Rising usage of e-cigarettes found within community

Erin McBriarty and Grace Marino, Execuative Editors

February 6, 2018


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With the dramatic rise in the amount of teens who use electronic smoking devices over the past year, something needs to be done to help decrease the numbers of high school users. According to the 2016 Surgeon General report, there has “been substantial increases in the use of emerging tobacco products...

A Message From Us to You

Michelle Jimenez and Jennifer Lopez, Features Editors

February 6, 2018


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The love is in the air, spreading nothing but cheesy smiles. It is a time of being deep in love because that's what makes life happy. Our favorite things to receive on Valentine's Day is chocolate covered strawberries and roses. We both think that these two gifts are the perfect symbol for Valentine's...

Convos with the “C” and the “O”

Erin McBriarty and Grace Marino, Executive Editors

February 6, 2018


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As the deadlines for many scholarships are approaching, we have been preparing several essays, collecting transcripts and filling out forms in order to create the best scholarships that we can put together. There are several tips that we think may be helpful to seniors when trying to decide what scholarships...

Service trips benefit students

Grace Marino, Executive Editor

December 5, 2017


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Throughout high school, many trips are offered that are based upon different things such as learning trips or community service trips. There are many benefits to these service trips that will help a student throughout life. Whenever someone does something nice or give back to a community, they may be...

Everything with Evan

Evan Garrett, Sports Editor

December 5, 2017


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This past August, I made the Illinois Impact 18U college softball showcase team, which was a tremendous step in my softball career. Just four years ago, I was learning the fundamentals of hitting and playing the game for my first time. However, it was a huge change in my athletic career since I hadn’t...

A Message from us to you

Jennifer Lopez and Michelle Jimenez

December 5, 2017


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Several people celebrate Christmas differently. It can be due to their culture or their religion or their ongoing family traditions. We celebrate Christmas by the traditions of the Hispanic culture. In the Jimenez household, we celebrate Christmas by going to my grandma’s house with uncles, cousins...

Convos with the “C” and the “O”

Grace Marino and Erin McBriarty

December 5, 2017


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The holiday season is approaching rather quickly, and for this year's senior class, this will possibly be the last year that we will be at home with our families for the holidays. For 17 or 18 years, we have been at home celebrating with immediate and/or extended family. Realizing this will be the last...

Answers with Anne

Anne Mattea, News Editor

October 31, 2017


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When natural disasters or other large events occur, people have a tendency to focus on these disasters for a limited period of time but soon forget about them as time passes and other things become more current. With all the recent hurricanes, a similar feeling of forgetting tragedies occurs. We all...

Information with Ian

Ian Doyle, Entertainment editor

October 31, 2017


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This is my junior year of high school, and it is definitely my hardest year. I have three AP classes, I don't have a lunch, I’m on the newspaper, and I’m in theater. I also have gone on many field trips this year, and to top it all off, I got sick and missed three straight days of school. I’ll...

Convos with the “C” and the “O”

Grace Marino and Erin McBriarty, Executive Editors

October 31, 2017


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As the fall athletic season is nearing an end, many sports are having their last practices, tournaments, and games. We both have been in sports for all four years of high school.  We have learned a lot about ourselves and how we prepare for games and matches. By knowing these things, it has helped us...

Students need to know appropriate uses of social media

Erin McBriarty, Executive Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With today’s youth being raised in the midst of the social media centered society, many problems have arisen involving uses of the internet and social media platforms with people becoming much bolder and starting to say things that they never would’ve said in person. Face-to-face interactions have...

Convos with the “C” and the “O”

Erin McBriarty and Grace Marino

September 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Looking back on our four years in journalism, it really was a roller coaster, an amazing one at that. We believe without the experiences we have had in this class, we would not be the same people that we are today. It all started off on the first day of freshman year, walking into a new class not...

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