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Summer adventures allow students to connect with people in Costa Rica

Summer adventures allow students to connect with people in Costa Rica

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

September 23, 2016

Building bridges were one of the ways students in WeGo Global spent their summer. Whether they were friendships from across the world or building a suspension bridge to help the community of Sardinal, Costa Rica. WeGo Global adviser Maggie Haas and social studies teacher Sandra Wilson accompanied the s...

Walking inspires new game play

Walking inspires new game play

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor

September 12, 2016

What started off as an April Fool’s joke by Google turned into the popular app Pokémon Go. What players find so interesting about Pokémon Go is that the app requires its players to go outside and walk around in order to find and catch Pokémon. Although some people would assume exercising t...

Retiring teachers and administrators recall careers

Retiring teachers and administrators recall careers

By Brenna Barrett, Reporter

May 19, 2016

The last day of school for students is also the last day for some staff members.

Local woman fought long and hard against disease

Local woman fought long and hard against disease

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Reporter

May 18, 2016

A stranger could not tell she was in pain. A stranger could not tell she was ill. A stranger could not tell Johnie Maureen was suffering from cancer. “She would never complain… she never complained,” Maureen’s daughter Monica Bierut of West Chicago repeated to herself. She looked at ...

Male gymnast competes for school, only one to do so

By Brenna Barrett, Reporter

May 9, 2016

One student really sets the bar high when it comes to gymnastics. Junior Jacob Kurian is the only gymnast on the school team. He has been doing gymnastics competitively for  eight years and has had a passion for gymnastics ever since he was little. His sister inspired him to get into gymnastics. ...

U.S. Army and Pro Football Hall of Fame honor student-athlete for excellence

U.S. Army and Pro Football Hall of Fame honor student-athlete for excellence

By Nayeli Lara, Online Production Editor

April 14, 2016

A standing ovation welcomed junior Tai Bibbs at the spring assembly where he was honored as a finalist for the U.S. Army Award for Excellence Thursday. The award is in its fourth year and chooses 20 student-athlete finalists that show “great athletic achievement, excellence in academics and commun...

Fundraiser led by students helps family through tough time

By Hector Cervantes, Perspectives Editor

March 20, 2016

What started out as a small idea through a group message has reached and touched the hearts of the Calzada family. After junior Rosi Calzada passed away from cancer, students sold pink and white ribbons to fundraise for the Calzada family from March 8-15. The fundraiser helped to raise $40, which w...

Facebook ad helps student get on path to help others

Facebook ad helps student get on path to help others

By Brenna Barrett, Reporter

March 10, 2016

Not many students would be able to leave their house for a month to go across the world, let alone a freshman. But Grace Schumann decided that she wanted to make a difference in the world, and an ad she saw on Facebook led her to the path that she’s on now. She will participate in a Global L...

Mental toughness helps female wrestler compete

By Nayeli Lara, Online Production Editor

January 23, 2016

An unlikely sport in eighth grade put freshman Asia Smith in the right place, inspiring her to wrestle. “I was actually a cheerleader the year before and when I was a cheerleader I saw them, thought it was super cool, and said ‘Oh yeah, I’m going to join wrestling,’” Smith said. Althou...

Fatal accident leaves family fatherless

Fatal accident leaves family fatherless

By Emily Wissemes, Reporter

January 22, 2016

Families from the community have come together to support the family of freshman Ali Jaloway by donating over $30,000 to a GoFundMe account after losing her father. Jaloway and her three siblings Rachael, Joey, and Samantha lost their father on Jan. 2 due to a construction accident at the Ford plant...

Inventor continues to benefit from game

Inventor continues to benefit from game

By Catherine Miller, Reporter

January 13, 2016

After 50 years of Operation, the creator is still enjoying the game. The beginnings of what would eventually become the beloved game Operation have their roots in a college project. As a sophomore industrial design student at the University of Illinois, John Spinello was asked to create a game o...

Figure skater turned hockey goalie doesn’t look back

Figure skater turned hockey goalie doesn’t look back

By Nayeli Lara, Sports Editor

November 30, 2015

A later start to the game than most hasn’t held back junior Emily Wissemes from loving the game of hockey. The first time Wissemes came onto the ice, hockey wasn’t the intention. However, by the time she was 11 years old it turned into a passion. “My parents put me on skates when I was 2...

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