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

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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...

IHSA Shot Clock

IHSA Shot Clock

Felicity Abbott, Editor in Chief March 3, 2022

 On May 13, 2021 the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) passed a new guideline that allows for high school basketball games to use a 35 second shot clock. However, a nationwide...

Firefighters responding to the deadly fire in the Bronx on January 9, 2022

Is There a Correlation Between Race and Accidental Deaths?

Emily Puchalski, Opinions Editor March 3, 2022

On January 9th, 2022, an apartment fire in the Bronx killed 17 people, including eight children. More than 60 people were hurt, half of whom suffered life-threatening injuries. According to FDNY...

How did the Harlem Renaissance affect art and literature?

How did the Harlem Renaissance affect art and literature?

Wardah Fazil, Opinions Writer March 3, 2022

          Black History month should not be the only time we celebrate African Americans in history. African American culture affects more of our everyday life that we may realize: from art, to literature,...

Does the gender wage gap exist?

Does the gender wage gap exist?

Aneeqa Meah, Opinions Writer January 31, 2022

Since women's suffrage in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, there have been more and more women entering the workforce and pursuing higher education. Despite that, discrimination is ever still present...

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