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Feature Friday: Junior Lexi Litardo embraces music

Feature Friday: Junior Lexi Litardo embraces music

Grace Garlick

October 27, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Feature Friday

Junior Lexi Litardo is a gifted vocalist who has been involved in several fine arts extracurriculars including choir, musicals, and show choir. In addition to her participation in these activities, Litardo has been in the female a capella group "Heart and Soul," as well as the co-ed group "Heart Break". "I've...

Adidas revives ‘superstars’

Adidas revives ‘superstars’

Madeline Graf

October 26, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features

With their superstar white sneakers, Adidas has made a comeback in the past months. As an effort to rejoin an ever changing market, Adidas marketing is more oriented to teenagers than ever, and the result has been apparent amongst students. It's become common to notice the shoes nearly everywhere there...

Studying environments vary with music

Studying environments vary with music

Amelia Zollner

October 24, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features

Some students prefer a quite, neatly kept studying environment free of distractions. But more and more students are choosing to listen to music as a way of making homework less boring. "I think that [listening to music] is harmful to students. It's hard for me to focus [when I'm listening to music] because I wan...

VIDEO: SOS takes on No Pucker Challenge

VIDEO: SOS takes on No Pucker Challenge

Katherine Wiemold

October 21, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features, Videos

The Service Over Self (SOS) class participates in the No Pucker Challenge to raise awareness for Niemann Pick Type C (NPC) in honor of Hayley Koujaian. ...

Feature Friday: Junior Jack Casey makes splash in water polo

Feature Friday: Junior Jack Casey makes splash in water polo

Trey Schmidt

October 20, 2017


Filed under Feature Friday

Junior Jack Casey is talented in the classroom, but has also excelled as an athlete.  The sport he is most known for is water polo. He plays club at Northwest Chicago Water Polo (NWC) as a driver. He scored 76 goals as a sophomore, leading the school in that category. "In sixth grade my mom signed...

Shoe collecting on rise

Shoe collecting on rise

Michael Somary

October 16, 2017


Filed under Features

The hype of collecting shoes is rising. Some students are spending $200 for single pairs of shoes and sometimes upwards of $1,000. Teenagers have shoe collections worth multiple thousands of dollars. Events travel the nation to bring thousands of shoe collectors together. The popularity of shoe brands...

Feature Friday: Senior Katherine Flight spends time at stables

Feature Friday: Senior Katherine Flight spends time at stables

Caroline Stiefbold

October 13, 2017


Filed under Feature Friday

While some students participate in most of their extracurriculars through school, senior Katherine Flight spends her free time horseback riding at Red Coat Farm in Long Grove. "I think I started riding because I had tons of books on horses, and I wanted to try it myself," Flight said. Flight's...

Harper College provides alternative to four-year universities

Harper College provides alternative to four-year universities

Heidi Freitag

October 12, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features

College alternatives are beginning to become more common as years go by. Students are reflecting on what they should do once they graduate high school. While some students are planning on attending a four year university, others are considering going to a community college such as Harper. Some students...

Homecoming dance excites students

Homecoming dance excites students

Trent Sprague

October 8, 2017


Filed under Features, Homecoming 2017, Photos

Students celebrated the end of homecoming week at the dance last night, Oct. 7.  Here are photos from the "Mission Space" dance. ...

ANSWERS – CONTEST: Match HC court members with their quotes

ANSWERS – CONTEST: Match HC court members with their quotes

October 7, 2017


Filed under Features, Homecoming 2017, Multimedia

Here are the results from the "Match HC court members with their quotes" contest.   (If on a smartphone, please rotate your phone sideways to view the quotes).       ...

Feature Friday: Brown, Chung become royalty

Feature Friday: Brown, Chung become royalty

Kayleigh Padar

October 6, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Feature Friday, From the Issue, Homecoming 2017

Seniors Theo Brown and Kayla Chung were crowned homecoming king and queen at their coronation today, Oct. 6, during the homecoming assembly. "When I first found out I was on court, I was really excited. I felt excited mostly about who else was going to be on court and what we were all going to...

VIDEO: Students face off in Clash of the Classes

VIDEO: Students face off in Clash of the Classes

Caroline Stiefbold

October 4, 2017


Filed under Features, Homecoming 2017, Videos

Students from every grade level competed against each other at student council's Clash of the Classes on Oct. 3. The juniors won the overall competition.  Here is footage from the event. ...

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