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VIDEO: APES classes wade through wetland, creek

VIDEO: APES classes wade through wetland, creek

Caroline Stiefbold

September 18, 2017


Filed under Features, Field Trips, Videos

The AP Environmental Science classes took a field trip to Otter Creek Bend Wetland Park in St. Charles on Sept. 18.  Here is footage from their trip.

Orange Crush lights up stadium

Orange Crush lights up stadium

September 16, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features, Photos

Orange Crush held a "Neon Out" to cheer on the football team in their game against Niles West on Sept. 15.  Here are photos from the "Neon Out."

Students stay up late for cookies

Students stay up late for cookies

Heidi Freitag

September 15, 2017


Filed under Features

Insomnia Cookies is not only a place for students to go with friends for a late night snack, but also a quick grab and go place for cookies. Many cookie-loving students have found that Insomnia Cookies is a good place to grab a warm dessert. With more and more students looking for places to go during...

Feature Friday: Senior Theo Brown entertains audience

Feature Friday: Senior Theo Brown entertains audience

Katie Lindgren

September 15, 2017


Filed under Feature Friday

Often, students get noticed for being exceptionally smart or athletic, but senior Theo Brown gets attention because he is exceptionally talented in the arts. Being a part of the musicals, plays, and choirs at school, Brown has made a name for himself. His sophomore and junior year, he was named the...

Orange Crush redefines mission

Orange Crush redefines mission

Joshua Irvine

September 15, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features, From the Issue

The morning before the football team’s first game, two dozen students clustered in a classroom on the near side of the math department. The collection of sophomores, juniors and seniors sat in clumps at round tables, Styrofoam plates with breakfast pastries at hand. In front of the whiteboard...

Students venture to new dessert spot

Students venture to new dessert spot

Katie Lindgren

September 14, 2017


Filed under Features

Students may refer to the Arlington Heights area as "Action Heights," but they don't always find it the most riveting. Andy's Frozen Custard has become a new hip place for students to hang out and eat yummy dessert. It recently opened a new location on Rand Road in Mount Prospect, just past Randhurst,...

Feature Friday: Junior Rachel Silva takes on tennis

Feature Friday: Junior Rachel Silva takes on tennis

Marie Bechtoldt and Caroline Stiefbold

September 8, 2017


Filed under Feature Friday

Junior Rachel Silva just began her third tennis season this fall.  She is currently playing doubles on the varsity team with senior Katherine Nowak. "I decided to try out for tennis my freshman year because I wanted to be involved in athletes, and I've been doing it ever since. It was an awesome way ...

Students aid teachers

Students aid teachers

Jennifer Lechowski

September 5, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features

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...

St. James teens serve in Caribbean

St. James teens serve in Caribbean

Heidi Freitag

September 5, 2017


Filed under Features

Giving back to the community serves as a beneficial experience, not only to the community, but to the people who are serving their community. Whether it's giving back to the local community or going across the country, students are finding ways to give back. St. James, a parish located on Arlington...

Feature Friday: Senior Will Ebert tackles new football season

Feature Friday: Senior Will Ebert tackles new football season

Grace Garlick

September 1, 2017


Filed under Feature Friday

Having started his athletic career as a freshman, senior Will Ebert is in his fourth football season as an offensive lineman. "I moved here freshman year and I wanted to make some friends so I did the football team's summer camp," Ebert said. With the team in it's prime of a new season, Ebert describes...

Planners encourage organization

Planners encourage organization

Claire Dwyer

August 31, 2017


Filed under Features

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


Filed under Features

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...

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