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Don’t test other people’s tastes

Zoe Strozewski
April 21, 2017
Filed under Online only, Opinions

I recently bought a pair of socks that are odd. And by odd I mean that they have pictures of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on them. I remember that as I proudly showed the socks to each of my family members and friends, each time I was inevitably greeted by a response along the lines of "why...

Reading for fun offers valuable benefits

Kelly McCarthy
March 23, 2017
Filed under Opinions

When most students think of reading, visions of their long history chapters or their annotated copies of The Scarlet Letter immediately come to mind. However, few high school students seem to enjoy pleasure reading or even seem open to the idea of picking up a book in their free time. Granted, many stu...

This “nasty” feminist fears female futures

Zoe Strozewski
March 15, 2017
Filed under Opinions

With the recent inauguration of Donald Trump, feminism has become one of the most important topics in modern society. For many feminists, the new presidential administration is undoubtedly a loss and it's easy to see why. Trump is one of the most passionate anti-abortion advocates we've had as...

Mental health would improve with school beauty

Zoe Strozewski
January 23, 2017
Filed under Online only, Opinions

Without sugarcoating it, John Hersey High School looks like a dungeon. There are hardly any windows and the only colors I see throughout the day are brown, beige, and white. I legitimately feel like I'm coming out of a coma whenever I walk outside after the end of school. This dull school environment...

Time to move forward past election–together

Kelly McCarthy
January 16, 2017
Filed under Opinions

In the wake of the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States, and with his inauguration quickly approaching, our country feels just as divided as ever. The tensions and overall negativity surrounding the outcome (especially in the rather liberal city of Chicago and state of...

Social media creates little productivity

Kelly McCarthy
January 16, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Our generation truly is the generation of social media, of using the Internet to share everything in our lives--from the small day-to-day occurrences to the big life-changing updates. Most teens utilize multiple social media platforms, including Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Between...

Journalism 1 student recommends elective

Max Svienty
January 6, 2017
Filed under Opinions

The world is ever changing with the use of technology and the internet, but the newspaper has been long lasting. Newspapers have been around for centuries, and they are‍ here to stay. Devices such as cameras, iPads, and computers are used in class. Students will also learn how to use Indesign and...

Stay involved in politics

Sneh Pandya
December 7, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Election season is over, so now it's time to go back to our daily routine void of all politics and controversy, right? No. American democracy is a beautiful thing, revolutionary in idea and that it has existed for as long as it has, combatting opposing ideologies within and outside of the United States. However,...

The Colorful Take – November 22, 2016

The Colorful Take – November 22, 2016

Joshua Irvine
November 22, 2016
Filed under Carousel, Opinions, The Colorful Take

The Colorful Take is The Correspondent's resident humor segment, written by Joshua Irvine when he hasn't deluded himself into thinking he can do real journalism. For any parties wondering why The Colorful Take hasn't been published for the last six months, see the end of the last sentence. In m...

The difference between fighting prejudice and being a pain

Joshua Irvine
November 11, 2016
Filed under Online only, Opinions, Uncategorized

I was told a story recently in which a student, in response to a (factual, or at least reasonable) religious assertion made by a social sciences teacher, proceeded to interrupt class for his/her own lecture fighting back against what the student somehow saw as an attack on their religion. The student...

Tea Time: Travel creates diverse and unique experiences

Jamie Anderluh and Lexi Wachal
October 25, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Tea Time, Uncategorized

We can easily be wrapped up in a kind of culture that is un-diverse and monotonous. Living in the bubble of the northwest suburbs, it can be easy to distance ourselves from the world around us. But there is more to the world than the northwest suburbs. We can't be afraid of different ways of living,...

Hate on the violence not Colin Kaepernick

Quinn Cunningham
September 20, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Speak Up

As everyone has heard, NFL player Colin Kaepernick recently sat during the National Anthem. He did this to show his disapproval for the recent shootings of unarmed black men by police officers. Is this action going to cause any change? No. Did Kaepernick do this to draw attention to himself? Maybe. But...

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