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Dowling leaves 34-year legacy of female leadership

Dowling leaves 34-year legacy of female leadership

May 18, 2018

By Ayse Eldes, Editor-in-Chief Principal Michelle Dowling attributes her emphasis on student prioritization to her extensive classroom experience. She not only was a department head at Hersey High School and associate principal later at Prospect, but was a social science teacher at Buffalo Grove High Scho...

WiSTEM provides opportunities to learn from fieldworkers

WiSTEM provides opportunities to learn from fieldworkers

May 2, 2018

By Elizabeth Keane, staff writer When junior Suzanne Harms noticed the Women in STEM program sponsoring countless female scientists, she knew it was something she wanted to be a part of. “They have so many opportunities to take advantage of,” Harms said. “I love learning about different things ...

Inside North Korea's Meth Empire

Inside North Korea's Meth Empire

March 20, 2018

By Anthony Romanelli, executive opinion editor  Faced with a new round of sanctions that hit the country earlier this year, North Korea is short on ways to make money. Now in a period of economic crisis, North Korea seems willing to negotiate at last, but one aspect of the dictatorship remai...

Prospect parent shares journey to America

Prospect parent shares journey to America

December 8, 2017

By Amanda Stickels, online editor-in-chief It was December in Chicago, as junior Christian Figueroa’s father, José, stepped out of the plane in 1989. Snow was falling. Since he grew up in El Salvador, he had never seen snow before moving to America that winter. Astonished, José took off his ...

Anonymous apps have both negative and positive impacts

Anonymous apps have both negative and positive impacts

December 7, 2017

By Grace Givan, executive entertainment editor  Six times a day, junior Christian Figueroa gets compliments via the anonymous app TBH, an app that polls each person’s friends to give compliments to that person. Figueroa downloaded the app in August of 2017, and used it every day when the ...

Classes work in grade-boosting opportunities

Classes work in grade-boosting opportunities

November 9, 2017

By Ayse Eldes, copy editor  Six times each semester, English teacher Teresa Buczinsky takes her Creative Writing classes to the community room for their bi-weekly Coffee House readings. This event allows students to listen to others’ work and, if willing, share their work with others. Creat...

AH native builds World War II bomber plane

AH native builds World War II bomber plane

October 19, 2017

By Ekrem Koseli, staff writer  Arlington Heights native Bill Stanczak was reading the Chicago Tribune shortly after graduating from Northwestern University in 1989. An article caught his interest: a man named Mike Kellner was trying to restore a plane from World War II to its former glory. 1...

Film club generates creativity

Film club generates creativity

October 17, 2017

By Ryan Kupperman, executive news editor  School psychologist Dr. Jay Kyp-Johnson’s daughter, Quin Kyp-Johnson, first came to Jay about four years ago with the idea to start a film club at Prospect. According to Jay, Quin was always interested in films and filmmaking but never had the class...

Teachers find joy in running marathons

Teachers find joy in running marathons

September 27, 2017

By Ekrem Koseli, staff writer  The average person in Africa walks six kilometers to find dirty water and carries it back to their home in a five-gallon jug. Math and Science Division Head Keith Bellof couldn’t get that dismal reality out of his head. This past summer, he participated in a fundrais...

New French teacher enjoys travel, looks forward to Prospect

New French teacher enjoys travel, looks forward to Prospect

September 18, 2017

By Jenna Koch, entertainment editor French teacher Gisselle Drpich hadn’t always planned to teach language. She had originally gone to University of Montreal and studied economics. She worked in a bank for 10 years, but when her first son entered elementary school, the school expressed their nee...

Junior looks back on time in Egypt

Junior looks back on time in Egypt

September 6, 2017

By Cassidy Delahunty, editor-in-chief  During junior Ahmet Uysaler’s sophomore year, he packed up his things and moved to Egypt by himself. With no friends or family to accompany him, Uysaler had one goal: to learn Arabic. Staying in a district of Cairo called Nasr City started Uysaler on an incredibl...

Student IDs used for discounts

Student IDs used for discounts

August 17, 2017

By Megan Sulak, staff writer  Students hear “smile!” a tremendous amount while taking a student picture. Fixing their hair or making sure their shirt is done as well, all for the perfect picture that will later end up on a student ID, a card used to get into the building and getting into footb...

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