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The Colorful Take – November 22, 2016

The Colorful Take – November 22, 2016

Joshua Irvine

November 22, 2016


Filed under Carousel, Opinions, The Colorful Take

The Colorful Take is The Correspondent's resident humor segment, written by Joshua Irvine when he hasn't deluded himself into thinking he can do real journalism. For any parties wondering why The Colorful Take hasn't been published for the last six months, see the end of the last sentence. In m...

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...

Tea Time: Travel creates diverse and unique experiences

Jamie Anderluh and Lexi Wachal

October 25, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Tea Time, Uncategorized

We can easily be wrapped up in a kind of culture that is un-diverse and monotonous. Living in the bubble of the northwest suburbs, it can be easy to distance ourselves from the world around us. But there is more to the world than the northwest suburbs. We can't be afraid of different ways of livi...

Hate on the violence not Colin Kaepernick

Quinn Cunningham

September 20, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Speak Up

As everyone has heard, NFL player Colin Kaepernick recently sat during the National Anthem. He did this to show his disapproval for the recent shootings of unarmed black men by police officers. Is this action going to cause any change? No. Did Kaepernick do this to draw attention to himself? Maybe. But...

AP teachers prepare students for the test, not the world

Gracie Scannell

September 19, 2016


Filed under Opinions

Walking into my first advanced placement class as a junior, I expected a lot. I'd worked for my spot in this class, and I knew that it was going to be quite a bit of effort in order to keep a solid grade along the road. Class after class and room after room though, I came to realize that the teachers were o...

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...

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