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

Z-Library banning causes a frenzy among readers

Sana Muneer, Editor in Chief December 14, 2022

Z-Library, a popular book pirating site, was recently shut down, sending book lovers into hysteria. The shutdown occurred after the reading community on the social media app TikTok, nicknamed Book-Tok,...

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How Important is the Thanksgiving Turkey?

Claire Gelber, Opinions Writer December 7, 2022

The Thanksgiving Turkey is an American tradition that has deeply rooted ties to American culture and values. Turkeys are often the centerpieces at family gatherings during this holiday season and are an...

Accepting Mediocrity over Striving for Perfection

Accepting Mediocrity over Striving for Perfection

Mary Kate Pinkelman, Sports Writer December 7, 2022

Nobody is perfect. It is okay to make mistakes. Just do your best. These phrases are heard everywhere throughout life. Whether it’s for a kindergartener who did not read the sentence correctly or a high...

Do students feel safer with the new security measures?

Aneeqa Meah, Opinions Writer December 7, 2022

It’s always in a school’s agenda to ensure the safety of the students and staff at all times. As of this school year, Glenbard South has enacted a few new security protocols to better protect the students....

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Homecoming 2022: Inside or Outside?

Ava Benes, Opinions Writer October 28, 2022

This year, the annual Glenbard South homecoming dance was held in the traditional way, inside the field house. Although this is how it was conducted similar to past years with one glaring exception, last...

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Idolizing Celebrities Is Extremely Harmful

Ella Pope, Opinions Writer October 28, 2022

With the current ability to have constant access to see what celebrities are doing, more and more people find themselves becoming fans of more people. While being a fan of someone is not necessarily a...

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Why should Glenbard South students join more extracurricular activities?

Emily Puchalski, Opinions Editor September 29, 2022

When walking down a Glenbard South hallway, one passes by dozens of posters and announcements advertising various clubs and sports meetings. Many entice readers by offering a fun time, new friends, and...

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Social Media Platforms Should Censor Harmful Content

Ella Pope, Opinions Writer September 29, 2022

Recently, social media outlets have reached larger audiences, with multiple platforms such as Facebook and Instagram having over one billion monthly active users. The new number of users has brought many...

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Student Debt: Should Taxpayers Be Involved?

Augusta Leimonas, Opinions Writer September 29, 2022

The phrase “no taxation without representation” was a rallying cry of many American colonists during the period of British rule in the 1760s and early 1770s. The slogan gained widespread notoriety...

Zoos: Ethical or Not?

Claire Gelber, Opinions Writer September 10, 2022

For many decades, zoos around the world have been a controversial topic of discussion. Do zoos really have the best interest of their animals in mind? Is it ok for these creatures, some of which are so...

Pros and Cons of Gender Segregated Schools

Wardah Fazil, Opinions Writer September 10, 2022

Even though gender-segregated schools might not be common, they are still there. Many people prefer to place their kids in co-Ed schools, but many still prefer gender segregation. It was more common in...

Refocusing Prisons on Rehabilitation Can Be Extremely Beneficial

Refocusing Prisons on Rehabilitation Can Be Extremely Beneficial

Ella Pope, Opinions Writer September 10, 2022

Since the 1980s, state prison incarceration rates almost tripled in the United States, before they dropped significantly in 2020 due to the pandemic, according to Bureau of Justice Statistics data. Because...

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