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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

Winter Fashion 2024: A Style From The Past

Anna Cleland, Scoop Writer February 8, 2024

Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Princess Diana, David Beckham, George Clooney and Paul Newman: these are just some of the people that inspire the quiet luxury look, the current fashion trend in the winter...

Award shows are not only spectacles of star power, but also fashion. (Source: USA Today)

Award Shows: Pop Culture in a Nutshell

Kendall Ullrick, Scoop Writer February 8, 2024

From dresses to drama, award shows have always drawn the public’s attention, remaining popular throughout numerous decades. One night a year, fans get to see their favorite celebrities on the red carpet....

“A Very Large Expanse of Sea” was published on October 16, 2018. (Source: Goodreads)

Searching for Humanity in “A Very Large Expanse of Sea”

Haley Wong, Editor In Chief February 8, 2024

I have been in a reading slump for over a year now, and I have tried everything to get out of it. I made a Goodreads account, thinking that seeing my high-achieving, high IQ friends finishing a book per...

Movie Poster for “The Boy and the Heron” (Source:https://nextbestpicture.com/the-next-best-picture-podcast-the-boy-and-the-heron/)

“The Boy and the Heron”: Coping with Grief and Accepting the Imperfections of Reality

Olivia Weber, Scoop Writer February 8, 2024

Studio Ghibli movies never fail to amaze their audience with their iconic use of bold imagery, imaginative storytelling and dynamic characters. Miyazaki’s most recent - and possibly final - work, “The...

Product Placement, Passive Acting and the Plastics: A Mean Girls Review

Abby Edwards, Scoop Writer February 8, 2024

Regina George is back. Mean Girls (2024), portrayed by Reneé Rapp, had the capacity to surpass Mean Girls (2004) in every way. With double the original movie’s budget of eighteen million dollars and...

“Leave the World Behind:” A Lesson in Dystopian Despair

Haley Wong, Editor-in-Chief February 8, 2024

The Sandford family is stuck in a rut. Married couple Amanda (Julia Roberts)  and Clay (Ethan Hawke) have gotten lost in the monotony of work and childcare. Their children (Farrah Mackenzie, Charlie Evans),...

“None of This Is True” by Lisa Jewell: A Masterclass for the Perfect Thriller

“None of This Is True” by Lisa Jewell: A Masterclass for the Perfect Thriller

Emma Pekkarinen, Editor-in-Chief February 8, 2024

“None of This Is True” by Lisa Jewell is the thriller novel of the season, brimming with suspense and twists that make it compulsively readable and deliciously entertaining. Josie Fair and Alix Summers...

Red, White, and Royal Blue was released on July 22, 2023. Illustrator: Elise Fey

Red, White, and Royal Blue: The Book vs. The Movie

Emily Cascio, Scoop Writer February 8, 2024

The film, “Red, White, and Royal Blue” was released to Amazon Prime streaming on August 11, 2023. Based on the novel by Casey McQuiston, the film follows Alex Claremont-Diaz (Taylor Zakhar Perez) and...

A Memoir of a Nation

Amina Irfanullah, Scoop Writer February 8, 2024

The memoir “Educated,” written by Tara Westover, is truly a piece of literature worth remembering and reading. Her story reveals the underside of the United States: the people who are often overlooked,...

“These Violent Delights: Nominee for Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction (2020)” - Source: GoodReads

Chloe Gong’s “These Violent Delights” Defies All Expectations

Alishbaa Karim, Scoop Writer February 8, 2024

As someone who rarely dabbles in YA fiction, I was skeptical when my friend first recommended “These Violent Delights” The main reason I read it anyway was because the cover looked beautiful. If you...

Winter is the perfect time to get together for a movie night! Source: ABC 7

Winter Classics for the Whole Family!

Liza Boguslavsky and Annie Boguslavsky January 4, 2024

Winter: the season of candy canes, holiday spirit, hot cocoa in front of a fire. Nostalgia and cold weather force us under the blankets on the couch, craving quality time with our families. But when you...

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