The Student News Site of Prospect High School

ProspectorNow

The Student News Site of Prospect High School

ProspectorNow

The Student News Site of Prospect High School

ProspectorNow

CAMPUS CONCERN: A high school student
imagines themself stepping onto Harvard’s campus but wonders how affirmative action will affect their application in the admissions process
and how diversity will impact their college
experience.

Affirmative Action Outcome

Olivia Kim, Editor-in-Chief March 14, 2022

After Harvard University freshman Leah Tadese got accepted to a number of competitive Ivy League schools, she posted her decision results on TikTok under her account @leah_tad. Her post gained over 450,000...

SYNCHRONIZED: Senior Ava Weber (middle) and Freshman Lucy Neuman (right) dance on the floor. The dance team was ecstatic during sectionals after learning they qualified for state

Dance Team Makes Memories During State Run

Olivia Kim, Editor-in-Chief February 4, 2022

Before stepping onto the stage at sectionals on Jan. 16, freshman dancer Lucy Neuman found herself shaking, reminding herself that this was the moment that the competitive dance team had worked for all...

Foot Off Gas, Late to Class

Foot Off Gas, Late to Class

Olivia Kim, Editor-in-Chief February 4, 2022

On junior Luke Holtmeier’s first day back to school this semester, he backed out of his driveway at 8:10 a.m. as usual in order to arrive at Prospect for his class at 8:35 a.m. As cars piled down the...

Asking for Answers

Asking for Answers

Olivia Kim, Editor-in-Chief December 10, 2021

Entering Prospect at the beginning of this year, freshman Isabella Smith expected the semester to be challenging. She received straight A’s during her time in middle school and stayed committed to learning...

Homecoming Dance Starts Discussion

Homecoming Dance Starts Discussion

Editorial Board December 9, 2021

Senior Allie Winkler remembers hanging out with her friends in the middle of the field at the homecoming dance when she saw a small, young girl’s dress getting ripped down the front, and she soon realized...

Misconduct Increase Poses Concern

Misconduct Increase Poses Concern

Olivia Kim, Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2021

The first thing sophomore Joseph Rickher witnessed when walking into the men’s bathroom was the sight of other male students emptying out the menstrual product dispenser, peeling open the products and...

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Olivia Kim, Editor-in-Chief October 5, 2021

Dana Bright, Senior Manager of Immunization Initiatives at Itasca-based American Academy of Pediatrics, was scrolling through her phone one day when she saw social media posts stating that the COVID-19...

Whats the Reach on Free Speech?

What’s the Reach on Free Speech?

Olivia Kim, Editor-in-Chief May 21, 2021

When Brandi Levy was 14 years old, she posted on her private Snapchat story, “F*ck school f*ck softball f*ck cheer f*ck everything” with a photo of her and her friend holding up their middle fingers....

DREAMER: A Mexican immigrant looks towards the future with hope of new opportunities. Although attempts were made to repeal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in the previous presidential administration, the system still stands as more immigrants are seeking a better life in the U.S. “I think [immigration] is the fabric of this nation,” Spanish teacher Ryan Schultz said.

Seeking Out American Citizenship

Olivia Kim, Editor-in-Chief May 21, 2021

When sophomore *Maria Villanueva turned 15, she planned on taking driver education and completing all the steps to get her permit and later her driver’s license like many other teens were doing. The...

OPINION: Blurred Lines Between Racial Identity

OPINION: Blurred Lines Between Racial Identity

April 16, 2021

The first time I was introduced to the concept of race was during preschool in Omaha, Neb., when my peers bullied me for having less eurocentric features and excluded me just on the basis of my looks.  They...

Addressing Dynasty of Discrimination

Addressing Dynasty of Discrimination

Olivia Kim, Copy Editor March 12, 2021

Senior Grace Ko would normally be pleased to receive a compliment like anyone else, however, when it attacks her race, the comment is far from welcome. An older white man at Ko’s work told her that her...

FACT OR FICTION? A girl views the stark division between two groups, mainly guided by hate and false claims made by social media and political figures. Even though we are all witnessing the same events, it seems as if people refuse to open their eyes to the truth, promoting separation.

OPINION: One Nation, Two Realities

Olivia Kim, Copy Editor February 5, 2021

One of the most disgusting things I have ever witnessed on TV was the scene of former President Donald Trump openly mocking a reporter with a disability by flailing his arms and using fragmented speech...

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