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Book club begins with 'Perfect Chemistry'

March 4, 2011
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There's no doubt that the best way to get the most out of a good book is to discuss it with others, and because of a grant from the Teacher Parent Council (TPC), students have the opportunity to do just that. A new book club is in the works, open to all students. Originally an idea thought up by Gabriel...

Band plays at Carnegie Hall

March 4, 2011
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France, Chicago, and New York City are all very diverse locations, but all of these venues were the home of concerts put on by our very own band program. From Mar. 2-6, the band students got the opportunity to travel to New York City and perform at the prestigious Carnegie Hall. In preparation for...

Onstage excels in competitions

March 2, 2011
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Onstage is continuing to have a strong season this year, taking fourth place overall at the Fort Atkinson High School Showchoir Invitational on Feb. 12 in Fort Atkinson, Wis. Along with that, Onstage took second place in the Best Vocals category, and senior Katie Dewar was named Best Soloist in the competition. The...

'Under the Big Top: The Greatest Dance on Earth'

February 17, 2011
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The much anticipated decision has been made: Tournabout will now officially be known as a Spring Formal. Due to a lack of attendance, the Student Council has decided to change-up the March dance. Instead of the typical "girls ask guys" tournabout, the dance is going to be much more like Homecoming....

Orchesis stars feel 'Serenity'

Orchesis stars feel 'Serenity'

February 10, 2011
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Orchesis  took to the stage to wow students and parents with their dancing last weekend. "Most dances this year are modern, but we have one pointe, one tap, two hip hop, and a few jazz," senior Anna Baratta said. As the president of Orchesis, Baratta has helped director Jennifer Foss and assistan...

Senator Durbin visits Hersey

Senator Durbin visits Hersey

January 9, 2011
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Illinois senator Dick Durbin came to speak before the student body during fourth period, discussing topics such as immigration, the economy, health care, legalization of marijuana, and his thoughts on President Obama. As students filed into the theater, anticipation for the politician's arrival started to b...

School ‘food’ tradition triumphs original goal

December 9, 2010
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For students who took part in the canned food drive, a chance to help out those who really needed it was special in more ways than one. Bolstering school spirit and the school's reputation were other benefits of this annual event. "We bested last year's total, 38,000, with 45,000. It was the best in ...

The right to choose: election issues puzzle students

The right to choose: election issues puzzle students

November 4, 2010
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With the Nov. 2 election day hype winding down, decisions are being finalized after millions of citizens casted their votes. Every new decade brings a new set of social issues. Whether it's slavery, suffrage, or same-sex marriage, with every new turning point comes a new battle. Every generation must fight...

Chilean miners

October 18, 2010
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For 69 days, 33 miners were trapped in the San Jose Mine in Chile. After the mine collapsed on Aug. 5, rescuers spent 17 days drilling, trying to find the missing men. Astonishingly, they found all miners alive. During the the days spent trying to find them, the Chilean mining minister publicly said...

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