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Academic clubs and activities at Glenbrook South allow students to pursue their scholarly and professional interests outside of the classroom and play a vital role in nurturing intellectual growth and fostering a passion in students for lifelong love for learning.

Participation in academic extracurriculars instills valuable life skills such as teamwork, leadership and effective communication, allowing students to test their abilities, enhance their knowledge and develop critical thinking skills.

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2 teams of 5 players face off to answer questions about Math, Literature, Social Studies, Science and miscellaneous topics. Beating the other team to the buzzer and working as a team are both important skills to score points. Contact Ms. Fraher or Mr. Kane for more information.
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This club is for people who want to learn more about computer science and how we use computer science in our everyday lives. We will explore topics like binary numbers, data compression, current events, basic coding, coding competitions, and other computer science related ideas. All experience levels are welcome!
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Etruscan, the GBS yearbook, comes out each May. Etruscan is a regular class that meets daily and earns a full credit. A semester of journalism is a preferred prerequisite, but students can be approved for staff participation with a teacher recommendation. Students interested in joining staff as a photographer can join through a tryout process in February.
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GBS Chicano College Bowl is a club and competitive team that is dedicated to learning about Chicano culture and history in the U.S. All students, including those who don't identify as Latinx, are welcome to join us to learn, have fun, and participate in annual events with CCB clubs from surrounding high schools.

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GIDAS is a club run through the non-profit research organization affiliated with the University of Michigan, called miRcore and is a part of a large network of other high school GIDAS clubs throughout the country. The club hopes to introduce genetic medical research to high school students and allow them to conduct their own research, which they can present at the end of the year. The club will also raise awareness and fundraise for a particular disease each year.
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History Club enjoys social time together and learning about the past either through student presentations, Academic Bowl challenges, guest speakers, documentaries and other fun ways to learn more about the history that the members find interesting.
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GBS Medical Chapter Club's mission is to promote career opportunities in the medical/health care industry. Health professional speakers, student-led presentations, learning activities, and discussions surrounding medical issues and current medical advances are included in the club's mission to promote careers in the medical/health care industry
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The Oracle, the official student newspaper of GBS, produces seven issues of award-winning journalism each school year, covering everything from politics to breaking news, to personality profiles, South's art scene, and our varsity sports teams. All content - writing, images, and design - is planned and created by students. Writers and editors can join the paper by taking the Intro to Journalism elective; photographers and illustrators can join by talking with Mr. Wysocki.
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WiSTEM is a club for anyone in support of women pursuing interests in science, technology, engineering, or math. We invite speakers to share their current experience in, or pathways to a STEM career, complete labs/activities (when in person), and enjoy the company of like minded and supportive individuals!
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The Women in Business Club aims to help empower young women at GBS to see a business career as a possible future endeavor and to achieve their ambitions and goals. Skill building workshops, member activities, guest speakers and the annual Women in Business Networking Breakfast are all part of the experience. Our mission also includes connecting with and supporting women owned businesses in the local area.
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