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Athletic director calls timeout, retires after 11 years

Athletic director calls timeout, retires after 11 years

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief

April 16, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Features, Lifestyles

The friendships made, the multicultural environment, and the passions for sports are characteristics that athletic director, Doug Mullaney is going to miss when he retires Oct. 1. “I love the multicultural school, there is no doubt the lessons that I have learned here,” Mullaney said. “I (al...

School internship turns into a love for drama

School internship turns into a love for drama

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Features Editor

March 21, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Features, Lifestyles, News

While exploring different paths and doing an internship, drama teacher Mark Begovich developed a passion for drama. “I (actually) saw myself on a different path for a long time. When I was growing up, I wound up doing some tutoring and then I was an intern,” Begovich said. “I had to teach ...

Student Council adviser Christopher Lukas to receive outstanding award

Student Council adviser Christopher Lukas to receive outstanding award

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Features Editor

March 20, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Features, News

Dedicating time to Student Council for over a decade paid off for adviser Christopher Lukas as the Illinois Directors of Student Activities (IDSA) named him Outstanding Activity Adviser. Lukas was nominated by activities director Marc Wolfe. “It’s a great honor, I was caught off guard by the ...

Athletic director job comes true for David Pater

Athletic director job comes true for David Pater

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspective Editor

March 12, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Features, Sports

Working his way up from being a teacher to director of student services, David Pater will become the new athletic director starting in July. “I’ve always wanted this position and this is a position that even going into college I knew I wanted to do something with sports,” Pater said. “I’m s...

Without fear Yazidi student brings awareness of her people to the community

Without fear Yazidi student brings awareness of her people to the community

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor

February 22, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Features

In Iraq, life for junior Ameena AlHammo was calm and simple. “We as Yazidis live our life simple. We didn't have electricity, internet, or schools but we were okay with it,” AlHammo said. And then ISIS arrived. Her family had heard of ISIS coming to their town from refugees whose towns w...

Senior moves on from classrooms to battlefields

Senior moves on from classrooms to battlefields

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief

January 22, 2019


Filed under Boys Track, Carousel, Features, Lifestyles, News, Sports, Spring Sports

Following in his lifelong dream, senior Mark Perez enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and will head to boot camp after graduation. “I’ve always wanted to do it as a kid and I’ve never changed my mind. Now that I’m age appropriate to join, I just did it,” Perez said. The Marines...

Senior athlete enjoys running lifestyle

Senior athlete enjoys running lifestyle

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief

October 19, 2018


Filed under Boys Cross Country, Carousel, Fall Sports, Features, Lifestyles, News, Sports

Three-year varsity cross country runner and captain senior Kamal Patel is enjoying his last season as a high schooler. “I would say that running is so great that it almost helps our body in every situation. It’s a lifestyle, it keeps the body in good shape, helps you concentrate, focus on study...

Undefeated golfer heads to state tournament

Undefeated golfer heads to state tournament

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Fall Sports, Features, Girls Golf, Lifestyles, News

Four-year golfer, sophomore Kendall Farm remains undefeated for the season and is now heading to state Friday and Saturday. Farm won first place on Sept. 24 at the Upstate Eight Conference, regionals on Oct. 4, and sectionals on Oct. 8. Farm shot a 79 in the conference at The Bridges of Popla...

Freshman athlete discovers difference between middle school and high school sports

Freshman athlete discovers difference between middle school and high school sports

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Features, Girls Soccer, News, Sports

Freshman Maryam Al Kubaisi is a multi-sport athlete that has been playing sports for seven years, ranging from soccer, basketball, and volleyball. Al Kubaisi plays post (defense) in basketball, soccer as a center back and, volleyball as a spiker. Now, she moved on from playing at a middle school leve...

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...

The 5Ws and more for upcoming AP tests

The 5Ws and more for upcoming AP tests

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in chief

May 1, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Features, Lifestyles

Starting from Monday to May 18, 429 students will take a, if not more than one, Advanced Placement (AP) test after nearly a year of studying for it. According to Assistant Principal Allister Scott, 76 freshmen, 87 sophomores, 140 juniors, and 126 seniors have signed up for AP testing. This y...

A year without a birthday

A year without a birthday

By Ariana Alcantar, Multimedia Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Features, Lifestyles

Senior Jeremy Belingon is a leap year baby and having to wait four years for his birthday is nothing out of the ordinary. “I love my birthday,” Belingon said. “It doesn’t have a huge impact on who I have become or anything I (have) accomplished.” Belingon likes to joke around with everyo...

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