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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, ...

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...

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