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Stop obsessing over problems, avoid missing out

Stop obsessing over problems, avoid missing out

Kayleigh Padar

May 4, 2018


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Hear me out, no choice we make actually matters. This realization could be blamed on a sleepy, strawberry acai refresher induced existential crisis, but I think there’s some truth trapped in it. What I’m trying to say, is that no matter what happens, we’re going to be okay. We have to stop putting...

Seniors should reflect on past four years

Seniors should reflect on past four years

Quinn Cunningham

April 28, 2018


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The other day I was looking through all of my Google Drive files. During this, I began to read some of my essays and presentations from throughout my four years at Hersey. From my freshman year I found my social forces essay, political issues presentation, reflections on Inherit the Wind, and a va...

Take time to explore Chicago

Take time to explore Chicago

Jamie Anderluh

April 12, 2018


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•Jamie Anderluh For most of my life (all of which has been lived in Arlington Heights, might I add), I’ve dreamed of living somewhere beautiful or interesting or important. The hatred of the suburbs is a slight exaggeration, of course. And, as endings fueled by the prospect of college ensue, I’m remi...

Organization increases motivation

Organization increases motivation

Amelia Zollner

April 5, 2018


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As the fourth quarter of the year starts, many students tend to lose motivation. We’re tired, we have massive amounts of homework to complete, and let’s face it: most of us don’t really want to be at school. Although it might be a pain, organizing school supplies can actually increase motivation...

Cue cards to the college that rejected me

Cue cards to the college that rejected me

Joshua Irvine

March 21, 2018


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With any luck, next year I'll be going to another college... (You know, one of the 25 I plugged into the Common App) But for now, let me say Without hope or agenda Just because its almost April - (And in April you stop pretending you're still in NHS) Are you serious? I wrote like...

Seniors should shake off senioritis

Seniors should shake off senioritis

Nathan Kim

February 27, 2018


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Students entering their final years of high school often suffer from "senioritis", or a lack of motivation and academic performance. This affliction usually starts showing its signs after students send their college applications, or during the middle of the school year. Students begin to lose focus...

‘Finstas’ promote honesty

‘Finstas’ promote honesty

Kayleigh Padar

February 1, 2018


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Saying, "I'm posting this on my finsta, not my rinsta," is bound to get some negative responses. For everyone I know who has a finsta, a "fake" Instagram, there are four others who think the concept is stupid. Some people argue that finstas are pointless or an example of social media at its worst. ...

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...

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