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We don’t bowl with bumpers, stop asking

We don’t bowl with bumpers, stop asking

Caroline Stiefbold

November 17, 2017


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"Are there bumpers when the team bowls?" The amount of times I am asked this question is absurd. No one asks the softball team if they hit off of tees in games. Yet, bowling constantly faces comments and questions scrutinizing the legitimacy of our team. The bowling team has made it down state...

Weight lifting offers many benefits

Weight lifting offers many benefits

Trey Schmidt

November 3, 2017


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Lifting benefits so many things in a student's life. It creates better body image, makes students healthier, and gets them "huge". It improves athletic endurance and makes students look really good. With lifting, students get faster, stronger, and better in sports. Muscles get bigger, allowing students...

Don’t let terrorism stop us from exploring diversity

Don’t let terrorism stop us from exploring diversity

Nathan Kim

October 29, 2017


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The startling increase of terror attacks in this decade have inevitably led to cultural divisions around the world. Many of those who have become aware of the recent atrocities are reluctant to travel, fearing for the safety of themselves and their loved ones. Additionally, this distrust has manifested...

Focus on reasons behind kneeling, not kneeling itself

Focus on reasons behind kneeling, not kneeling itself

Quinn Cunningham

October 21, 2017


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Week 3 of the NFL season began with dozens of teams kneeling during the national anthem, an action that has become a regularity for Sunday afternoons. What started as a message against police brutality, transformed into the Colin Kaepernick circus, and has now become a protest against the President,...

Respect Taylor Swift (yes, every version of Taylor Swift)

Respect Taylor Swift (yes, every version of Taylor Swift)

Kayleigh Padar

September 23, 2017


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If I could successfully change my image as much as Taylor Swift has, I would never keep an elective for more than a semester and I would try out every club that exists. We should all respect Swift a little more than we do, not for her music necessarily, but for her ability to gracefully evolve as a human...

Don’t let county benefit from our thirst

Don’t let county benefit from our thirst

Jennifer Lechowski

September 14, 2017


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A sweetened beverage tax in Cook County is now in effect as of early August. This tax adds one cent per ounce on the retail sale of all sweetened beverages such as soda, lemonades, sports drinks, ice teas, juice drinks, flavored waters and even beverages with zero calories. To me, this just sounds like...

Embrace rainbow hair, self-expression

Embrace rainbow hair, self-expression

Kayleigh Padar

August 26, 2017


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My first dye job included an intermission in which I anxiously raced to the store on a neon pink floral bike I'd gotten in sixth grade to buy more color with a half blue head. But for some reason, my biggest fear wasn't flat tires on a busy road, seeing my reflection with a bun in a beanie, or letting...

STAFF ED: Learn to be self-sufficient, don’t always rely on teachers

STAFF ED:  Learn to be self-sufficient, don’t always rely on teachers

CorrespondentLive Staff

August 16, 2017


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Middle school is over. And, warning, high school isn't how middle school teachers described it. This doesn't mean that high school has to be scarier, harder, or worse than middle school. But, high school is different. Independence. Independence is the major difference between middle school and high...

More than vacations: Mission trips make huge impacts

More than vacations: Mission trips make huge impacts

Jennifer Lechowski

August 9, 2017


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  Summer is a time for relaxing, hanging with friends and just taking a break from all the stress in the world. This all sounds nice, but I wanted to do more than that. I wanted to do something for others and give back. At the start of this summer, I told myself to make it one to remembe...

Say yes: Senior reflects on high school experience

Ellen Bakal

June 5, 2017


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Say yes. This isn't the dreaded junior year that swallows time and any other passion one may have. Senior year is not a blow off year, prior to popular belief; it's time to have a high school experience. During my senior year, like every other senior, I was swamped with college stress. I decided to...

Make change, fight for reduced thrift store tax

Caroline Stiefbold

June 4, 2017


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As high schoolers, we need to take a look around us in the world. We can make an impact on our community. We can make lasting change. Taxes may seem inevitable. While our country may run on taxes, all taxes are not necessary at their current rates. Purchases at thrift shops are taxed at the same...

Stand up to teachers, let student voices be heard

Kayleigh Padar

June 4, 2017


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"Do you even have a voice?" Surprisingly, this condescending, mood altering question didn't come from a freshman boy trying to get a reaction, but instead from a teacher who is supposed to be helping me learn. Adults, specifically teachers, need to be conscious of how they speak to students because...

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