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Observing Ramadan in quarantine

At sunset, Muslim families gather around and have delicious meals to break their fasts. 
Courtesy to El Arabiya

Lamis Alnatafgi, Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief, and Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2020

The month of Ramadan started on Friday, April 24 at dawn. Every year, nearly seven million Muslims abstain from food and drink from dawn to sunset for an entire month. It’s not a hunger strike or an unusual food diet; it’s the fasting of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.  ...

Apps to help you connect with friends

Netflix Party allows you to chat with friends while watching a movie or TV show.

Lamis Alnatafgi, Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief, and Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2020

On April 8, to help students out during quarantine, District 86 granted a request from students to unblock Netflix, Disney+, and Netflix Party on Chromebooks with the conditions that students maintain social distancing guidelines that were outlined by Principal William Walsh.  This access to the streaming ...

Dear class of 2021

The seniors received their diplomas under clear skies, despite the initial threat of rain clouds.

Lamis Alnatafgi, Masah Mourad, Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief, and Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief

April 7, 2020

Dear Class of 2021,  This is a letter telling you to not take your senior year for granted. As they enter their last year of high school, all seniors think about is graduation and prom and all the memories that come with it.  That is being taken away from us right now, and it is something that’s not easy to let go of. The thought of never seeing some of your friends as a result of having to go...

Illinois Governor issues shelter-in-place

On Friday, March 20, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced a

Lamis Alnatafgi, Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief, and Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief

March 25, 2020

On Saturday, March 21, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker issued a “stay-at-home” order starting at 5 p.m. for the entire state until at least April 7, to attempt to slow the coronavirus’s spread and keep citizens safe.  The directive prohibits any gathering larger than 10 people, in keeping w...

What to do in quarantine

Baking is one of the many activities to do when you're bored at home and want to kill time.

Lamis Alnatafgi, Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief, and Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2020

We’re all familiar with having to stay at home because of a snow day or being grounded. Having to stay home because of a global pandemic and the safety risks it has towards you and your family is much harder. Here is a list of things to do while you’re in quarantine and socially distancing yourself from others.  Being stuck at home isn’t fun unless you make it fun. Staying at home in quarantine isn’t all that bad if...

Best makeup dupes

Nowadays there are many different alternatives to high-end, expensive makeup products that can be found at Walgreens.

Lamis Alnatafgi, Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief, and Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief

March 17, 2020

The majority of women today wear makeup, whether it’s just blush or one coat of mascara. Some can’t leave the house without makeup. Makeup makes people feel more confident, sociable, and assertive overall. However, many makeup products can be expensive for the amount of product given. To find...

Seniors prepare for prom

Students on their way to the Navy Pier during last year's Prom.
Courtesy to Twitter.

Lamis Alnatafgi, Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief, and Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief

March 9, 2020

Prom is on almost every high schooler’s calendar right as they enter high school.  The student council decided to make the theme for this year the Roaring 20s (The Great Gatsby) with the colors being black, gold and silver. Minor changes were made since last year's such as the menu, the photo booth, and the theme.  “This ...

Top overrated movies and shows

Lamis Alnatafgi, Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief, and Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief

February 24, 2020

We’ve all spent a wasteful amount of time watching a show or movie that never got to the point or failed to keep us entertained. Here’s a list of some of the most overrated movies and television shows that got too much hype and aren’t worth your time.   Overrated Shows 1. "Friends" "Friends" i...

Chess team bring home eighth place in state

The chess team places in eighth place in the IHSA state tournament.

Lamis Alnatafgi, Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief, and Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2020

The chess team placed eighth in the IHSA state finals on Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15. This was the 15th consecutive year that members of the team, coached by science teachers Mr. Dylan Canavan and Mr. Michael Jazak, attended the state tournament. The team competed in seven total rounds...

Gallery: Choir delivers Singing Valentines

On Friday, Feb. 14 the choir celebrated Valentine's day with Singing Valentines in which they went into classrooms and sang to students.

Lamis Alnatafgi, Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief, and Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2020

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