Becca’s Beat

Becca’s Beat

Becca Watters, Executive Editor

November 5, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Ah, yes. It’s that season of my life. It’s the time in which my life is consumed by nothing other than college. I’m busy retaking the ACT, applying online, writing essays, asking teachers for recommendations, and quite frankly, I’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Of course,...

LOL: Lauren on Life

LOL: Lauren on Life

Lauren Velasco, News Editor

November 5, 2014


Filed under Opinion

It just so happened that the best field trip of the year landed on my birthday this year. October 17th to be exact. The KEMPA Journalism Fall conference is something I look forward to every year because I get to spend the whole day with my amazing newspaper staff at UW Whitewater. I had so much fun this...

Editorial November 2014

Becca Watters, Executive Editor

November 5, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Last year, the school’s drug testing policy underwent changes, and the uproar from the school and community over the change to hair testing prompted yet another change. For the 2014-2015 school year, students will have the choice of either urinalysis or hair testing when randomly selected to be drug...

Cup of Commentary

Hannah Rosemurgy, Production Editor

September 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

What do you think about when you hear the term technology? I think about a new age evolving from computers, business men sitting at a table with an R2-D2 projecting a PowerPoint, then walking down the street with their Bluetooth headsets and Google Glasses (well perhaps not walking, since they have invented...

Editorial

Becca Watters and Hannah Rosemurgy

September 23, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Since the school opened ten years ago, The Fox Valley Athletic Conference has forced athletes and coaches to travel long distances to attend matches, games, tournaments, and other various competitions. With schools including Hampshire, Dundee Crown, and Huntley, travel times can be upwards of an hour. The...

Becca’s Beat

Becca’s Beat

September 23, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Becca’s Beat—Sept. 2014 I love this job. I love the ability to share my love of journalism with others. I love the interaction it allows me with so many talented to students. I love it so much, that sophomore and junior year I opted out of lunch to take this class amidst my many other credits....

A professional view

Sean Smart, Executive Editor

May 7, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Sports

The NFL draft is set to begin Thursday, May 8, and while the Chicago Bears have made some nice moves this offseason to sure up their defense, which gave up nearly 30 points a game last year and ranked last or next to last in several defensive statistical categories, Phil Emery will have some serious ...

North needs to build an auditorium to continue its success in the arts programs

Danielle Schaefer

March 18, 2014


Filed under Opinion

With North building an addition onto the school this year, many students have been wondering if there are, or ever have been, any plans for the school to build an auditorium. Superintendent Dr. Catherine Finger said that building a theatre has always been on the top of her priority list, but currently,...

Letter to the editor

March 18, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Regardless of the relevancy of chivalrous actions in today’s society, I find the term “chivalry” itself to be outdated and misconstrued. “Chivalry” has taken on meanings from “men skewering other men on the end of long poles” to “men acting as doorstops,” and thus the usefulness of...

A Professional View

Sean Smart, Executive Editor

March 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion

As the calendar approaches April, that means one important thing sports fans; the baseball season is to commence. Excited? [Cricket, cricket]. Well, if you are a Chicago baseball fan, I can understand why you may not have a good reason not to be overly anticipatory and excited for the upcoming season....

A Professional View

Sean Smart, Executive Editor

February 10, 2014


Filed under Opinion

One of the most anticipated events of the Winter Olympics is men’s ice hockey. This year, the USA national team is entering the tournament as underdogs again, just as they did in the Vancouver 2010 when they came away with the silver medal and nearly won gold against heavily favored bitter rival Canada. While...

Students need to work hard to make up for snow days

Danielle Schaefer, Managing Editor

February 10, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Last week students were delighted to find that due to the extreme, cold weather, school had been cancelled for another two days this semester. These cancellations give us a total of four emergency days that have been used this year. As a result, seniors’ finals are being pushed back by one day and...

Opinion