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LifeSmarts team place 3rd at national competition

LifeSmarts team place 3rd at national competition

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief

May 1, 2019

The five-member LifeSmarts team made history as they placed third at the 25th Annual National LifeSmarts Championship April 13-16 in Orlando, Florida. Team members included juniors Manav Patel (captain), David Fatheree, Max Kazmer, and senior Jeremy Grant, and Alex Hey. “We are so happy that we we...

Time capsule saves memories to be opened in 2050

Time capsule saves memories to be opened in 2050

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief

April 30, 2019

With the purpose of leaving the school and the students’ legacy, senior Emily Carroso started a time capsule that will be opened in 2050. “The project’s purpose is to create a time capsule that is composed of art, photographs, writing, and symbolic objects,” Carroso said. “When it is opened i...

Spare change to help climate change refugees

Spare change to help climate change refugees

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief

April 30, 2019

As part of their environment element, WeGo Global is inviting third-hour teachers to collect any spare change through Friday to raise awareness of climate change refugees. “I wanted to do something with climate change refugees because you always think of polar bears being affected, but a lot of p...

Students celebrate Rainbow Week hunting Easter eggs

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief

April 21, 2019

Hoping to spread positivity, GSA invited students to hunt for paper Easter eggs in exchange for a prize as a part of Rainbow Week. “It is a fun way for the students in the building to participate in our Rainbow Week,” GSA adviser Christina Sladek said. “We as a club spread awareness and show suppo...

French exchange students enjoy last minutes in Chicago

French exchange students enjoy last minutes in Chicago

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor

April 17, 2019

After their two-week stay in the United States, the French exchanges students flew back to France with newly made memories. “(I enjoyed) the buildings in Chicago because it is a symbol of the U.S. since we don't get to see them in Grenoble,” French exchange student Ines Jablonska said. Some ...

‘All aboard’ for prom

‘All aboard’ for prom

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief

April 3, 2019

Students can now purchase their prom tickets for $120 to experience a Midnight Express at the Museum of Science and Industry April 26. “(Prom) it’s more than just a dance, it’s an experience, it’s fun, interactive, and very memorable,”  Student Council adviser Candace Fikis said. P...

School gives back to community through spring blood drive

School gives back to community through spring blood drive

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Features Editor

April 2, 2019

To continue the blood drive tradition, Interact Club will host their spring blood drive on Friday from 7:55 a.m. - 2:05 p.m in the small gym. Students that are 16 and 17 must get a permission slip signed by a guardian in order to make a donation. “You can sign up ahead of time, stop by the c...

Math team ends season with awards

Math team ends season with awards

March 7, 2019

The math team received awards at the North Suburban Math League (NSML) conference meet Wednesday as they concluded their season. The team was recognized with plaques for their accomplishments which included individual class 2nd places for the freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the Cook ...

Senior carries on family tradition in military

Senior carries on family tradition in military

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief

February 11, 2019

Born into a military family, with a father and grandfather who served in the U.S Army, senior Gabriel Chase will serve in the United States Marine Corps after graduation. “I joined because of duty, honor, and commitment to my country. I joined to honor my family’s history and name,” Chase sa...

Read books to sweeten your day

Read books to sweeten your day

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor

February 8, 2019

Students are invited to participate in the LRC contest for a chance to win a jar full of candy as a part of the “Sweeten your day with a story” event. “We have a special promotion to increase book circulation to promote reading and, of course, checking out more books,” library media specialist D...

Tradition helps fight against starving children

Tradition helps fight against starving children

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief

February 7, 2019

With the success of the Feed My Starving Children event (FMSC) over the last three years, more volunteers have joined the challenge to break last year's record.   “FMSC is about bringing our school together for a purpose that goes beyond ourselves,” event organizer Mark Poulterer said. “It i...

Find rhythm in Alegria dance club

Find rhythm in Alegria dance club

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Features editor

February 6, 2019

After a year of being absent, Alegria dance club is ready to teach students Latin rhythms in their after-school meetings in the dance studio. “Alegria is an after-school club that allows students the opportunity to learn to dance, grow as a person through the process, and learn life lessons al...

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