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The Correspondent clinches convention awards

The Correspondent clinches convention awards

Andrea Cannon
November 20, 2016
Filed under Carousel, Convention 2016

The Correspondent staff traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana for the National High School Journalism Convention on Nov. 10-13. Each student who attended was enrolled in a write-off competition. In most competitions, a student was given around two hours and a prompt and had the alotted time to write a...

Students discuss college-decision factors

Students discuss college-decision factors

Kayleigh Padar, Jennifer Lechowski, and Claire Durand
November 11, 2016
Filed under News

  http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUypspbIIZc For most people, college is one of the most important and expensive experiences in their lives. That's why so much thought and research goes into choosing the correct one. At this convention, the Griffin Exhibit Hall is a strong resourc...

Pedal power provides for Chicago Public Schools

Pedal power provides for Chicago Public Schools

Katharine Wiemold
November 6, 2016
Filed under News

The ninth annual Pedal Power bike drive will be held Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9:00 AM to noon at a number of suburban location.  The drive, first started in 2007, collects used bikes that are given to Chicago Public school students who made their honor roll. Working bikes can be donated at the following...

Students receive higher security with ID checks

Nathan Kim and Jennifer Lechowski
October 27, 2016
Filed under News

Security will now be checking the IDs of all students going in and out of the building. "Students should carry their ID with them at all times," Dean of Students Jennifer Korakakis said. The Deans have instructed security to be stricter with checking IDs, due to the large amount of people leaving...

Students find connection through collaboration with senior citizens

Students find connection through collaboration with senior citizens

Danielle Eriksson
October 27, 2016
Filed under Carousel, News

A handful of students from SOS, the Marriage and Family class, and Choir headed to the Luther village Wednesday to paint pumpkins and socialize with senior citizens. The event was represented by "Huskies care," a branch of the SOS club. The students and citizens were able to get to know each other...

The Stall Street Journals spark interest

Jennifer Lechowski, News Editor
October 13, 2016
Filed under News

Stall Street Journals have been placed in every bathroom stall to let students know the majority of their peers are not consuming drugs and alcohol. "The Stall Street Journals are a part of the Social Norms Campaign here, and it was launched at Hersey last year," Prevention Specialist Stephanie Angelini...

College emails create opportunity

Claire Durand and Jennifer Lechowski
October 13, 2016
Filed under News

Majority of students start receiving college emails early junior year or even sophomore year. The amount of emails each student receives increases to multiple a day for juniors and seniors. With colleges that include, Aurora University, University of Iowa, University of Kentucky, it seems as if students...

Students give back

Andrea Cannon
October 9, 2016
Filed under News

Each year, SOS hosts their annual blood drive with Lifesource. In order to donate, students must be 16 years old and weigh more than 105 pounds. SOS members were in charge of encouraging students to sign up, assigning students times in which they could donate, and help check students in on the day of...

Homecoming assembly a hit

Homecoming assembly a hit

Katherine Wiemold
October 8, 2016
Filed under Carousel, Homecoming 2016, News

Friday saw the first homecoming assembly of the year, featuring the debut of the senior Homecoming Court alongside announcements for this year's Clash of the Classes, as well as a performance by Orchesis.  Here are the photos from the event. Joshua Irvine contributed to this story....

Virginia waitress receives racist remarks at work

Kayleigh Padar
September 21, 2016
Filed under Did you know?, News

This past month, a waitress received a comment on a receipt that proved prejudice still exists in our communities. Sadie Elledge is an eighteen year old working in a diner in Virginia and while she was working a couple refused to give her a tip due to her race. During her shift she served a couple...

Tiger Woods plans his return

Tommy Lumsden
September 20, 2016
Filed under Did you know?, News

Tiger Woods, the former number one golfer in the world, Announced yesterday he will be returning to golf after a full year off. Woods said he hopes to play in the Safeway Open October 13-16. For months, people have been waiting to see if Wwods would ever truly play again. His return is an exci...

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