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Bees necessary to student life

Lexi Wachal and Jamie Anderluh

September 19, 2016


Filed under Opinions

I love bees. Bees are the BEEst. I'm sorry that's garbage. The thing is that without the bees, we would all die. So let's stop disrespecting our pollinating friends. Bees' sole purpose in life is not to ruin everyone's day. Bees are so cute and fluffy, and without bees we don't have coffee, ...

Students need more help with college application process

Lexi Wachal

September 16, 2016


Filed under Opinions

As college deadlines grow nearer by the day, my stress grows with it. I've been on campus visits, I've narrowed down my list, and I've filled out my Common App (not the Coalition, as we've had drilled into our heads). I still feel like there is something missing from this process, and the realization of wh...

90’s entertainment disregarded at Universal Studios

Jordan Slonke

August 25, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Speak Up

Like many fellow seniors, I, too, have lived for at least part of the late 90's. Before there were iPhones or tablets for entertainment, I used to watch television. Like many others, I watched a ton of Nickelodeon shows. Whether it be cartoons like "Ren & Stimpy," "Hey Arnold!," "Rugrats," or "CatDog,"...

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...

Parking lot pandemonium nothing new

Joshua Irvine

August 24, 2016


Filed under Opinions

For all those who somehow managed to miss the cloud of dust that sat over the school for most of summer, showed up blindfolded to get their schedule, ducked as their bus pulled past the front entrance, and ignored the "Abbey Road" parody on the cover of the print version of this publication, the front...

Promposals exceeding their own simplicity

Ellen Bakal, Ed- Board

June 11, 2016


Filed under Dissin' & Dishin', Opinions, Uncategorized

I get the excitement around prom. The chance to look like a celebrity, wearing a gorgeous dress, accompanied by an awesome date. The night is beyond special. It is also no doubt that social media plays a gigantic role in the night. The night used to just be a classic night. Students look amazing truly...

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...

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...

The Colorful Take – May 13, 2016

The Colorful Take – May 13, 2016

Joshua Irvine

May 13, 2016


Filed under Carousel, Opinions, The Colorful Take

The Colorful Take is the Correspondent's resident humor segment, written by Joshua Irvine. Coffeehouse chain Starbucks is the subject of a $5 million lawsuit alleging the corporation used too much ice in its iced beverages. At press time, the plaintiffs allegedly woke screaming with the sever...

iPad games invade student life

Lexi Wachal and Jamie Anderluh

May 11, 2016


Filed under Opinions

As I am writing this, Lexi is being possessed by a game on her iPad of which she cannot remember the name. As I half-look to my right, I can't be distracted from this perfectly executed shot on this "Brick Breaker" game. Jamie is criticizing me for staring blankly into my iPad at a game I can't e...

The Colorful Take – April 29, 2016

The Colorful Take – April 29, 2016

Joshua Irvine

April 29, 2016


Filed under Opinions, The Colorful Take

The Colorful Take is the Correspondent's resident humor segment, written by former Bermuda resident and permanent American citizen Joshua Irvine. After viewing Donald Trump's poll numbers, he is currently searching all avenues to reverse the words "Bermuda" and "American" in that sentence. On Monday, ...

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