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Don’t let county benefit from our thirst

Don’t let county benefit from our thirst

Jennifer Lechowski

September 14, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Opinions

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


Filed under Staff Editorials

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...

Free speech is not so free anymore

Tommy Lumsden

June 1, 2017


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Recently, one of my favorite shows ever was taken off the air. "Last Man Standing," starring Tim Allen, was a hit comedy on ABC, actually ranking second only behind the Big Bang Theory. I have the answer as to why a TV company got rid of one of their best shows going into the sixth season on air:...

Students’ online impacts have consenquences

Nathan Kim

May 30, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Speak Up, Uncategorized

The internet, while being a valuable resource, can become incredibly toxic and destructive. The anonimity the internet provides allows people to act however they want without consequence, giving others a false sense of invincibility. This results in many people posting inappropriate or derogatory...

Finding common ground amidst political differences

Nathan Kim

May 30, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Speak Up

Politics has diverged to a point where many liberals and conservatives are unable to come to consensus with their beliefs or overcome their ideological differences. Rather than agreeing to constructively cooperate to further the country, the opposing political ideals have instead embraced extremism:...

Students continue to deal with student deaths respectfully, appropriately

The Correspondent staff

May 4, 2017


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Experiencing death can be a difficult and oftentimes confusing process for high school students, especially when those deaths occur among their peers. With the recent passings of senior Nick Spaid and 2016 graduate Kamil Jackowski, many students have found themselves in unfamiliar territory. Spaid...

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...

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