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The grain of truth found in "fake it 'till you make it"

The grain of truth found in "fake it 'till you make it"

October 23, 2019
Filed under Opinion

Whether it’s mid-semester stress or social anxiety, editor Jenna Koch battles her mental health issues by putting her best foot forward. She advises other students to do the same in a more refined and positive-attitude “fake it ‘till you make it” strategy. (Art by Jenna Koch)   By Jenna...

Tantillo teaches yoga, mindfulness to P.E classes

Tantillo teaches yoga, mindfulness to P.E classes

October 22, 2019
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Physics teacher Michelle Tantillo does yoga pose “warrior one” for a Lifestyles class. Tantillo is a yoga instructor outside of teaching at PHS, and hopes to bring attention to both physics and mindfulness with her in-school lesson. (photo courtesy of Cristen Sprenger)    By Jenna Koch, Associate Editor-in-Chief Physics t...

Class of '94 graduate honored during homecoming week

Class of '94 graduate honored during homecoming week

September 18, 2019
Filed under Features, News

By Jenna Koch, Associate Editor-in-Chief During her senior year at Prospect in 1994, Martha Villegas Miranda won the WGN Extra Effort Award, which was a profile and award made to “[highlight] outstanding students].” Years later, Villegas Miranda is being awarded once again as Prospect’s distingui...

Baby Butch Blues: an unspoken struggle

Baby Butch Blues: an unspoken struggle

May 17, 2019
Filed under Opinion

By Jenna Koch, Associate Editor-in-Chief While my friends were eagerly waiting for their prom dresses to come in the mail, I was waiting as well. For a piece of clothing, yes, but not a prom dress. When it finally arrived, I picked it off my dining room table and stealthily snuck it up to my room. I s...

music program plans trip to italy

music program plans trip to italy

March 4, 2019
Filed under News

By Jenna Koch, Execitive Entertainment Editor In spring 2020, Prospect music program will be taking a trip to Italy. It will be their first international trip since they went to London in 2008. Orchestra director Peter Weber has been planning this trip for almost a year, and recently announced that they ch...

Course selection Q and A with Assistant Principal Kara Kendrick

Course selection Q and A with Assistant Principal Kara Kendrick

December 3, 2018
Filed under News

By Jenna Koch, Executive Entertainment Editor Associate Principal Kara Kendrick Q: How does administration choose which classes are offered? A: Some of it is done at the district level, some of it is done in house. A lot of it is related to student interest.   Q: How does administration choose what classes to get rid of? A: An English class that’s equivalent to a duel course do...

2019 fall play looking for student writers

2019 fall play looking for student writers

October 10, 2018
Filed under Art, Entertainment, Movies, Music

By Jenna Koch, executive entertainment editor Professional playwright and PHS alumma Lauren Winters will be writing the script for the 2019 fall play. However, her and Jeremy Morton are inviting student writers and actors to help her with the writing process. “If they’re current students who wo...

'my mind makes noises' makes noise in fanbase

'my mind makes noises' makes noise in fanbase

September 25, 2018
Filed under Uncategorized

By Jenna Koch, executive entertainment editor It’s The 1975 but Matt Healy is replaced by a goth girl. Maybe I’m exaggerating, but probably not. This is great news to me, however, because I’m obsessed with The 1975. But this probably isn’t the best news to the British indie-pop band Pale Wave...

'Bloom' reveals new colors

'Bloom' reveals new colors

September 12, 2018
Filed under Entertainment

By Jenna Koch, executive entertainment editor          Troye Sivan’s new album, Bloom, encaptures the feeling of being 16, closer to 20 than ten, and feeling completely infatuated with someone.  It feels like a peach; the flower blooms and it’s ...

Research projects win awards at Illinois Science Fair

Research projects win awards at Illinois Science Fair

May 7, 2018
Filed under News

By Jenna Koch, executive entertainment editor Six out of seven competitors at the Illinois Junior Academy of Sciences (IJAS) science fair received the gold award on their research projects on April 28th. The seven competitors also had to get a 93/100 on their projects at the regional level to qual...

LGBT movies spark conversation

LGBT movies spark conversation

March 20, 2018
Filed under Entertainment

By Jenna Koch, entertainment editor  *Name changed for confidentiality Only 48 percent of teenagers identify as “exclusively heterosexual,” according to trend forecasting agency J. Walter Thompson Innovation Group. This percentage came from a study which asked teenagers to rate their se...

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