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  • December 5On Wednesday December 5, an anti-abortion protest was held before first period on the main street entrance sidewalk

  • December 3Boys Wrestling won against Proviso West 56-15

  • December 3Varsity Boys Basketball won home opener against Proviso West 85-54

PSA causes clouds of confusion

Audrey Dwyer, In-depth Editor

October 29, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Nothing makes me roll my eyes more than drug PSA posters.  The cheesy stock photos, the half-hearted slogan about being yourself written in comic sans-- I can’t help but feel cynical.  They seem superficial and forced and...

Uncovering the truth about psychic readings

Katherine Gross, News Editor

October 29, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Recently, my mom started watching the TV show “Long Island Medium,” and as a result, I now live in a household full of propaganda about psychics. I’ve also driven around Downers Grove enough to notice all of the neon store...

Funding for teacher gun use is ill-witted

Katherine Gross, News Editor

October 1, 2018

Filed under Opinions

In this desensitized country where school shootings seem to happen often, the last thing we need is more guns. However, The New York Times reported on Aug. 22 that the Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, considered allowing stat...

Social Media: Insensitivity is intentional

Sarah Rogoz, Editor-in-Chief

September 27, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Daily Express, a UK tabloid, used a specific method for making sure their content received viewers on Sept. 7. After the world received the terrible news that beloved rapper Mac Miller passed away social media was bursting with ...

Cheer deserves more credit

Sarah Rogoz, Opinion Editor

May 16, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinions, Sports

When I told my club volleyball teammates that I would not be playing high school volleyball, I was met with looks of disappointment. After explaining I’d be pursuing cheerleading instead, the sad looks turned into confused scoffs....

Traumatic incidents cause internal doubts

Sarah Rogoz, Opinion Editor

May 16, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Nearing the end of my run, I lock eyes with a man driving in a white van going the opposite direction. The man makes a u-turn onto my side of the street and then pulls over two houses in front of me. Being cautious, I turn right...



March 14, 2018

Inaccessibility prevents enjoyment of games

Zain Bando, Sports Editor

March 12, 2018

Filed under Columns, Sports

When I was a sophomore during the 2015-16 school year, the varsity basketball team qualified for the regional playoffs at Lyons Township. I had followed the team periodically throughout the year, because I managed at the sophom...

Pi Day isn’t as sweet as it seems

Kyle Schirle, A&E Editor

March 12, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Let’s be honest, middle school is a soul-crushing hell. So when it came time for me to begin a life in high school, I was very excited to get a new start. However, my brother took my dreams and crushed them like a bull in a...

Tracking causes inequalities in education

Sophie Karrow, In-Depth Editor

February 27, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Staff

The GPA game starts long before students enter high school. Parents, teachers, and students push for tracking convinced that weighted classes lead to acceptance to better colleges. The process of placing students together bas...

STAFF EDITORIAL First Amendment for students: Where to draw the line?

Isabelle LaBianco, News Editor

February 23, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

From our preparation for the Constitution test we took in eighth grade to the government and law classes we are enrolled in during high school, we, as students, have been informed of our First Amendment rights. Our journey to become e...