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Vlog Brothers make learning fun in the classroom

May 5, 2014

By Rachel Parks Staff Writer With five successful novels and numerous smaller works, John Green has become popular among teens and young adults. Many students may have heard about Green, author of “The Fault in our Stars,” which is becoming a movie in June. However, he also has another passion: teachi...

Ten things to do before you graduate

April 30, 2014

In addition to the story titled Things to do before you graduate in our print publication, here is ten more things to do before you graduate... Go to a concert: Whether it’s a huge festival like Lolla or a smaller showing of an up-and-coming band, concerts are rites of passage. Take a group of fr...

Physics teacher experiences gender gap

April 28, 2014

By Shreya Thakkar Features Editor Physics teacher Katie Page, has been affected by the gender gap first-hand many times during her career by being the only woman in the department. She was the only woman while obtaining her physics degree at Loyola University, and for most of her twenty years teaching phys...

Fame for them? Or fortune for us?

April 28, 2014

By Alyssa Duetsch Staff Writer Why I think the media giving attention to the people/person behind the death of MLK, school shootings, or the Boston Marathon bombings is beneficial and important to our society. I stood there. So did he. I stood there with my camera. He stood there with a gun. I aimed my...

Cricket club cultures Prospect

April 28, 2014

By Kathleen Ryan Staff Writer "A what club?"  freshman Eugenia Petropulous asked.  "I know what it is: I'm kinda not familiar, but I've heard the word before." Dedicating most of your time to a sport is tough, especially when most of the people you know haven't even heard of the game you love so muc...

Klimek finds fun through service

April 10, 2014

 By Jack McDermott Online Managing Editor “It doesnt matter what it is you’re doing as long as you’re doing something,” Klimek said.The bulletin board in the Service Club Room is always full with plenty of service opportunities, ranging from spending time with the elderly to doing yardwork.  Thi...

Students brace for AP exams

April 10, 2014

Mike Stanford Staff Writer 920 students in all grades are signed up for a total of 1,690 Advanced Placement (AP) exams that will be administered at Prospect from May 5-16.  The goal of each student is to score well enough on their exam to receive college credit. Approximately 60 more exams are being ...

Students, staff travel far and wide

April 7, 2014

 By Ivanka Northrop Staff Writer On her trip to Australia and New Zealand in 2009, AP Psychology teacher Daria Schaffeld went bungee jumping where it was originally founded, Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand. Not only did she jump off the bridge where people had first bungee-jumped, but sh...

Shaving heads for St. Baldrick's

April 1, 2014

By Alyssa Duetsch and Isabelle Rogers Staff Writers Published on Mar 19, 2014

Ebooks emerge among students

March 20, 2014

Krzysztof Chwala Staff Writer Senior Megan Marfilius first started reading for pleasure in eighth grade. Her newfound love for reading all started with one book: "Twilight." During her week-long Thanksgiving break, she managed to read Stephenie Myers' entire saga, a staggering 2528 pages. “Once you f...

Celebrity drug use creates false image

February 28, 2014

By Isabelle Rogers Staff Writer Ex-drug user and ‘13 Prospect graduate James Sebert* was in eighth grade when he started to experiment with drugs. It was during health class that Sebert started to get curious about the truth behind them. "My teacher told us we were going to die if we ever took one h...

Teens find fame on social media

February 24, 2014

By Diana Leane Staff Writer Fifty eight days.  That’s around how long it takes to count to five million.  Fifty eight days is also how long it would take to count all of Nash Grier’s 5.5 million followers on Vine. Nash Grier may be only 16 but he is already famous.  Grier achieved his fame by posting fu...

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