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

Emma Pekkarinen

Emma Pekkarinen, Editor in Chief

My name is Emma Pekkarinen and I am a senior and one of the Co-Editors in Chief this year. When I’m not writing articles for The Independent you can find me reading, baking, or enjoying a walk outside. At South I also am a member of Speech Team and Model United Nations. 

All content by Emma Pekkarinen

Black Authors to Add to Your Shelf

Emma Pekkarinen, School News Editor
March 16, 2023
Source: Time magazine

Book Banning in Glenbard

Emma Pekkarinen, School News Editor
February 7, 2023
GBS Model UN ready for a day of debate and resolution at Carl Sandburg Model UN, their first conference of the year! Photo credit: Mr. Ruben Rodriguez

Glenbard South Model UN

Emma Pekkarinen, School News Editor
October 28, 2022
Caption: The Pumpkin Spice Latte I taste-tested before writing this article. 
Video/Photo Credit: Emma Pekkarinen and Wikimedia Commons

The Pumpkin Spice Latte: A Breakdown

Emma Pekkarinen, School News Editor
September 27, 2022
BEU 2021-2022, the club celebrates and learns about African American culture. Photo Credit: Ms. Harper

Black Excellence United

Emma Pekkarinen, School News Editor
September 26, 2022
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage month Latinos Unidos partnered with Student Equity Counsel to decorate the wall outside of the deans’ office. Photo Credit: Emma Pekkarinen

Latinos Unidos

Emma Pekkarinen, School News Editor
September 26, 2022
Glenbard South to Remember 9/11

Glenbard South to Remember 9/11

Emma Pekkarinen, School News Editor
September 9, 2022
Earth Action Network Fundraiser

Earth Action Network Fundraiser

Emma Pekkarinen, School News Writer
May 2, 2022
Floral Symphony

Floral Symphony

Emma Pekkarinen, School News Writer
March 25, 2022
Check-Mate!

Check-Mate!

Emma Pekkarinen, School News Writer
January 31, 2022

Much Ado About Nothing: The Student Side

Emma Pekkarinen, School News Writer
November 23, 2021

Orchestra Concert 

Emma Pekkarinen, School News Writer
October 18, 2021
Speech Team

Speech Team

Emma Pekkarinen, School News
September 15, 2021
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