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Students react to new schedule

Students react to new schedule

Quinn Cunningham, Michael Smith, Vince Giuliano
January 20, 2017
Filed under News, Uncategorized

The District 214 Calendar Committee recently released the 2017-2018 school year recommendations. There are a significant amount of changes to the schedule. These changes come as a result of the survey issued by District 214 about schedule preferences. The survey, taken by staff members, parents, and...

IDOT debates carpool lanes for Chicago area

IDOT debates carpool lanes for Chicago area

Maggie Anderson
January 19, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDO‍T), it is‍ contemplating installing toll lanes on the Eisenhower Expressway. Between I-88 and Racine Ave, the two center-most lanes would be converted into "Hot 3+ Lanes", while the three remaining lanes would be transformed into toll lanes. ...

Students share their opinions on the stereotypes of teen pregnancy

Students share their opinions on the stereotypes of teen pregnancy

January 19, 2017
Filed under News

In 2011, 17 year old Gabby Rodriguez, faked a six month pregnancy for her senior project at Toppernish High School. Her mother, boy friend, best friend, and principle were aware of the undergoing social experiment and the results of the experiment revealed the harsh reality that teen mothers face everyday. Rodriguez...

Life expectancy in the US decreases

Claire Dwyer
January 19, 2017
Filed under News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC) released some startling information about American life expectancy at birth on Dec. 8. In 2015, life expectancy for the average American actually decreased from 2014. In 2014, the life expectancy for Americans was 78.9 years, and last year,...

Obama Era ends

Obama Era ends

Brendan Igoe
January 17, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News

  The first African American president in U.S history was inaugurated on January 20, 2009.  Now, 8 years later, his second term comes to an end and a new president, Donald Trump, is to be inaugurated on the 20th. A lot has changed in Barack Obama's‍ eight years of presidency. Undeniably, Obama ha...

Airport shooting tightens security

Karolina Felinczak
January 13, 2017
Filed under News

Airport security is going to get more timely due to an incident that occurred on ‍Jan. 6 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. A 26 year old army veteran, Esteban Santiago, walked through the baggage claim in Terminal 1 and started firing his hand gun. He fired 15 shots all together, k...

J-students offer benefits of taking journalistic writing

J-students offer benefits of taking journalistic writing

January 3, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Similar to John Hersey himself, journalism plays a key role in the sharing of communication and learning at this school. It helps to build understanding and opinions among large groups of people and bestows the power of those with a voice to be able to spread what they believe in. Journalism alone...

Students have ability to help injured in Aleppo, Syria

Kayleigh Padar
December 13, 2016
Filed under News

The Syrian city of Aleppo has been caught in a conflict between rebel forces and the Syrian government for the past four years. Many students might not know the direness of the situation or what they could possibly do to help. Before the civil war began, the city was one of the largest metropolitan areas...

Kelly McCarthy earns Superior in Editorial Writing

Kelly McCarthy
November 23, 2016
Filed under Convention 2016

As the college football season nears the postseason and the college basketball season is just revving up for the year, the debate over whether the NCAA should pay these Division 1 college athletes (in addition to athletic scholarships) is bound to heat up once more. For years, season after season, fans...

Nate Horne’s review receives Excellent for NCAA Hall of Champions

November 22, 2016
Filed under Convention 2016

The following review was submitted to the Journalism Education Association's Review Writing contest by senior Editorial Board member Nate Horne. The Fall Convention took place in Indianapolis, Indiana. The review received an Excellent Rating. The NCAA Hall of Champions is conveniently located eight ...

Joshua Irvine claims Excellent in Editorial Cartooning

Joshua Irvine claims Excellent in Editorial Cartooning

Joshua Irvine
November 22, 2016
Filed under Convention 2016

The following cartoon was submitted in the Editorial Cartooning competition of the Journalism Education Association's Fall Convention in Indianapolis by junior and The Correspondent managing editor Joshua Irvine.  It received a rating of Excellent, the second highest honor awarded to submissions at ...

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