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Homework-free weekend relieves stress

Homework-free weekend relieves stress

Jennifer Lechowski

October 13, 2017


Filed under Homecoming 2017, News

This past weekend teachers weren't allowed to assign students any homework. The district set in place multiple weekends throughout the school year where no homework can be assigned. This rule was intended for students to not feel stressed over eventful weekends such as homecoming. "I liked the idea...

Essay Palooza enhances applications

Essay Palooza enhances applications

Kayleigh Padar

October 13, 2017


Filed under From the Issue, News

Essay Palooza will be held before school every Tuesday morning during October. Students will be able to visit the ARC and have their college essays checked by teacher volunteers. Students will only be able to schedule two sessions. "The most helpful part was having a different set of eyes look at...

Hurricanes receive names

Hurricanes receive names

Claire Dwyer

October 11, 2017


Filed under News

Maria, Jose, Irma, and Harvey. In wake of many recent destructive hurricanes, it has been noticed that  major storms are referred to with normal "human" names. The history surrounding naming storms started during World War II to avoid confusion while discussing storms that were forming over the Pacific....

CCC offers accessibility for seniors

CCC offers accessibility for seniors

Jamie Anderluh

October 10, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News

Seniors completing their college applications can utilize the College and Career Center each Tuesday for "College Application Tuesdays". Each week, seniors can visit the CCC with their questions. "Whether building a college list, completing applications, researching what materials need to be se...

Upperclassmen initiate powderpuff game

Upperclassmen initiate powderpuff game

Heidi Freitag

October 10, 2017


Filed under News

When the schedule of homecoming week activities was sent out to students, many junior and senior girls were upset by one thing in particular: the lack of a powderpuff game. In years past, student council planned a powderpuff soccer game for upperclassman girls to participate in. For many schools,...

Classes clash at annual homecoming event

Classes clash at annual homecoming event

Caroline Stiefbold

October 4, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Homecoming 2017, News

The stadium was a sea of black, navy, purple, and sky blue last night, as students gathered for student council's annual Clash of the Clashes event. "There were a lot of people, and word seemed to get around. We did a lot of advertising and [Clash of the Classes] was really hyped up, especially at...

Dress-up days promote school spirit

Dress-up days promote school spirit

Caroline Stiefbold

September 29, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Homecoming 2017, News

To help students celebrate homecoming, student council plans themed dress-up days during homecoming week. "I like the dress-up days because they're an easy way to show school spirit and bond with your classmates," senior Abby Witte said. The week will kickoff with "band tees/music genres" as the...

Record number of seniors achieve National Merit honors

Record number of seniors achieve National Merit honors

Jennifer Lechowski

September 24, 2017


Filed under News

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


Filed under Homecoming 2017, News

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


Filed under Carousel, From the Issue, News

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


Filed under Homecoming 2017, News

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


Filed under Carousel, News

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,...

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