Ross has worked...

FBI pays hackers

FBI pays hackers

Tariq Rassaam, Writer

June 1, 2016


Filed under News

Tim Cook chief executive wrote in a letter, which was published on Apple's privacy page showing the company’s stance on helping the Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI) on entering the iPhone of the now deceased terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook. "We don't build a profile based on your email content or...

Prince breathes his last

Prince breathes his last

Gabriel Pocevich, Writer

May 27, 2016


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Prince Rogers Nelson, American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor, died on April 21, 2016 at his Paisley Park recording studio and home in Chanhassen, Minnesota at the age of 57. On April 7, 2016, Prince postponed two performances at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta from h...

Abused circus animals find peace

Abused circus animals find peace

Allyson Glahe, Writer

May 26, 2016


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In 1768, Philip Astley created the first modern amphitheatre for the display of horse riding tricks, and this would become the basis for the modern circus. For almost a century, animals were not used in the shows themselves, only displayed in cages. In 1833, animals became a bigger part of the show ...

Midnight Memories made at prom

Midnight Memories made at prom

Amanda Herrmann, Editor-in-Chief

May 25, 2016


Filed under Nation, News

On Saturday, May 21, Glenbard South hosted its prom on the Spirit of the Chicago at Navy Pier. Students boarded coach buses at Ackerman, which then dropped them off at Navy Pier. Students then boarded the boat and had their pictures taken with the Chicago skyline in the background. The boat then left ...

Senior Breakfast

Laurel Bacote, Editor-in-Chief

May 25, 2016


Filed under News

Yesterday morning, on Tuesday May 24, Glenbard South’s senior class was treated with the annual Senior Breakfast in the Commons. This meal featured breakfast foods such as French toast and pancakes. As the seniors ate during first period, they received their yearbooks ahead of the rest of the s...

Target announces pro-transgender bathroom policy

Target announces pro-transgender bathroom policy

Johann Gan, Writer

May 24, 2016


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Target announced on April 19, 2016 that transgender people will be able to use the bathrooms and dressing rooms in Target stores of whichever gender with which they identify.   This decision was in light of recently proposed “bathroom laws” aiming to restrict people to bathrooms correspondi...

North Korean threat

North Korean threat

Ozair Hosain, writer

May 24, 2016


Filed under News

Ever since the Korean War ended in 1953, communist North Korea, led by dictator Kim Jong Un, has been a threat to capitalist and American ally South Korea. North Korea has always been testing weapons and trying to improve them and because of that, the world has always been on the edge of their seats...

Feeling the Bern?

Feeling the Bern?

Peter Theodore, Writer

April 24, 2016


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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is racing against Hillary Clinton to become the Democratic party’s representative for the Presidential nomination in the upcoming 2016 election. The race started off with a close fight in Iowa, and neither candidate has been able to take a winning lead in the race...

New Quill and Scroll members inducted

New Quill and Scroll members inducted

Laurel Bacote, Editor-in-Chief

April 23, 2016


Filed under News

On April 21, 2016, Juniors Jessica Arnold, Amanda Hermann, Kajal Patel and Senior Kaitlin Clark were inducted into Quill and Scroll, the International Honor Society for High School Journalists. The society acknowledges students who have a high scholastic standing and showcases personal qualities of leadership....

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