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

Have curse words lost their meaning?

Have curse words lost their meaning?

and Asma Irfanullah September 15, 2021

Curse words are very commonly used. People use them when talking to friends, family, other people, and more. However, do these people know what they are saying? Do they understand the full meaning of the...

Why Phoebe Bridgers should have won a Grammy

Why Phoebe Bridgers should have won a Grammy

Emily Puchalski, Opinions Editor September 15, 2021

On March 14th, 2021, Los Angeles singer Phoebe Bridgers strutted down the red carpet of the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards with four nominations. 26-year-old Bridgers was nominated for Best New Artist, Best...

Are punishment-based tools for pets ethical?

Hafsa Rasheed, Opinions Writer September 15, 2021

Regardless of their stance on punishment-based tools, many pet owners would agree that pets can be difficult at times. Sometimes it’s hard for them to communicate their needs since they’re… well,...

Why the aspect of beauty is truly only skin deep

Nia Ellis, Opinions Writer September 15, 2021

I won't neglect that each and every one of us has individual insecurities that prohibit us from seeing the astonishing human being that lies just within our soul.  We overthrow the amazing existence...

Are zoos ethical?

Are zoos ethical?

Ella Pope, Opinions Writer September 15, 2021

The question of whether or not zoos are ethical is a question that has been debated for multiple years. Many argue that it is wrong to keep animals out of their natural habitat and put them on display...

Transgender students in sports: High School Level

Transgender students in sports: High School Level

Alex Arquilla, Opinions Writer September 15, 2021

Imagine for a moment, that you are in your senior year, and you go to try out for the girl’s softball team, only to find out that, because your body is slightly different, you are not allowed to play....

Why advancements in artificial intelligence could be dangerous

Why advancements in artificial intelligence could be dangerous

Aneeqa Meah, Opinions Writer September 15, 2021

The idea of the world being taken over by computers one day seems like something out of a sci-fi movie. The computers in these types of films are essentially the bad guys that are “taking over the world”...

How social media is harming young users

How social media is harming young users

Abigail Kiley, Opinions Writer September 15, 2021

As most people know, social media has become extremely prevalent in teenage culture, providing a way for teens to connect with others at the press of a button and share themselves with the world. More...

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Why immediate action is necessary in regards to climate change

Julia Noak, Opinions Writer September 15, 2021
The state of disarray our planet’s climate is in is worse than many believe is even imaginable.

Should there be use of technology in the education system?

Wardah Fazil, Opinions Writer September 15, 2021
The idea of the use of technology in school has been a topic of debate for many years. There have been proven to be pros and cons but the question remains, should there be the use of technology in school?

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...

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