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  • November 12Boys’ cross-country conquers first place at Nike Midwest Regional

  • November 11Girls' swim and dive qualifies two divers and five swimmers for state meet

  • November 8Boys' football: 2018-19 season opener has opponent shake-up, Buffalo Grove replaces Lockport

Slogan shot machine

Sophia Di Iorio, In-Depth Editor

October 8, 2017

Filed under Cartoons, Opinions, Uncategorized

Ceasing the cellphone

Sidney Lee, Editor-in-chief

October 8, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

I stop dead in my tracks as the weight of my iPhone seems to disappear out of the pocket of my overalls. I have that moment of panic (you know that moment), where’s my phone?!, my hands searching, quickly patting all my pockets. The...

Tardy system takes time away from students

Staff Editorial

October 8, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Grab supplies, use the restroom, and travel multiple floors to your classes that are on opposite sides of the school before the bell rings. Seems like an easy checklist for every student to accomplish during that five-minute passing...

Abortion bill yields positive compromise

Sophia Kartsounes, Opinion Editor

October 8, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

The House of Representatives approved a bill Oct. 3 banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy with the exception of incest, rape, or dangers to the health of the mother. The bill still requires Senate approval before becoming...

PUERTO RICO America’s neglected brother

Isabelle LaBianco, News Editor

October 8, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

Hurricane Maria had began its discourse Sept. 20 on the island of Puerto Rico early Wednesday morning. Six days later, the island of Puerto Rico, specifically the city of San Juan, had been destroyed. Electric power shocked, high...

Trump makes threatening DACA decision

Gayu Menon, News Editor

October 8, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Uncategorized

Last year, during election season, many of President Donald Trump’s remarks towards immigrants in America were opinionated and not liked by many, including myself. As I read through news articles about Trump and his ideas, it...

Student voices fall on deaf ears

Natalie White, Editor-In-Chief

September 19, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Last year, principal Janice Schwarze and superintendent Dr. Hank Thiele did a phenomenal job of creating outlets for student voices. Their efforts included video updates, more social media use, Student Advisory Board and, new...

Terminology with the times makes dress code more realistic

Sidney Lee, Editor-In-Chief

September 7, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Everyday, students would stare at themselves in the mirror wondering if they would be dress coded before heading off to school. Now with an updated dress code, students won’t have to read between the lines in order to know what...

Staff Editorial: Policy limits students’ freedom of speech

June 5, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Over the past school year, board policy 7.15, which concerns student and family privacy rights, has limited the Omega’s ability to conduct proper research through online polls. The policy contains sections regarding parent’s...

Fidget spinners cause distractions in class

Sophia Kartsounes, Opinion Editor

June 5, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

In recent weeks, fidget spinners have become a hot item among students. These toys can be purchased almost anywhere, from the internet to convenience stores. Recently, elementary and middle schools have been banning their use...

Staff Editorial: Despite strict enforcement, hat policy provides security

June 5, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

At Hinsdale Central, students are given the option of wearing any hat, as long as it follows the rest of the dress guidelines. Central senior Libby McCarthy said she sees students in hats pretty frequently. “I would say ab...

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