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

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...

Should Schools Start This Early in the Morning?

Should Schools Start This Early in the Morning?

Augusta Leimonas, Opinions Writer September 10, 2022

Do you struggle to get up early in the morning? Do you find yourself feeling restless and having a hard time focusing in class? Millions of high school students also relate to this troublesome routine.   School...

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Best Summer of 2022 Vacation Spots

Emily Puchalski, Opinions Editor May 2, 2022

With finals around the corner, many students are looking forward to the upcoming summer break. As a break from the constant stress of school, summer is a fantastic time to decompress and unwind. Especially...

Is the World Ready for the Metaverse?

Is the World Ready for the Metaverse?

Evelyn Pak, Scoop Writer May 2, 2022

Imagine living in a digital world. Is that too much to even imagine or could that become reality? CEOs like Mark Zuckerberg and Satya Nadella are already telling us we could make those dreams become reality....

Does Social Media Normalize Toxic Behaviors?

Does Social Media Normalize Toxic Behaviors?

Ella Pope, Opinions Writer May 2, 2022

Can you believe that one in three people in the world use a form of social media? This number has increased rapidly. In 2005, 5% of US adults used social media, and this number has recently skyrocketed...

Does Hollywood do enough with diversity?

Does Hollywood do enough with diversity?

Aneeqa Meah, Opinions Writer May 2, 2022

Growing up as a Muslim girl, the lack of inclusivity in films and shows never truly hit me until I finally saw a character that represented who I am. Now, whenever a character I can relate to shows up...

Perks of Being A Polyglot

Perks of Being A Polyglot

Emily Puchalski, Opinions Editor March 24, 2022

Experts estimate that at least half of the world’s population is bilingual. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, only 20 percent of Americans can speak two or more languages whereas 56 percent of Europeans...

Is Evolution Still a Taboo Subject?

Is Evolution Still a Taboo Subject?

Erika Hartman, In Depth Writer March 24, 2022

For the first 18½ centuries of civilization, humans believed that they had been on Earth since the beginning of time. After some years, people started to suspect that a higher power, like Allah or the...

Should Libraries Be Able to Ban Books?

Should Libraries Be Able to Ban Books?

Ella Pope, Opinions Writer March 24, 2022

Recently, book banning has spiked within libraries at a pace that has not been seen in decades. Lawmakers, parents and school administrators have been challenging books across the country since last fall....

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Is enough being done for Black History Month?

Aneeqa Meah, Opinions Writer March 14, 2022

As Sara Clarke Kaplan, executive director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University, puts it “There is no American history without African American history.”   Black...

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