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Sexual assault coverage alerts students

Jamie Anderluh

December 21, 2017


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An increasing number of sexual misconduct allegations have surfaced this year, brought to light by social media movements, legal accusations, and the victims who have engaged in them. The ongoing discussion of sexual harassment and assault calls attention to its prominence in student life. According...

Sergeant Eric Morante inspires students

Sergeant Eric Morante inspires students

Kayleigh Padar

December 15, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News, Soldier's Journey Home

Sergeant Eric Morante, from A Soldier’s Journey Home (ASJH) explored the district today to visit the students who have raised $17,000 to build him a house. “Hersey students have built a rich tradition. This is the fourth project. I would say that Hersey kids will go off into the world bet...

Students envision new lounge area

Caroline Stiefbold

December 15, 2017


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Four students came up with the idea to create a "Huskie Hub." The Huskie Hub, which they hope to open next school year, would be located in the Titre Room. Senior Henry Bauerle and juniors Will Adamski, Joe Lee, and Adrian Waz envisioned the idea. "We are the core four," Bauerle said. "It...

‘No Limitations’ bricks describe students’ courage

Kayleigh Padar

December 15, 2017


Filed under News, Soldier's Journey Home

English teachers have been passing out bricks for students to fill out with examples of times they've overcome fears or inspirational quotes for the past few weeks. Now, the bricks are taped up throughout the main hallways. "Putting up my brick and seeing all the hundreds of bricks lining the...

Correspondent wins in Dallas

Caroline Stiefbold

December 15, 2017


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Member of The Correspondent traveled to the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention in Dallas in November along with about 5000 other high school journalists.  The staff was able to listen to various speakers and attend different sessions.  The Correspondent also presented a session about...

Creative Writing Day expands students’ writing abilities

Creative Writing Day expands students’ writing abilities

Kayleigh Padar

December 13, 2017


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Students in Creative Writing classes traveled to Forest View for Creative Writing day last Friday. This field trip involved a keynote speaker, different writing workshops, and an open mic. "It was a lot of fun spending time with friends and seeing some from other schools. Everyone was very nice and...

Building temperatures fluctuate, impact students

Jamie Anderluh

December 10, 2017


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The heating and air conditioning systems of Hersey are often questioned by the student body. Some students report considerable temperature fluctuations in their classrooms; others observe continuously cold temperatures. “I would say that it's pretty cold inside Hersey–not unreasonably cold but...

‘Spike-a-Palooza’ scores for Soldier’s Journey Home

‘Spike-a-Palooza’ scores for Soldier’s Journey Home

Quinn Cunningham, News Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News, Soldier's Journey Home

Over the past week students have been participating in the first annual spikeball tournament, "Spike-a-Palooza." The competition, which started on Nov. 1 and will continue for the next two weeks, involves around 200 students total. The popularity of the tournament was due to a multitude of factors. "I...

Heart Smart: EKG testing to take place in P.E. classes

Heart Smart: EKG testing to take place in P.E. classes

Jennifer Lechowski

November 11, 2017


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All students will have the opportunity to take part in an Electrocardiogram (EKG) screening on Nov. 15 during their P.E. periods. This testing analyzes the student's heart and can detect if there are any abnormalities. Screenings will be done in private booths and can be accommodated to students who...

Sophomore’s actions invoke soft lockdown, hard consequences

Joshua Irvine

November 10, 2017


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Update 1: Maciej Brzezicki passed both the risk assessment and drug test required of him.  The status of his readmission is still unknown. Editor's Note: Previous versions of the story included a phrase apparently derogatory towards yearbook.  This was an editing error that was not noticed unt...

Trump adviser pleads guilty

Trump adviser pleads guilty

Claire Dwyer

November 10, 2017


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Former Trump foreign policy adviser, George Papadopoulos, pleaded guilty on Oct. 5 (the government's charging document was unsealed on Oct. 31) to lying to the FBI about ties with Russian officials, according to Politifact. George Papadopoulos joined the 2016 Election campaign in March, where he tried...

African-American student organization reborn for modern issues

African-American student organization reborn for modern issues

Joshua Irvine

November 8, 2017


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This school isn't exactly known for its representation of African American students; the school is over 70 percent white, according to the Illinois Report Card, with only 1.6 percent of students identifying as African Americans. Physical education teacher Mason Vernon has restarted the school's Black...

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