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Political correctness conveys empathy

Nathan Kim
August 25, 2016
Filed under Online only, Opinions

Political correctness has always been a widely debated topic. It has been argued to be necessary, that political representatives must keep an effort to show respect to all people, regardless of race or sexual orientation. It has also been claimed that political correctness prevents individuals from expressing...

Individuality should be praised, not condemned

Zoe Strozewski
August 25, 2016
Filed under Online only, Opinions

The modern world is a uniform one. Similar personalities, opinions, and styles can be found throughout entire age groups. For example, the whole point of social media is for people to put their lives on display to receive praise for the styles and activities that they believe other people will like. The...

Parking lot pandemonium nothing new

Joshua Irvine
August 24, 2016
Filed under Opinions

For all those who somehow managed to miss the cloud of dust that sat over the school for most of summer, showed up blindfolded to get their schedule, ducked as their bus pulled past the front entrance, and ignored the "Abbey Road" parody on the cover of the print version of this publication, the front...

Promposals exceeding their own simplicity

Ellen Bakal, Ed- Board
June 11, 2016
Filed under Dissin' & Dishin', Opinions, Uncategorized

I get the excitement around prom. The chance to look like a celebrity, wearing a gorgeous dress, accompanied by an awesome date. The night is beyond special. It is also no doubt that social media plays a gigantic role in the night. The night used to just be a classic night. Students look amazing truly...

Get excited for good weather

Zoe Strozewski
June 11, 2016
Filed under Online only, Opinions, Speak Up

Illinois definitely has less than perfect weather. Chicago isn't called the windy city for nothing. So when Illinois is finally blessed with summer weather, people need to take advantage of it. Sunshine does amazing things for people's moods and mental health and summer is the best time to embrace this...

Balance senior year

Zoe Strozewski
June 10, 2016
Filed under Online only, Opinions

The end of the school year always has students considering options for the following year's schedule, but for juniors, this decision is more important than ever before. Juniors have a lot more freedom in choosing their senior schedules since they've already fulfilled most of their graduation requirements. For...

The Colorful Take – May 13, 2016

The Colorful Take – May 13, 2016

Joshua Irvine
May 13, 2016
Filed under Carousel, Opinions, The Colorful Take

The Colorful Take is the Correspondent's resident humor segment, written by Joshua Irvine. Coffeehouse chain Starbucks is the subject of a $5 million lawsuit alleging the corporation used too much ice in its iced beverages. At press time, the plaintiffs allegedly woke screaming with the sever...

iPad games invade student life

Lexi Wachal and Jamie Anderluh
May 11, 2016
Filed under Opinions

As I am writing this, Lexi is being possessed by a game on her iPad of which she cannot remember the name. As I half-look to my right, I can't be distracted from this perfectly executed shot on this "Brick Breaker" game. Jamie is criticizing me for staring blankly into my iPad at a game I can't e...

The Colorful Take – April 29, 2016

The Colorful Take – April 29, 2016

Joshua Irvine
April 29, 2016
Filed under Opinions, The Colorful Take

The Colorful Take is the Correspondent's resident humor segment, written by former Bermuda resident and permanent American citizen Joshua Irvine. After viewing Donald Trump's poll numbers, he is currently searching all avenues to reverse the words "Bermuda" and "American" in that sentence. On Monday, ...

The Colorful Take – April 15, 2016

The Colorful Take – April 15, 2016

Joshua Irvine
April 15, 2016
Filed under Opinions, The Colorful Take

The Colorful Take is the Correspondent's resident humor segment, written by Joshua Irvine. At press time, this edition of The Colorful Take is way past press time. A new student poster features a panda declaring "Be like me: I'm black, white and Asian!" in an attempt to promote ethnic acceptan...

Candidates’ positions on gender equality holds importance in voting

Lauren Theisen
April 12, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Politics, Speak Up

In this year's presidential campaign, there the many unique candidates who all have differing takes on gender equality. To start, Hillary Clinton. Clinton has the possibility to be one of the top runners this year and to be the first woman president. It shows how far the world has come in gender equality,...

Substitute teachers deserve respect

Caroline Stiefbold
April 2, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Lately I have had a lot of substitute teachers in various classes. Often times, the subs do not specialize in the subject, so we are given an assignement to complete either invididually or in groups. After substitches take attendance and read the instructions left behind by the teacher, students are...

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