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Planners encourage organization

Planners encourage organization

Claire Dwyer

August 31, 2017


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This year, students had an unique option for student planners. Service Over Self (SOS) sold assignment notebooks because of the lack of them from the school last year. The notebooks have weekly calendars for students to write down homework due dates and the covers feature pictures of the school therapy...

Students immerse themselves in Spanish culture

Students immerse themselves in Spanish culture

Kayleigh Padar

August 28, 2017


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This summer, a group of incoming seniors spent time exploring Spain with Spanish teacher Mike Ayala and his wife. This is the first international trip that Ayala has organized with the hopes of helping students immerse themselves in the language they study. "I had not traveled to Spain and everything...

Feature Friday: Chicago Bears player Sherrick McManis practices at Prospect

Feature Friday: Chicago Bears player Sherrick McManis practices at Prospect

Caroline Stiefbold

August 25, 2017


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Instead of the usual practice at Halas Hall, the Chicago Bears traveled to Prospect High School's George Gattas Memorial Stadium last Thursday for a practice. For Bears cornerback Sherrick McManis, being back on high school turf was reminiscent of his days at Richwoods High School. "It's kind of...

Feature Friday: Freshman Amelia Kitrys adjusts to high school

Feature Friday: Freshman Amelia Kitrys adjusts to high school

Grace Garlick

August 18, 2017


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With incoming class of 2021 comes new students, musicians, and athletes. Freshman Amelia Kitrys joined the cross country team, who helped introduce her to the student body and athletics programs. "I joined Hersey Cross country and it's a lot of fun. I met a junior who showed me around, introduced...

Guatemalan mission changes students’ perspective

Guatemalan mission changes students’ perspective

Kayleigh Padar

August 15, 2017


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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


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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...

Feature Friday: Senior Justyna Stukin gains college experience

Feature Friday: Senior Justyna Stukin gains college experience

Caroline Stiefbold

August 11, 2017


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While some seniors spent the summer starting the Common Application, writing college essays, or touring college campuses, senior Justyna Stukin spent three weeks of her summer at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She took part in the Summer@Brown pre-college program, specifically in the "Neuroscience...

Seniors spread kindness in Hungary

Seniors spread kindness in Hungary

Caroline Stiefbold

August 8, 2017


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  To many, summer is a time to travel and explore new places.  Seniors Leah Ryg and Linnea Solak did that, but with a purpose other than simply pleasure. The cousins spent two weeks in July in Budapest, Hungary on a mission trip with their youth group. “A bunch of my friends had gone in...

Feature Friday: Senior Olivia Glowacka explores education overseas

Feature Friday: Senior Olivia Glowacka explores education overseas

Kayleigh Padar

August 4, 2017


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Senior Olivia Glowacka spent a few weeks of her summer at IE University Summer Leadership Program, studying leadership, business, and technology. In between lectures and day trips, the group explored Spain, where the camp is located. "I learned about how important communication within a group is,...

Feature Friday: Junior Claire Bauerle takes on s’more adventures at camp

Feature Friday: Junior Claire Bauerle takes on s’more adventures at camp

Caroline Stiefbold

August 4, 2017


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For junior Claire Bauerle, most of the summer isn’t spent in Arlington Heights, but rather in East Troy, Wisconsin. She has been attending Camp Edwards in East Troy for the past five summers. "My older brother, who's now 25, had gone to camp as a child, and he had so many great experiences that my oth...

Feature Friday: Junior Madison Burkhalter attacks, finds success in new sport

Lauren Theisen

June 9, 2017


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As students walk past the cafeteria and board of activities everyday, they are able to spot a sign listing the All-Conference water polo girls. On that sign is junior Madison Burkhalter's name. As a three year water polo member, Burkhalter has learned to grow from her passion for swimming to playing...

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