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Changes for Halloween in a pandemic

Halloween will look different in 2020 due to COVID-19.

Emily Cavero, Contributor

October 20, 2020

As we continue to endure the limits of life caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, new questions arise. As Oct. 31 approaches, what will look different this year due to the situation we are currently in? How is Halloween going to look in 2020? Much different than previous years. No one wants to see the spooky ...

Project restart; effort clear amongst complaints

Gregory Schram, a recently retired teacher, getting a drink at Starbucks, glad he isn’t still teaching.

John Hines-Shah, Contributor

October 19, 2020

Hinsdale Township’s District 86 restart plan is in full swing with students and teachers returning to the school as of Oct. 5, with mixed reactions. The school split kids into four separate groups in order to try to keep the number of students low enough to be safe. However, this is difficult on t...

Fantasy Football Launches for the 2020 Season

The resumption of professional football also ushered in a new season of fantasy football.

Ramy Bouzo, Sophie Burns, Editor-In-Chief, and Olivia Ostrowski, Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2020

With football season finally arriving into American homes, fantasy football is also making a return. Fantasy football is a game meant for all ages, whether you're a high school student trying to have a little competition with your friends or an adult playing this game with high stakes. Fantasy fo...

Teachers discuss grades with parents during conferences

Teachers meet with children’s parents to discuss grades and how a student is doing in a certain class.

Lamis Alnatafgi, Saba Ali, Editor-In-Chief, and Lia Riechmann, Editor-In-Chief

October 28, 2019

Parent-teacher conferences took place on Thursday, Oct. 24 in the field house from 6-9 p.m. and on Friday, Oct. 25 in teacher’s classrooms from 8-11:30 a.m.  In alphabetical order, families got to meet with teachers for seven minutes. Grades are part of what is discussed during conferences...

Poll shows where students land on upcoming elections

Residents, including students who will be 18 years old by Nov. 6, have the option of voting on Senate and House positions and the local District 86 referendum.

Joey Justema, Contributor

October 29, 2018

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 ...

Late starts late enough?

Late starts late enough?

Peter Taylor, Contributor

October 18, 2018

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...

Standardized testing: Where do we draw the line?

On Tuesday, April 10, all juniors took the SAT during the school day.

Michalea Halikias and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

April 10, 2018

If you ask anyone to describe their junior year of high school, you will most likely hear the words college applications, APUSH, college visits, and most likely of all: standardized tests. The ACT and SAT are two standardized tests that are very familiar to all high school students. Whether you’ve taken th...

Third quarter blues

Mia Gaddis, sophomore, works through a worksheet of chemistry problems during class.

Samantha Moriarty and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

March 23, 2018

Third quarter ended last Friday, March 16, which came as a relief to many students, including myself. Personally, I couldn’t be happier to be moving into fourth quarter. In my opinion, third quarter consistently stands alone as the worst few months of the school year. To begin, third quarter is the longest quart...

Astronaut. Princess. Veterinarian. Lawyer.

Astronaut. Princess. Veterinarian. Lawyer.

Bryanna Lee, Contributor

March 7, 2018

How dream jobs differ from the future An occupation determines how well a person may live in the future, and how their job can change throughout their lives.  Usually, a younger demographic dreams to have more unrealistic goals such as being a ballerina, a pop star, or even a cat rather than jobs whi...

How to pronounce students’ names

Attendance: one of the scariest moments of a student with a difficult name's life.

Michalea Halikias, Samia Douedari, Section Editor, and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2017

My name is Michalea. Mick-uh-lee-uh. Not Michaela, not Michelle, and definitely not Michael. I'm not even going to say my last name, because, well, it's even harder to pronounce than my first name. My name is mispronounced so often that sometimes I just stop correcting people. Not because people are dumb, but because ...

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