News

Green Roof Offers New Learning Experiences

Green Roof Offers New Learning Experiences

Molly Molloy, Contributing Reporter

It has only been about a month since we've been back in school, and many of us have already adapted the new bright and shiny science wing into our hundred year old school. Ho...  Read More »

Sep 27

Cross Enrollment Can Be a Great Opportunity to Challenge Yourself

Cross Enrollment Can Be a Great Opportunity to Challenge Yourself

Emily Springer, Contributing Writer

You may or may not be familiar with the term cross enrollment, but for purposes of this article, let’s define it as the chance for students to take AP level classes ahead ...  Read More »

Sep 26

Hadley Junior High Students Protest Dress Code

Hadley Junior High Students Protest Dress Code

Molly Molloy, Staff Writer

Before arriving here at West we all suffered through our awkward pre-teen years in middle school. Many of us attended Hadley Junior High School and can remember the gym unifor...  Read More »

Jun 3

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Features

Rebecca Skloot Explores Science, History in Writing

Hailey Ardell, Editor-in-Chief

In 1951, the cells of a woman named Henrietta Lacks were used for research purposes without her permission. These cells went on to be the first “immortal” cells that continued to grow in quantity and have been used in ...  Read More »

September 27, 2016

GBW Historical Society Seeks Out School’s Past

Grace Bouton, Grace Davidson, and Lizzie Svach

Much like the history of Glenbard West, its Historical Society is relatively unknown. This fairly new club was founded several years ago when Mr. Schwartz retired and placed the role of this club on Mr. Wiersum. Recruiting...  Read More »

September 22, 2016

Summer 2016 Building Addition & Enhancements

August 30, 2016

Last year, we all watched as the new science wing slowly grow and became part of our school. Many students had to deal with the closing of a stairway as well as noisy construction, but it has all paid...  Read More »

A Glenbard West Refugee’s Journey

August 26, 2016

At the age of eight, Hawraa Faisal, a current Glenbard West junior, and her family were forced to flee from their home in Baghdad, Iraq to Jordan and then the U.S. In 2003, Iraq was engaged in the Second ...  Read More »

Bishka’s High School Survival Guide

August 26, 2016

It is that time of year again, summer is over and school is back in session. The regret of not doing enough with the time off, mixes with a feeling of terror. The terror that builds up inside comes from ...  Read More »

West Marching Band is Rockin’ the Field with the Music of Billy Joel

August 11, 2016

The Marching Band season kicked off in June with a count of 128 students participating for the fall of this year. This is the largest the marching band has been for the past ten years since its cr...  Read More »

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Entertainment

Suicide Squad:  Masterful Acting, Typical Storyline

Suicide Squad: Masterful Acting, Typical Storyline

Tommy Halkyard, Contributing Writer

Arguably the most hyped movie of the summer, Suicide Squad hit theaters August 5th, 2016, where it was received by highly anticipating viewers worldwide. DC Entertainment,...  Read More »

Sep 27

Adventures in Baking: Extreme Baking Edition No 1

Adventures in Baking: Extreme Baking Edition No 1

Ellie Ostroff, Managing Editor and Columnist

Custom chocolate layer cakes are a fun challenge to make!

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Sep 26

Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’ is a Meticulously Crafted, Poignant Project

Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’ is a Meticulously Crafted, Poignant Project

Sean O’Brien, Staff Reporter

After four long years of speculation, cryptic messages, and flat-out lies, Frank Ocean has finally dropped the long-awaited follow-up to his phenomenal debut album, Channel...  Read More »

Sep 21

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