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Closure of Infinite Campus frustrates students

Closure of Infinite Campus frustrates students

Nathan Kim

June 8, 2017


Filed under Did you know?, News, Online only

According to the official Infinite Campus website, the site will be closed from student access during finals week. (3 p.m. Monday, June 5 to 8 a.m. Monday, June 12). As claimed by the site, the reasoning for the restriction of access is to allow teachers to accurately post grades without interrup...

Don’t test other people’s tastes

Zoe Strozewski

April 21, 2017


Filed under Online only, Opinions

I recently bought a pair of socks that are odd. And by odd I mean that they have pictures of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on them. I remember that as I proudly showed the socks to each of my family members and friends, each time I was inevitably greeted by a response along the lines of "why...

March Honors Assembly kicks off St.Baldricks

March Honors Assembly kicks off St.Baldricks

March 17, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News, Online only, Uncategorized

All photos taken by Katherine Wiemold

Feminine issues generate financial and social burdens

Zoe Strozewski

March 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Online only

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio made history this past summer by signing legislation that requires all public schools, shelters, and prisons in New York City to provide free feminine hygiene products. Considering that no other cities in the America have taken this measure, New York's progress can...

Mental health would improve with school beauty

Zoe Strozewski

January 23, 2017


Filed under Online only, Opinions

Without sugarcoating it, John Hersey High School looks like a dungeon. There are hardly any windows and the only colors I see throughout the day are brown, beige, and white. I legitimately feel like I'm coming out of a coma whenever I walk outside after the end of school. This dull school environment...

The difference between fighting prejudice and being a pain

Joshua Irvine

November 11, 2016


Filed under Online only, Opinions, Uncategorized

I was told a story recently in which a student, in response to a (factual, or at least reasonable) religious assertion made by a social sciences teacher, proceeded to interrupt class for his/her own lecture fighting back against what the student somehow saw as an attack on their religion. The student...

Fleeces bring comfort to fall

Maggie Anderson

November 2, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Fashion Fad, Online only

With brutal temperatures quickly approaching, Patagonia fleece pullovers are an essential. Not only do these warm sweatshirts provide warmth, they are quite trendy. "My oatmeal colored Patagonia Synchilla Snap-T is the most comfortable and versatile pullover I have ever purchased," senior Jacob Peterson...

Political correctness conveys empathy

Nathan Kim

August 25, 2016


Filed under Online only, Opinions

Political correctness has always been a widely debated topic. It has been argued to be necessary, that political representatives must keep an effort to show respect to all people, regardless of race or sexual orientation. It has also been claimed that political correctness prevents individuals from expressing...

Individuality should be praised, not condemned

Zoe Strozewski

August 25, 2016


Filed under Online only, Opinions

The modern world is a uniform one. Similar personalities, opinions, and styles can be found throughout entire age groups. For example, the whole point of social media is for people to put their lives on display to receive praise for the styles and activities that they believe other people will like. The...

Get excited for good weather

Zoe Strozewski

June 11, 2016


Filed under Online only, Opinions, Speak Up

Illinois definitely has less than perfect weather. Chicago isn't called the windy city for nothing. So when Illinois is finally blessed with summer weather, people need to take advantage of it. Sunshine does amazing things for people's moods and mental health and summer is the best time to embrace this...

“Make Happy” makes great comedy

Zoe Strozewski

June 10, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Online only

At the age of 25, Bo Burnham is already an extremely accomplished comedian with multiple comedy specials and albums. Burnham's new comedy special "Make Happy" premiered on June 3 on Netflix. "Make Happy" isn't Burnham's best work, but still is a great example of his comedic ability. The special showcased...

Balance senior year

Zoe Strozewski

June 10, 2016


Filed under Online only, Opinions

The end of the school year always has students considering options for the following year's schedule, but for juniors, this decision is more important than ever before. Juniors have a lot more freedom in choosing their senior schedules since they've already fulfilled most of their graduation requirements. For...

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