Nadia Hernandez Senior Goodbye

Nadia Hernandez Senior Goodbye

Nadia Hernandez, Co-Executive Editor

May 16, 2020

I imagined the day where I would have to write this, and I imagined my last day in journalism class where we would be all together recounting the past four years like they were yesterday. I dreamed of how my friends and I would come together for our last night as high schoolers, and I thought of eve...

Miranda Rogina Senior Goodbye

Miranda Rogina, Features Editor

May 15, 2020

Leaving high school is one of the most bittersweet experiences. On one hand, I am excited to see what the future has in store for me, but on the other hand, I can’t possibly imagine my life away from everybody I know and love. I am currently writing this realizing it is my last week of high school....

Gracie Schultz Senior Goodbye

Gracie Schultz Senior Goodbye

Gracie Schultz, Co-Executive Editor

May 13, 2020

I have thought of so many ways to write this, and all of them just seem wrong. I can’t even put into words the experiences I had at North. It’s very weird looking back on all the years I was in high school. I really never even thought about writing this, but here I am, writing my senior goodbye. ...

Shalynn Billings Senior Goodbye

Shalynn Billings Senior Goodbye

Shalynn Billings, Entertainment and World Language Editor

May 13, 2020

High school has honestly been one of the hardest four years of my life, but it has also been one of the most eventful parts of it. I thought I knew who I was walking into my first day freshman year on my birthday, but I have come a long way and learned so much.  I found my passions, figured out who I wante...

This unprecedented time calls for unity

Staff Editorial

April 24, 2020

At the unprecedented time, we must remain physically apart; however, this time also calls for unity. The Grayslake community makes efforts to support each other even though we cannot be together. It’s vital that during the pandemic we are continuing to connect and raise positivity throughout the co...

Simple Schultz: The importance of animals in my life

Gracie Schultz, Co-Executive Editor

March 16, 2020

Animals are definitely an important part of my life. I’ve always had an abundance of animals thriving throughout my house, and I had never really realized how important they were to me until a few years ago. I have a variety of animals in my house, so I will name them all for you. First, I have three...

No Nonsense Nadia: Why color blind ideology is more harmful than helpful

Nadia Hernandez, Co-Executive Editor

March 15, 2020

Many people have this preconceived mindset that if they acknowledge someone’s race, it’s racist. However, we fail to remember that race is part of our identity and is crucial to society’s diversity. We do not do justice to people of color when we ignore their ethnicity and race. Many people believe...

Automatic voter registration is necessary

Staff

March 15, 2020

As technology has advanced, we have been given access to multitudes of information instantly. Communication is accessible at our fingertips. We live in a society where so much is at our convenience. However, there are areas we can improve upon to benefit the public, especially those who may not have...

Simply Schultz

Gracie Schultz, Co-Executive Editor

February 11, 2020

As the winter season is at its peak, it has come to my realization that seasonal depression really is a thing. I spent a whole day lying in my bed a few weeks ago because I emotionally could not get myself out of bed. According to ClevelandClinic.org, “Approximately half a million people in the United...

No Nonsense Nadia

Nadia Hernandez, Co-Executive Editor

February 11, 2020

“In a racist society, it’s not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist,” Angela Y. Davis, political activist. This quote echoes in my mind because Davis explores the idea that as a society, a community, we have to actively fight against prejudice. That involves racism, homophobia, and...

Asking for correct pronouns creates a safe classroom

Nadia Hernandez, Co-Executive Editor

February 11, 2020

Cisgender: someone who identifies with the gender they were assigned at birth Transgender: someone who doesn’t identify with the gender they were assigned at birth Non-binary: someone who identifies outside the male/female gender binary The question “What pronouns do you use?” has become familiar...

Possible changes in daylight saving could bring benefits

Nadia Hernandez, Co-Executive Editor

December 10, 2019

It’s 4:00 p.m., and the sun is starting to set. The day suddenly feels wasted, and that sluggish feeling overwhelms the body. But suddenly, the mind starts changing with the lack of sunlight, and the sluggish feeling never seems to go away. The changing season impacts more than just the surface, but...

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