• Join the K-Pop club after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school in room 108

  • Boys volleyball open gym today after school

  • The Awakening fellowship meets Wednesdays after school in the RTI room

  • Come out to the College and Career Fair on Wednesday Oct. 25

“13 Reasons Why” sparks national controversy

“13 Reasons Why” sparks national controversy

Hailey Hecht-O'Connor, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017


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“13 Reasons Why” sparks a national discussion of depression and suicide. The series “13 Reasons Why” is a Netflix-original that released every episode on March 31, 2017. Based on a book by Jay Asher with the same name, the show tells the story of Hannah Baker, a teenager who commits suici...

Group Interpretation performs ‘House on Mango Street’

Group Interpretation performs ‘House on Mango Street’

Joel Herrera, Staff Writer

March 21, 2017


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On Wednesday, March 17, Group Interpretation performed the novella “House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros for all english classes in the Performing Arts Center. The novella follows Esperanza Cordero, played by Junior Brianna Ramirez, and her life growing up in Chicago with Chicanos and Puerto...

Freddy and Jason Live on

Freddy and Jason Live on

Heather Tempel, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017


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The all time best slasher, horror movies of all time are without a doubt, Friday the 13th and Nightmare On Elm Street. Jason Voorhees is a serial murderer believed to have drowned in Crystal Lake returns to camp to take his revenge on the young camp counselors. Nightmare On Elm Street has similar under...

Book Review

Book Review

Amari Glover, Staff Writer

March 8, 2017


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If there's one time of life when things come into focus: self-image, relationships, beliefs, fears, and short encounters with love, it has to be your high-school years. In his first novel, Looking for Alaska, John Green captures the feeling of  love and heartaches. This story is told through teenag...

Undertale Review

Undertale Review

Hailey Hecht-O'Connor, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017


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Sometimes older doesn’t mean worse. Undertale is a perfect example of this. Toby Fox, Undertale’s developer and publisher, created a campaign on Kickstarter, a crowdfunding platform, for the game on June 24, 2013. In one month it earned more than 10 times the set goal of $5,000. After two mor...

Young adult books going south

Young adult books going south

Angelica Madera, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017


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Young adult books with the cheerleader falling in love with the unpopular kid is so five years ago. Jennifer Niven, a 48-year-old American writer, composes a variety of books, from high school experiences to her World War II book series of Velva Jean. One of her most famous books, All The Brigh...

Best Star Wars movie?

Best Star Wars movie?

Joel Herrera, Staff Writer

February 27, 2017


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The gamble to expand the Star Wars universe has successfully paid off for Director Gareth Edwards, leaving fans wanting for more. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story  marks the eighth live action film and fourth prequel in the Star Wars franchise. The film screened worldwide on Dec. 16, 2016 and gained...

Poetry slam makes itself heard

Poetry slam makes itself heard

Hailey Hecht-O'Connor, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017


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Raise your voices for the new Louder Than a Bomb slam team! On Jan. 17, Mr. Aviv Katz, special education teacher, and Ms. Katie McGuinness, math teacher, hosted the first Louder Than a Bomb (LTAB) meeting, a spoken word group. Louder Than a Bomb is a month-long poetry slam festival hosted in Chicago...

Film Festival replaces Winter Bash

Film Festival replaces Winter Bash

Hailey Hecht-O'Connor, Staff Writer

December 13, 2016


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This Friday, Class Officers are hosting the "Winter Film Festival" in place of the Winter Bash. The Winter Film Festival will be held Friday, Dec. 16, after school from 4p.m.-9p.m. The Grinch that Stole Christmas, Home Alone, and Krampus will be shown back to back. Hot cocoa and cookies will be ...

Drama Club does it again

Drama Club does it again

Angelica Madera, Staff Writer

December 6, 2016


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On Thursday, Dec. 17, the Drama Club invited Ernest Fruehauf, a holocaust survivor, to speak for about two hours before premiering “The Diary of Anne Frank” to the public. Fruehauf explained his life and showed a slideshow of pictures from different parts of his lifetime with an explanation f...

Vandalism comes with bigger cost

Vandalism comes with bigger cost

Hailey Hecht-O'Connor, Staff Writer

December 5, 2016


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Since Nov. 3, the boys’ bathrooms have been lacking mirrors due to vandalism. The mirrors in the boys’ first and second floor bathrooms have been scratched up, causing them to need repair. Each mirror is a custom cut size, and have been reordered at around $70 a piece, according to Kent Mavity,...

Holocaust survivor will speak before school play

Holocaust survivor will speak before school play

Angelica Madera, Staff Writer

November 15, 2016


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On Nov. 17, Ernest Fruehauf, a holocaust survivor, will be talking about his life before the school play “Diary of Anne Frank” in the PAC. Sabrina Kledzik, director of the play, took the  cast members and stage crew to the Holocaust Museum in Skokie on Oct. 27. She was given Fruehauf’s contact...

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