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High school sweetheart uses her love story as a lesson

High school sweetheart uses her love story as a lesson

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives/Lifestyles Editor
February 10
Filed under Carousel, Features, Lifestyles

Love is a difficult test of time and patience. In high school, it tends to be tougher. But for high school sweethearts, like biology teacher Corrie Stieglitz and her husband, Benjamin Stieglitz, both West Chicago graduates, the difficult journey was worth it. It all started with a red colored ...

The hardships of love helps couple grow

The hardships of love helps couple grow

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor
February 9
Filed under Carousel, Features, Lifestyles

Love isn’t always easy but for senior Jarumi Campos and junior Brennen Conner the hardships of love were a significant contribution to their current, happy relationship. Campos and Conner, like many couples, faced various obstacles in the beginning. “When we started dating we didn’t even see e...

Civics educator wins state award for dedication to teaching

Civics educator wins state award for dedication to teaching

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
February 6
Filed under Carousel, Lifestyles, News

After being nominated for the National Education Association (NEA)  Foundation Award, civics teacher Mary Ellen Daneels will be recognized at state level at the end of March. English teacher Brad Larson nominated Daneels for the award. The NEA Foundation award is given to teachers who are active...

Costa Rican exchange program makes the world a smaller place

Costa Rican exchange program makes the world a smaller place

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor
January 29
Filed under Carousel, Lifestyles, News

After 20 years, the Costa Rican exchange program is one of the few in DuPage County that continues to host students in a traditional manner. “We are one of the only schools that still does an actual exchange with host families and not just cultural tours. It really gives students a true emerging ...

Party’s not over when Christmas ends

Party’s not over when Christmas ends

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor
January 10
Filed under Carousel, Lifestyles

The birth of Jesus Christ is celebrated in several different ways, but for most Hispanic families like my own, the celebrations consist of nearly two weeks of reenactments, feasts, festivals, singing, and fun. Starting on Dec. 16, groups gather together to take part in “posadas.” These are re...

New year, new you

New year, new you

By Yasmyne Allen and Theresa Carriveau
January 6
Filed under Carousel, Lifestyles

As the year comes to a close, many people start thinking about New Year’s resolutions. A statistic from Statistic Brain cited that only 8 percent of people successfully achieve their resolutions. This week we asked our readers to share their plans for 2017.  Question: What is your New Year's resolu...

Make your holidays fun with festive activities

Make your holidays fun with festive activities

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
December 21
Filed under Carousel, Lifestyles

Winter break is a time where students can recharge before exams and offers students plenty of time for some fun. For those looking to spend time in the suburbs and are up for some holiday cheer, go to the Christkindlmarket in Naperville. The Christkindlmarket is an outdoor German market where vendors se...

Elections observed through student election judges

Elections observed through student election judges

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
November 10
Filed under Carousel, Features, Lifestyles

The voting process was observed Tuesday as students received hands-on learning about civic education by working as election judges. Juniors and seniors signed up to become election judges through their social studies teachers and worked as judges for the 2016 presidential election. Judges complet...

Chicago celebrates the victory of the Cubs World Series champions

Chicago celebrates the victory of the Cubs World Series champions

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
November 3
Filed under Carousel, Features, Lifestyles

History was made on Wednesday as the Chicago Cubs have not won the World Series since 1908. The Cubs went up against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field in game 7 of the World Series. Even an extra-inning and a rain delay did not make the Cubs lose and managed to knock off the Indians in 10 inni...

Halloween costumes changed over the years, for better or for worse?

Halloween costumes changed over the years, for better or for worse?

October 25
Filed under Carousel, Editorials, Lifestyles, Perspectives

Every year people strive to have the best or the funniest costumes but don’t realize how offensive their costumes can be. The origin of dressing up on Halloween came from an old belief that spirits and ghosts would come back to earth and haunt the living on Oct. 31. As a way to avoid being ...

Student donors help save lives

Student donors help save lives

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor
October 23
Filed under Carousel, Clubs, Lifestyles, Slideshows

Students save up to three lives by donating a single pint of blood at Friday’s blood drive. Anyone 16 or older, with a parent's permission, could take part in the blood drive located in the small gym. “Students can donate blood to LifeSource Blood Bank which is the major provider of donated blood in t...

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