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Gallery: Students travel to Spain

Students walked through Seville to view its amazing architecture.
April 6, 2018

From Wednesday, March 21 to Sunday, April 1, students from multiple grade levels traveled with Spanish teachers Ms. Brodell, Mrs. DeLacey, and Mr. VanDenburgh to Spain for a spring break excursion. As...

New author Tomi Adeyemi visits her alma mater

Alum Tomi Adeyemi talks to students about her literary journey in the library during her visit.
March 21, 2018

On Friday, March 9, author Tomi Adeyemi visited the Hinsdale Central Library for a motivational presentation about her debut novel, Children of Blood and Bone, which had just come out the...

How to win a school election

There was a variety of posters throughout the school. Many candidates used something funny, like popular memes, on their posters to try and gain votes. Miscimarra chose to make a cardboard cutout of himself as well.
February 28, 2018

Walking through the halls during election season is always an interesting experience. When I say election season, I mean executive board and class board elections, not presidential elections, of course....

Valentine’s Day gift guide

With Valentine's Day approaching, here are some great gifts to give the special people in your life.
February 12, 2018

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it can be a pretty daunting task to choose a gift for that special someone or your best friend. It also can be tough as a high-schooler to find an appropriately-priced...

Recognizing students in the arts

Concert percussion is one of the many music classes offered at school. Outside of school, these students practice just as much as athletes.
February 7, 2018

At every pep rally or recognition assembly, I always feel like there is an unfair focus on the sports of our school. In the audience of the assemblies, we sit next to many students that have potentially...

The highs and lows of 2017

Seniors Elaine Carter, Jacinda Eskander, and Kerri Kenney watch the solar eclipse on the football field.
January 25, 2018

Since 2017 has come to a close, it’s time to reflect on what has happened throughout the year. There were some highs and lows, but the good news is we’ve finally made it to 2018. Highs: Solar eclipse...

The dangers of celebrities and politics

Oprah presents her acceptance speech at the 75th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 7, which prompted many of her supporters and fans to encourage her to run for president.
January 17, 2018

Recently, it has become popular to take to social media and show support for a celebrity to run for president in 2020; specifically, many are calling upon Oprah Winfrey. Oprah has spoken to say that she...

Block scheduling is better for hard-working students

The school's current schedule uses a traditional format, where students attend the same set of classes every day at the same time.
December 14, 2017

As a middle schooler, I was given two full days to do my homework, which was convenient and allowed me to manage my time. Of course, my homework only entailed completing a worksheet and maybe studying...

Special Olympics takes on Park Junior High

The Special Olympics basketball team played Park Junior High on Monday, Dec. 4.
December 9, 2017

On Monday, Dec. 5, the  Special Olympics Basketball Team hosted a game against the Park Junior High School Mighty Patriots in the Field House. The game resulted in a win for the Mighty Patriots by...

Commercialism makes the holidays more fun

Holiday shoppers get a head start on their shopping lists at Oakbrook Center, a popular spot for many to get what they need just in time for their holiday gift giving.
November 30, 2017

After Thanksgiving, there is a general consensus that it is now time for the holidays. People rush to the malls on Black Friday, or sometimes on Thanksgiving itself, already preparing for the winter holidays...

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