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Snow day forces calendar changes

Snow day forces calendar changes

Masah Mourad, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

December 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Snow days haven’t been a huge issue last year, however, because of the recent snowstorm that took place on Monday, Nov. 26, there have been a lot of different opinions on when students should make up the snow day. Missing Monday will have a huge effect on the upcoming first-semester finals because it pushes finals another day back, whi...

We must heed climate change predictions

We must heed climate change predictions

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

December 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

On Nov. 23,the United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), a team of 13 federal agencies released Volume II of the Fourth National Assessment (NCA4). The report was a collaboration of 1,000 people including 300 leading scientists. The first volume was released last November. The r...

Acosta press pass returned but the threat to journalism continues

Acosta press pass returned but the threat to journalism continues

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

December 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Last month during a White House press briefing on Nov. 7, Jim Acosta, CNN Chief White House Correspondent, questioned President Donald Trump about his characterization of the migrant “caravan” and also about possible indictments from the Russian investigation. Hours later as Acosta went back to the White House...

Gallery: 5 fun things to do in the Fall

Gallery: 5 fun things to do in the Fall

Thea Sankari, Michaela Malec, Photographer, Kabir Sawlani, Editor-in-Chief, and Abby Stockmal, Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2018


Filed under Gallery, Multimedia, Opinion, Top Stories

With Thanksgiving approaching so is a long five day weekend. With so much time off of school it can be hard to find fun things to occupy your free time with. So, here are five fun things to do over Thanksgiving break.  

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...

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