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Review of the 2018 football season

Review of the 2018 football season

Rachel Wagner, Leah Stevens, Section Editor, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

November 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Fall, Football, Opinion, Sports, Sports Central, Top Stories

Looking back at the 2018 football season, the football team fought hard throughout its entire season.  The team battled fiercely as a unit from the opening kickoff of the season against Naperville Central until the final seconds of the playoff game against Warren. The team won eight games, shar...

Start of flu season calls for flu shots

Start of flu season calls for flu shots

Saba Ali, Thea Sankari, Section Editor, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

November 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Every year, the flu seasons lasts from late fall to spring and many students get flu shots around this time. In the fall and winter of 2017, there was a massive spread of the flu nationwide. It was one of the worst flu seasons ever, as several schools, such as the Illinois Math and Science Academy, h...

Poll shows where students land on upcoming elections

Poll shows where students land on upcoming elections

Joey Justema, Contributor

October 29, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Opinion

The 2018 midterms are Nov. 6, and students are taking a look at not only the national positions available, but also some of the local issues on the ballot, such as the District 86 referendum.  In a poll of 35 students of all grades, 84.4 percent responded saying they think students should care ...

Students should head to polls

Students should head to polls

Saba Ali, Thea Sankari, Editor-in-Chief, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

As the Nov. 6 midterm election approaches, the younger generation of voters is urged to vote. In the midterm election, voters will elect state governors, representatives, attorney generals, secretaries of states, and other state officials. Additionally, local officials will also be elected. Locally, residen...

Harvard sued for discriminating against Asian applicants

Harvard sued for discriminating against Asian applicants

Lia Reichmann, Thea Sankari, Section Editor, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal Editor-in-CHief

October 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

On Oct. 15 the trial against Harvard University  began for potentially discriminating against Asian-American college applicants. It is supposed to last three weeks. The case has interesting implications for high school students as they apply for college and face the effects of affirmative action...

Late starts late enough?

Late starts late enough?

Peter Taylor, Contributor

October 18, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Opinion

The school, like many, has schedules put in place to accommodate professional development, such as the weekly late starts on Mondays. This is a change from two years ago when the late starts occurred every other week on Wednesdays, with these allowing students to start the day at 10 a.m. So, what is t...

Questions raised over SNL’s “censorship” of Kanye

Questions raised over SNL’s “censorship” of Kanye

Lia Reichmann, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

October 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Top Stories

On Saturday, Sept. 29 the Saturday Night Live's cast and audience witnessed Kanye West deliver an unplanned pro-Trump speech at the end of the show. West was a fill-in musical guest for the premiere of SNL’s 44th season after Ariana Grande canceled. West was supposed to provide a musical intermission of so...

Wing Toss: overpriced or a fair deal?

Wing Toss: overpriced or a fair deal?

Branon Belgrad, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Wing toss is one of the most popular lunch items, with the line oftentimes stretching out the door. It is offered on Thursdays and costs $5.95 for a single scoop of six wings, and $9.95 for a double order of 12. Students are also given tater tots and soup with their order. Although they’re popular, its price is a d...

Colin Kaepernick becomes Nike’s new face

Colin Kaepernick becomes Nike’s new face

Saba Ali, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

September 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Top Stories

In early September, Nike released their thirtieth anniversary campaign ad, which featured Colin Kaepernick, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, sparking a lot of discussion and controversy. Using Kaepernick as their campaign’s face was a bold move for Nike as plenty of dispute surrounded Kaeperni...

Serena Williams makes a racket at US Open

Serena Williams makes a racket at US Open

Saba Ali, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

On Saturday, Sept. 8, Serena Williams faced Naomi Osaka in the final match of the U.S. Open. However, in this match, the rivalry wasn’t between Williams and Osaka but rather between the umpire and Williams. The umpire, Carlos Ramos, issued a penalty to Williams for coaching, which was because h...

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