Erin and Grace’s Column

Grace Marino and McBriarty, Executive Editors

March 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Playing a sport in college is an opportunity that not every athlete is able to accomplish. Whether it be playing D1 or at the local community college, being a college athlete is an exciting and new experience for anyone being involved in sports. Up until eighth grade, I really believed I was going to...

Evan’s Column

Evan Garrett, Sports Editor

March 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With the summer approaching quickly, a lot of my peers have decided to either go to the gym more or eat healthier. Changing your lifestyle is a monumental achievement when you truly dedicate yourself. Despite it being difficult to not let yourself fall back into old diet habits, a change can still be...

Ian Column

Ian Doyle, Entertainment Editor

March 21, 2018


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There is something in the world that just about everyone has to face, whether they want to or not, and although it’s helpful in the long run, it’s not often you enjoy it all that much. I’m of course talking about a job. Even though we pick them ourselves, there is no denying that nobody wants to...

Editorial

Grace Marino and Erin McBriarty, Executive Editors

March 21, 2018


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Ever since the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, there has been a lot of talk around the country about gun control and discussions on how to keep schools safe. Many schools have been updating their safety policies and have been performing more lock down drills at all levels in response...

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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...

Opinion