The student news site of Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

The Independent

The student news site of Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

The Independent

The student news site of Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

The Independent

Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Drivers License’ has reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Was Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Drivers License’ Over Played?

Abigail Hendricksen, School News Writer December 13, 2021

During the years 2020-2021, the music industry has been booming like never before. One of the many highly esteemed artists is Olivia Rodrigo. Known for her role as Nini Salazar-Roberts in the Disney+ show...

Should we study Latin in the present day?

Should we study Latin in the present day?

Wardah Fazil, Opinions Writer November 21, 2021

   Latin is known as the forgotten language in our world. The language that was used in olden times to write and create. As time went on and new languages were created, Latin started to fade away. As...

Disney Romance is Overrated and Toxic

Disney Romance is Overrated and Toxic

Sana Muneer, Editor in Chief November 21, 2021

Many people, including myself, have grown up watching Disney movies, specifically Disney princess movies. While nostalgic and heartwarming, these fairytales are clearly not realistic. In my opinion, Disney...

Being Okay With Being Alone

Being Okay With Being Alone

Nia Ellis, Opinions Writer November 21, 2021

In my opinion I feel like people attach being alone or being themselves as a negative connotation, as if something is wrong. However, grasping the fact that spending time alone in solitude is one of...

Should teachers give nightly homework?

Should teachers give nightly homework?

Ella Pope, Opinions Writer November 21, 2021

On average, high school teachers assign 3.5 hours of homework to students each week. This means that students who have 5 classes can have up to 17.5 hours a week of homework. Homework can help students...

Free College in the U.S. is Complicated

Free College in the U.S. is Complicated

Abigail Kiley, Opinions Writer November 21, 2021

One point that is commonly brought up in American politics is free college. At base value, free college sounds great. Why wouldn’t you want free higher education for all Americans? While this is a great...

The Jury’s Still Out on “The Crucible”

The Jury’s Still Out on “The Crucible”

Felicity Abbott, Editor in Chief October 18, 2021

A new school year brings a new questionable array of irrelevant reading choices for English students. In my opinion, The Crucible by Arthur Miller is one of those choices.  Many of the ‘classics’...

“The Art of Manifesting”

“The Art of Manifesting”

Nia Ellis, Opinions Writer October 18, 2021

I think when most of us hear the word “manifesting” we are thinking what kind of superpower is that? Is it magic? At least that is how my brain registered this new term a little over two years ago....

Should There Be A High School Dress Code?

Should There Be A High School Dress Code?

Asma Irfanullah, Opinions Writer October 18, 2021

During elementary school and middle school, students have a strict dress code to abide by, such as no halter tops, no off-the-shoulder/one shoulder tops, no shorts smaller than thigh-length, etcetera....

Should LGBTQ+ history be taught in schools?

Should LGBTQ+ history be taught in schools?

Ella Pope, Opinions Writer October 18, 2021

The topic of whether LGBTQ+ history should be taught in school is very controversial in the United States. Currently, six states in the United States have requirements for LGBTQ+ history to be taught in...

If you Want to Better the Planet, Start Eating More Plant-Based

If you Want to Better the Planet, Start Eating More Plant-Based

Abigail Kiley, Opinions Writer October 18, 2021

When popping a McDonald’s chicken nugget into your mouth, do you ever question where it came from? How did this piece of meat get to being in your hands? The reality that is uncomfortable to imagine...

Is the COVID vaccine mandate ethical?

Is the COVID vaccine mandate ethical?

Aneeqa Meah, Opinions Writer October 18, 2021

We are finally getting closer to the society we were before the spread of COVID that ruined so many lives worldwide. As more and more people get vaccinated, the number of cases has gone down significantly...

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