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School mourns sophomore's death

October 27, 2011


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Sophomore Gina Giancola passed away on Saturday. The visitation will take place on Thursday from 3:00-9:00 at Rago Bros. Norridge Chapel. The funeral service will take place on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Eugene Catholic Church. http://www.giancolafuneral.com/sitemaker/sites/gianco0/obit.cgi?user=494...

Selfless students donate to save three lives

October 25, 2011


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Three-hundred twenty-seven lives were saved on Friday as 109 people participated in the annual blood drive. Each student who donated gave enough blood to save three lives, according to Lifesource. To be qualified to donate blood, students must be at least 16-years-old and weigh no less than 110 pounds. The...

'Invisible Children' sparks senior interest

'Invisible Children' sparks senior interest

October 14, 2011


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The Hersey fundraising group's Facebook page is here. The Hersey Page for invisible children can be found at http://www.stayclassy.org/fundraise/ic-team?ftid=2888 October 11 will be a day that seniors won’t soon forget. During second and third hours, a group of representatives from the charity group "Invisible Children," presented the upperclassmen with a...

'We've got e-mail:' District provides GAPPs e-mail for students (login instructions)

October 7, 2011


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With this year's various technological advancements, it has come to the attention of students that the school is hoping to create a more professional sense of communication between students, teachers, colleges, and other parties that need to be reached. Although the new system is seen as greatly beneficial...

'United We Dance:' homecoming week proves lively, successful

'United We Dance:' homecoming week proves lively, successful

October 7, 2011


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To hear a podcast of the week's festivities, click the link below. Homecoming Podcast Walking into the halls on Monday, Sept. 25, students were stimulated with various hallway decorations, which were put up in honor of the 43rd annual homecoming week. This year, student council crafted a week in whic...

Social sites give students scoop

May 12, 2011


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In a world where the internet and social networking sites dominate, televised news broadcasts have become virtually inessential. People can find out the latest news without ever turning on the television or tuning into the radio. Log onto the computer, and users are instantly bombarded with news feeds presenting breaking news. Facebook is one of the ways people can keep up with current even...

Terrorist termination concludes decade-long pursuit

May 4, 2011


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The death of Osama bin Laden marked the end of a long and frustrating struggle to apprehend the man who helped to orchestrate the attack on the Twin Towers 10 years ago. The end of this decade-long international manhunt brought relief to America, as well as renewed pride in the country and in the presidency. "I...

Bella Strada brings new competition

May 4, 2011


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Watch out Nikkos and Jimmy Johns because Bella Strada Pizzeria has just opened. Bella Strada Pizza is located across Thomas just a few stores from Jimmy Johns. The interior of the store has and old style Italian house settings. Glass cabinets filled with china and pictures line the walls. The ma...

Tornado outbreak devastates southeast

April 29, 2011


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The southeast was hit by a series of devastating tornadoes on Wednesday. Houses caved in, roofs were ripped off, people were buried under debris, and the tornadoes rolled on. The storm system tore through several southeastern states, including Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia. When the sun rose Thursday morning, the destruction of houses, buildings, and bod...

Skyrocketing gas prices leave students' bank accounts dry

April 21, 2011


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As Chicagoland nears the summer driving season, gas prices are soaring. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the average price for a normal gallon of gas was $3.77 as of December of 2010. Now the prices are climbing up, on average, about 22 cents a month. Currently, the gas price is about $4.59 a gall...

Veterans visit, seniors informed

April 20, 2011


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In one way or another, whether it be attending fundraisers, paying taxes, or simply voicing an opinion, most students have helped out with the Iraqi War. Yet, after watching movies such as "Saving Private Ryan," students' views are distorted, and they aren't aware of the excruciatingly gruesome details...

Substitute teacher 'Mama D' competes in Mother's Day contest

April 20, 2011


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Substitute teacher Lim DePriest, also known as "Mama D," is in the running for a Mother's Day present fit for a queen. She is currently participating in NBC's Mother's Day Makeover contest, in which online readers are to vote for the contestant they want to win. If DePriest gets the most votes, she will ...

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