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  • Juniors prepare for the SAT instead of the ACT
  • Tai Bibbs honored as Player of the Year
  • New rules enforce order in the LRC
  • Abuse can surface in teen relationships
  • Mix-It-Up Lunch Day embraces and encourages diversity
  • Second lip-dub brings back school spirit
  • Spring Job Fair provides new job opportunities for students
  • Month dedicated to women’s rights
  • Juniors prepare for the SAT instead of the ACT

    Juniors prepare for the SAT instead of the ACT

    By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

    March 24, 2017

    For the first time, juniors will be taking the SAT test instead of the ACT test April 5. “The contract with the ACT went up at the state level so the State of Illinois made the decision to switch for the SAT. The decision was made by the State of Illinois and not our school district,” division...

    Juniors are now taking the SAT test instead of the ACT test. The SAT is April 5 and students can take practice SAT tests to prepare.

    Photo by Hector Cervantes

  • Tai Bibbs honored as Player of the Year

    Tai Bibbs honored as Player of the Year

    By Theresa Carriveau, Sports Editor/ Photographer

    March 23, 2017

    Three-year varsity starter, Tai Bibbs, is Player of the Year in the Upstate Eight Valley Conference and was selected as an All-Conference team member. Coaches from Upstate Eight select who they felt the best players were during the season and vote on Player of The Year and create an All-Conference...

    Senior Tai Bibbs is the Upstate Eight Valley Conference Player of the Year.

    Photo by Theresa Carriveau

  • New rules enforce order in the LRC

    New rules enforce order in the LRC

    By Ariana Alcantar, Multimedia Editor

    March 23, 2017

    Taking advantage of the old lightly enforced rules and using the library as a restaurant created new rules. Students will now be required to come in before the bell or will be sent back to lunch unless they have a pass from a teacher. They are also required to stay in the library at all times. When it co...

    The new library rules require students to come in before the bell, stay in the library for the whole period, and bans any cafeteria food.

    Photo by Ariana Alcantar

  • Abuse can surface in teen relationships

    Abuse can surface in teen relationships

    By Emily Wissemes, Editor in Chief

    March 22, 2017

    Dating violence happens in high school and college relationships more often than many tend to believe. According to Love is Respect, an organization designed to promote healthy relationships, one in three teens will experience physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse by someone they are in a rela...

    One in three high school students have been physically, emotionally, or verbally abused by their partner, according to Love is Respect. For help, contact reach out to a counselor, social worker, or call the National Abuse Helpline at (800)-656-4673.

    Photo by Pixabay

  • Mix-It-Up Lunch Day embraces and encourages diversity

    Mix-It-Up Lunch Day embraces and encourages diversity

    By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives/Lifestyles Editor

    March 22, 2017

    In hopes of encouraging acceptance and embracement of diversity, Principal Moses Cheng, Student Council, and ROAR are teaming up to organize Mix-It-Up Lunch Day on Friday. “We want kids to demonstrate compassion, acceptance, and resilience. We have a list of the attributes of being ethically re...

    Students sit, eat, and chat with their friends on Tuesday. Mix-It-Up Lunch Day is Friday. Students participating will be required to sit in a Mix-It-Up section with different people and mark a spot on the map to indicate where they are from. Students will also receive nachos if they participate.

    Photo by Emily Wissemes

  • Second lip-dub brings back school spirit

    Second lip-dub brings back school spirit

    By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

    March 22, 2017

    School spirit will not be hard to miss April 21 as students and staff participate in the second lip-dub. A lip-dub is a music video that is lip-synced to a song. The music is added while the video is edited, so people are performing to the song they hear. “Be True To Your City” was the first li...

    Senior Arlene Juarez works on the lip-dub during broadcasting class. The lip-dub will be April 21.

    Photo by Hector Cervantes

  • Spring Job Fair provides new job opportunities for students

    Spring Job Fair provides new job opportunities for students

    By Ariana Alcantar, Multimedia Editor

    March 22, 2017

    The Spring Job Fair invites all students ages 15 and older to meet and interview with employers March 23 in the LRC. “It  is an opportunity to connect employers and students who are looking for jobs. As we get closer to the summer months, many employers find an increased need for seasonal empl...

    Any students 15 or older are invited to the Spring Job Fair on March 23 in the LRC.

    Photo by Ariana Alcantar

  • Month dedicated to women’s rights

    Month dedicated to women’s rights

    By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives/Lifestyles Editor

    March 17, 2017

    Inspired by other organizations, WeGo Global decided to dedicate the month of March to advocate for women’s rights and equality. “There is a bunch of different global organizations that designated March 8 as International Women’s Day, so that was something that was on the radar last year. ...

    WeGo Global designated March as a month to advocate for women’s rights. On March 8, International Women’s Day, WeGo Global and French teacher Lindsey Evans set up a wage gap bake sale.

    Photo by Emily Wissemes

Juniors prepare for the SAT instead of the ACT

Juniors prepare for the SAT instead of the ACT

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

For the first time, juniors will be taking the SAT test instead of the ACT test April 5. “...

March 24

New rules enforce order in the LRC

New rules enforce order in the LRC

By Ariana Alcantar, Multimedia Editor

Taking advantage of the old lightly enforced rules and using the library as a restaurant cre...

March 23

Abuse can surface in teen relationships

Abuse can surface in teen relationships

By Emily Wissemes, Editor in Chief

Dating violence happens in high school and college relationships more often than many tend to be...

March 22

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