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Journalism sectional champions succeed at state

Journalism sectional champions succeed at state

Alex Rivera Grant

May 4, 2018


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Ten Correspondent members headed down to Eastern Illinois University to compete at the 2018 IHSA journalism state finals this past weekend. They competed in various writing, design, photography, and broadcast categories. Six finalists medaled at state. Sophomore Claire Dwyer had the highest finish...

School plans to develop new classrooms for electives

School plans to develop new classrooms for electives

Kayleigh Padar

May 4, 2018


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A new journalism room and a new law room are being developed for students to utilize next year. A new health pathway room is also being considered for the future. "I am so excited for the new journalism room. I hope the new amenities it provides will help our paper continue to grow and provide us...

District allows seniors to keep iPads after graduation

District allows seniors to keep iPads after graduation

Kayleigh Padar

April 24, 2018


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Seniors will be allowed to keep their iPads at the end of the school year for the first time since the school has used iPads. "The iPads have been a valuable tool for students in the District. As students pursuit furthering their education, it seems fit that maintaining a device will aid in this proce...

Journalists take home awards from San Francisco

Jennifer Lechowski

April 23, 2018


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Six Correspondent editors, along with adviser Janet Levin, attended the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention from April 12-14 in San Francisco.  Among about 4000 other high school journalists, The Correspondent staff was able to listen to keynote speakers, attend sessions pre...

Seminar, self defense classes teach girls to fight back

Seminar, self defense classes teach girls to fight back

Kayleigh Padar

April 20, 2018


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Girls Fight Back has hosted self defense classes throughout the district for the past few weeks in order to teach girls how to respond in situations involving street harassment. "Unfortunately, girls are more often targets of violence. We do this class here at school so that girls can feel confident...

Seniors excel in community writing contest

Seniors excel in community writing contest

Caroline Stiefbold

April 9, 2018


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Seniors Kayleigh Padar, Jodie Hermann, and Amiya Kishore will be honored at the District 214 Arts Unlimited reception on April 18 for the placing in the Arts Unlimited Community Art & Writing contest sponsored by District 214 and the Daily Herald. Padar's piece "Twisted Sickness" won in the poetry...

Students rally in Chicago at March for Our Lives

Students rally in Chicago at March for Our Lives

Caroline Stiefbold

March 26, 2018


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As a part of the Chicago March for Our Lives, thousands gathered in Union Park on March 24 to protest gun laws in wake of the school shooting in Parkland, FL in February. Part of the national March for Our Lives mission statement reads, "It doesn't have to be this way. Change is coming. And it starts...

Local skate center to shut its doors

Local skate center to shut its doors

Katie Lindgren

March 25, 2018


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Orbit Skate Center will be having a going out of business bash on March 31 at 7:00, so students will be able to enjoy the last minutes of Orbit. After 46 years of business in Palatine, Orbit Skate Center is closing. The owner released in January that the building is going to be sold due to high costs...

Students unite to show support for Parkland

Students unite to show support for Parkland

Amelia Zollner

March 24, 2018


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In the wake of the recent shooting in Parkland, Florida, schools all over the country have been creating projects to show their support for both survivors and those who passed away in the shooting. Throughout the day on March 12, students gathered in the Academic Resource Center to sign a banner in...

Swimmers, Chinese students speak out on cuts

Joshua Irvine

March 23, 2018


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Students from both girls swimming and diving and the Chinese program appeared yesterday at a District 214 board meeting to voice concerns over the future of their programs. Girls swimming anticipates the loss of one of its coaches to spending cuts that will similarly affect other girls swim programs...

Ladies First finishes competition season victorious in Wisconsin

Ladies First finishes competition season victorious in Wisconsin

March 21, 2018


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Ladies First won best vocals, best choreography, best female soloist, and were grand champions in the unisex division at their last show choir competition in Janesville WI on March 10. "When I found out we won I was in shock. I think we all were in shock. I asked people behind me like 6 times, 'wait...

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