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High school students unprepared for college

February 6, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed

College is the gateway to opportunity, allowing high school students to learn the skills they need to apply for higher-level careers with greater salaries. However, students nowadays are hysterically unprepared and are setting themselves up to fail. At Eisenhower, students are exposed to college level...

eSports proves place as sport

John Langlois, Editor-in- Cheif

February 3, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed

A Middle aged, overweight, balding, loner who lives in mom’s basement. This is what most people think of when describing a video gamer. But they couldn’t be more wrong! In recent years, eSports have grown so much and proven that  this isn't something that wastes people's lives away; it ...

Social media takes control

Angelica Madera, Staff Writer

February 2, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed

It’s not hard admitting that we all have at least once texted during class even when phones aren’t allowed. In each of my classes, there’s at least three people that are using their phone during a lesson or activity at any given time. And trust me, it’s never for education purposes, they are...

Cafeteria food waste shocks students

Cafeteria food waste shocks students

John Langlois and Aviance Waters, Editor-in-chief and Staff Writer

December 16, 2016


Filed under Op/Ed

District 218 has a free lunch policy, which means that all students are provided a nutritional breakfast and lunch at no cost to them..  The first lady of the United states Michelle Obama started the “Let’s Move Campaign” with a national conversation about the health of American children. Th...

Teens fantasize over getting ‘dream’ body

Teens fantasize over getting ‘dream’ body

March 18, 2016


Filed under Op/Ed

With todays’ media coverage of athletes, actors, and “Sexiest woman/man of the Year” magazines, teenagers are obsessed in achieving that ‘dream’ body by any means necessary. Teens begin to think that achieving this body that Kim Kardashian or Chris Evans has is possible, but they fail to...

Siblings battle for fair rights

Siblings battle for fair rights

Rachel Martin

March 17, 2016


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Personally, I don’t mind a bit of sibling rivalry, in fact I think it’s perfectly normal. However, the fact is that it has grown to something any older sibling can easily tell you: the oldest have it tougher. Yes it’s true, the oldest generally are supposed to be the responsible one for their...

AP classes offer college credit and alot of stress

AP classes offer college credit and alot of stress

Alec Miroballi

October 18, 2015


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Students in high school typically take AP courses to receive college credit and to be challenged, but is it really worth all the stress associated with it? The AP Course program gives students the chance to experience the college level class atmosphere and to obtain AP credit if they score high on the...

Halloween highway to great costumes

Halloween highway to great costumes

Rachel Martin

October 16, 2015


Filed under Op/Ed

Halloween is right around the corner, and people have a lot on their minds about finding that perfect costume. I hate to break it to the DDE students but, we are not allowed to wear costumes. According to Assistant Principal, Mr. Andrew Deines, student dress must be within the dress code policy and...

Boys of Bummer

Boys of Bummer

Vida Perez

February 23, 2015


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In mid-January, Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa announced that they would be launching a tour titled, “Boys of Zummer.”  Contrary to the title, this has been quite a bummer to both fan bases—including myself. Not to judge either artists, but the two don’t mesh very well. They play two completely...

Ebola Virus: Sick opportunity for laughs

Ebola Virus: Sick opportunity for laughs

Abigail Brudek

November 13, 2014


Filed under Op/Ed

So not only does the teenage population think that the Ebola virus (which according to CNN has 4,500 confirmed deaths) is hilarious, but a fair few of them are convinced that it is a fake. During my regular scroll through my Facebook feed I have seen an alarming number of people with fake articles...

High school doesnt change us, we change us

High school doesnt change us, we change us

Alec Miroballi

November 7, 2014


Filed under Op/Ed

As we enter high school, we grow apart from old friends and make new ones. Our personalities change differently than what it was before, and we start to buy into the idea that ‘high school’ changes who we are. I have been at Eisenhower for almost three years and I realized that this is a big, fat...

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