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The Colorful Take – April 15, 2016

The Colorful Take – April 15, 2016

Joshua Irvine

April 15, 2016


Filed under Opinions, The Colorful Take

The Colorful Take is the Correspondent's resident humor segment, written by Joshua Irvine. At press time, this edition of The Colorful Take is way past press time. A new student poster features a panda declaring "Be like me: I'm black, white and Asian!" in an attempt to promote ethnic acceptan...

Candidates’ positions on gender equality holds importance in voting

Lauren Theisen

April 12, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Politics, Speak Up

In this year's presidential campaign, there the many unique candidates who all have differing takes on gender equality. To start, Hillary Clinton. Clinton has the possibility to be one of the top runners this year and to be the first woman president. It shows how far the world has come in gender equality,...

Substitute teachers deserve respect

Caroline Stiefbold

April 2, 2016


Filed under Opinions

Lately I have had a lot of substitute teachers in various classes. Often times, the subs do not specialize in the subject, so we are given an assignement to complete either invididually or in groups. After substitches take attendance and read the instructions left behind by the teacher, students are...

The Colorful Take – Spring Break 2016

The Colorful Take – Spring Break 2016

Joshua Irvine

March 25, 2016


Filed under Opinions, The Colorful Take

The Colorful Take is the Correspondent's resident humor segment written by Weekend Update-wannabe Joshua Irvine, who refuses to acknowledge the fact that he accidentally called this segment The Colorful Truth the first time around.   The president of the Booster Club noted at the winter...

The Colorful Take – March 11, 2016

The Colorful Take – March 11, 2016

Joshua Irvine

March 11, 2016


Filed under Opinions, The Colorful Take

The Colorful Take is the Correspondent's resident humor segment, written by managing editor/film critic/cartoonist/occasionally funny guy Joshua Irvine. Why he is writing this in the third person continues to elude him. Barrington Unit District 220 officially apologized for a controversial skit fea...

Unprofessionalism within presidential candidates

Nathan Kim

March 11, 2016


Filed under Opinions

Many of this year's presidential candidates have not been acting with much maturity, as shown through the various debates and minor skirmishes between candidates. Instead of discussing how their individual plans of action will benefit the country, (such as how these individuals intend to create jobs),...

Bus drivers deserving of appreciation

Caroline Stiefbold

March 11, 2016


Filed under Speak Up

Manners were taught to us over and over again when we were younger. Students still do a good job of using manners, but one place they fall short is on the bus. While it is their job, bus drivers are doing students a service. I don't know of a lot of students that wouldn't rather spend an hour and...

Lack of commitment in clubs causes concern

Lauren Theisen

March 11, 2016


Filed under Opinions

When it comes to students time management and commitment skills concerning the activities that they sign up for, it is something that is often not handled very well and often causes problems for others, if even just one person doesn't show up. This is due to the fact that people count on others to show...

Students pressured to choose careers early

Jordan Slonke, Opinions Editor

February 16, 2016


Filed under Speak Up

It seems like once a student enters high school, they are bombarded with a bunch of questions. "What do you want to do with your life? Are you going to take the advanced placement course of this class? Are you going to college? What college are you going to?" are just some small examples of these questions. The...

Independence within politics

Jamie Anderluh

February 16, 2016


Filed under Speak Up

In the midst of the perhaps-over-reported upcoming election, it's a good time for us to consider the core of our values. It's easy to get caught up in the beliefs of others; it's easy to feel that there is something we're 'supposed to believe'–but this is, quite simply, delusive. A generous bulk...

Trump refusing debate

Gracie Scannel

February 16, 2016


Filed under Speak Up

Primaries are coming up for our next presidential election, and with that comes the debate as to who our next president should be. Whether an individual is a Republican or a Democrat, they have obviously been paying attention to the polls, inevitably for both sides. One of the candidates that has...

Is dating a thing of the past?

Colette Tangney

February 16, 2016


Filed under Opinions

"No dude, we just have a thing." Generic and abstract, this phrase has become the adopted cliche phrase for teens and relationships inquires. Leading to confusing stances, 'having a thing' seems to entail a variety of definitions; all of which seem to have the same commonality: avoiding commitment. What's...

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