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WDDE-TV wins big at MMEA Film Festival

WDDE-TV wins big at MMEA Film Festival

May 2, 2017


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Congratulation to WDDE-TV Studio for successfully advancing to state over the weekend and winning the Sectional championship on Saturday, April 22. The group then went on to compete at the Midwest Media Educators Association (MMEA) Film Festival on Friday April 28 at South Suburban College in South...

Gifted student artists showcase talent

Gifted student artists showcase talent

Lincoln Szczypka, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017


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On Saturday April ninth district 218 student art was showcased at Shepard high school for the 8th annual Art Extravaganza. The art show showcased the talents of district 218's photographers, painters, wood workers, sculptors, actors, and musicians. The event started off in the Shepard's cafeteria,...

Newspaper advances to state

Newspaper advances to state

Amari Glover, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017


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Saturday April 22, Eisenhower's newspaper staff competed in the IHSA Journalism Sectionals ending with two staff members going to state. The IHSA Sectional is a live competition where students do on-demand writing, drawing and photography. The competition was hosted in Flossmoor, Illinois at Homewood...

Food and drink policy trashes junk food

Food and drink policy trashes junk food

Joel Herrera, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


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Administration has officially introduced the Food and Drink policy to Eisenhower. The new policy began on April 3, 2017 prohibiting students from bringing outside food or beverages into the school after 8 a.m. (9 a.m. on Wednesdays). “Over the past couple of weeks, we have noticed an increase...

Fun fact: Eisenhower plays first trivia night

Fun fact: Eisenhower plays first trivia night

Hailey Hecht-O'Connor, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017


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Fun Fact: Eisenhower held their first Trivia night. On Wednesday, April 12, a game night was held in the cafeteria from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sound Sonic Entertainment, a mobile DJ service from Chicago, hosted the event. 11 clubs competed in the event, participating in three rounds of trivia in hopes...

Grading system set to lower this fall

Grading system set to lower this fall

Angelica Madera, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


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Next school year, District 218 will resurrect it’s old grading system thanks to a vote on by the school board on March 16. The administration proposed to change the grading system of the CHSD 218 schools next school year. The grading scale will change from a 92, 82, 72, and 65 grading scale to ...

Eisenhower’s largest show right around corner

Eisenhower’s largest show right around corner

Hailey Hecht-O'Connor, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


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Eisenhower’s Drama department will be debuting their production of “Hairspray” from April 19-22, which is one of the largest shows in Eisenhower history. 85 students auditioned for a spot, with 63 students receiving a part in the musical. Along with the crew, 80 students total are involved in the...

Eisenhower teacher stands against travel ban

Eisenhower teacher stands against  travel ban

Lincoln Szczypka, Staff writer

April 6, 2017


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An Eisenhower teacher has taking a stand for what she believes in, and has gotten subsequent media attention.  Spanish teacher Lori Szeszycki has started to wear a hijab, a religious veil that covers the head and chest predominantly worn by Muslim women.  Szeszycki started wearing the religious at...

Students petition for favorite teachers

Students petition for favorite teachers

Angelica Madera, Staff Writer

April 4, 2017


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Two teachers have recently gained public attention after students started petitions on change.org to keep these teachers at Eisenhower. Mr. Clint Connelly, a two-year DDE veteran, and Mr. Vincent Ziebarth, eight-year District 218 veteran, were both recently let go from their positions in the district. Connelly...

Group Interpretation makes their first trip to State

Group Interpretation makes their first trip to State

Lincoln Szczypka, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017


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Under the guidance of head coach Mr. Urban, Group Interpretation (GI) will finally, for the first time ever in Eisenhower history, make their way to State competition this weekend. GI, a subgroup of the Cardinal Speech Team, is performing an adaptation of Sandra Cisneros’ coming of age novella “The...

Miracle Minute supports seniors

Miracle Minute supports seniors

Hailey Hecht-O'Connor, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017


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$440 collected in one minute. As a way to raise money for the Eisenhower Scholarship Fund, the school participated in the Miracle Minute at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 23. All students and staff were encouraged to leave their classrooms and donate as much money as they could to the representatives...

ROTC wins Sea Perch Obstacle Course

ROTC wins Sea Perch Obstacle Course

Angelica Madera, Staff Writer

March 22, 2017


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On Saturday, March 18, ROTC's LE4 cadets, who are all seniors, went to the Great Lakes Navy Base in Lake County, Illinois took first place at the annual Sea Perch competition. The team consisted of seniors Samuel Henry, Ella Buford, Jessica Vences, Alicia Mabins, and Angelica Zavala. There were...

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