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Teachers walk 60 miles to help fight breast cancer

Teachers walk 60 miles to help fight breast cancer

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Reporter

September 12, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Lifestyles, News

English teacher Jen Culbertson and special education teacher Catherine Thielberg joined the fight against breast cancer in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk this summer. “It was the hardest thing we have ever done, both during the training we did for seven months, the fundraising, and the actual even...

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...

Paganism? In MY Christmas?

Paganism? In MY Christmas?

By Grace Schumann, Reporter

December 22, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Lifestyles

These days Christmas has become a cash cow for toy stores and retailers, and it is not hard to come by someone harping about how capitalism is taking the ‘Christ’ out of ‘Christmas’. Ironically though, Christ was never in Christmas to begin with. Christmas was just the Catholic church’s at...

“Coco” gives accurate insight into Mexican culture

“Coco” gives accurate insight into Mexican culture

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in chief

December 14, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Lifestyles

“Coco” is a must-see animated film. The movie, created by Pixar, contains various important aspects of Mexican culture that everyone should experience and see. “Coco” follows a boy named Miguel Rivera on his mission to fulfill his dreams of becoming a musician and of finding his forgotten great...

Preparing for finals is key to reducing stress

Preparing for finals is key to reducing stress

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in chief

December 11, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Columns, Lifestyles

Final exams can be a stressful and anxious week, especially for students who are experiencing them for the first time. Finals are broken up into three days. The finals for first, second, and third periods take place on Dec. 20. Finals for fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth periods ar...

Weekly Ink: Tattoos of the school

Weekly Ink: Tattoos of the school

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Ariana Alcantar, and Grace Schumann

November 15, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Lifestyles

History teacher Joseph Zeman got his first tattoo in honor of his grandparents. When did you get the tattoo? “I was 17.” Why did you get the tattoo? “I’ve always liked art. If you look at early civilizations, in the caves they still found ways to create art, so I feel like it’s ...

Tales from the VFW post 6791

Tales from the VFW post 6791

By Grace Schumann, Reporter

November 10, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Lifestyles

Name: Steve Banier Advice: “The Army makes you accountable and responsible for yourself.” Rank: Air Force Sgt. Deployed: Vietnam Steve Banier has his fair share of Army stories, but his favorite is one of his earliest. When Banier first was deployed, he was assigned a post in Thailan...

Local Japanese restaurant offers great food and great prices

Local Japanese restaurant offers great food and great prices

By Grace Schumann, Reporter

October 12, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Lifestyles, Reviews

Tucked away in a little strip mall in Naperville, Yamado Japanese restaurant is not much to look at. That is, until you go inside. Like something out of a Ghibli movie, the cozy restaurant opens up into a homey atmosphere filled with kind staff and delicious food. Upon walking in guests are gree...

What’s your advice for the freshmen ?

What’s your advice for the freshmen ?

By Ariana Alcantar, Multi-Media Editor

September 6, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Lifestyles, Multimedia

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...

Alumni come back to teach at the school

Alumni come back to teach at the school

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

May 17, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features, Lifestyles, Uncategorized

Some people never visit their high school, but alumni who come back to work at the same high school are able to see their school through a new perspective. Brandon Fantozzi, Rose Campos, and David Pater are some of the many teachers who decided to come back to their stomping grounds. Athletic secret...

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