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Cyber room mate searches entice seniors

April 21, 2011


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With the aid of social networking sites such as Facebook, and the emergence of websties such as RoomSurf.org, many seniors are opting to personally select a room mate, rather than the traditional way of doing it randomly. RoomSurf.org is a site that allows seniors to fill out surveys about themselves...

Juniors feel college pressure

April 20, 2011


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For most, the ending of spring break symbolizes the winding down of school. The year is cruising down to a close. But for the juniors, this is the time for college searches and visits. "The realities are setting in. I can't just dream about where I want to live and look at colleges based on that. Now...

Chicagoland Showcase proves successful

Chicagoland Showcase proves successful

March 10, 2011


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The highlight of the showchoir season is the Chicagoland Showcase, which was hosted by our students last weekend. "I like Showcase because we get to see other really talented groups and how well they do," junior Amanda Grossmayer said. Along with the opportunity to see other groups perform, Ladie...

Grammys and Oscars suprise audiences

March 10, 2011


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Every winter, there are two award shows that are important to music and movies. One being the Grammys, aired Feb. 13, that awards musicians for accomplishments such as Record of the Year and Best New Artist. "I watched a little bit of the Grammys. Some winners surprised me like best album," senior...

Blizzard Cancels School

Blizzard Cancels School

February 10, 2011


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In order to elicit such a huge school cancellation, a storm must have all of the right circumstances. The 2011 blizzard featured winds of 40 to 50 miles per hour, freezing temperatures, and even some thunder and lightning. All of that, and the predicted timing of the storm made announcing on Tuesday ...

Who’s Your BFF?

January 26, 2011


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Have a friend that should be featured in The Correspondent? Leave a comment in the comment box with their name and why they should be featured, and they could appear in our new column.

Coyote threat forces new policy

December 15, 2010


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Coyotes have always been a know threat. They have a bad history of attacking small pets, children, and even our beloved road runner from "Looney Tunes". With the increase of sightings of the animal in the area, many people have been voicing their opinion on how they should be dealt with. "I recently...

Family vacations still offer good times

December 8, 2010


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Year round, students visit other countries to celebrate the holidays with family and friends.  Places most toured by suburbanites that are experiencing warm weather in the freezing winter season like Florida, California, and Michigan. “Over the summer, when I was 16, I went on a cruise that trave...

‘Harry Potter’ pleases fans

December 1, 2010


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On November 18 the halls were buzzing with talk of the new 'Harry Potter' movie that would open at midnight. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 1" is the beginning of the end for the Harry Potter franchise. Some students made the decision to risk the sleep-deprived state they would face on...

Supply costs accumulate in parents' pockets

October 1, 2010


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Back to school usually means the same thing for most teenagers: new. A new start, new look, new supplies, new clothes, and a new positive attitude. As students get ready to conquer yet another 40 weeks of academic growth, parents get ready for the giant hole that will be burning through their wallets. "I'd...

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