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‘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


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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...

Seniors explore scholarship opportunities

Seniors explore scholarship opportunities

Kayleigh Padar

November 7, 2017


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Now that the first round of college applications are in, many students are beginning the process of applying for scholarships. Counselors will be coming into senior math classes today in order to inform students about this process. “I am planning on applying for scholarships. I want to get the best college experience ...

Musical cast to host ‘Shrek Fest’

Musical cast to host ‘Shrek Fest’

Kayleigh Padar

November 1, 2017


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The "Shrek The Musical" cast will be hosting "Shrek Fest" this Saturday at 10 A.M. "It's a chance to talk to the characters when we're not on stage. So this way, it's not scripted and we can have a real interaction with the audience members," senior Maggie Muglia said. At this event, attendees...

Choir rocks through Fall Gala

Choir rocks through Fall Gala

Kayleigh Padar

October 30, 2017


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The Choir Fall Gala was hosted by choir parents at Cotillion Banquets yesterday. The rock-themed event honored senior choir members and raised money for the entire choir department. "We get to celebrate not only the choir students and their talents, but also choir parents and educators and their efforts as well," senior Emmy Pascual said. The entire choir sang "We Will Rock You" by Queen. Choir members in all grades performed various songs in small groups th...

Community engages in election conversation

Community engages in election conversation

Caroline Stiefbold

October 29, 2017


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District 214 held "Decision 2018: A Conversation on the Governor's Race" on Oct. 17 in the Forest View theater. The event, which was organized by the District 214 Community Education program, focused on panel-style conversation of issues affecting the Illinois governor race. Panelists included Benedictine...

Students donate blood, save lives

Students donate blood, save lives

Kayleigh Padar

October 28, 2017


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The Service Over Self (SOS) class hosted the annual fall blood drive last week in the Carter Gym. Students 16 years and older were able to donate blood to local hospitals through this event. "I realized that my blood was going to someone who really needed it and that a little dizziness was worth the...

Spread of wildfires causes concern

Spread of wildfires causes concern

Claire Dwyer

October 28, 2017


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The wildfires that destroyed thousands of acres of land throughout California are finally starting to die down.  During the month of October, there were at most 21 wildfires being fought at a time and 11,000 firefighters working to contain the blaze. So far, most of the 10 major fires are over 80% contained...

SOS looks to inspire students with new plan for annual food drive

SOS looks to inspire students with new plan for annual food drive

Caroline Stiefbold

October 26, 2017


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To prepare for the upcoming school food drive in November, the Service Over Self (SOS) leadership class is taking a different approach in their organization of the event. "We did it to create, as Mr. Gunther would say, 'mojo,' " senior Reggie DeFilippo said. Every second period class has been assigned...

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