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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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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?...

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...

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...

Holding grudges in high school proves as foolish

Danielle Eriksson

December 13, 2015

Filed under Opinions, Speak Up

This is a weird age: everyone is trying to figure themselves out. We are all a little insecure and unsure of ourselves with the things we do and say. We are also all slightly selfish- but this is biologically normal. Teenagers...

Discussing sexual abuse

Jamie Anderluh, Editorial Board

November 9, 2015

Filed under Speak Up

When it comes to the concept of sexual abuse, it's undeniable that we must be able to first acknowledge this subject to begin to unravel its causes. The reality: sexual abuse is happening to people of all ages and identifications....

Racist Halloween Costumes: Why they’re an issue

Gracie Scannell, Features Editor

November 9, 2015

Filed under Speak Up

With Halloween coming and passing a new array of ignorant costumes hit the shelves. From people painting their faces black to just blatantly offensive costumes, Halloween gives people the opportunity to display their ignorance...

Students struggle to act independently

Danielle Eriksson, Editorial Board

September 24, 2015

Filed under Speak Up

I've been noticing more and more that there are many students who insist to be accompanied by friends while walking during passing periods. I wonder if this is because they don't want others to think they are friendless or because...

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