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School gives back to community through spring blood drive

School gives back to community through spring blood drive

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Features Editor

April 2, 2019

To continue the blood drive tradition, Interact Club will host their spring blood drive on Friday from 7:55 a.m. - 2:05 p.m in the small gym. Students that are 16 and 17 must get a permission slip signed by a guardian in order to make a donation. “You can sign up ahead of time, stop by the c...

Activities so you can enjoy spring break from home

Activities so you can enjoy spring break from home

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief

March 21, 2019

Staying home for spring break has its advantages. Make the most out of it and visit local food shops, thrift shops, and enjoy the activities communities have to offer. Here is a list of places and activities for spring break within the area. Eat cupcakes or frozen yogourt: Located in downtow...

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

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

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 ...

Parents have taken college schemes to a whole new level

Parents have taken college schemes to a whole new level

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor

March 20, 2019

Wealthy parents bribed elite schools such as Yale, Stanford, and UCLA with money to fake their child’s scores, athletic records, and disabilities during the admission process. According to The Los Angeles Times, federal prosecutors have announced charges to over 50 people, including celebrities, corpo...

Spring job fair exceeds fall student attendance

Spring job fair exceeds fall student attendance

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Features editor

March 19, 2019

The spring job fair exceeded expectations with over 375 students at Wednesday’s job fair. “Every time we do a fair, the numbers seem to go up,” job fair host Anne Dragosh said. Dragosh hopes the event helps students expand their relationships with employers. “(We hope to) connect student...

WeGo Boutique offers free prom outfits

WeGo Boutique offers free prom outfits

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief

March 11, 2019

Dresses, accessories, bags, and shoes will be available for free at the WeGo Boutique event on Saturday and April 6. “The expenses of a prom ticket, plus a dress, plus makeup is just too much for (those who want to go to prom) so we can help alleviate at least half of the cost,” WeGo Boutique a...

Math team ends season with awards

Math team ends season with awards

March 7, 2019

The math team received awards at the North Suburban Math League (NSML) conference meet Wednesday as they concluded their season. The team was recognized with plaques for their accomplishments which included individual class 2nd places for the freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the Cook ...

Swimmers head to state meet

Swimmers head to state meet

February 22, 2019

Sophomore Teegan Cook and Kyle Wolford make it to the state swim meet taking place Friday at New Trier Township High School. Cook qualified for the 100-yard Butterfly by beating the qualifying time of 52.23, with a time of 51.49. “I am very excited that I qualified my sophomore year and it's some...

The southern border is not an ‘national emergency’

The southern border is not an ‘national emergency’

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor

February 20, 2019

President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to address the border security and humanitarians crisis for his border wall funding. The declaration took place Friday after Congress denied Trump a bill that would have funded the border wall. During Trump’s televised announcement, he...

Baseball informational meeting

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief

February 19, 2019

An informational meeting for students interested in playing baseball in the spring will be held Wednesday at 3:15 in room 171. Tryouts will start on Monday at 5:45 a.m for juniors and seniors, and at 6:30 p.m. for freshmen and sophomores. Students must have a yellow card to try out. For q...

AP exam registration now open

AP exam registration now open

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief

February 19, 2019

Students in advanced placement (AP) classes can now register to take the AP exam in May. The early registration deadline is Monday, after this date, there is a $10 late fee. The cost is $100 per exam. “Taking the AP exams demonstrates to colleges that you are capable of doing the work in an introducto...

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