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Iconic Chicago restaurant closes

Joshua Irvine
September 14, 2016
Filed under Did you know?, News

The Chicago restaurant the Parthenon, known as the origin of flaming saganaki, has closed its doors after 48 years of operation. The Near East Side establishment was most famous for originating the practice of setting saganaki - an appetizer of fried cheese - alight using a splash of brandy, us...

Government siege in Aleppo broken, temporary truce ensues

Nathan Kim
August 24, 2016
Filed under News

A month ago, the government in Aleppo, Syria, had initiated a siege against neighboring rebel forces, causing the deaths of hundreds of civilians and massive destruction to major towns in the region. The U.N has been pushing both Russia and the United States to come forward with a cease-fire, but to...

2016 seniors graduate in memorable ceremony

2016 seniors graduate in memorable ceremony

Kelly McCarthy
June 5, 2016
Filed under Carousel, News

This afternoon, 444 Huskies received their diplomas and have ended this 4-year journey that is high school. The graduation ceremony featured performances by the choir and graduated seniors Jayne Diliberto, Camille Carso, and Morgan Buckley and speeches by 2015-2016 student body president Erin Fitzgerald,...

Class of 2016 earns school awards

Class of 2016 earns school awards

June 3, 2016
Filed under Carousel, News

                  Today saw the graduating seniors honored for their years as students.  Here are some photos from the event....

Students transition to new AP test location

Kayleigh Padar
May 27, 2016
Filed under News

AP testing was held here because there weren't enough rooms at Forest View to host the increased number of students taking AP tests this year. Instead of traveling to Forest View, students simply came to school and took their tests in the Carter Gym, the Blackbox Theater, the ARC, or the Titre Room. Although...

‘Healing Ecuador’ fundraising offers hope

‘Healing Ecuador’ fundraising offers hope

Katherine Wiemold
May 2, 2016
Filed under Carousel, News

A devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the country of Ecuador on April 16. According to CNN, the earthquake left 654 people dead, 12,492 people injured, 26,091 people displaced and over 58 people missing. In light of this disaster, Michael Ayala's fourth hour Spanish Native Speakers class has planned...

No fine, only funds for music department

Joshua Irvine
April 12, 2016
Filed under News

Despite popular rumor, it seems that the band and choir's performance at Carnegie Hall will actually make the school money rather than lose it. Contrary to the claim that exceeding their set show length led to the music department being charged between $7000 to $10,000 by Carnegie Hall, the organization...

Sandwich club offers more than reckoned for social posperity

Sandwich club offers more than reckoned for social posperity

Danielle Eriksson
April 4, 2016
Filed under Carousel, In the Halls, News

A new kind of club has emerged in the hallways-literally. Sandwich club, a social club created by seniors Andrew Maggio, Josh Seafield, Michael Lelito, Jack Ruane, and Conor Stanley meets up by the science wing staircase during the passing period between 5th and 6th period. There, they eat sandwiches. Nevertheless,...

Blood drive proves to be successful, unique form of service

Kelly McCarthy
April 1, 2016
Filed under News

Many students participated in the SOS-sponsored blood drive this month. Students who signed up ahead of time were able to go into the Carter Gym to donate blood on March 9. Each student that participated donated a pint of blood, which is enough for three blood transfusions. LifeSource was the organization...

Debate shines in Springfield

Debate shines in Springfield

Jennifer Lechowski
March 31, 2016
Filed under News

The debate team has emerged successful after traveling to Springfield to compete in IHSA state this spring break.  Of the 10 competitors, five moved to semifinals, including Mady Cohodes, Shannon Steines, Kelly Miller and Ethan Bowers. These semifinalists beat out many other students and came out...

Vending machines allow new way to pay

Jennifer Lechowski
March 14, 2016
Filed under News

The vending machines around the school have recently been updated to allow students to pay with their charge card. A new app has been installed to the vending machines to allow students to pay through the company PayRange. "For the past 2-3 years Food services have taken district wide surveys where something...

Ultra to close March 1

Joshua Irvine
February 25, 2016
Filed under News, Uncategorized

The Ultra Foods supermarket in Prospect Heights will close its doors March 1. The business, one in a chain of 16 Ultra brand grocery stores in Illinois, is closing after two years serving the surrounding area. The chain's decision to close the store is just one of a number of closures that have affected...

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