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GALLERY: Students join in national school walkout

GALLERY: Students join in national school walkout

March 15, 2018


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Many students participated in a national school walkout on March 14, following the school shooting in Parkland, FL in February.  Students gathered on the East field at 10:00, carrying signs and trying to evoke change to prevent more school shootings.  The walkout lasted for 17 minutes to honor the...

DECA students qualify for nationals in Atlanta

Quinn Cunninghm

March 4, 2018


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The DECA team had 29 students qualify for the state competition last weekend.  Of those 29, nine qualified for the national competition by placing top four in their respective categories. Seniors Abby Johnstone and Martina Schneider qualified in Hospitality and Tourism by placing fourth.  Juniors...

Debate wins sweet victory at ICDA state

Debate wins sweet victory at ICDA state

Kayleigh Padar

February 28, 2018


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The debate team won the ICDA (Illinois Congressional Debate Association) State Championship this past weekend. The top four debaters at school, seniors Shannon Steines, Kelly Miller, Ethan Bowers, and Mady Cohodes competed against other schools' top four competitors. "I was ecstatic! There was no...

Paralympics to take place in PyeongChang

Claire Dwyer

February 28, 2018


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Although the world is captivated by sports during the Olympics, the games don't end on Feb. 25. In fact, the Paralympic Games haven't even started. On March 9, the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games begin in PyeongChang, South Korea. According to the official website of the Paralympic Games, 670 athletes will...

Influenza becomes more widespread

Claire Dwyer

February 24, 2018


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According to the CDC, this flu season continues to be more widespread than in previous years. All but two states (Oregon and Hawaii) have much higher rates of influenza than usual. Students have been noticing the increase in the amount of people sick this year. "This year, there seems to be a lot...

Students plan to join national walkout in response to school shooting

Students plan to join national walkout in response to school shooting

Kayleigh Padar

February 22, 2018


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Principal Gordon Sisson sent out an email on Feb. 21 assuring students that they will not be marked absent while participating in a school walkout, as long as students are respectful and return to class as soon as the protest is over. "We don't take a stance on endorsing the walkout whatsoever. Our...

Students spread Valentine’s cheer on Love Bus

Students spread Valentine’s cheer on Love Bus

Heidi Freitag

February 22, 2018


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Love Bus has been around at school for over forty years to brings joy to those in assisted living homes. This field trip not only brings joy and cheer right in time for Valentine's Day to the students, but more importantly it brings joy to the elderly.  Students spent the day before Valentine's Day...

Peer tutoring program revamps

Jamie Anderluh

February 19, 2018


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The peer tutoring program has been in existence for 15 years. Its place in student life has altered each year with the staff members and students who have been willing to devote their time to the program. Social sciences teacher Rebecca Mulligan has initiated organizational changes for peer tutoring...

Snow day provides time for relaxation

Snow day provides time for relaxation

Lauren Theisen

February 12, 2018


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While a phone call home from school usually ends in a long conversation with a student's parents about the class their student is failing or near-failing, the call on Thursday was a little different. A little before six o'clock, all students received a phone call home from the district about the cancellation...

Winter Olympics excite students

Winter Olympics excite students

Claire Dwyer

February 8, 2018


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The PyeongChang Olympics in South Korea is about to begin. The opening ceremonies are set to begin on Friday followed by more than two weeks of competition in fifteen different events. The opening ceremonies, set to be one of the coldest to date (temperatures in PyeongChang have been dropping to -4 degrees...

OnStage, Ladies’ First premiere ‘Revolution,’ ‘Goddess’ performances

OnStage, Ladies’ First premiere ‘Revolution,’ ‘Goddess’ performances

Kayleigh Padar

February 3, 2018


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  OnStage and Ladies' First both performed for students in the theater last Wednesday, previewing their shows for competition season. "I'm feeling super excited to show everyone what we've been working so hard on," sophomore Arisa Kulkarni said. The theme for OnStage's show is Revolution. The ...

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