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Graduation 2015 Pictures

Graduation 2015 Pictures

May 31, 2015
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Flower Power sale brings beauty and bonding

Flower Power sale brings beauty and bonding

Kenzie Killam
May 26, 2015
Filed under Join the Movement, News, Showcase, Slideshow of All Attached Images

The Flower Power sale is one of many Correspondent traditions that takes place every year. It all started to raise money for former editor-in-chief Shea Andurluh, who passed away from cancer. This is a time for members of the community to not only remember Shea, but to beautify the school and the community. "I...

Murray makes state team

Allison Busby
May 20, 2015
Filed under News, Online only

Since 2005 Illinois Journalism Education Association has selected an all-state journalism team based on young journalists who have shown excellence with their character. The association looks mainly at journalist who have shown leadership, dedication, and expertise to making their publications above...

Funner Olympics rates fun for all

Funner Olympics rates fun for all

Bill Ridge and Kaitlyn Roscoe
May 19, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

This year's Funner Olympics was a hit for both students and those competing. "The Hersey SOS class came up with new games this year and they were so amazing," senior Miranda Fanella said. "The best booth was the car wash booth," Fanella said. Students should make sure to sign up right away next year...

Correspondent takes home Golden Eagle award

McKenzie Mauer
May 10, 2015
Filed under News

The Correspondent received the Golden Eagle from Northern Illinois School Press Association at the annual conference on April 24. Three of The Correspondent's consecutive issues were submitted to achieve the award. Additionally, individual Correspondent members earned blue ribbons and honorable...

Rosie’s Rebels roll out new fundraiser

Joshua Irvine
May 1, 2015
Filed under Join the Movement, News

Gender equality club Rosie's Rebels will be hosting a fundraiser in support of group Skateistan. Skateistan, a non-government organization, operates to aid youth in lesser developed countries - via the power of skateboards. Founded in Kabul in 2007, the group began as a grassroots organization known...

St. Baldrick’s and Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths encourage students to reach out

St. Baldrick’s and Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths encourage students to reach out

March 16, 2015
Filed under Join the Movement, News, Showcase, Slideshow of All Attached Images, Support Your School

St. Baldrick's day has become somewhat of a tradition in our school, and this year, girls were encouraged to donate their hair, yesterday in the blackbox, along with others shaving their heads. "This year is really stressing girl power because when girls cut their hair it makes a wig for someone, i...

Obama’s annual speech provokes support and controversy

Obama’s annual speech provokes support and controversy

Colette Tangney
February 16, 2015
Filed under News

Jan. 20 marks the date of Obama's annual "State of the Union Address" where he delivered a hour-long speech highlighting his projected goals for the upcoming year. Here, he tackled both recent issues like cyber-attacks and advancing America's position in ISIS to long term problems such as making college...

Students, district battle extreme temperatures during eventful week

Students, district battle extreme temperatures during eventful week

Brian Boyle, Editor-In-Chief
January 16, 2015
Filed under Features, News, Online only

Last Monday began like every Monday following the annual two-week long vacation. And while students were beginning to feel the effects of the dreaded "Winter Break Hangover," several events, both in relation to and in reaction of the looming harsh weather conditions, shaped a week that students won...

Flu virus becoming serious due to defective vaccines

Flu virus becoming serious due to defective vaccines

Rebecca Kowalski
January 15, 2015
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Recent reports have shown that the flu vaccine has been less effective this year because the flu strains infecting people right now have changed form causing the vaccine to contain the wrong strain of the virus. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is "widespread...

Small plane tragedy creates strong impact

McKenzie Mauer
January 14, 2015
Filed under Did you know?

On Friday ‍Jan. 2 a small plane carrying five passengers, including the pilot, went down in western Kentucky. The plan had taken off from Key West, Florida and was headed to Mount Vernon, Illinois. CNN News Online reported that the plane carried the Gutzler‍ family.‍ When the Piper PA -34 Aircraft went down it l...

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