The Independent

2020-2021 Staff

Sophia Dambra


Sophia D’Ambra. I’m a senior at Glenbard South Highschool and the photography editor for the 2020 GBS Newspaper. I enjoy being active, playing sports, and being involved with my community.

Sana Muneer


My name is Sana Muneer, I’m a sophomore and an editor for the Lenses section! In my free time, I participate in track, badminton, and theatre. I am involved in many clubs and love to read and bake in my free time. ...

Zainab Talha


My name is Zainab Talha. I am a sophomore and editor for Scoop and Bottom Line. In my free time, I enjoy reading and writing.  

Meghan Baehl


Hi, I am Meghan Baehl and I am a senior at Glenbard South. This year I am the editor for the Independent’s sports section. I am involved in costumes and makeup for theatre, as well as acting on stage. I am also the co-club an...

Felicity Abbott


My name is Felicity Abbott and I am a Sophomore editor for the News section of the newspaper. I am in various clubs at South and I also participate in volleyball, basketball, and soccer. In my free time I enjoy reading, writing, ...

Sara Vangjeli


Hi, my name is Sara Vangjeli and I’m a senior. I am also an editor for cutting edge and one of the main anchors for the morning announcements. I like to play badminton and hang out with my friends alongside participating in nume...

Matilda McLaren

My name is Matilda McLaren and I'm a writer for the News section. In my free time, I love making art, playing sand volleyball, and hanging out with family and friends.

Maya Page


My name is Maya Page, I'm a junior and a writer for the news section of the newspaper. I participate in tennis, soccer, and several clubs at school. I love to see friends & family and be active in my free time.

Gabby Jagelaite


I’m Gabby Jagelaite and I am a senior at Glenbard South, and a writer for bottom line. In my free time I enjoy cooking, reading, playing badminton and babysitting.

Sarah Parayno


I’m Sarah Parayno, I’m a sophomore and I am a photographer for the Independent. I play violin for Glenbard South’s orchestra. I enjoy reading and playing badminton for our school’s team.

Jason Lo


Hello my name is Jason. I am a freshman. I have many interests like beauty, tech, and music. I’m happy to be a part of newspaper this year.

CD Menard


I am one of the News writers.  I am passionate about current events, technological advances and science.

Olivia Kempfe


I'm a senior at Glenbard South Highschool and the Editor in Chief for the GBS Independent.

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