Staff, students look to improve selves

Amanda Desens, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2015


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The new year is a signal for people to look at the past and project ways to make positive changes. Personal goals can be set around anything from sports, academics, or habits that an individual would want to change. “As a personal goal, I want to do another triathlon this summer. Another is to eliminate...

Blaine Ray visits Grayslake World Language Department again!

Sra. Padgett-Krause, World Languages

February 11, 2015


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The world language department at GNHS was very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Blaine Ray again on February 4, 2015. Mr. Ray is an international language acquisition expert and author of many of the books our students read in their language classes. In addition, he has written books...

Community service officers remind public of winter fire safety tips

Grace Marino, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2015


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Smoke, flames, the sound of windows shattering, and the sight of a house burning: that is a sight and sound no one should experience. Believe it or not, a lot more fires happen in the winter than people think. Several people put themselves in harm’s way to help everyone else. There are so many causes...

Students around the nation discuss, compare snow days

Erin McBriarty, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2015


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Lauren wakes up with the bright sunlight shining in her eyes. It’s 11:00 a.m. and she panics a little thinking that she overslept and is late for school. Suddenly, she remembers that today is a rare occasion in the east coast state of North Carolina, a snow day! There’s almost a foot of snow outside,...

Anime Cosplay Party

Amanda Desens, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2014


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Anime club held a cosplay party where they dressed up as their favorite Japanese cartoon characters to compete, connect, and show their love for the Japanese culture. The idea of having a party was brought up by the club's president, Alana Dalton, and, along with help from the rest of the group members,...

The bands are ready for battle

The bands are ready for battle

Justice Westfall, Website Editor

December 9, 2014


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Attention all rockers, Battle of the Bands, taking place on December 12, is a chance for students in local bands to show off their musical stylings to fellow students, friends and family. This year, the event will also be held as a fundraiser, sending some of the proceeds to the JDRF and to the Academic...

Dance students go to The Nutcracker Ballet

Yvette Rivera, Staff Editor

December 9, 2014


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For the first time, the students attending dance class at GNHS will be going to see “The Nutcracker” ballet live on a field trip on December 12. One of the units practiced during the semester was a ballet unit. The students were taught the common technique, names, and movement of this particular...

Future college students strive for financial support

Connor Sinclair, Sports Editor

December 9, 2014


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A multitude of payment options are being offered to graduating students in order to financially help them through their college journey. There are different ways to help pay for college through types of payment. The three available are grants, loans, and scholarships, each one having its own meaning,...

Resources prove to be beneficial for college exploration

Lauren Velasco, News Editor

December 9, 2014


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Useful resources like Naviance and the College and Career Center simplify the application process for college-bound seniors. Naviance allows students to search for colleges and research careers. Preparing for college can be an overwhelming process; therefore, the College and Career Center outside the...

Sam Karagas works with Second City

Sam Karagas works with Second City

Cindy Om, Staff Editor

December 9, 2014


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Sam Karagas, a senior at GNHS, has always been a performer. Karagas has taken dance and vocal classes, and she has also been involved with Second City for more than five years. Second City is a well-known school of theater and improvisation in Chicago, IL. Some famous comedians who got their start at...

SOS organizes annual stockings project

Grace Marino, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2014


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Service Over Self (SOS) club is gearing up for Stockings for Soldiers, their annual first semester project, to help soldiers who are serving the country. "Stockings for Soldiers is an event where we grab toiletries and small snack type items, put them in felt Christmas stockings, bag them up, and send...

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