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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...

AP teachers prepare students for the test, not the world

Gracie Scannell
September 19, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Walking into my first advanced placement class as a junior, I expected a lot. I'd worked for my spot in this class, and I knew that it was going to be quite a bit of effort in order to keep a solid grade along the road. Class after class and room after room though, I came to realize that the teachers were o...

Bees necessary to student life

Lexi Wachal and Jamie Anderluh
September 19, 2016
Filed under Opinions

I love bees. Bees are the BEEst. I'm sorry that's garbage. The thing is that without the bees, we would all die. So let's stop disrespecting our pollinating friends. Bees' sole purpose in life is not to ruin everyone's day. Bees are so cute and fluffy, and without bees we don't have coffee, ...

Students need more help with college application process

Lexi Wachal
September 16, 2016
Filed under Opinions

As college deadlines grow nearer by the day, my stress grows with it. I've been on campus visits, I've narrowed down my list, and I've filled out my Common App (not the Coalition, as we've had drilled into our heads). I still feel like there is something missing from this process, and the realization of wh...

90’s entertainment disregarded at Universal Studios

Jordan Slonke
August 25, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Speak Up

Like many fellow seniors, I, too, have lived for at least part of the late 90's. Before there were iPhones or tablets for entertainment, I used to watch television. Like many others, I watched a ton of Nickelodeon shows. Whether it be cartoons like "Ren & Stimpy," "Hey Arnold!," "Rugrats," or "CatDog,"...

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