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Record number of seniors achieve National Merit honors

Record number of seniors achieve National Merit honors

Jennifer Lechowski

September 24, 2017


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This year, the National Merit Scholarship Program has gained nine semi-finalists and nineteen commended scholars from the class of 2018. This program honors individual students who show remarkable academic ability and potential for success in college classes. The school's semi-finalists are seniors...

Senior declines homecoming court nomination

Senior declines homecoming court nomination

Joshua Irvine

September 22, 2017


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When the senior homecoming court was announced Tuesday afternoon, the average student likely didn't think much about it, aside perhaps to make a mental reminder of their preferred candidates. But for the few in the know, the announcement marked the finale of an idealistic campaign gone wrong. The...

AP Seminar provides new learning perspective

AP Seminar provides new learning perspective

Claire Dwyer

September 15, 2017


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This school has always had a variety of programs and classes to help students explore options for college and even earn college credits through AP courses. This year, freshmen have an unique opportunity that upperclassmen didn’t have in their first year to earn AP credits for college. A new class,...

Student council sells shirts in anticipation of ‘Mission Space’

Student council sells shirts in anticipation of ‘Mission Space’

Caroline Stiefbold

September 12, 2017


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With homecoming week quickly approaching, student council will be selling homecoming shirts in the commons hallway during lunch periods this week. The shirts are designed after this year's homecoming theme "Mission Space," with a NASA-inspired image on the front.  Because the shirts are for "Clash...

District hosts first of three Career Nights

District hosts first of three Career Nights

Caroline Stiefbold

September 9, 2017


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Students from across District 214 gathered at Prospect on Sept. 6 for the first Career Night of the school year. This night focused on arts, communication, and human services. The arts and communications portion focused on career pathways in the visual and performing arts, specifically in journalism,...

SOS kicks off school year

SOS kicks off school year

Caroline Stiefbold

September 7, 2017


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Service Over Self (SOS) held their kickoff meeting yesterday at 7 pm in the Carter Gym. At the meeting, the SOS class and SOS coordinator Mark Gunther introduced students to the purpose of SOS and the many activities within it. "My friend asked me to go, and I decided to go because I want to get more...

Community unites in honor of kindness

Community unites in honor of kindness

Kayleigh Padar

August 30, 2017


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Community members gathered at Willowbrook High School for the first annual "Kindness 5K" to raise money for a Concordia University scholarship on Aug. 27.  The scholarship is called "Life. Love. Light." It is new this year and in the name of Katie Kloess, a Concordia alumna who passed away in a car...

Students gather in stadium to view solar eclipse

Students gather in stadium to view solar eclipse

Lauren Theisen

August 23, 2017


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As news of a life-changing solar eclipse spread throughout the United States, excitement buzzed amongst students. Up until the very minute before the eclipse preview began, students without glasses frantically tried to find another way to view it because the hype about it had grown tremendously. "I...

Endeavor switches companies for senior portraits

Endeavor switches companies for senior portraits

Kayleigh Padar

August 19, 2017


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This past year the company used by the yearbook for senior portraits changed from Stuart Rodgers to Prestige Portraits. Over the summer, seniors had their first experiences with this new company. "I found the system easy and convenient because the person who helps you explains how the pictures will...

Chicago Bears practice, engage community

Chicago Bears practice, engage community

Kayleigh Padar

August 17, 2017


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The Chicago Bears practiced at Prospect High School's field tonight, and allowed the public to watch, as part of the Papa John's Varsity Bears High School Takeover. Students, faculty, and the Special Olympics team were in the stands. "It felt good to be out here and feel the love and support from...

School gives students opportunity to gaze at history

School gives students opportunity to gaze at history

Caroline Stiefbold

August 17, 2017


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North America will have its first view of a total solar eclipse since 1918 on Aug. 21. The partial eclipse will occur during sixth period, but students will be allowed to leave class and go outside to the stadium to watch, as long as they are wearing solar eclipse glasses. "This is a significant...

Despite confusion, online schedule release benefits students

Despite confusion, online schedule release benefits students

Jennifer Lechowski

August 9, 2017


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Student schedules for the upcoming school year were available on Infinite Campus as early as August 1. As long as students were registered for school by then, their schedules would be accessible. Regarding the release of the schedules, many students weren't aware. "I didn't know our schedule was...

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