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Playing badminton as team captain one last time

Playing badminton as team captain one last time

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor

May 9, 2018


Filed under Badminton, Carousel, Clubs, Features, Sports

For senior Clarissa Vargas, being the varsity team captain of badminton can put a load of pressure on her shoulders inside and outside the court. “It's hard being a captain because sometimes what we want isn't what everyone else wants and that really takes a toll on all of us,” Vargas said. Bu...

Personal finance challenge team heads to nationals after winning first place at state

Personal finance challenge team heads to nationals after winning first place at state

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Reporter

May 5, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Clubs, News

After winning first place at the state competition, the personal finance challenge team is preparing for nationals on May 10 and 11. Participating students are seniors Jeremy Belingon, Emily Pietura, Connor Thompson, and Michael Sawicki. The state competition was based on financial literacy and ...

Spring musical Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘Cinderella’ will empower women

Spring musical Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘Cinderella’ will empower women

By Ariana Alcantar, Multimedia Editor

May 3, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Clubs, News

WeGo Drama will perform Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” (Broadway Edition) for their spring musical on Friday and Saturday. “(The musical is about) the story of Cinderella, but it is a newer version that is more empowering towards women because it’s all about the main character b...

GSA “Rainbow Week” and bake sale brings awareness and support to their club

GSA “Rainbow Week” and bake sale brings awareness and support to their club

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

As part of “Rainbow Week, the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) is holding a bake sale until Friday and to bring awareness to their club and fundraise for it. “Rainbow Week” is where students wear different colors of the rainbow on different days to represent the LGBTQ+ community. The days rema...

Teachers will work at McDonald’s to make school greener

Teachers will work at McDonald’s to make school greener

By Ariana Alcantar, Multimedis Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

For the fourth year, Club’s Green sponsors and staff members will volunteer their time to work at McDonald’s to host their annual McTeacher Night Wednesday. “(This year we will host the event to) raise money for school planters to make the school go greener,” Club Green adviser Suzanne Burchacki...

Prom brings back the Golden Era

Prom brings back the Golden Era

By Ariana Alcantar, Multimedia Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Clubs, News

With prom being at the Museum of Science and Industry, students can travel through time on April 27. “Our theme is the Golden Era and it was chosen because this year for Student Council our theme has had to do a lot with time, from decades for homecoming to a masquerade for turnabout, so we wante...

Spring blood drive gives students opportunity to save lives

Spring blood drive gives students opportunity to save lives

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Reporter

April 12, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

After the success of the fall blood drive, Interact Club is preparing for their annual spring blood drive on Friday. The fall blood drive had over 100 donations. “(I felt) great, anytime we get over 100 donations, I believe that is a very worthwhile drive,” Interact Club adviser Gavin Engel sa...

Benefit competition unites clubs at Feed My Starving Children

Benefit competition unites clubs at Feed My Starving Children

By Ariana Alcantar, Multimedia Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Clubs, News

Clubs will unite for the second time, this year with the goal of breaking last year's record in packing food at Feed My Starving Children May 9. Ola’as adviser Mark Poulterer organized the event. According to Poulterer, the event has several purposes. One is to help families in need. “I think...

Never Again events brings successful results

Never Again events brings successful results

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in chief

March 22, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

WeGo Global held many gun violence prevention events on March 14 and plans to hold more for the Never Again movement. The club held a silent protest at 10 a.m during 3rd hour and encouraged students and staff to wear orange, the color of the Never Again movement, as a way to cause discussion about ...

Sole Steppers looking forward to first competition

Sole Steppers looking forward to first competition

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Reporter

March 17, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

After months of not being to practice due to the recent conflict regarding teacher negotiations, Sole Steppers is preparing for their first competition of the year on March 24 at Joliet Junior College. “It has been difficult (preparing) especially being the only coach but it has been a fun ride so far ...

WeGo Global holds gun prevention events in light of recent shooting

WeGo Global holds gun prevention events in light of recent shooting

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in chief

March 13, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

As a way to show their support for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victims, WeGo Global will hold many events on Wednesday as a way to bring awareness to gun violence. The club was inspired by the actions taken by many students in Florida after the school shooting on Feb. 14 which...

Speech team ends season with first place winners seniors Efrain Aguilar and Jack Gillespie

Speech team ends season with first place winners seniors Efrain Aguilar and Jack Gillespie

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Reporter

March 12, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

After months of practicing and competing, speech team season ended Feb. 10 with their sectional tournament. Only a few members from the speech team competed at sectionals: senior Efrain Aguilar took first place in oratorical declamation, senior Kate Bove took fourth place in poetry reading, and senior Jack ...

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