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Closure of Infinite Campus frustrates students

Closure of Infinite Campus frustrates students

Nathan Kim
June 8, 2017
Filed under Did you know?, News, Online only

According to the official Infinite Campus website, the site will be closed from student access during finals week. (3 p.m. Monday, June 5 to 8 a.m. Monday, June 12). As claimed by the site, the reasoning for the restriction of access is to allow teachers to accurately post grades without interrup...

Class of 2017 turns the page on high school, prepares for next chapter

Class of 2017 turns the page on high school, prepares for next chapter

June 4, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News

Today, June 4, the commencement ceremony for the class of 2017 was held in the gym.  Here are photos from the event.  

Assembly gives seniors the stage

Assembly gives seniors the stage

June 2, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News

  An assembly was held after first period on Friday June 2 to honor the senior class.  Honors, awards, and scholarships were presented to students in the class of 2017.  Here are photos from the assembly.

Senior writes her way to success amongst state journalists

Senior writes her way to success amongst state journalists

Caroline Stiefbold
May 30, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News

Similar to how athletes often receive accolades for their performances, the "most valuable players" of other activities, like journalism are also recognized. Senior Danielle Eriksson was named to the IJEA All-State Journalism Team. "It feels great knowing that all the work I put forth towards journalism...

Thomas O’ Driscoll, second principal, passes away

Thomas O’ Driscoll, second principal, passes away

Joshua Irvine
May 19, 2017
Filed under From the Issue, News

Thomas O'Driscoll, the school's second principal, passed away recently.  He was 84. After the departure of the first principal Roland R. Goins in 1984, O'Driscoll was hired to the role.  During his tenure, the school received a National Excellence in Education Award (1989) and won the state championship...

Delivery company deemed best project at entrepreneurship competition

Delivery company deemed best project at entrepreneurship competition

Joshua Irvine
May 11, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News

A team of seniors have emerged with $500 - and the path to an even greater sum - after the entrepreneur class' competition last night at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. Mama Bear Delivery Company, created by seniors Sophia Cacioppo, Danny Gritt, Justin Zotos, and the late Nick Spaid, was selected...

Jimmy John’s offers $1 subs in name of customer appreciation

Joshua Irvine
May 1, 2017
Filed under News

Sandwich shop chain Jimmy John's will offer $1 subs (plus sales tax) as part of its second Customer Appreciation Day tomorrow, May 2. The promotion will take place from 4 to 8 PM at all participating locations, including the Rand location opposite Hersey.  Menu items No. 1 through 6 will be included...

Hersey alum, Iowa freshman Kamil Jackowski dies

Joshua Irvine
May 1, 2017
Filed under News

Class of 2016 graduate and University of Iowa freshman Kamil Jackowski passed away over the weekend at a fraternity event in Missouri.  He was 19. A GoFundMe account has been launched to cover funeral costs for the Jackowski family.  In addition, an online petition has circulated to retire Jack...

Services to be held for senior Nick Spaid

Katherine Wiemold
May 1, 2017
Filed under News

Senior Nicholas Charles Spaid passed away on Friday. Nick was a member of the Hersey family and will be missed by both students and teachers. A visitation and memorial will be held on Tuesday May 2. There is also a meal train being organized by the community for the Spaid family.   For more...

The Correspondent dominates sectionals

The Correspondent dominates sectionals

Katherine Wiemold
April 27, 2017
Filed under From the Issue, News

  Last Saturday, The Correspondent returned victorious from the IHSA Journalism Sectional at Lincolnshire. 14 staff members competed in various categories; in the end, 12 of the staff members placed with three of them placing in two categories. Six of these staff members will be heading downstat...

Black Box transforms into Coffee House for 15th consecutive year

Kayleigh Padar
March 24, 2017
Filed under News

Yesterday, the Black Box theater transformed into Coffee House for the 15th consecutive year. Students gathered during lunch hours to celebrate art and music through performances and galleries. "My favorite part about performing at Coffee House is entertaining people and doing music," sophomor...

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