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Club loses fundraising opportunity after Blooming Fest cancelled

Club loses fundraising opportunity after Blooming Fest cancelled

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives/Lifestyles Editor
June 2, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

Since Horticulture Club did not sell any of the plants they had grown for Blooming Fest due to it raining that day, they were left with an abundance of plants and a shortage of funds. “I still have a billowing greenhouse and no money back in the account. Our big money came from that street fair...

State competitors earn 30th place in math competition

State competitors earn 30th place in math competition

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
May 17, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

Math Team competed in the IHSA state finals at the University of Illinois May 6 and earned 30th place out of 63 teams. “It was fun, I got to show them around campus so they got to see what it was like. It was great weather that day,” Math Team adviser Charles Vokes said. Freshmen Oscar Almont...

LifeSmarts makes it to the top four in a national quiz bowl

LifeSmarts makes it to the top four in a national quiz bowl

By Ariana Alcantar, Multimedia Editor
May 9, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

After winning first place at state, the LifeSmarts team placed fourth at nationals in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania April 21-24. Five students advanced to nationals including senior captain Garrett Hosticka, David Rivera, Arturo Rubio, junior Michael Sawicki, and Conor Tully. “Our goal, as stereotypi...

Economic students take first place at state, heading off to nationals

Economic students take first place at state, heading off to nationals

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
May 4, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

After winning first place at state, the Illinois Personal Finance Challenge team is heading off to nationals Friday in Kansas City. Seniors Jenna Palka and Ross Behr, and juniors Jeremy Belington and Mike Sawicki took first at state and will be heading to nationals as a team. “We are excited...

Campaign aims to fight human trafficking

Campaign aims to fight human trafficking

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives/Lifestyles Editor
May 4, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

As a way to add to their theme of women’s rights, WeGo Global focused on the issue of human trafficking for the month of April and May with their “We Won’t Rest” campaign. WeGo Global chose women’s rights as their main topic to advocate for this semester. “Human trafficking is overwh...

Successful Mix-It-Up day creates new tradition

Successful Mix-It-Up day creates new tradition

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives/Lifestyles Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

After the success of the first Mix-It-Up lunch event, Student Council, ROAR, and Principal Moses Cheng plan on continuing this new tradition. The Mix-It-Up lunch occurred on March 24 during lunch periods. Students had to stay in the Mix-It-Up section and place a sticker on a map of the world on ...

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
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

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...

Month dedicated to women’s rights

Month dedicated to women’s rights

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives/Lifestyles Editor
March 17, 2017
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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. ...

Teachers take over McDonald’s to raise funds

Teachers take over McDonald’s to raise funds

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
March 16, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

Instead of teachers instructing students in a classroom, they volunteered their time to work at McDonald's as Club Green hosted its annual McTeacher Night Tuesday. “I think (the teachers) had a good time. They were paired up with one of the workers who have been trained and worked with them,”...

Audience awaits shows offering multiple perspectives

Audience awaits shows offering multiple perspectives

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
March 10, 2017
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After months of rehearsal, WeGo Drama is preparing for the IHSA contest plays with performances Friday and Saturday. They will be performing “Far Away” and “Wrecked.” “(‘Far Away’) deals with the concepts of war and its effects in its people, how each side of the war is a matter o...

Big 10 school greets math team at state

Big 10 school greets math team at state

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
March 9, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs

After competing at sectionals on Feb. 25, eight students from math team placed at regionals and are preparing for state on May 6 at the University of Illinois. Freshmen Austin Schwatal and Nathan Shwatall received first place as a sophomore two person team. Sophomores Jose Hinojosa, Alyssa Guttm...

Charity fundraiser collects shoes for good cause

Charity fundraiser collects shoes for good cause

By Theresa Carriveau, Sports Editor/Photographer
February 27, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

Over 200 pairs of shoes were donated in the two-week Club Green shoe drive. Boxes were distributed to every teacher with a third-hour class. After school Feb. 15, club members gathered all the boxes and counted all the donated shoes. “The shoe drive is a good way to promote recycling,” sop...

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