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Swimming races past Maine South

Swimming races past Maine South

Katie Lindgren

September 6, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Sports

The Huskies were victorious against Maine South in a 106-79 win last night. Coach Dick Mortensen was excited for the meet because the Hawks were going to be tough competition, but also slightly nervous because the team was down junior Julia Gerstung and freshman Ella Salm. The girls took this as more ...

Students aid teachers

Students aid teachers

Jennifer Lechowski

September 5, 2017


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Social science practicum, also known as teacher aide (TA), is one of many electives for students to take. Mostly taken by seniors, this class offers students insight to what being a teacher is like. Students take this course for multiple reasons. "I wanted to be a TA this year because I was one...

Community unites in honor of kindness

Community unites in honor of kindness

Kayleigh Padar

August 30, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News

Community members gathered at Willowbrook High School for the first annual "Kindness 5K" to raise money for a Concordia University scholarship on Aug. 27.  The scholarship is called "Life. Love. Light." It is new this year and in the name of Katie Kloess, a Concordia alumna who passed away in a car...

Football ‘(orange) crushes’ Zion-Benton

Football ‘(orange) crushes’ Zion-Benton

Trent Sprague

August 26, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Photos, Sports

In their home opener on Aug. 25, the football team defeated Zion-Benton 41-0, in front of a large Orange Crush fan section.  Here are photos from the game.

Students gather in stadium to view solar eclipse

Students gather in stadium to view solar eclipse

Lauren Theisen

August 23, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News

As news of a life-changing solar eclipse spread throughout the United States, excitement buzzed amongst students. Up until the very minute before the eclipse preview began, students without glasses frantically tried to find another way to view it because the hype about it had grown tremendously. "I...

Bears take over Prospect

Bears take over Prospect

Trent Sprague, Katherine Wiemold

August 18, 2017


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The Varsity Bears High School Takeover took place at Prospect High School on Aug. 17.  The Chicago Bears practiced on Prospect's George Gattas Memorial Stadium, surrounded by fans from District 214 and the community.  Here are photos from the event. ...

Chicago Bears practice, engage community

Chicago Bears practice, engage community

Kayleigh Padar

August 17, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News

The Chicago Bears practiced at Prospect High School's field tonight, and allowed the public to watch, as part of the Papa John's Varsity Bears High School Takeover. Students, faculty, and the Special Olympics team were in the stands. "It felt good to be out here and feel the love and support from...

Enjoy an instant ‘Hit(man)’

Enjoy an instant ‘Hit(man)’

Joshua Irvine

August 16, 2017


Filed under Carousel, From the Issue, Reviews

“The Hitman’s Bodyguard” is one of those movies that uses that aggressively italicized action movie font with a whoosh sound and a lens flare for its opening titles. It’s a style that tells you that this movie will be fast-paced, that it will be aggressive, that it will have fast cars and faster...

Guatemalan mission changes students’ perspective

Guatemalan mission changes students’ perspective

Kayleigh Padar

August 15, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features

Several students participated in mission work over the summer. Although some volunteer work was completed near home, a group of students from St. Peter's Church traveled all the way to Guatemala. "The people in Guatemala are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. They are always putting others...

Mentors, freshmen experience orientation

Mentors, freshmen experience orientation

Caroline Stiefbold

August 15, 2017


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Upperclassmen in hot pink shirts lined the main hallway Friday, erupting into cheers as incoming freshmen entered the building. These seniors and juniors were serving as freshmen mentors. Their main purpose is to assist in the orientation, but also to be there to help the freshmen with any concerns they...

Various summer jobs provide lessons, prepare students for future

Various summer jobs provide lessons, prepare students for future

Caroline Stiefbold

August 14, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features

Summer. A time for relaxation. Well, mostly for relaxation. According to a Twitter poll put out by The Correspondent, 69 percent of students held jobs this summer. While the jobs amongst students vary greatly, their jobs often contain similarities. When the school year draws to a close, some students...

Show choirs take on retreat

Show choirs take on retreat

Kayleigh Padar

August 11, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Entertainment

After the last day of school, some students ignore any club responsibility until classes are back in session. This isn't true for many students involved in the Onstage and Ladies First show choirs, who gathered at NIU for bonding activities and choreography at the end of July. "I think it [the retreat]...

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