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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...

What it takes to be in track

What it takes to be in track

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Reporter

February 27, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Features, Girls Track, Sports

Track consists of many other activities and responsibilities than just running. Having a busy schedule, for example, is one of them. "We meet six days out of the week, we meet every day except Sunday,” girls track captain Catherine Franch said. Each day, their practices consist of differen...

Senior enjoys last year as high school cheerleader

Senior enjoys last year as high school cheerleader

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Reporter

February 16, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Features, Sports

From becoming more confident to bringing happy memories, cheerleading has significantly impacted senior Ajani Taylor’s high school life. “It’s made me really lively, now I see myself as someone that wants to take charge, someone who likes to teach people,” Taylor said. Taylor is able ...

English teachers earn National Board Certification

English teachers earn National Board Certification

By Isabela Casimiro, Reporter

February 15, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Features, News

Among the 112,000 teachers that have received the honor of National Board Certification are English teachers Jen Culbertson, Nicole Osborne, and Lauren Stewart. The certification is not easily obtained. The National Board of Professional Teaching Standards requires applicants to have evidence of the standar...

Marry a co-worker in the school auditorium, why not?

Marry a co-worker in the school auditorium, why not?

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in chief

February 8, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Features

Spanish teacher Beth Govertsen and former band teacher Steve Govertsen met, fell in love, and eventually tied the knot all at school. When Beth was 24, after she had broken up with her, at the time, boyfriend, she came across Steve with the help of a friend and students. “I was at a gather...

A reminder to be grateful

A reminder to be grateful

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in Chief

November 14, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features

At the age of 16, senior Jovani Gonzalez lost a treasured and loved family member: His father. Gonzalez loved and appreciated his father. “He was that harness in my life. He always kept me safe and tried to help me as best as he could,” he said. “He was always that one person I could r...

Retired teachers enjoy their last year of school

Retired teachers enjoy their last year of school

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

May 24, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features, News

As students are finishing their school year, teachers are also finishing their year by retiring and will be leaving the high school. Program assistant Maria Fernandez, physical education teacher Kristy Hasty, family and consumer science teacher Patricia Clifford, and math teacher Gwen Geiger will b...

Counselor joins fight against mental illness stigma

Counselor joins fight against mental illness stigma

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives/Lifestyles Editor

May 22, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features, News

According to Global Medical Education, 1 in 4 people in the world are affected by mental or neurological disorders. One victim of mental illness battles every day. “I have a bunch of them. They work together in a way that makes it unique to me and makes it harder to treat. In class, my mind ...

Queer artist finds success

Queer artist finds success

By Grace Schumann, Contributing Writer

May 19, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features, Lifestyles

It was around 7 p.m. in a little diner called Uncommon Ground on the upper north side of Chicago. Early arrivers to the upcoming concert were directed to the cozy back room nicknamed “The Music Room.” There was a small stage in front of a panoramic window looking out on Devon Avenue and a scatt...

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