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Jobs offer students valuable experiences- continued

September 18, 2015


Filed under Online only, Opinions

If anything, the paychecks can make it worthwhile but building up a resume at a young age, even if the only things on it are a babysitting gig or experience at a business, is a valuable asset to have. In spite of all this, it's not a requirement that teenage jobs are boring. Setting up an internship...

Paying it forward

Paying it forward

Danielle Eriksson

September 4, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Speak Up

Being surprised with someone's kindness of which they went out of their way to give forth can really make someone stop in their tracks and appreciate mankind. There are people whom make it a priority to do at least one good deed a day so that the idea of doing so can hopefully be passed along. This...

Cramming isn’t a reliable form of studying

Zoe Strozewski

September 4, 2015


Filed under Online only, Opinions

Tests and quizzes are almost a constant part of the high school experience. As all students know, these assessments are meant to test our knowledge of the information and skills we've been learning in class. So, one disappointing aspect of all of this is that because students are given so many tests,...

Netflix and chill

Eric Czarnota

September 2, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Speak Up

When summer began I told myself I was going to use my Netflix account way more frequently. What ended up happening is I Watched a combined total of 10 episodes of some random T.V shows and maybe watched 2 movies, and I feel like I could have watched more if Netflix didn't have so many choices. When ...

‘Tiger Lily’ fails to capture realism

August 28, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Opinions

The new rendition of the popular children's story Peter Pan by Warner brothers is coming to theaters October 9, 2015. As the trailers came out for this movie though, a noticable change has been made. The character 'Tiger Lily', a native American has been cast with a white actress. Although, the producers...

Students should enjoy warm weather while it lasts

Kelly McCarthy

June 4, 2015


Filed under Speak Up

During the sometimes treacherous Chicago winters, complaints about the cold, snow, and ice are constantly heard. however, when spring rolls around and nice weather accompanies it, the appreciation isn't what it should be. If people are going to complain non-stop during the winter, then they should spend...

Steph Curry’s Daughter

Collin Mallers

June 4, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Speak Up

Steph Curry's daughter, Riley Curry, has stolen Steph's limelight in the past couple of ‍post game interviews‍ and it is.... strange to say the least. ‍She screeches into the microphone and distracts the interviewers and interviewees from the game.‍ She is nearly 3 years old! She IS very cute,...

iPads in the classroom

June 2, 2015


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Technology and its use will forever be changing. District 214 has been trying to innovate the way that kids in schools learn, by issuing ipads to students. Next year, at Hersey High School, every single student will have their own iPad. I am all for technology, but when it comes to school, I think t...

Respect the subs

Heidi Freitag

May 14, 2015


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Over the years, I have seen good and bad when it comes to substitute teachers. I understand that some substitutes might not be the 'ideal teacher,' but they are there to fill in for the original teacher. Some subs might be weirder than others or not even know what's going on in the classroom, but it...

I’m infiltrating the boys club

February 15, 2015


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Every seventh hour in room 118, the journalism room, I sit amongst banter about basketball, some current events, basketball, blockbusters, basketball, and more basketball. Sometimes, the topic is blockbusters about basketball! On some days I feel attentive enough to contribute to the banter, and when...

Keep bias out of music taste

Keep bias out of music taste

January 30, 2015


Filed under Dissin' & Dishin'

My sixth hour class. I think it was a Wednesday, but don't quote me on that. It was that little time period between the bell ringing for class to start and the teacher actually getting up in front of everyone and teaching. I was talking with the person behind me: let's call her Joanne Doe. It just so ...

School Schedule

Mark Milligan

January 19, 2015


Filed under Speak Up

Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, all District 211 schools will have first semester finals before winter break. The school board voted to approve this change which would cause schools to begin earlier in August and to end before Memorial day. This is a change that should be adapted by District...

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