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Finals timing destroy the holiday season

Lauren Theisen
December 9, 2015
Filed under Features

Recently there has been much debate about whether or not finals should be taken before or after winter break. Both ways defineatly have pros and cons but their has been many strong opinions made about each. On the one side, if finals were before winter break than students wouldn't have to worry about...

Communities become bored with national holidays

November 6, 2015
Filed under Features

Holidays often excite students and can lead to breaks from school, but many students might not know where any of these holidays come from or how many holidays truly exist. It's very hard to create a federal holiday. Only 4 have been added in the past 100 years. A Congressional Research Service report...

Gladiator sandals step into Hersey halls

October 18, 2015
Filed under Features, Uncategorized

Recently gladiator sandals have been seen all over the public as a summer staple. Senior Jashley Thomas said, “I often see people wearing them when I’m walking around downtown or on like instagram's beauty bloggers." Social media has been a huge influence on our school's style choices. Celebrities...

Students take a stand against sea world

Mary Clare O'Shea
September 28, 2015
Filed under Features, Uncategorized

“Does anybody like dolphins? Don’t go to SeaWorld.” Harry Styles of One Direction expressed this opinion on dolphins in captivity at a concert in San Diego on July 9. His jab at Seaworld was in support of an organization known as the Dolphin Project, one of the many organizations against dolphins...

Trump’s campaign sparks debate

Gracie Scannell
September 18, 2015
Filed under Features

With the 2016 elections coming close, and the candidates announcing themselves, there has been a lot of attention on who could possibly be our next U.S. President. One of the many people on the polls to be in the ballots is billionaire Donald Trump. With his famous 'Trump tower' stationed in the city,...

Students take Young Life summer trip

Andrea Cannon
September 1, 2015
Filed under Features

During the week of Aug. 2, around thirty kids participated in the Northwest Cook Young Life trip to Timberwolf Lake in Michigan. Junior Grace Picchiotti has been a member of Young Life for two years, but she has always been involved in the program because her parents were leaders for some of the group...

Young Life Camp amazes student body

Andrea Cannon
August 28, 2015
Filed under Features

During the week of Aug. 2, around thirty kids participated in the Northwest Cook Young Life trip to Timberwolf Lake in Michigan. Junior Grace Picchiotti has been a member of Young Life for two years, but she has always been involved in the program because her parents were leaders for some of the groups...

WWE tackles television

Jordan Slonke
August 26, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Features

Most people who watch professional wrestling have dreams and aspirations of someday making it to the big league, the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). WWE's ground-breaking reality series, "Tough Enough", enables people to do just that. Tough Enough started in 2001, when the company was still known...

Zayn Malik finds a new direction

Kayleigh Padar
August 26, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Features

This past March, a catastrophic event took place and affected millions of teenagers across the world. Zayn Malik left One Direction. Many fans, casual and hardcore alike were thrown into a frenzy. Once again, Malik is causing drama in the music world by signing a new record deal as a solo artist. "I...

Students, district battle extreme temperatures during eventful week

Students, district battle extreme temperatures during eventful week

Brian Boyle, Editor-In-Chief
January 16, 2015
Filed under Features, News, Online only

Last Monday began like every Monday following the annual two-week long vacation. And while students were beginning to feel the effects of the dreaded "Winter Break Hangover," several events, both in relation to and in reaction of the looming harsh weather conditions, shaped a week that students won...

Bidding for the royal baby

Bidding for the royal baby

Lauren Theisen and Madeline Schlapia
January 15, 2015
Filed under Features, Online only

The only family Americans are so eager to know everything about besides the Kardashian's is the Royal Family. For some odd reason, Americans want to know anything and everything about the monarchy in the United Kingdom. “Every time I go to the grocery store there is at least something about the...

Final exams stress out students

Collin Mallers
January 14, 2015
Filed under Features

Finals. When any student hears that word, an instantaneous chill goes down their spines. Finals are a pain in the neck and always require lots of preparation for each final. Students have been known to cram long term material in short periods of time, "[I studied three years of chemistry in four hours,"...

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