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The drawbacks of being too cool for school

The drawbacks of being too cool for school

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August 28, 2015

[quote]By Megan Arnold (Features Editor) Photo courtesy of fmdos.cl[/quote] High school’s many stereotypical aspects have been documented and exaggerated through many movies, tv shows, music, and books. “Mean Girls” showed the horrific drama that can come about, “High School Musical” valu...

Recapping a not so bummer summer

Recapping a not so bummer summer

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August 27, 2015

[quote]By Nikki Roberts (Online Writer)                                                                    Photo by Nikki Roberts[/quote] As the 2014-15 school year came to end, I wrote an article that consisted of my own ideas and tips on how to make your summe...

Lollapalooza unites Chicagoans for another thrilling ‘Weeknd’

Lollapalooza unites Chicagoans for another thrilling ‘Weeknd’

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August 7, 2015

Thousands of party-goers came together last weekend in Grant Park to attend Chicago’s largest annual music festival, Lollapalooza. Through stifling heat, people hopped from stage to stage with their fellow music fanatics, banding together to avoid dehydration with water bottles in hand. And if you...

Caitlyn holds courage despite opposition

Caitlyn holds courage despite opposition

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July 25, 2015

It has been quite the summer for the LGBTQ+ community. Its issues have been emphasized more than ever, as their march towards acquiring civil liberties becomes a reality. One woman has a lot to say for these people: Caitlyn Jenner. Before Caitlyn, there was Bruce Jenner. A man who was not comfortable...

Confederate flag: Racist or prideful?

Confederate flag: Racist or prideful?

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July 7, 2015

Needless to say, it has been a tough couple of weeks for some of our friends south of the Mason-Dixon line. From the recent Supreme Court ruling to the extended absence of college football, things have not been going well - but they are about to get a lot worse. After a 36-3 vote, the South Carolina...

Mayweather-Pacquiao raises awareness of domestic violence with professional athletes

Mayweather-Pacquiao raises awareness of domestic violence with professional athletes

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May 19, 2015

During the weeks before the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao match, as millions waited in anticipation of what was hyped up to be the biggest boxing match in history, the National Domestic Violence Hotline reported an 80 percent increase in donations. The match made over 500 million dollars, and Mayweather...

PARCC presents the problem with points

PARCC presents the problem with points

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May 13, 2015

Juniors took, or rather endured, the final Language Arts assessment of the new, pilot online standardized test, the PARCC, on April 28. I put emphasis on "pilot," because many students chose not to take the test seriously, since it had no real implications for college acceptance, or a pass/fail mark...

Theatre ‘takes heart’ in a successful first operetta

Theatre ‘takes heart’ in a successful first operetta

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May 6, 2015

Last weekend, MV Theatre presented its production of “Pirates of Penzance,” sailing into new waters with its first-ever operetta. Directed by Jay Fontanetta and Nathan Bramstedt, the spring musical received a positive reaction. “Pirates of Penzance”, an operetta written by Gilbert and Sullivan...

It’s unanimous: Mayweather-Pacquiao reveals boxing’s demise

It’s unanimous: Mayweather-Pacquiao reveals boxing’s demise

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May 4, 2015

As the dust settled Saturday night, unbeaten Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. stood alone as the unanimous, conclusive winner of HBO and Showtime’s supposed “fight of the century” by defeating Filipino native Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao, successfully unifying the welterweight titles. But as...

Students express frustration due to lack of communication from district

Students express frustration due to lack of communication from district

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February 19, 2015

Last night, with the record-high, frigid February temperatures drifting in for this Thursday morning, school districts across Illinois made the decision to close schools due to wind chills dropping temperatures to nearly -30° F. Since their creation, the perks of social media sites like Twitter and...

Political correctness matters in modern society

Political correctness matters in modern society

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February 9, 2015

As our generation explores the use of technology and communication, we are exposed to others’ opinions and beliefs. We learn the new studies of sexes, genders, and identities. As we come into experience with new people and their unique, extraordinary beliefs, we learn more about ourselves and what...

Double standards within school dances prevent success of Turnabout

Double standards within school dances prevent success of Turnabout

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January 30, 2015

It seems that almost months before Homecoming guys are bombarded with the pressures of what should be a fun, semi-formal dance. First, we have to propose to our date in a creative way; A Homecoming proposal must have flowers and a sign worthy of an Instagram post. Next, we cover the expenses of a tie...

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