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The Colorful Take – Spring Break 2016

The Colorful Take – Spring Break 2016

Joshua Irvine
March 25, 2016
Filed under Opinions, The Colorful Take

The Colorful Take is the Correspondent's resident humor segment written by Weekend Update-wannabe Joshua Irvine, who refuses to acknowledge the fact that he accidentally called this segment The Colorful Truth the first time around.   The president of the Booster Club noted at the winter...

The Colorful Take – March 11, 2016

The Colorful Take – March 11, 2016

Joshua Irvine
March 11, 2016
Filed under Opinions, The Colorful Take

The Colorful Take is the Correspondent's resident humor segment, written by managing editor/film critic/cartoonist/occasionally funny guy Joshua Irvine. Why he is writing this in the third person continues to elude him. Barrington Unit District 220 officially apologized for a controversial skit fea...

Unprofessionalism within presidential candidates

Nathan Kim
March 11, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Many of this year's presidential candidates have not been acting with much maturity, as shown through the various debates and minor skirmishes between candidates. Instead of discussing how their individual plans of action will benefit the country, (such as how these individuals intend to create jobs),...

Bus drivers deserving of appreciation

Caroline Stiefbold
March 11, 2016
Filed under Speak Up

Manners were taught to us over and over again when we were younger. Students still do a good job of using manners, but one place they fall short is on the bus. While it is their job, bus drivers are doing students a service. I don't know of a lot of students that wouldn't rather spend an hour and...

Lack of commitment in clubs causes concern

Lauren Theisen
March 11, 2016
Filed under Opinions

When it comes to students time management and commitment skills concerning the activities that they sign up for, it is something that is often not handled very well and often causes problems for others, if even just one person doesn't show up. This is due to the fact that people count on others to show...

Students pressured to choose careers early

Jordan Slonke, Opinions Editor
February 16, 2016
Filed under Speak Up

It seems like once a student enters high school, they are bombarded with a bunch of questions. "What do you want to do with your life? Are you going to take the advanced placement course of this class? Are you going to college? What college are you going to?" are just some small examples of these questions. The...

Independence within politics

Jamie Anderluh
February 16, 2016
Filed under Speak Up

In the midst of the perhaps-over-reported upcoming election, it's a good time for us to consider the core of our values. It's easy to get caught up in the beliefs of others; it's easy to feel that there is something we're 'supposed to believe'–but this is, quite simply, delusive. A generous bulk...

Trump refusing debate

Gracie Scannel
February 16, 2016
Filed under Speak Up

Primaries are coming up for our next presidential election, and with that comes the debate as to who our next president should be. Whether an individual is a Republican or a Democrat, they have obviously been paying attention to the polls, inevitably for both sides. One of the candidates that has...

Is dating a thing of the past?

Colette Tangney
February 16, 2016
Filed under Opinions

"No dude, we just have a thing." Generic and abstract, this phrase has become the adopted cliche phrase for teens and relationships inquires. Leading to confusing stances, 'having a thing' seems to entail a variety of definitions; all of which seem to have the same commonality: avoiding commitment. What's...

‘Feminism’ carries wrong connotations

Kelly McCarthy
January 20, 2016
Filed under Online only, Opinions

In recent years, one of the bigger social equality movements has been feminism. This movement is beneficial not just for women and girls in privileged countries, but, even more importantly, also for women and girls in lesser developed countries. Contrary to what a large portion of our society believes,...

Students battle with finding the balance between sleep and school

Kelly McCarthy
January 20, 2016
Filed under Online only, Opinions

The most common phrase I hear when walking through the halls of our seemingly sleep-deprived school is "I'm so tired" or "I was up so late last night studying." Believe me, I'm not placing any blame here: I'm as guilty of saying these things as the next person. Most high schoolers are under th...

Students returning to school despite sickness

Zoe Strozewski, Editorial Board
January 15, 2016
Filed under Opinions

A key difference between middle school and high school is the fact that missing a day of high school just doesn't seem like an option. The reason for this change is that it's substantially harder to catch up from a missed day of high school. While the fact that many students who are sick still manage...

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