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GALLERY: Students participate in annual food drive

GALLERY: Students participate in annual food drive

November 17, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Food Drive 2017, Photos

Today, food drive collection and distribution took place.  During second period, classes brought their cans to the cafeteria and sorted them.  Then, the SOS class travelled to various local shelters to deliver the boxes of food.  The total number of cans collected is still being tabulated.  Here...

‘Spike-a-Palooza’ scores for Soldier’s Journey Home

‘Spike-a-Palooza’ scores for Soldier’s Journey Home

Quinn Cunningham, News Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News

Over the past week students have been participating in the first annual spikeball tournament, "Spike-a-Palooza." The competition, which started on Nov. 1 and will continue for the next two weeks, involves around 200 students total. The popularity of the tournament was due to a multitude of factors. "I...

Feature Friday: Senior Annie Durava attends NCYC

Feature Friday: Senior Annie Durava attends NCYC

Caroline Stiefbold

November 17, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Feature Friday

While most students are in school today, senior Annie Durava is in Indianapolis at the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) with her youth group. "I decided to go to NCYC this year because I went two years ago for the first time and absolutely loved it. I couldn’t wait to go again," Durava...

Swimming takes fourth at sectionals, diver qualifies for state

Swimming takes fourth at sectionals, diver qualifies for state

Caroline Stiefbold

November 16, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Sports

Sophomore Amélie Smithson will dive in the state finals tomorrow morning at New Trier. She advanced to state as an at-large diver with a score of 390.65 at the Barrington sectional last Saturday. "Overall I was quite happy with all of my dives," Smithson said. Her fourth place finish con...

Photo of the Week: Nov. 16

Photo of the Week: Nov. 16

November 16, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Photo of the Week

Nov. 16 •Trent Sprague Nov. 9 •Jamie Anderluh Nov. 2 •Caroline Stiefbold Oct. 26 Oct. 19 Oct. 12 Oct. 5 Sept. 28 Sept. 21 Sept. 14 Sept. 7 Aug. 31 ...

Shrek Fest proves to be success

Shrek Fest proves to be success

Caroline Stiefbold

November 15, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features

The cast of "Shrek The Musical" held Shrek Fest in early November. The event featured a breakfast for kids and their families. Several students were dressed up in their fairytale costumes from the play during the breakfast. "I loved being dressed up and being a different person around the kids,"...

Spunky Dunkers delights donut fans

Spunky Dunkers delights donut fans

Milos Dimitrijevic

November 14, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Entertainment

Spunky Dunker's has been serving fresh and delicious donuts and ice cream to the Northwest Chicago suburbs for more than a decade now, and this thriving small business shows no signs of slowing down. This family owned business with its light beige color and bright red awning pleasantly sticks out...

Cross country races into top eight at state

Cross country races into top eight at state

Caroline Stiefbold

November 11, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Sports

  Boys cross country continued their post season success at the state meet at Detweiller Park in Peoria on Nov. 4. As a team, the Huskies took eighth place with 230 points. The team headed into the meet with high expectations for themselves. "Going into state, one of our goals we'...

Heart Smart: EKG testing to take place in P.E. classes

Heart Smart: EKG testing to take place in P.E. classes

Jennifer Lechowski

November 11, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News

All students will have the opportunity to take part in an Electrocardiogram (EKG) screening on Nov. 15 during their P.E. periods. This testing analyzes the student's heart and can detect if there are any abnormalities. Screenings will be done in private booths and can be accommodated to students who...

Theater department presents ‘Shrek The Musical’

Theater department presents ‘Shrek The Musical’

Caroline Stiefbold

November 9, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features, From the Issue

    Students put on four performances of "Shrek The Musical" last weekend. Students enjoyed being able to take on fairytale roles.  The cast enjoyed embodying the different fairytale aspects of the characters "I think my favorite part about playing Shrek is that I kind of just...

African-American student organization reborn for modern issues

African-American student organization reborn for modern issues

Joshua Irvine

November 8, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News

This school isn't exactly known for its representation of African American students; the school is over 70 percent white, according to the Illinois Report Card, with only 1.6 percent of students identifying as African Americans. Physical education teacher Mason Vernon has restarted the school's Black...

CONTEST: Cutest Canines

CONTEST: Cutest Canines

November 8, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features, Multimedia

  Submit a picture of your dog to correspondent@d214.org.  10 dogs will be chosen by The Correspondent staff.  Of these 10, students will be able to vote on the winner.  The winning dog and its owner will be featured in a Feature Friday.  (Submissions are due by Monday, Nov. 13)...

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