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March Honors Assembly kicks off St.Baldricks

March Honors Assembly kicks off St.Baldricks

March 17, 2017


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All photos taken by Katherine Wiemold

Feature Friday: Senior Arthik Patel plays the stock market

Feature Friday: Senior Arthik Patel plays the stock market

Joshua Irvine

March 17, 2017


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Senior Arthik Patel has a consistent response for anyone who asks him why he's so invested in stocks (pun unintended). "Not having to work at Jimmy John's." Patel's interest in the stock market is more than a vendetta against the sandwich maker; he's been working the market for three years now,...

NHS causes student concern

NHS causes student concern

Kayleigh Padar

March 10, 2017


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While NHS has always been a prominent organization, recently questions have arisen about the the group's actual value to students. The sponsors of the group, Joannell Hoijer and Chris Kiepura believe that the goal of the organization is to help students learn about the value of community service through...

Our solution to March 10 “fake news” story quiz

Our solution to March 10 “fake news” story quiz

March 8, 2017


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As part of The Correspondent's examination of the state of the modern press in today's issue, The Correspondent inserted a fictional brief to simulate the impact of "fake news" stories and encouraged readers to try and locate the story.  That story appeared on page 2 under the headline "Law lowers female...

Introducing The Correspondent’s cartoon caption contest

Introducing The Correspondent’s cartoon caption contest

March 6, 2017


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Starting tonight, The Correspondent will begin accepting submissions for its cartoon caption contest, where students submit their captions for a cartoon drawn by staff cartoonist Joshua Irvine (this issue's cartoon can be seen above). Submissions should be sent to The Correspondent's Twitter account...

Petro victorious at state

Petro victorious at state

Joshua Irvine

February 26, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Sports

Full disclosure: the author is a member of the varsity swim team. Junior Michael Petro emerged victorious at Saturday's IHSA State Swimming and Diving meet, claiming medals and All-American status in both the 200 meter individual medley and 100 meter butterfly events. Petro claimed second in both...

Orchesis finishes third night of annual show ‘Vitality’

Orchesis finishes third night of annual show ‘Vitality’

Kayleigh Padar

February 26, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Entertainment

Orchesis, led by Christine Widell and Stephanie Tinaglia, has been working to create their yearly show, Vitality, for months. Tonight, the dancers finished their third and final show. "When you're dancing and the lights are on you and everyone's staring at you, all you think about is having fun. Da...

Petro warms up for state performance

Joshua Irvine

February 25, 2017


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Full disclosure: the author is a member of the varsity swim team. "If I get this I'm gonna win state!" The basketball arcs over the pool deck and landed with a flat splash just short of the white nylon net suspended over the shallow end of Prospect High School's pool. "Aww." junior Michael...

Feature Friday: Senior Sarah Harden achieves success with running

Feature Friday: Senior Sarah Harden achieves success with running

Claire Durand

February 24, 2017


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Even though the year itself has just begun, students are facing the end to another school year. In this case, the final lap of senior Sarah Harden's school year is coming around the corner, leaving with many accomplishments and with many experiences. Harden has been on varsity and cross country since ...

Girls basketball clinches conference championship

Girls basketball clinches conference championship

Kelly McCarthy

February 12, 2017


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The Huskies battled it out with Fremd on the basketball court and came out on top with a win, clinching the MSL Conference title Wednesday night. The girls beat the Vikings 36-33 after being down by nine points at one point in the third quarter. The girls will next play on Feb. 15 against the winner...

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